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

729 sq mi (1,888 km²)
722 sq mi (1,870 km²)
7 sq mi (18 km²), 0.95%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

10,692
15/sq mi (6/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Latimer County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of 2000, the population is 10,692. Its county seat is Wilburton6.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,888 km² (729 sq mi). 1,870 km² (722 sq mi) of it is land and 18 km² (7 sq mi) of it (0.95%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent counties Edit

DemographicsEdit

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 10,692 people, 3,951 households, and 2,868 families residing in the county. The population density was 6/km² (15/sq mi). There were 4,709 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (6/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 73.01% White, 0.96% Black or African American, 19.42% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 5.91% from two or more races. 1.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 20.7% were of American, 9.5% Irish, 8.1% German and 5.0% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 3,951 households out of which 32.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.90% were married couples living together, 11.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.40% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 11.40% from 18 to 24, 24.20% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 16.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $23,962, and the median income for a family was $29,661. Males had a median income of $27,449 versus $19,577 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,842. About 19.00% of families and 22.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.70% of those under age 18 and 16.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and Towns Edit

Communities Edit

NRHP sites Edit

The following sites in Latimer County are listed on the National Register of Historic Places:


Coordinates: 34°52′N 95°14′W / 34.87, -95.24

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