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Rogers County, Oklahoma
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Ed Galloway's Totem Pole Park
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Rogers County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oklahoma
Oklahoma's location in the U.S.
Founded 1907
Named for Clement Vann Rogers
Seat Claremore
Largest city Claremore
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

711 sq mi (1,841 km²)
676 sq mi (1,751 km²)
36 sq mi (93 km²), 5.0%
Population
 - (2020)
 - Density

95,240
129/sq mi (50/km²)
Congressional districts 1st, 2nd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.rogerscounty.org

Rogers County is a county located in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of the 2020 census, the population was 95,240,[1] making it the sixth-largest county in Oklahoma based on population. Its county seat is Claremore.[2] Rogers County is included in the Tulsa, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Originally created in 1907 from the western Saline District of the Cherokee Nation, this area was named the Cooweescoowee District, and Cooweescoowee County at the time of statehood. However, the residents protested, and the name was changed to Rogers County, after Clem Vann Rogers, a prominent Cherokee rancher, and father of Will Rogers.[3][4]

History[]

View of Claremore's skyline

According to the Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture, the Arkansas Band of the Osage Nation settled in the Three Forks area (the junction of the Arkansas River, Grand River, and Verdigris River during the 1760s and established two villages called Pasuga and Pasona in what is now Rogers County. Pasona was near an ancient earthwork platform mound near the Verdigris River. It was later called Claremore Mound, to honor Osage chief Claremore (aka Gra-mon in Osage, meaning Arrow Going Home; his name was first recorded by French colonists as Clermont.)[3]

In 1828, Cherokee bands who had left the Southeast early exchanged their Arkansas land for an area that included present-day Rogers County. This had been ceded by the Osage in 1825 under a treaty to the United States.[3] The area became organized by the Cherokee Nation as the Saline District of their portion of Indian Territory. In 1907 the western portion of that district was organized as the Cooweescoowee District.[3]

Upon statehood in 1908, the district was designated as a county named Cooweescoowee. Residents supported renaming the county in honor of Clement Vann Rogers, an early Cherokee settler and prominent rancher here.[3]

Shortly after statehood, Eastern University Preparatory School was established on College Hill, just west of Claremore, Oklahoma.[5] The Oklahoma Military Academy, established in 1919, took over the facility.[5] In 1971 the academy was closed and the facility was converted for use by Claremore Junior College.[5] As a four-year curriculum and graduate departments were added, the state legislature renamed the institution as Rogers State College and Rogers University, before settling in 1998 on the current Rogers State University.[5]

Geography[]

Claremore Lake

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 711 square miles (1,840 km2), of which 676 square miles (1,750 km2) is land and 36 square miles (93 km2) (5.0%) is water.[6] The largest body of water is Lake Oologah. The main streams are the Caney River and the Verdigris River. There are also several smaller creeks and lakes in the county.[3]

Adjacent counties[]

Demographics[]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1910 17,736
1920 17,605 −0.7%
1930 18,956 7.7%
1940 21,078 11.2%
1950 19,532 −7.3%
1960 20,614 5.5%
1970 28,425 37.9%
1980 46,436 63.4%
1990 55,170 18.8%
2000 70,641 28.0%
2010 86,905 23.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790–1960[8] 1900–1990[9]
1990–2000[10] 2010–2020[1]

As of the census[11] of 2010, there were 86,905 people, 31,884 households, and 24,088 families residing in the county. The population density was 105 people per square mile (40/km2). There were 27,476 housing units at an average density of 41 per square mile (16/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 75.3% White, 1.0% Black or African American, 13.1% Native American, 1.1% Asian (0.5% Hmong, 0.1% Filipino, 0.1% Indian),[12] 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.4% from other races, and 8.1% from two or more races. Of the population 3.7% were Hispanic or Latino of any race (2.7% Mexican, 0.3% Puerto Rican, 0.2% Spanish, 0.1% Peruvian).[13][14][15] 18.1% were of German, 13.8% Irish, 8.7% English, 3.0% French, 2.5% Scottish, and 2.2% Italian ancestries.[16]

96.7% spoke English, 1.7% Spanish, and 0.4% German as their first language.[17]

There were 31,884 households, out of which 38.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.60% were married couples living together, 8.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.90% were non-families. Of all households, 19.00% were made up of individuals, and 7.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 28.70% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 11.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $58,434 and the median income for a family was $67,691. The per capita income for the county was $26,400. About 7.2% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.3% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those aged 65 or over.[13][18][19]

Politics[]

Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of January 15, 2019[20]
Party Number of Voters Percentage
Template:Party color cell Democratic 14,886 26.74%
Template:Party color cell Republican 33,020 59.32%
Template:Party color cell Others 7,759 13.94%
Total 55,665 100%
United States presidential election results for Rogers County, Oklahoma[21]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 34,031 76.38% 9,589 21.52% 933 2.09%
2016 30,913 75.65% 7,902 19.34% 2,047 5.01%
2012 27,553 75.07% 9,148 24.93% 0 0.00%
2008 27,743 72.03% 10,772 27.97% 0 0.00%
2004 24,976 67.70% 11,918 32.30% 0 0.00%
2000 17,713 61.18% 10,813 37.35% 425 1.47%
1996 12,883 50.41% 9,544 37.35% 3,127 12.24%
1992 12,455 44.65% 8,257 29.60% 7,180 25.74%
1988 12,940 59.22% 8,771 40.14% 140 0.64%
1984 16,137 72.40% 6,013 26.98% 138 0.62%
1980 11,581 62.12% 6,399 34.33% 662 3.55%
1976 7,318 49.40% 7,368 49.73% 129 0.87%
1972 9,697 76.19% 2,607 20.48% 424 3.33%
1968 4,631 44.37% 2,665 25.53% 3,141 30.09%
1964 4,202 43.54% 5,449 56.46% 0 0.00%
1960 5,412 63.08% 3,167 36.92% 0 0.00%
1956 4,487 58.49% 3,185 41.51% 0 0.00%
1952 4,873 55.99% 3,830 44.01% 0 0.00%
1948 2,849 40.43% 4,197 59.57% 0 0.00%
1944 3,739 53.75% 3,209 46.13% 8 0.12%
1940 4,086 50.20% 4,028 49.49% 25 0.31%
1936 3,119 41.86% 4,290 57.58% 42 0.56%
1932 1,879 26.00% 5,347 74.00% 0 0.00%
1928 3,477 61.38% 2,147 37.90% 41 0.72%
1924 2,207 41.29% 2,901 54.28% 237 4.43%
1920 2,844 51.53% 2,459 44.56% 216 3.91%
1916 1,435 36.98% 1,900 48.96% 546 14.07%
1912 1,258 37.66% 1,637 49.01% 445 13.32%
1908 1,134 39.46% 1,599 55.64% 141 4.91%



Communities[]

Cities[]

Towns[]

Census-designated places[]

  • Bushyhead
  • Gregory
  • Justice
  • Limestone
  • Sequoyah
  • Tiawah

Unincorporated communities[]

  • Jamestown
  • Keetonville

NRHP sites[]

The following sites in Rogers County are listed on the National Register of Historic Places:

  • I.W.W. Beck Building, Oologah
  • The Belvidere, Claremore
  • Chelsea Motel, Chelsea
  • Claremore Auto Dealership, Claremore
  • Eastern University Preparatory School, Claremore
  • Ed Galloway's Totem Pole Park, Foyil
  • Hanes Home, Sageeyah
  • Hogue House, Chelsea
  • Mendenhall's Bath House, Claremore
  • Maurice Meyer Barracks, Claremore
  • Oologah Bank, Oologah
  • Oologah Pump, Oologah
  • Pryor Creek Bridge, Chelsea
  • Will Rogers Birthplace, Oologah
  • Will Rogers Hotel, Claremore
  • Verdigris Club Lodge, Catoosa

References[]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/40/40131.html. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Thomas, Sarah C. "Rogers County," Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture, Oklahoma Historical Society, 2009. Accessed April 5, 2015.
  4. ^ "Oklahoma: Individual County Chronologies". The Newberry Library. http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/OK_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm. 
  5. ^ a b c d Paul B. Hatley, "Rogers State University", Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture, Oklahoma Historical Society, 2009. Accessed April 5, 2015.
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. http://www2.census.gov/geo/docs/maps-data/data/gazetteer/counties_list_40.txt. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census.html. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. 
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/ok190090.txt. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. https://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t4/tables/tab02.pdf. 
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov. 
  12. ^ Bureau, U.S. Census. "American FactFinder - Results". http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_SF1_QTP8&prodType=table. 
  13. ^ a b "Archived copy". http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/40/40131.html. 
  14. ^ Bureau, U.S. Census. "American FactFinder - Results". http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_DP_DPDP1&prodType=table. 
  15. ^ Bureau, U.S. Census. "American FactFinder - Results". http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_SF1_QTP10&prodType=table. 
  16. ^ Bureau, U.S. Census. "American FactFinder - Results". http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ACS_10_3YR_DP02&prodType=table. 
  17. ^ "Archived copy". http://www.mla.org/cgi-shl/docstudio/docs.pl?map_data_results. 
  18. ^ Bureau, U.S. Census. "American FactFinder - Results". http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ACS_10_1YR_DP03&prodType=table. 
  19. ^ Bureau, U.S. Census. "American FactFinder - Results". http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ACS_11_5YR_DP03&prodType=table. 
  20. ^ "Oklahoma Registration Statistics by County". January 15, 2019. https://www.ok.gov/elections/documents/20190115%20-%20Registration%20By%20County%20(vr2420).pdf. 
  21. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS. 

External links[]

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Coordinates: 36°22′N 95°36′W / 36.37, -95.60


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