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Comanche County, Oklahoma
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Comanche County, Oklahoma

Comanche County is a county located in the U.S. State of Oklahoma. As of 2000, the population is 114,996. Its county seat is Lawton6.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,807 km² (1,084 mi²). 2,770 km² (1,069 mi²) of it is land and 38 km² (14 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.34% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 114,996 people, 39,808 households, and 28,860 families residing in the county. The population density is 42/km² (108/mi²). There are 45,416 housing units at an average density of 16/km² (42/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 65.21% White, 19.00% Black or African American, 5.13% Native American, 2.09% Asian, 0.40% Pacific Islander, 3.48% from other races, and 4.69% from two or more races. 8.41% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 39,808 households out of which 39.00% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.60% are married couples living together, 14.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.50% are non-families. 23.40% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.63 and the average family size is 3.10.

In the county, the population is spread out with 27.80% under the age of 18, 13.90% from 18 to 24, 30.70% from 25 to 44, 17.80% from 45 to 64, and 9.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 30 years. For every 100 females there are 107.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 108.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $33,867, and the median income for a family is $39,214. Males have a median income of $28,712 versus $22,084 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,728. 15.60% of the population and 13.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 20.90% are under the age of 18 and 10.70% are 65 or older.

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