Tillman County, Oklahoma

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Tillman County, Oklahoma
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Tillman County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Map of the United States highlighting Oklahoma
Oklahoma's location in the U.S.
Founded 1907
Seat Frederick
Largest city Frederick
Area
 • Total 879 sq mi (2,277 km2)
 • Land 872 sq mi (2,258 km2)
 • Water 7 sq mi (18 km2), 0.82%
Population (Est.)
 • (2012) 7,822
 • Density 8.9/sq mi (3.4/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Website www.tillmancounty.org

Tillman County is in the southwestern part of Oklahoma, on the Texas border. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,992.[1] The county seat is Frederick.[2]

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.[3]

Geography[edit]

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.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 18,650
1920 22,433 20.3%
1930 24,390 8.7%
1940 20,754 −14.9%
1950 17,598 −15.2%
1960 14,654 −16.7%
1970 12,901 −12.0%
1980 12,398 −3.9%
1990 10,384 −16.2%
2000 9,287 −10.6%
2010 7,992 −13.9%
Est. 2012 7,822 −2.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the 2010 United States Census,[6] there were 7,992 people, 3,216 households, and 2,136 families residing in the county. The population density was 3.5/km² (9.1/mi²). There were 4,077 housing units at an average density of 1.8/km² (4.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 73.5% white, 7.7% Black or African American, 3.4% Native American, 0.3% Asian, less than 0.1% Pacific Islander, 11% from other races, and 4.1% from two or more races. Just over 23% of the population was Hispanic or Latino.

There were 3,216 households, out of which 31.5% included children under the age of 18, 48.8% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.6% were non-families. Individuals living alone accounted for 30.3% of households and individuals age 65 years or older living alone accounted for 14%. The average household size was 2.4 and the average family size was 3.96.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.9 years. For every 100 females there were 99.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.6 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,437, and the median income for a family was $40,616. Males had a median income of $32,885 versus $29,757 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,541. Sixteen percent of families and 21.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.5% of those under age 18 and 12.1% of those age 65 or over.

Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of January 15, 2012[7]
Party Number of Voters Percentage
  Democratic 3,370 74.49%
  Republican 838 18.52%
  Unaffiliated 316 6.99%
Total 4,524 100%

Politics[edit]

Presidential election results[8]
Year Republican Democrat
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

Communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Wilson, Linda D. Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. "Tillman County." Retrieved October 3, 2013.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ http://www.ok.gov/elections/documents/reg_0112.pdf
  8. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". Retrieved 2011-06-11. 

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Coordinates: 34°23′N 98°55′W / 34.38°N 98.92°W / 34.38; -98.92