Harmon County, Oklahoma
|Harmon County, Oklahoma|
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Oklahoma's location in the U.S.
539 sq mi (1,395 km²)
538 sq mi (1,393 km²)
1 sq mi (2 km²), 0.14%
5.4/sq mi (2.1/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Harmon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of 2010, the population was 2,992. In population, it is the second smallest county in Oklahoma, only Cimarron County, according to the 2010 census, having fewer inhabitants. The county seat is Hollis.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 539 square miles (1,396.0 km2), of which 538 square miles (1,393.4 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.14%) is water.
Major highways 
Adjacent counties 
- Beckham County (north)
- Greer County (northeast)
- Jackson County (southeast)
- Hardeman County, Texas (south)
- Childress County, Texas (west)
- Collingsworth County, Texas (northwest)
Following an election on May 22, 1909, Harmon County was created by proclamation of Governor Lee Cruce on June 2. Carved from adjacent Greer County, the new county was named in honor of Judson Harmon, who was Governor of Ohio at the time.
Common to many rural counties in the Great Plains the population of Harmon county has declined steadily since 1930.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,283 people, 1,266 households, and 863 families residing in the county. The population density was 6 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,647 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 72.65% White, 9.78% Black or African American, 1.13% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 14.32% from other races, and 1.92% from two or more races. 22.78% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 1,266 households out of which 30.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.70% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.80% were non-families. 29.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.03.
In the county, the population was spread out with 25.90% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 24.10% from 25 to 44, 21.10% from 45 to 64, and 21.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $22,365, and the median income for a family was $29,063. Males had a median income of $21,530 versus $16,658 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,464. About 23.50% of families and 29.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.20% of those under age 18 and 19.90% of those age 65 or over.
|Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of January 15, 2012|
|Party||Number of Voters||Percentage|
|2008||69.45% 757||30.55% 333|
|2004||70.30% 838||29.70% 354|
|2000||57.43% 692||42.07% 507|
Cities and towns 
See also 
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Joseph Nathan Kane, The American Counties (4th Ed.), (The Scarecrow Press, 1983), p149; Arrell Morgan Gibson, Oklahoma: A History of Five Centuries (University of Oklahoma Press, 1981), p208.
- "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 - Harmon County
- Oklahoma Digital Maps: Digital Collections of Oklahoma and Indian Territory