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Custer County, Oklahoma
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Custer County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Map of USA OK
Oklahoma's location in the U.S.
Founded information needed
Named for General George A. Custer
Seat Arapaho
Largest city Clinton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,002 sq mi (2,595 km²)
987 sq mi (2,555 km²)
15 sq mi (40 km²), 1.55
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

26,142
26/sq mi (10/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website http://www.custercountyok.org/

Custer County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of 2000, the population was 26,142. Its county seat is Arapaho6.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,595 km² (1,002 sq mi). 2,555 km² (987 sq mi) of it is land and 40 km² (15 sq mi) of it (1.55%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent counties Edit

DemographicsEdit

As of the census² of 2000, there were 26,142 people, 10,136 households, and 6,578 families residing in the county. The population density was 10/km² (26/sq mi). There were 11,675 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (12/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 81.41% White, 2.87% Black or African American, 5.81% Native American, 0.88% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 5.80% from other races, and 3.20% from two or more races. 9.03% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 10,136 households out of which 30.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.60% were married couples living together, 9.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.10% were non-families. 27.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.30% under the age of 18, 17.40% from 18 to 24, 24.50% from 25 to 44, 20.10% from 45 to 64, and 13.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 94.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,524, and the median income for a family was $37,247. Males had a median income of $27,066 versus $19,479 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,584. About 12.40% of families and 18.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.00% of those under age 18 and 10.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit


Coordinates: 35°38′N 99°01′W / 35.64, -99.01

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