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Woodward County, Oklahoma
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Woodward County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Map of USA OK
Oklahoma's location in the U.S.
Founded 1893
Seat Woodward
Largest city Woodward
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,246 sq mi (3,227 km²)
1,242 sq mi (3,218 km²)
4 sq mi (10 km²), 0.30
Population
 -  Density

18,486
15/sq mi (6/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Woodward County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of 2000, the population was 18,486. Its county seat is Woodward6. Woodward County was originally known as "N" County and was composed of present day Woodward County and portions of Harper, Ellis and Woods County. Before its division at statehood, Woodward County, then 60 miles square, was the westernmost county of the Cherokee Outlet and adjoined Texas and the Oklahoma Panhandle on the west and Kansas on the north. Political pressure applied by William H. Murray during Oklahoma's Constitutional Convention resulted in the reduction of the size of Woodward County to its present boundaries.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,227 km² (1,246 sq mi). 3,218 km² (1,242 sq mi) of it is land and 10 km² (4 sq mi) of it (0.30%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit

DemographicsEdit

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 18,486 people, 7,141 households, and 5,077 families residing in the county. The population density was 6/km² (15/sq mi). There were 8,341 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (7/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 92.23% White, 1.10% Black or African American, 2.07% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.50% from other races, and 1.60% from two or more races. 4.85% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,141 households out of which 33.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.10% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.90% were non-families. 25.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 9.30% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 14.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 99.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,581, and the median income for a family was $39,916. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $19,756 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,734. About 8.70% of families and 12.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.50% of those under age 18 and 9.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit


Coordinates: 36°25′N 99°16′W / 36.42, -99.26

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