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Murray County, Oklahoma
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Murray County, Oklahoma

Murray County is a county located in the U.S. State of Oklahoma. As of 2000, the population is 12,623. Its county seat is Sulphur6.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,101 km² (425 mi²). 1,083 km² (418 mi²) of it is land and 17 km² (7 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.57% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 12,623 people, 5,003 households, and 3,587 families residing in the county. The population density is 12/km² (30/mi²). There are 6,479 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (16/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 80.76% White, 1.90% Black or African American, 11.57% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.16% from other races, and 4.26% from two or more races. 3.15% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 5,003 households out of which 30.90% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.70% are married couples living together, 10.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.30% are non-families. 25.20% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.45 and the average family size is 2.92.

In the county, the population is spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 25.10% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 18.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 97.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $30,294, and the median income for a family is $37,303. Males have a median income of $28,381 versus $19,727 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,084. 14.10% of the population and 11.10% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 16.90% are under the age of 18 and 15.10% are 65 or older.

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