Oklahoma County, Oklahoma

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Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
Oklahoma City OK Oklahoma County Courthouse (Taken 20120926).jpg
Seal of Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
Seal
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Oklahoma County
Location in the U.S. state of Oklahoma
Map of the United States highlighting Oklahoma
Oklahoma's location in the U.S.
Founded 1890
Seat Oklahoma City
Largest city Oklahoma City
Area
 • Total 718 sq mi (1,860 km2)
 • Land 709 sq mi (1,836 km2)
 • Water 9.6 sq mi (25 km2), 1.3%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2015) 782,970
 • Density 1,095.7/sq mi (423/km²)
Congressional districts 4th, 5th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/ -5
Website www.oklahomacounty.org

Oklahoma County is a county located in the central part of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of the 2010 census, the population was 718,633, [1] making it the most populous county in Oklahoma. The county seat is Oklahoma City, [2] the state capital.

Oklahoma County is at the heart of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Oklahoma County is one of seven counties in the United States to share the same name as the state it is located in (the other six counties are Arkansas County, Hawaii County, Idaho County, Iowa County, New York County, and Utah County). [3]

History

Oklahoma County was originally called County Two and was one of seven counties established by the Organic Act of 1890. [4]

County business initially took place in a building at the intersection of California Avenue and Robinson Street until the construction of the first Oklahoma County Courthouse at 520 West Main Street in the 1900s. In 1937, the county government was moved to a building at 321 Park Avenue, which now serves only as the county courthouse. [5]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 718 square miles (1,860 km2), of which 709 square miles (1,840 km2) is land and 9.6 square miles (25 km2) (1.3%) is water. [6]

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National protected area

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 11,742
1900 25,915 120.7%
1910 85,232 228.9%
1920 116,307 36.5%
1930 221,738 90.6%
1940 244,159 10.1%
1950 325,352 33.3%
1960 439,506 35.1%
1970 526,805 19.9%
1980 568,933 8.0%
1990 599,611 5.4%
2000 660,448 10.1%
2010 718,633 8.8%
Est. 2016 782,970 [7] 9.0%
U.S. Decennial Census [8]
1790-1960 [9] 1900-1990 [10]
1990-2000 [11] 2010-2013 [1]
Age pyramid for Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, based on census 2000 data.

As of the Census of 2010, there were 718,633 people, 277,615 households, and 172,572 families residing in the county. The population density was 1,013 people per square mile (391/km²). There were 319,828 housing units at an average density of 416 per square mile (161/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 64.6% White, 15.4% Black or African American, 3.5% Native American, 3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 8.1% from other races, and 5.3% from two or more races. 15.1% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. [12] 12.4% were of German, 12.3% Mexican, 10.1% Irish, 7.9% English, and 7.7% American ancestries according to the Census 2010. 84.4% spoke English and 11.5% Spanish as their first language. [13]

There were 277,615 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.1% were married couples living together, 15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.8% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 10.90% from 18 to 24, 30.00% from 25 to 44, 21.40% from 45 to 64, and 12.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 94.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $42,916, and the median income for a family was $54,721. The per capita income for the county was $25,723. About 11.70% of families and 15.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.70% of those under age 18 and 8.60% of those age 65 or over. [14]

Politics

Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of January 15, 2017 [15]
Party Number of Voters Percentage
Democratic 161,292 38.62%
Republican 184,801 44.25%
Libertarian 981 0.23%
Unaffiliated 70,566 16.90%
Total 417,640 100%
Presidential Elections Results [16]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 51.7% 141,569 41.2% 112,813 7.1% 19,560
2012 58.3% 149,728 41.7% 106,982
2008 58.4% 163,172 41.6% 116,182
2004 64.2% 174,741 35.8% 97,298
2000 62.3% 139,078 36.6% 81,590 1.1% 2,443
1996 54.7% 120,429 36.5% 80,438 8.8% 19,386
1992 48.8% 126,788 29.3% 76,271 21.9% 56,864
1988 63.6% 135,376 35.6% 75,812 0.8% 1,703
1984 71.7% 159,974 27.0% 60,235 1.4% 3,052
1980 66.1% 139,538 27.8% 58,765 6.1% 12,970
1976 56.7% 119,120 41.5% 87,185 1.8% 3,808
1972 75.2% 156,437 22.6% 46,986 2.2% 4,502
1968 49.7% 93,212 32.2% 60,395 18.1% 33,834
1964 48.0% 83,660 52.0% 90,641
1960 61.4% 102,992 38.6% 64,648
1956 59.8% 85,395 40.2% 57,512
1952 57.6% 95,492 42.4% 70,199
1948 40.1% 40,161 59.9% 59,954
1944 42.3% 42,464 57.6% 57,812 0.1% 116
1940 39.8% 35,639 59.9% 53,649 0.4% 329
1936 32.2% 24,312 67.4% 50,946 0.5% 373
1932 34.1% 21,238 66.0% 41,130
1928 69.1% 36,608 30.4% 16,073 0.5% 272
1924 40.6% 17,504 50.4% 21,708 9.0% 3,873
1920 44.7% 15,350 51.9% 17,820 3.5% 1,189
1916 36.3% 5,291 54.7% 7,971 8.9% 1,302
1912 42.0% 5,706 51.3% 6,963 6.7% 910

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