Latimer County, Oklahoma
|Latimer County, Oklahoma|
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Oklahoma's location in the U.S.
|Named for||James L. Latimer|
729 sq mi (1,888 km²)
722 sq mi (1,870 km²)
7 sq mi (18 km²), 0.95%
15/sq mi (5.8/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Latimer County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. Its county seat is Wilburton. As of the 2010 census, the population was 11,154, a 4.3 percent gain from 10,692 at the 2000 census. The county was created at statehood in 1907 and named for James L. Latimer, a delegate from Wilburton to the 1906 Constitutional Convention.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 729 square miles (1,888.1 km2), of which 722 square miles (1,870.0 km2) is land and 7 square miles (18.1 km2) (0.95%) is water.
The Sans Bois Mountains span the northern border of the county, while the Winding Stair Mountains extend into its southern part. The Fourche Maline, Brazil and Sans Bois creeks drain the northern part of the county into the Poteau River, a tributary of the Arkansas River. Buffalo and Gaines Creeks drain the southern part into the Kiamichi River, a tributary of the Red River.
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As of the census of 2000, there were 10,692 people, 3,951 households, and 2,868 families residing in the county. The population density was 15 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 4,709 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 73.01% White, 0.96% Black or African American, 19.42% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 5.91% from two or more races. 1.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 20.7% were of American, 9.5% Irish, 8.1% German and 5.0% English ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 3,951 households out of which 32.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.90% were married couples living together, 11.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.40% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the county, the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 11.40% from 18 to 24, 24.20% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 16.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.70 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $23,962, and the median income for a family was $29,661. Males had a median income of $27,449 versus $19,577 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,842. About 19.00% of families and 22.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.70% of those under age 18 and 16.40% of those age 65 or over.
|Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of January 15, 2012|
|Party||Number of Voters||Percentage|
|2008||68.54% 2,860||31.46% 1,313|
|2004||56.58% 2,535||43.42% 1,945|
|2000||47.40% 1,739||50.83% 1,865|
Cities and Towns 
NRHP sites 
The following sites in Latimer County are listed on the National Register of Historic Places:
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- CensusViewer: Population of Latimer County, Oklahoma
- Everett, Dianna. Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. "Latimer County." Retrieved August 27, 2012.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". Retrieved 2011-06-11.