Canadian County, Oklahoma

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Canadian County, Oklahoma
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Canadian County
Location in the U.S. state of Oklahoma
Map of the United States highlighting Oklahoma
Oklahoma's location in the U.S.
Founded March, 1890
Seat El Reno
Area
 • Total 905 sq mi (2,344 km2)
 • Land 900 sq mi (2,330 km2)
 • Water 5 sq mi (14 km2), 0.60%
Population
 • (2008 est.) 106,079
 • Density 98/sq mi (38/km2)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC−6/−5

Canadian County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of 2009, the population was 109,668[1]. Its county seat is El RenoTemplate:GR. Canadian County is also part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Statistical Area. Canadian County is named for the Canadian River.[2]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 905 square miles (2,344 km²), of which, 900 square miles (2,330 km²) of it is land and 5 square miles (14 km²) of it (0.60%) is water.

Cities and towns

† Oklahoma City is mainly in Oklahoma County, but a small part of the city limits extends into Canadian County.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there were 87,697 people, 31,484 households, and 24,431 families residing in the county. The population density was 98 people per square mile (38/km²). There were 33,969 housing units at an average density of 38 per square mile (15/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 87.01% White, 2.16% Black or African American, 4.27% Native American, 2.45% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.35% from other races, and 2.72% from two or more races. 3.86% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 31,484 households out of which 39.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.30% were married couples living together, 9.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.40% were non-families. 19.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the county, the population was spread out with 28.00% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 30.70% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 9.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 99.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $45,439, and the median income for a family was $51,180. Males had a median income of $35,944 versus $24,631 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,691. About 5.80% of families and 7.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.70% of those under age 18 and 7.20% of those age 65 or over.

In 2010 Canadian County was ranked number 28 on The Daily Caller's list of America's 100 most conservative-friendly counties.[3]

Transportation

Major highways

Airports

  • Sundance Airpark is a public use airport located in Canadian County, 11 nautical miles (20 km) northwest of the central business district of Oklahoma City. This airport is privately owned.[5]

NRHP Sites

The following sites in Canadian County are listed on the National Register of Historic Places:

References

  1. ^ [1], United States Census Bureau
  2. ^ Oklahoma Historical Society. "Origin of County Names in Oklahoma", Chronicles of Oklahoma 2:1 (March 1924) 75-82 (retrieved August 18, 2006).
  3. ^ Palko, Chris (March 19, 2010). "America’s top 20 conservative-friendly counties". The Daily Caller. http://dailycaller.com/2010/03/19/americas-top-20-conservative-friendly-counties/2/. Retrieved 19 March 2010
  4. ^ FAA Airport Master Record for RCE (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 17 December 2009.
  5. ^ FAA Airport Master Record for HSD (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 17 December 2009.

External links

Coordinates: 35°32′N 97°59′W / 35.54°N 97.98°W / 35.54; -97.98