Okmulgee County, Oklahoma

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Okmulgee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of 2000, the population was 39,685. Its county seat is Okmulgee[1].

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History

Okmulgee County was formed on July 16, 1907, from Muskogee land.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,819 km² (702 mi²). 1,805 km² (697 mi²) of it is land and 14 km² (5 mi²) of it (0.76%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Government

The county is governed by a three-person Board of Commissioners.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 39,685 people, 15,300 households, and 10,694 families residing in the county. The population density was 22/km² (57/mi²). There were 17,316 housing units at an average density of 10/km² (25/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 69.73% White, 10.20% Black or African American, 12.85% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.61% from other races, and 6.40% from two or more races. 1.95% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 15,300 households out of which 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.80% were married couples living together, 13.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.10% were non-families. 27.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.06.

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