Pontotoc County (Oklahoma)

Pontotoc County is a county located in the state of Oklahoma in the United States. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Ada.


The County is located in south-central Oklahoma and has an area of 1879 square kilometers, of which 15 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Seminole County, Hughes County, Coal County, Johnston County, Murray County, Garvin County and McClain County.


Pontotoc County was formed on 16 July 1907 as original county of Chickasaw country. It was named after a Native American word of the Chickasaw.

Demographic data


According to the census in 2000 lived in Pontotoc County 35 143 people in 13,978 households and 9,421 families. The population density was 19 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 75.80 percent White, 2.06 percent African Americans, 15.51 percent Native American, 0.46 percent Asian, 0.02 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 0.79 percent from other races groups; 5.36 percent were descended from two or more races. 2.30 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 13,978 households, 30.8 percent had children under the age of 18 living with them. 52.9 percent were married couples living together, 10.8 percent were single mothers. 32.6 percent were non-families, 28.1 percent of all households and 12.3 percent of households had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.98.

24.7 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 12.5 percent between 18 to 24, 26.0 percent between 25 and 44, 21.9 percent between 45 and 64 and 15.0 percent were 65 years or older. The average age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.

The median income for a household 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 was $ 14,664. 11.8 percent of families and 16.5 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.