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Delaware County, Oklahoma
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Delaware County, Oklahoma

'Delaware County'\ is a county located in the U.S. State of Oklahoma. As of 2000, the population is 37,077. Its county seat is Jay6.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,052 km² (792 mi²). 1,918 km² (741 mi²) of it is land and 134 km² (52 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 6.52% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 37,077 people, 14,838 households, and 10,772 families residing in the county. The population density is 19/km² (50/mi²). There are 22,290 housing units at an average density of 12/km² (30/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 70.22% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 22.31% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.59% from other races, and 6.53% from two or more races. 1.75% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 14,838 households out of which 29.00% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.50% are married couples living together, 8.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.40% are non-families. 24.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.20% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.46 and the average family size is 2.89.

In the county, the population is spread out with 24.50% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 24.40% from 25 to 44, 26.70% from 45 to 64, and 17.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 96.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $27,996, and the median income for a family is $33,093. Males have a median income of $25,758 versus $19,345 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,424. 18.30% of the population and 14.10% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 27.40% are under the age of 18 and 11.60% are 65 or older.

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