Tillman County, Oklahoma
|Tillman County, Oklahoma|
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Oklahoma's location in the U.S.
879 sq mi (2,277 km²)
872 sq mi (2,258 km²)
7 sq mi (18 km²), 0.82%
8.9/sq mi (3.4/km²)
The county was founded at the time of Oklahoma statehood in 1907, and was named for Senator Benjamin Tillman of South Carolina. It had previously been part of Comanche County, Oklahoma Territory. In 1910 and 1924 portions of Kiowa County were added to the north side of the county.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,277 km² (879 mi²), of which 2,258 km² (872 mi²) is land and 19 km² (7 mi²) (0.82%) is water.
Adjacent counties 
- Kiowa County (north)
- Comanche County (northeast)
- Cotton County (east)
- Wichita County, Texas (south)
- Wilbarger County, Texas (southwest)
- Jackson County (northwest)
As of the census of 2000, there were 9,287 people, 3,594 households, and 2,487 families residing in the county. The population density was 4/km² (11/mi²). There were 4,342 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (5/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 74.21% White, 9.02% Black or African American, 2.68% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 10.61% from other races, and 3.12% from two or more races. 17.67% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 3,594 households out of which 30.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.10% were married couples living together, 10.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.80% were non-families. 28.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the county, the population was spread out with 26.70% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 24.00% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 19.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 96.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $24,828, and the median income for a family was $30,854. Males had a median income of $23,039 versus $18,724 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,270. About 17.30% of families and 21.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.20% of those under age 18 and 15.40% of those age 65 or over.
|Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of January 15, 2012|
|Party||Number of Voters||Percentage|
|2008||67.81% 2,195||32.19% 1,042|
|2004||65.92% 2,273||34.08% 1,175|
|2000||57.33% 1,920||41.80% 1,400|
Cities and towns 
See also 
- "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.
- Tillman County Website
- Lyrics to 'Tillman County' by Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer
- Oklahoma Digital Maps: Digital Collections of Oklahoma and Indian Territory