|Atoka County, Oklahoma|
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Oklahoma's location in the U.S.
990 sq mi (2,564 km²)
978 sq mi (2,534 km²)
12 sq mi (30 km²), 1.18%
6/sq mi (2/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Atoka County is drained by Clear Boggy and Muddy Boggy Creeks. Atoka Reservoir is in the northern section of the county. About 12 miles WSW of the town of Atoka is Boggy Depot State Park, the historic site of a once large community on the Butterfield Stage.
- U.S. Highway 69
- U.S. Highway 75
- State Highway 3
- State Highway 7
- State Highway 43
- Indian Nation Turnpike
- Pittsburg County (north)
- Pushmataha County (east)
- Choctaw County (southeast)
- Bryan County (south)
- Johnston County (west)
- Coal County (northwest)
As of the census2 of 2000, there were 13,879 people, 4,964 households, and 3,504 families residing in the county. The population density was 5/km² (14/sq mi). There were 5,673 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (6/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 75.86% White, 5.86% Black or African American, 11.37% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.58% from other races, and 6.09% from two or more races. 1.41% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 26.6% were of American, 10.3% Irish, 6.6% English and 6.1% German ancestry according to Census 2000. 97.4% spoke English and 1.4% Spanish as their first language.
There were 4,964 households out of which 31.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.90% were married couples living together, 10.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.40% were non-families. 27.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.01.
In the county, the population was spread out with 23.60% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 29.10% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 14.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 117.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 119.90 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $24,752, and the median income for a family was $29,409. Males had a median income of $26,193 versus $18,861 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,919. About 15.70% of families and 19.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.40% of those under age 18 and 21.10% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
The following sites in Atoka County are listed on the National Register of Historic Places:
- Atoka Armory, Atoka
- Atoka Community Building, Atoka
- Isaac Billy Homestead and Family Cemetery, Daisy
- Boggy Depot Site, Atoka
- First Methodist Church Building, Atoka
- First Oil Well in Oklahoma, Wapanucka
- Indian Citizen Building, Atoka
- Captain Charles LeFlore House, Limestone Gap
- Masonic Temple, Atoka
- Bo McAlister Site, Wapanucka
- Middle Boggy Battlefield Site and Confederate Cemetery, Atoka
- Old Atoka County Courthouse, Atoka
- Old Atoka State Bank, Atoka
- Pioneer Club, Atoka
- Joe Ralls House, Atoka
- Captain James S. Standley House, Atoka
- Waddell's Station Site, Wesley
- Zweigel Hardware Store Building, Atoka
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