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Wagoner County, Oklahoma
Wagoner County Oklahoma Courthouse.jpg
Wagoner County Courthouse in Wagoner
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Wagoner County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oklahoma
Oklahoma's location in the U.S.
Founded 1907[1]
Named for Henry "Bigfoot" Wagoner[1]
Seat Wagoner
Largest city Coweta
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

591 sq mi (1,531 km²)
562 sq mi (1,456 km²)
29 sq mi (75 km²), 4.9%
Population
 - (2020)
 - Density

80,901
144/sq mi (56/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.ok.gov/wagonercounty

Wagoner County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of the 2020 census, the population was 80,901.[2] Its county seat is Wagoner.[3]

Wagoner County is included in the Tulsa metropolitan statistical area.

History[]

According to archaeological studies, this area was inhabited by Caddoan Mound Builders during 300 to 1200 AD.[1]

The western area of Wagoner County was settled by the Creek after their forced removal in Alabama in the 1820s. The eastern portion of the county was settled by the Cherokee.[1]

During the Civil War in 1865, the present county was the scene of the Battle of Flat Rock (also known as the Hay Camp Action). Confederate troops led by Brig. General Stand Watie and Brig. General Richard Gano captured 85 Union troops and killed even more who were harvesting hay.[1]

In 1905, the Sequoyah Convention proposed creating two counties from this area. The western half would be named Coweta and the eastern half would have been named Tumechichee. However, failure of the attempt to create the state of Sequoyah negated the proposal. In 1907 at Oklahoma statehood, Wagoner County was organized. The towns of Porter and Coweta vied with Wagoner as the county seat. The county was named after the town of Wagoner, which won the election. The town was named after Henry "Bigfoot" Wagoner, a Katy Railroad dispatcher from Parsons, Kansas.[1]

Geography[]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 591 sq mi (1,530 km2), of which 29|sqmi|abbr=on}} (4.9%) are covered by water.[4] It is part of the Ozark Highlands. The Verdigris River divides the east and west parts of the county. The Arkansas River forms part of the western and southern boundaries. Grand River also flows south through the county. It was dammed in 1942 to create Fort Gibson Lake.[1]

Adjacent counties[]

Demographics[]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1910 22,086
1920 21,371 −3.2%
1930 22,428 4.9%
1940 21,642 −3.5%
1950 16,741 −22.6%
1960 15,673 −6.4%
1970 22,163 41.4%
1980 41,801 88.6%
1990 47,883 14.5%
2000 57,491 20.1%
2010 73,085 27.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2020[2]

As of the census[9] of 2010, 73,085 people were in the county. The population density was 47.7/km2. The 29,694 housing units averaged 55.9/sq mi (19.4/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 80.07% White, 3.75% African American, 9.38% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.88% from other races, and 5.41% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 2.50% of the population.

Of the 21,010 households, 37.40% had children under 18 living with them, 65.90% were married couples living together, 9.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.50% were not families. About 17.70% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.70% had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 2.73, and the average family size was 3.08.

In the county, the age distribution was 28.10% under 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 28.50% from 25 to 44, 25.40% from 45 to 64, and 10.20% who were 65 age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $56,819, and for a family was $62,997. The per capita income for the county was $24,976. About 8.3% of families and 12.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.5% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.[10]

Politics[]

Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of January 15, 2019[11]
Party Number of Voters Percentage
Template:Party color cell Democratic 12,444 29.49%
Template:Party color cell Republican 24,261 57.49%
Template:Party color cell Others 5,498 13.05%
Total 42,203 100%
United States presidential election results for Wagoner County, Oklahoma[12]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 26,165 74.04% 8,464 23.95% 709 2.01%
2016 23,005 73.50% 6,723 21.48% 1,572 5.02%
2012 20,900 72.85% 7,791 27.15% 0 0.00%
2008 21,441 70.88% 8,810 29.12% 0 0.00%
2004 19,081 67.57% 9,157 32.43% 0 0.00%
2000 12,981 60.33% 8,244 38.31% 292 1.36%
1996 9,392 48.02% 7,749 39.62% 2,417 12.36%
1992 9,053 42.05% 7,041 32.70% 5,435 25.25%
1988 10,219 57.68% 7,378 41.64% 121 0.68%
1984 12,534 69.97% 5,271 29.43% 108 0.60%
1980 8,969 60.90% 5,235 35.55% 523 3.55%
1976 5,071 45.86% 5,879 53.17% 107 0.97%
1972 6,569 72.13% 2,257 24.78% 281 3.09%
1968 3,187 41.76% 2,183 28.60% 2,262 29.64%
1964 2,840 41.78% 3,957 58.22% 0 0.00%
1960 3,570 56.87% 2,707 43.13% 0 0.00%
1956 3,537 58.16% 2,544 41.84% 0 0.00%
1952 3,321 52.82% 2,966 47.18% 0 0.00%
1948 2,666 44.03% 3,389 55.97% 0 0.00%
1944 3,467 59.29% 2,373 40.58% 8 0.14%
1940 4,647 61.00% 2,946 38.67% 25 0.33%
1936 2,119 41.41% 2,977 58.18% 21 0.41%
1932 1,505 27.26% 4,015 72.74% 0 0.00%
1928 2,726 60.62% 1,745 38.80% 26 0.58%
1924 1,646 42.17% 1,985 50.86% 272 6.97%
1920 1,432 48.30% 1,375 46.37% 158 5.33%
1916 749 35.80% 1,040 49.71% 303 14.48%
1912 555 32.55% 888 52.08% 262 15.37%
1908 2,107 61.54% 1,143 33.38% 174 5.08%



Communities[]

Cities[]

Towns[]

  • Fair Oaks
  • Okay
  • Porter
  • Redbird
  • Tullahassee

Census-designated places[]

  • Clarksville
  • Mallard Bay
  • Rocky Point
  • Taylor Ferry
  • Toppers
  • Whitehorn Cove

Other unincorporated places[]

  • Choska
  • Gibson
  • Neodesha
  • Oneta
  • Stones Corner

Former community[]

  • New Tulsa, dissolved in 2001, now part of Broken Arrow

National Register of Historic Places[]

First Presbyterian Church of Coweta

The Cobb Building

These in Wagoner County are listed on the National Register of Historic Places:

  • A. J. Mason Building, Tullahassee
  • Amos Parkinson House, Wagoner
  • Cobb Building, Wagoner
  • Collin McKinney House, Wagoner
  • First National Bank of Wagoner, Wagoner
  • First Presbyterian Church of Coweta, Coweta
  • Frederick Parkinson House, Wagoner
  • Jamison Cemetery, Okay
  • John W. Gibson House, Wagoner
  • Koweta Mission Site, Coweta
  • Miller-Washington School, Red Bird
  • Newport Hotel and Restaurant, Wagoner
  • Red Bird City Hall, Red Bird
  • Rio Grande Ranch Headquarters Historic District, Okay
  • St James Episcopal Church, Wagoner
  • Tullahassee Mission Site, Tullahassee
  • Van Tuyl Homeplace, Porter
  • Wagoner Armory, Wagoner
  • Way House, Wagoner
  • William McAnally House, Wagoner

References[]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g McMahan, Liz. "Wagoner County - Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History & Culture". Oklahoma Historical Society. http://www.okhistory.org/publications/enc/entry.php?entry=WA003. 
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/40/40145.html. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. 
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census.html. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ "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. 
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov. 
  10. ^ American Factfinder. Accessed April 29, 2013.
  11. ^ "Oklahoma Registration Statistics by County". January 15, 2019. https://www.ok.gov/elections/documents/20190115%20-%20Registration%20By%20County%20(vr2420).pdf. 
  12. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS. 

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Coordinates: 35°58′N 95°31′W / 35.96, -95.52


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