Pittsburg County, Oklahoma

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Pittsburg County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of 2000, the population was 43,953. Its county seat is McAlester[1].

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,569 km² (1,378 mi²). 3,382 km² (1,306 mi²) of it is land and 186 km² (72 mi²) of it (5.22%) is water.

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History

Pittsburg County was formed on July 16, 1907 as an original county from Choctaw land. It was named after Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the city of origin of the first settler.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 43,953 people, 17,157 households, and 11,941 families residing in the county. The population density was 13/km² (34/mi²). There were 21,520 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (16/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 77.20% White/Caucasian, 4.02% Black or African American, 12.50% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.78% from other races, and 5.20% from two or more races. 2.14% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 16.7% were of American, 11.3% Irish, 10.0% German, 8.5% English and 5.4% Italian ancestry according to Census 2000.

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