Harper County, Oklahoma
|Harper County, Oklahoma|
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Oklahoma's location in the U.S.
1,041 sq mi (2,696 km²)
1,039 sq mi (2,691 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.19%
3.5/sq mi (1.4/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,041 square miles (2,696.2 km2), of which 1,039 square miles (2,691.0 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) (0.19%) is water.
Major highways 
- U.S. Highway 64
- U.S. Highway 183
- U.S. Highway 270
- U.S. Highway 283
- U.S. Highway 412
- State Highway 3
- State Highway 34
- State Highway 46
- State Highway 149
Adjacent counties 
- Comanche County, Kansas (northeast)
- Woods County (east)
- Woodward County (southeast)
- Ellis County (south)
- Beaver County (west)
- Clark County, Kansas (northwest)
|part of Woodward County, Oklahoma Territory until 1907|
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,562 people, 1,509 households, and 1,030 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,863 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.87% White, 0.03% Black or African American, 0.93% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.36% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 5.64% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 1,509 households out of which 28.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.60% were married couples living together, 6.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.70% were non-families. 29.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.87.
In the county, the population was spread out with 23.30% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 23.40% from 25 to 44, 25.20% from 45 to 64, and 21.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 96.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.20 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $33,705, and the median income for a family was $40,907. Males had a median income of $27,896 versus $20,784 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,011. About 7.10% of families and 10.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.90% of those under age 18 and 4.00% of those age 65 or over.
|Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of January 15, 2012|
|Party||Number of Voters||Percentage|
|2008||85.86% 1,342||14.14% 221|
|2004||83.90% 1,397||16.10% 268|
|2000||77.01% 1,296||22.22% 374|
Cities and towns 
Buffalo is the county seat for Harper County. The official city of Buffalo website can be viewed at http://www.buffalooklahoma.org
See also 
- U.S. Census Bureau, http://2010.census.gov/2010census/data/, accessed 5 Apr 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 - Harper County
- Harper County Oklahoma Tourism Website
- Oklahoma Digital Maps: Digital Collections of Oklahoma and Indian Territory
||Clark County, Kansas||Comanche County, Kansas|
|Beaver County||Woods County|
|Ellis County||Woodward County|