Pittsburg County, Oklahoma
|Pittsburg County, Oklahoma|
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Oklahoma's location in the U.S.
1,378 sq mi (3,569 km²)
1,306 sq mi (3,383 km²)
72 sq mi (186 km²), 5.22%
33/sq mi (13/km²)
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,569 km² (1,378 mi²). 3,382 km² (1,306 mi²) of it is land and 186 km² (72 mi²) of it (5.22%) is water.
Adjacent counties 
- McIntosh County (north)
- Haskell County (northeast)
- Latimer County (east)
- Pushmataha County (southeast)
- Atoka County (south)
- Coal County (southwest)
- Hughes County (west)
Pittsburg County was formed on July 16, 1907 as an original county from Choctaw land. It was named after Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with the "h" removed, the city of origin of one of the first settlers.
As of the census of 2010, there were 45,837 people, 18,623 households, and 15,389 families residing in the county. The population density was 13/km² (34/mi²). There were 22,634 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (16/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 73.6% White/Caucasian, 3.3% Black or African American, 13.8% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.78% from other races, and 7.6% from two or more races. 3.14% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 17.4% were of American, 12.7% Irish, 11.3% German, 9.4% English and 7.2% Italian ancestry according to Census 2010.
There were 18,623 households out of which 29.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.90% were married couples living together, 11.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.40% were non-families. 27.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.90.
In the county, the population was spread out with 23.50% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 26.90% from 25 to 44, 24.60% from 45 to 64, and 17.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 101.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.10 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $28,679, and the median income for a family was $35,190. Males had a median income of $28,470 versus $19,886 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,494. About 13.60% of families and 17.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.70% of those under age 18 and 13.30% of those age 65 or over.
|Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of January 15, 2012|
|Party||Number of Voters||Percentage|
|2012||69.17% 10,841||30.83% 4,831|
|2008||68.29% 11,752||31.71% 5,457|
|2004||59.91% 11,134||40.09% 7,452|
|2000||52.05% 8,514||46.63% 7,627|
Cities and towns 
NRHP sites 
The following sites in Pittsburg County are listed on the National Register of Historic Places:
- "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.