Noble County, Oklahoma
|Noble County, Oklahoma|
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Oklahoma's location in the U.S.
|• Total||742 sq mi (1,922 km2)|
|• Land||732 sq mi (1,896 km2)|
|• Water||11 sq mi (28 km2), 1.42%|
|• Density||16/sq mi (6/km²)|
Noble County is located in the north central part of Oklahoma. As of the 2010 census, the population was 11,561. Its county seat is Perry. It was part of the Cherokee Outlet in Indian Territory until Oklahoma Territory was created in 1890, and the The present county land was designated as County P. After the U. S. government opened the area to non-Indian settlement in 1893, it was renamed Noble County for John W. Noble, then the Secretary of the Interior.
In 2010, the Keystone-Cushing Pipeline (Phase II) was constructed north to south through Noble County.
- Interstate 35
- U.S. Highway 64
- U.S. Highway 77
- U.S. Highway 177
- U.S. Highway 412
- State Highway 15
- State Highway 86
- State Highway 108
- State Highway 156
- State Highway 164
- Kay County (north)
- Osage County (northeast)
- Pawnee County (east)
- Payne County (south)
- Logan County (southwest)
- Garfield County (west)
As of the census of 2000, there were 11,411 people, 4,504 households, and 3,211 families residing in the county. The population density was 6/km² (16/mi²). There were 5,082 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (7/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 86.44% White, 1.58% Black or African American, 7.57% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.65% from other races, and 3.40% from two or more races. 1.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 4,504 households out of which 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.70% were non-families. 25.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.20% 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 2.97.
In the county, the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $33,968, and the median income for a family was $40,180. Males had a median income of $32,224 versus $21,235 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,022. About 9.60% of families and 12.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.40% of those under age 18 and 11.00% of those age 65 or over.
|Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of January 15, 2012|
|Party||Number of Voters||Percentage|
|2008||76.78% 3,881||23.22% 1,174|
|2004||74.94% 3,993||25.06% 1,335|
|2000||68.77% 3,230||30.15% 1,416|
Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh was arrested in Noble County April 19, 1995 heading north bound on Interstate 35. McVeigh was stopped for not having a car tag on his car. He was minutes from being released when the Noble County Sheriff's Department was notified to hold McVeigh. McVeigh was tried and convicted for the bombing attack that killed 168 persons and injured many more. He was executed in 2001.
The following sites in Noble County are listed on the National Register of Historic Places:
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