|Choctaw County, Oklahoma|
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Oklahoma's location in the U.S.
801 sq mi (2,074 km²)
774 sq mi (2,004 km²)
27 sq mi (69 km²), 3.34%
20/sq mi (8/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
- Pushmataha County (north)
- McCurtain County (east)
- Red River County (southeast)
- Lamar County (south)
- Bryan County (west)
- Atoka County (northwest)
As of the census2 of 2000, there were 15,342 people, 6,220 households, and 4,285 families residing in the county. The population density was 8/km² (20/sq mi). There were 7,539 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 68.55% White, 10.94% Black or African American, 14.96% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.48% from other races, and 4.90% from two or more races. 1.60% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 97.1% spoke English, 1.6% Spanish and 1.3% Choctaw as their first language.
There were 6,220 households out of which 30.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.30% were married couples living together, 14.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.10% were non-families. 28.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.96.
In the county, the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 24.70% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 17.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 90.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $22,743, and the median income for a family was $28,331. Males had a median income of $25,777 versus $18,805 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,296. About 20.40% of families and 24.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.50% of those under age 18 and 21.70% of those age 65 or over.
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