Kay County, Oklahoma

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Kay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of 2000, the population was 48,080. Its county seat is Newkirk[1]. The largest city in Kay County is Ponca City.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 945 square miles (2,448 km²), of which 919 square miles (2,379 km²) is land and 26 square miles (68 km²) (2.80%) is water. Kay County is the only county to keep its same name ("K" County) as the Oklahoma area moved from a territory to a state. The highest point in Kay County, Oklahoma, is on Hubbard Road. The elevation is 1,011 feet above sea level.

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Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 48,080 people, 19,157 households, and 13,141 families residing in the county. The population density was 52 people per square mile (20/km²). There were 21,804 housing units at an average density of 24 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 84.16% White, 1.79% Black or African American, 7.53% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.98% from other races, and 4.00% from two or more races. 4.25% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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