Seminole County, Oklahoma

related topics
{household, population, female}
{county, mile, population}
{mi², represent, 1st}

Seminole County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. The population was 24,894 at the 2000 census. Its county seat is Wewoka[1]. Before Oklahoma's admission as a state, the county was the entire small portion of Indian Territory allocated to the Seminoles. Seminole County has been an important part of the Oklahoma and United States petroleum industry for over 80 years. The giant Seminole oil field was one of the most important historical oil fields ever found. Discovered in 1926, it contained an estimated 822,000,000 barrels (130,700,000 m3) of oil.[2] Other important oil fields were the Cromwell oil field of the early 1920s and the Maud oil field. The Maud field, discovered in 1927 by Amerada Petroleum, was the first discovery using reflection seismology.[3] This marked the beginning of modern geophysical methods in the petroleum industry.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,659 km² (641 mi²). 1,638 km² (633 mi²) of it is land and 21 km² (8 mi²) of it (1.26%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 24,894 people, 9,575 households, and 6,788 families residing in the county. The population density was 15/km² (39/mi²). There were 11,146 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (18/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 70.74% White, 5.59% Black or African American, 17.39% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.74% from other races, and 5.28% from two or more races. 2.22% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 94.7% spoke English, 2.9% Muskogee and 1.7% Spanish as their first language.

Full article ▸

related documents
McCurtain County, Oklahoma
Carroll County, New Hampshire
Terrell County, Texas
Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma
Codington County, South Dakota
Montgomery County, Georgia
Crockett County, Texas
Mountrail County, North Dakota
Woodford County, Illinois
Grant County, North Dakota
Bowman County, North Dakota
Griggs County, North Dakota
Sargent County, North Dakota
Ransom County, North Dakota
Weakley County, Tennessee
Hanson County, South Dakota
Dickens County, Texas
Peach County, Georgia
Williams County, North Dakota
Piute County, Utah
Pushmataha County, Oklahoma
Sterling County, Texas
Moody County, South Dakota
Winnebago County, Illinois
Renville County, North Dakota
Richland County, Illinois
Deuel County, South Dakota
Randolph County, West Virginia
Yoakum County, Texas
Iron County, Missouri