Pontotoc County, Oklahoma

Pontotoc County, Oklahoma

Pontotoc County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of 2000, the population was 35,143. Its county seat is AdaGR|6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,879 km² (725 mi²). 1,864 km² (720 mi²) of it is land and 15 km² (6 mi²) of it (0.80%) is water.

Adjacent counties

*Seminole County (north)
*Hughes County (northeast)
*Coal County (southeast)
*Johnston County (south)
*Murray County (southwest)
*Garvin County (west)
*McClain County & Pottawatomie County (northwest)


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 35,143 people, 13,978 households, and 9,421 families residing in the county. The population density was 19/km² (49/mi²). There were 15,575 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (22/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 75.80% White, 2.06% Black or African American, 15.51% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.79% from other races, and 5.36% from two or more races. 2.30% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 13,978 households out of which 30.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.90% were married couples living together, 10.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.60% were non-families. 28.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.70% under the age of 18, 12.50% from 18 to 24, 26.00% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,955, and the median income for a family was $35,400. Males had a median income of $26,785 versus $18,939 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,664. About 11.80% of families and 16.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.10% of those under age 18 and 11.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

NRHP sites

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

*Ada Public Library, Ada
*Bebee Field Round House, Ada
*East Central State Normal School, Ada
*Mijo Camp Industrial District, Ada
*Pontotoc County Courthouse, Ada
*Roff Armory, Roff
*Sugg Clinic, Ada
*Wintersmith Park Historic District, Ada


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