Garfield County, Oklahoma
Garfield County Courthouse
|US state :||Oklahoma|
|Administrative headquarters :||Enid|
|Address of the
100 W Broadway
Enid, OK 73701-0000
|Made up from:||Cherokee country|
|Area code :||001 405|
|Residents :||60,580 (2010)|
|Population density :||22.1 inhabitants / km 2|
|Total area :||2745 km²|
|Water surface :||4 km²|
The county is located northwest of the geographic center of Oklahoma and covers an area of 2,745 square kilometers, of which 4 square kilometers are water. It is bordered clockwise by the following counties: Grant County , Noble County , Logan County , Kingfisher County , Major County, and Alfalfa Counties .
Garfield County was formed as the original county on August 21, 1893 from Cherokee Country. The county was settled by white settlers during the fourth official land occupation ( Oklahoma Land Run ) on September 16, 1893, which was opened by a gunshot. More than 100,000 people made their way to the areas approved for settlement on horseback, on foot or in horse or ox carts. Garfield County was named after James A. Garfield , 20th President of the United States on November 6, 1894 .
20 buildings and sites in the county are listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) (as of May 30, 2018).
|growth of population|
As of the 2000 census , Garfield County had 57,813 people in 23,175 households and 15,805 families. The population density was 21 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was composed of 88.65 percent white, 3.26 percent African American, 2.11 percent Native American, 0.85 percent Asian, 0.49 percent from the Pacific island area and 2.02 percent from other ethnic groups Groups; 2.62 percent were descended from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race was 4.13 percent of the population.
Of the 23,175 households, 31.4 percent had children under the age of 18 living with them. 54.2 percent were married couples living together, 10.5 percent were single mothers. 31.8 percent were not families, 27.7 percent were single households, and 12.1 percent of the households had people aged 65 years or over. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.95 people.
25.0 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 9.1 percent between 18 and 24, 27.3 percent between 25 and 44, 22.5 percent between 45 and 64 and 16.0 percent were 65 years or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.7 males. For every 100 women aged 18 years or older, there were 90.4 men.
The median income for a household in the county is $ 33,006 , and the median income for a family is $ 39,872. Males had a median income of $ 29,921 versus women of $ 20,791. The per capita income was $ 17,457. 10.5 percent of families and 13.9 percent of the population were below the poverty line.
- Garfield County in the United States Geological Survey's Geographic Names Information System . Retrieved February 22, 2011
- Charles Curry Aiken, Joseph Nathan Kane: The American Counties: Origins of County Names, Dates of Creation, Area, and Population Data, 1950-2010 . 6th edition. Scarecrow Press, Lanham 2013, ISBN 978-0-8108-8762-6 , p. 110 .
- Search mask database in the National Register Information System. National Park Service , accessed May 30, 2018.
- Extract from Census.gov . Retrieved February 28, 2011
- Excerpt from factfinder.census.gov.Retrieved February 28, 2011
- Garfield County, Oklahoma , 2000 census data sheet at factfinder.census.gov .