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Love County, Oklahoma
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Love County, Oklahoma

Love County is a county located in the U.S. State of Oklahoma. As of 2000, the population is 8,831. Its county seat is Marietta6.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,378 km² (532 mi²). 1,335 km² (515 mi²) of it is land and 43 km² (17 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.11% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 8,831 people, 3,442 households, and 2,557 families residing in the county. The population density is 7/km² (17/mi²). There are 4,066 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (8/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 84.15% White, 2.19% Black or African American, 6.41% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 3.58% from other races, and 3.41% from two or more races. 7.01% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 3,442 households out of which 31.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.40% are married couples living together, 10.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.70% are non-families. 22.90% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.54 and the average family size is 2.97.

In the county, the population is spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 25.40% from 25 to 44, 25.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 98.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $32,558, and the median income for a family is $38,212. Males have a median income of $30,024 versus $20,578 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,648. 11.80% of the population and 8.80% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 14.40% are under the age of 18 and 13.80% are 65 or older.

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