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Carter County, Oklahoma
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Carter County, Oklahoma

Carter County is a county located in the U.S. State of Oklahoma. As of 2000, the population is 45,621. Its county seat is Ardmore6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,159 km² (834 mi²). 2,134 km² (824 mi²) of it is land and 26 km² (10 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.19% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 45,621 people, 17,992 households, and 12,648 families residing in the county. The population density is 21/km² (55/mi²). There are 20,577 housing units at an average density of 10/km² (25/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 77.92% White, 7.60% Black or African American, 8.26% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.13% from other races, and 4.45% from two or more races. 2.78% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 17,992 households out of which 32.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.50% are married couples living together, 12.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.70% are non-families. 26.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.20% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.47 and the average family size is 2.98.

In the county, the population is spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 16.00% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 92.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $29,405, and the median income for a family is $36,729. Males have a median income of $30,018 versus $20,877 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,511. 16.60% of the population and 12.70% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 21.70% are under the age of 18 and 12.40% are 65 or older.

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