Rogers County, Oklahoma

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Rogers County, Oklahoma
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Map of Oklahoma highlighting Rogers County
Location in the U.S. state of Oklahoma
Map of the United States highlighting Oklahoma
Oklahoma's location in the U.S.
Founded 1907
Named for Clement Vann Rogers
Seat Claremore
Largest city Claremore
Area
 • Total 711 sq mi (1,841 km2)
 • Land 676 sq mi (1,751 km2)
 • Water 36 sq mi (93 km2), 5.0%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 90,802
 • Density 129/sq mi (50/km2)
Congressional districts 1st, 2nd
Time zone Central: UTC−6/−5
Website www.rogerscounty.org

Rogers County is a county located in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of the 2010 census, the population was 86,905.[1] Its county seat is Claremore,[2] making it the sixth-largest county in Oklahoma based on population. Rogers County is included in the Tulsa, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Originally created in 1907 from the western Saline District of the Cherokee Nation, this area was named the Cooweescoowee District, and Cooweescoowee County at the time of statehood. But the residents protested and the name was changed to Rogers County, after Clem Vann Rogers, a prominent Cherokee rancher and father of Will Rogers.[3][4]

History[edit]

View of Claremore's skyline

According to the Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture, the Arkansas Band of the Osage Nation settled in the Three Forks area (the junction of the Arkansas River, Grand River and Verdigris River during the 1760s and established two villages called Pasuga and Pasona in what is now Rogers County. Pasona was near an ancient earthwork platform mound near the Verdigris River. It was later called Claremore Mound, to honor Osage chief Claremore (aka Gra-mon in Osage, meaning Arrow Going Home; his name was first recorded by French colonists as Clermont.)[3]

In 1828, Cherokee bands who had left the Southeast early exchanged their Arkansas land for an area that included present-day Rogers County. This had been ceded by the Osage in 1825 under a treaty to the United States.[3] The area became organized by the Cherokee Nation as the Saline District of their portion of Indian Territory. In 1907 the western portion of that district was organized as the Cooweescoowee District.[3]

Upon statehood in 1908, the district was designated as a county named Cooweescoowee. Residents supported renaming the county in honor of Clement Vann Rogers, an early Cherokee settler and prominent rancher here.[3]

Shortly after statehood, Eastern University Preparatory School was established on College Hill, just west of Claremore, Oklahoma.[5] The Oklahoma Military Academy, established in 1919, took over the facility.[5] In 1971 the academy was closed and the facility was converted for use by Claremore Junior College.[5] As a four-year curriculum and graduate departments were added, the state legislature renamed the institution as Rogers State College and Rogers University, before settling in 1998 on the current Rogers State University.[5]

Geography[edit]

Claremore Lake

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 711 square miles (1,840 km2), of which 676 square miles (1,750 km2) is land and 36 square miles (93 km2) (5.0%) is water.[6] The largest body of water is Lake Oologah. The main streams are the Caney River and the Verdigris River. There are also several smaller creeks and lakes in the county.[3]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
191017,736
192017,605−0.7%
193018,9567.7%
194021,07811.2%
195019,532−7.3%
196020,6145.5%
197028,42537.9%
198046,43663.4%
199055,17018.8%
200070,64128.0%
201086,90523.0%
Est. 201791,444[7]5.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[12] of 2010, there were 86,905 people, 31,884 households, and 24,088 families residing in the county. The population density was 105 people per square mile (40/km²). There were 27,476 housing units at an average density of 41 per square mile (16/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 75.3% White, 1.0% Black or African American, 13.1% Native American, 1.1% Asian (0.5% Hmong, 0.1% Filipino, 0.1% Indian),[13] 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.4% from other races, and 8.1% from two or more races. 3.7% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race (2.7% Mexican, 0.3% Puerto Rican, 0.2% Spanish, 0.1% Peruvian).[14][15][16] 18.1% were of German, 13.8% Irish, 8.7% English, 3.0% French, 2.5% Scottish, and 2.2% Italian ancestries.[17]

96.7% spoke English, 1.7% Spanish, and 0.4% German as their first language.[18]

There were 31,884 households out of which 38.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.60% were married couples living together, 8.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.90% were non-families. 19.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.50% 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 28.70% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 11.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $58,434 and the median income for a family was $67,691. The per capita income for the county was $26,400. About 7.2% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.3% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.[14][19][20]

Politics[edit]

Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of January 15, 2018[21]
Party Number of Voters Percentage
Democratic 15,083 28.50%
Republican 30,776 58.16%
Others 7,056 13.33%
Total 52,915 100%
Presidential Elections Results[22]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 75.7% 30,913 19.3% 7,902 5.0% 2,047
2012 75.1% 27,553 24.9% 9,148
2008 72.0% 27,743 28.0% 10,772
2004 67.7% 24,976 32.3% 11,918
2000 61.2% 17,713 37.4% 10,813 1.5% 425
1996 50.4% 12,883 37.4% 9,544 12.2% 3,127
1992 44.7% 12,455 29.6% 8,257 25.7% 7,180
1988 59.2% 12,940 40.1% 8,771 0.6% 140
1984 72.4% 16,137 27.0% 6,013 0.6% 138
1980 62.1% 11,581 34.3% 6,399 3.6% 662
1976 49.4% 7,318 49.7% 7,368 0.9% 129
1972 76.2% 9,697 20.5% 2,607 3.3% 424
1968 44.4% 4,631 25.5% 2,665 30.1% 3,141
1964 43.5% 4,202 56.5% 5,449
1960 63.1% 5,412 36.9% 3,167
1956 58.5% 4,487 41.5% 3,185
1952 56.0% 4,873 44.0% 3,830
1948 40.4% 2,849 59.6% 4,197
1944 53.8% 3,739 46.1% 3,209 0.1% 8
1940 50.2% 4,086 49.5% 4,028 0.3% 25
1936 41.9% 3,119 57.6% 4,290 0.6% 42
1932 26.0% 1,879 74.0% 5,347
1928 61.4% 3,477 37.9% 2,147 0.7% 41
1924 41.3% 2,207 54.3% 2,901 4.4% 237
1920 51.5% 2,844 44.6% 2,459 3.9% 216
1916 37.0% 1,435 49.0% 1,900 14.1% 546
1912 37.7% 1,258 49.0% 1,637 13.3% 445

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Towns[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

NRHP sites[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 12, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Thomas, Sarah C. "Rogers County," Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture, Oklahoma Historical Society, 2009. Accessed April 5, 2015.
  4. ^ "Oklahoma: Individual County Chronologies". Oklahoma Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. Retrieved February 24, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c d Paul B. Hatley, "Rogers State University", Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture, Oklahoma Historical Society, 2009. Accessed April 5, 2015.
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved February 22, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 22, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved February 22, 2015. 
  10. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 22, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved February 22, 2015. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  13. ^ Bureau, U.S. Census. "American FactFinder - Results". factfinder2.census.gov. 
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  15. ^ Bureau, U.S. Census. "American FactFinder - Results". factfinder2.census.gov. 
  16. ^ Bureau, U.S. Census. "American FactFinder - Results". factfinder2.census.gov. 
  17. ^ Bureau, U.S. Census. "American FactFinder - Results". factfinder2.census.gov. 
  18. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-06-19. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 
  19. ^ Bureau, U.S. Census. "American FactFinder - Results". factfinder2.census.gov. 
  20. ^ Bureau, U.S. Census. "American FactFinder - Results". factfinder2.census.gov. 
  21. ^ "Oklahoma State Election Board - Error 404" (PDF). www.ok.gov. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-01-25. 
  22. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-03-30. 

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Coordinates: 36°22′N 95°36′W / 36.37°N 95.60°W / 36.37; -95.60