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Jackson County, Oklahoma
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Jackson County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Map of USA OK
Oklahoma's location in the U.S.
Founded information needed
Seat Altus
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

804 sq mi (2,083 km²)
803 sq mi (2,079 km²)
1 sq mi (4 km²), 0.18%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

28,439
35/sq mi (14/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Jackson courthouse

The Jackson County courthouse in Altus

Jackson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of 2000, the population was 28,439. Its county seat is Altus6.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,083 km² (804 sq mi). 2,079 km² (803 sq mi) of it is land and 4 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.18%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent counties Edit

HistoryEdit

After a dispute over the Adams-Onís Treaty of 1819, both the governments of the United States and the state of Texas claimed ownership of some 1.5 million acres in what was then operated as Greer County. Litigation followed, and in the case of United States v. State of Texas 162 U.S. 1 (1896), issued on March 16, the Supreme Court, having original jurisdiction over the case, decided in favor of the United States. The county was then assigned to the Oklahoma Territory on May 4 1896, and when Oklahoma became a state, in addition to becoming Jackson County, the region was also further split into Greer, Harmon, and part of Beckham counties.

DemographicsEdit

As of the census² of 2000, there were 28,439 people, 10,590 households, and 7,667 families residing in the county. The population density was 14/km² (35/sq mi). There were 12,377 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (15/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 76.14% White, 8.03% Black or African American, 1.74% Native American, 1.16% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 9.34% from other races, and 3.42% from two or more races. 15.63% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 10,590 households out of which 38.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.80% were married couples living together, 10.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.60% were non-families. 24.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the county, the population was spread out with 29.20% under the age of 18, 10.30% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 19.60% from 45 to 64, and 11.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 99.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,737, and the median income for a family was $38,265. Males had a median income of $28,240 versus $19,215 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,454. About 13.60% of families and 16.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.70% of those under age 18 and 14.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit


Coordinates: 34°35′N 99°25′W / 34.59, -99.41

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