Garvin County, Oklahoma
|Garvin County, Oklahoma|
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Oklahoma's location in the U.S.
|Named for||Samuel J. Garvin|
814 sq mi (2,107 km²)
807 sq mi (2,091 km²)
6 sq mi (16 km²), 0.76%
34/sq mi (13/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 814 square miles (2,108.3 km2), of which 807 square miles (2,090.1 km2) is land and 6 square miles (15.5 km2) (0.76%) is water.
Major highways 
- Interstate 35
- U.S. Highway 77
- U.S. Highway 177
- State Highway 7
- State Highway 19
- State Highway 29
- State Highway 145
Adjacent counties 
- McClain County (north)
- Pontotoc County (east)
- Murray County (southeast)
- Carter County (south)
- Stephens County (southwest)
- Grady County (northwest)
As of the census of 2000, there were 27,210 people, 10,865 households, and 7,605 families residing in the county. The population density was 34 people per square mile (13/km²). There were 12,641 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 84.93% White, 2.55% Black or African American, 7.36% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.54% from other races, and 3.34% from two or more races. 3.40% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 10,865 households out of which 30.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.40% were married couples living together, 10.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.00% were non-families. 26.90% 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 2.45 and the average family size was 2.96.
In the county, the population was spread out with 24.80% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 26.00% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 17.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $28,070, and the median income for a family was $34,774. Males had a median income of $28,033 versus $18,940 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,856. About 11.40% of families and 15.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.60% of those under age 18 and 14.30% of those age 65 or over.
|Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of January 15, 2012|
|Party||Number of Voters||Percentage|
|2008||71.80% 7,710||28.20% 3,028|
|2004||67.24% 7,610||32.76% 3,707|
|2000||56.24% 5,536||42.56% 4,189|
Cities and towns 
See also 
- Lough, D. Keith. "Oklahoma Encyclopedia of History and Culture - Garvin County". Retrieved 2011-03-03.
- "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 - Garvin County
- Oklahoma Digital Maps: Digital Collections of Oklahoma and Indian Territory