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Greer County, Oklahoma
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Greer County, Oklahoma

Greer County is a county located in the U.S. State of Oklahoma. As of 2000, the population is 6,061. Its county seat is Mangum6.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,667 km² (644 mi²). 1,656 km² (639 mi²) of it is land and 11 km² (4 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.67% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 6,061 people, 2,237 households, and 1,442 families residing in the county. The population density is 4/km² (10/mi²). There are 2,788 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (4/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 81.46% White, 8.78% Black or African American, 2.47% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 3.99% from other races, and 3.02% from two or more races. 7.44% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,237 households out of which 25.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.00% are married couples living together, 9.60% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.50% are non-families. 33.40% of all households are made up of individuals and 19.80% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.27 and the average family size is 2.87.

In the county, the population is spread out with 20.00% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 28.40% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 20.00% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 123.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 129.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $25,793, and the median income for a family is $30,702. Males have a median income of $24,318 versus $18,641 for females. The per capita income for the county is $14,053. 19.60% of the population and 15.00% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 28.40% are under the age of 18 and 14.80% are 65 or older.

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