Atoka County, Oklahoma

The Atoka County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. In the census in 2010, the County had 14,182 inhabitants and a population density of 5.6 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Atoka.


The County is located in southeastern Oklahoma, is located in the south about 50 miles from Texas and has an area of ​​2,564 square kilometers, of which 30 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered by the following counties:


The Atoka County was formed on 16 July 1907 as original county of former Choctaw country. It was named after a chief of the Choctaw.

The first white settlement began in the mid -19th century and in 1857 the first mail service between Missouri and San Francisco was established. Boggy Depot, in the west of the county, in the early years was an important trading post and is now at Historic Boggy Depot State Park. In Boggy Depot also the first post office of the county was established on November 5, 1849.

Demographic data

According to the census in 2000 lived in Atoka County 13,879 people in 4,964 households and 3,504 families. The population density was 5 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 75.86 percent White, 5.86 percent African Americans, 11.37 percent Native American, 0.23 percent Asian, 0.01 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 0.58 % from other ethnic groups, and 6.09 percent were descended from two or more races. 1.41 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race, were members of the various groups mentioned.

Of the 4,964 households, 31.3 percent had children under the age of 18 living with them. 56.9 percent were married couples living together, 10.2 percent were single mothers. 29.4 percent were non-families, 27.1 percent of all households and 13.9 percent of households had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.01 persons.

23.6 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 8.2 percent between 18 to 24, 29.1 percent between 25 and 44, 24.3 percent between 45 and 64 and 14.8 percent were 65 years or older. The average age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 117.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 119.9 males.

The median income for a household was $ 24,752, and the median income for a family was $ 29,409. Males had a median income of $ 26,193 versus $ 18,861 for females. The per capita income was $ 12,919. 15.7 percent of families and 19.8 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Cities and Towns

  • Atoka
  • Caney
  • Lane
  • Redden
  • Stringtown
  • Tushka

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