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Nowata County, Oklahoma
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Nowata County, Oklahoma

Nowata County is a county located in the U.S. State of Oklahoma. As of 2000, the population is 10,569. Its county seat is Nowata6.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,504 km² (581 mi²). 1,463 km² (565 mi²) of it is land and 41 km² (16 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.74% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 10,569 people, 4,147 households, and 2,989 families residing in the county. The population density is 7/km² (19/mi²). There are 4,705 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (8/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 72.43% White, 2.46% Black or African American, 16.56% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 8.17% from two or more races. 1.23% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 4,147 households out of which 31.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.80% are married couples living together, 9.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.90% are non-families. 25.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.30% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.50 and the average family size is 2.97.

In the county, the population is spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 25.30% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 17.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $29,470, and the median income for a family is $36,354. Males have a median income of $27,047 versus $19,371 for females. The per capita income for the county is $14,244. 14.10% of the population and 9.00% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 18.00% are under the age of 18 and 11.30% are 65 or older.

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