Grant County, Oklahoma
|Grant County, Oklahoma|
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Oklahoma's location in the U.S.
1,004 sq mi (2,599 km²)
1,001 sq mi (2,591 km²)
3 sq mi (8 km²), 0.30%
4.5/sq mi (1.7/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Grant County was part of the Cherokee Nation's Cherokee Outlet until it was opened to non-Indian settlers in response to public demand on September 16, 1893. Settlers named the county after President Ulysses S. Grant in a general election held November 6, 1894. Medford became the county seat through an election held on May 27, 1908.
Bethel was the site of a post office in Grant County that existed from March 12, 1895, until November 2, 1895.
Florence was the site of a post office in Grant Co. that existed prior to 1908 but ceased to exist about 1920, after the post office closed, per information acquired in researching an ancestor, Isaac Arnold who was post-master in Florance from August 1908 to 1920.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,004 square miles (2,600.3 km2), of which 1,001 square miles (2,592.6 km2) is land and 3 square miles (7.8 km2) (0.30%) is water.
Major highways 
- U.S. Route 60
- U.S. Route 64
- U.S. Route 81
- State Highway 11
- State Highway 11A
- State Highway 74
- State Highway 132
Adjacent counties 
- Sumner County, Kansas (north)
- Kay County (east)
- Garfield County (south)
- Alfalfa County (west)
- Harper County, Kansas (northwest)
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,144 people, 2,089 households, and 1,456 families residing in the county. The population density was 5 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 2,622 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.31% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 2.45% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.70% from other races, and 1.30% from two or more races. 1.85% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 2,089 households out of which 30.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.40% were married couples living together, 6.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.30% were non-families. 28.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.95.
In the county, the population was spread out with 25.20% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 24.10% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 21.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 94.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $28,977, and the median income for a family was $35,833. Males had a median income of $26,837 versus $19,036 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,709. About 10.50% of families and 13.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.60% of those under age 18 and 11.90% of those age 65 or over.
|Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of January 15, 2012|
|Party||Number of Voters||Percentage|
|2008||78.13% 1,836||21.87% 514|
|2004||77.35% 1,950||22.65% 571|
|2000||70.40% 1,762||28.33% 709|
Cities and towns 
NRHP sites 
The following sites in Grant County are listed on the National Register of Historic Places:
- Bank of Nashville, Nash
- Dayton School, Lamont
- Deer Creek General Merchandise Store, Deer Creek
- Grant County Courthouse, Medford
- Medford Bathhouse and Swimming Pool, Medford
- CensusViewer:Population of Grant County, Oklahoma
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Wilson, Linda D. "Grant County." Encyclopedia or Oklahoma History and Culture. Accessed 17 September 2009.
- Shirk, Oklahoma Place Names, pg. 23; "No longer in existence."
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". Retrieved 2011-06-11.
- Shirk, George H. Oklahoma Place Names. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1987. ISBN 0-8061-2028-2
- Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture - Grant County
- Oklahoma Digital Maps: Digital Collections of Oklahoma and Indian Territory