Coal County, Oklahoma
|Coal County, Oklahoma|
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Oklahoma's location in the U.S.
521 sq mi (1,350 km²)
518 sq mi (1,342 km²)
3 sq mi (8 km²), 0.59%
11.4/sq mi (4.4/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 521 square miles (1,349.4 km2), of which 518 square miles (1,341.6 km2) is land and 3 square miles (7.8 km2) (0.59%) is water.
Major highways 
Adjacent counties 
- Hughes County (north)
- Pittsburg County (northeast)
- Atoka County (east & south)
- Johnston County (southwest)
- Pontotoc County (west)
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,031 people, 2,373 households, and 1,653 families residing in the county. The population density was 12 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 2,744 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 75.18% White, 0.36% Black or African American, 17.31% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.75% from other races, and 6.09% from two or more races. 2.14% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 94.6% spoke English, 3.0% Spanish, 1.1% German and 1.1% Choctaw as their first language.
There were 2,373 households out of which 30.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.20% were married couples living together, 10.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.30% were non-families. 27.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the county, the population was spread out with 26.60% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 25.30% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 17.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.90 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $23,705, and the median income for a family was $28,333. Males had a median income of $22,721 versus $18,419 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,013. About 18.50% of families and 23.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.90% of those under age 18 and 20.90% of those age 65 or over.
|Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of January 15, 2012|
|Party||Number of Voters||Percentage|
|2008||73.59% 1,672||26.41% 600|
|2004||53.71% 1,396||46.29% 1,203|
|2000||50.64% 1,196||48.60% 1,148|
Cities and towns 
NRHP sites 
The following sites in Coal County are listed on the National Register of Historic Places:
- "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 - Coal County
- Oklahoma Digital Maps: Digital Collections of Oklahoma and Indian Territory