Caddo County, Oklahoma
|Caddo County, Oklahoma|
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Oklahoma's location in the U.S.
|Founded||August 6, 1901|
|Named for||Caddo Tribe|
1,290 sq mi (3,342 km²)
1,278 sq mi (3,311 km²)
12 sq mi (31 km²), 0.93%
23/sq mi (8.8/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Caddo County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of 2010, the population was 29,600. Its county seat is Anadarko. It is named after the Caddo tribe who were settled here on the 1870s. Caddo county is immediately west of the seven-county Greater Oklahoma City metro area, and although is not officially in the metro area, has many economic ties in this region.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,290 square miles (3,341 km2). 1,278 square miles (3,310 km2) is land and 12 square miles (31 km2) (0.93%) is water.
Major highways 
Adjacent counties 
- Blaine County (north)
- Canadian County (northeast)
- Grady County (east)
- Comanche County (south)
- Kiowa County (southwest)
- Washita County (west)
- Custer County (northwest)
As of the census of 2000, there were 30,150 people, 10,957 households, and 7,965 families residing in the county. The population density was 9/km² (24/sq mi). There were 13,096 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 65.55% White, 2.92% Black or African American, 24.28% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.70% from other races, and 4.36% from two or more races. 6.28% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 93.8% English, 4.5% Spanish and 1.2% Kiowa as their first language.
There were 10,957 households out of which 33.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.20% were married couples living together, 13.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.30% were non-families. 24.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.13.
In the county, the population was spread out with 28.50% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 26.00% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 14.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $27,347, and the median income for a family was $32,118. Males had a median income of $26,373 versus $18,658 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,298. About 16.70% of families and 21.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.00% of those under age 18 and 15.90% of those age 65 or over.
|Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of January 15, 2012|
|Party||Number of Voters||Percentage|
|2008||65.33% 6,413||34.67% 3,404|
|2004||62.37% 6,491||34.01% 3,916|
|2000||52.50% 4,835||46.38% 4,272|
Caddo County is home to cattle ranching and significant wheat and peanut farm operations -- with the majority of producers practicing environmentally friendly no-till or reduced tillage farming methods.
There is also one winery and vineyard in the county (Woods and Waters Winery and Vineyard).
Cities and towns 
NRHP sites 
The following sites in Caddo County are listed on the National Register of Historic Places:
- Amphlett Brothers Drug and Jewelry Store, Apache
- Anadarko Armory, Anadarko
- Anadarko Downtown Historic District, Anadarko
- Apache State Bank, Apache
- Caddo County Medicine Creek Archeological District Binger
- Fort Cobb Site, Fort Cobb
- Provine Service Station, Hydro
- Randlett Park, Anadarko
- Rock Mary, Hinton
- Stevens Rock Shelter, Gracemont
See also 
- Wilson, Linda D. "Caddo County - Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History & Culture". Oklahoma Historical Society. Retrieved 15 April 2011.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". Retrieved 2011-06-11.
- Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture - Caddo County
- Oklahoma Digital Maps: Digital Collections of Oklahoma and Indian Territory