Washita County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of 2000, the population was 11,508. Its county seat is New Cordell. It was formerly located in Cloud Chief, Oklahoma.
According to the U.S.
county has a total area of 1,009 square miles
(2,613 km²), of which, 1,003 square miles
(2,599 km²) of it is land and 6 square miles
(15 km²) of it (0.57%) is water.Woods County EastPawnee County
WestPittsburg County SouthRoger Mills County North
As of the census
of 2000, there were 11,508
people, 4,506 households, and 3,266 families residing in the
county. The population density
was 12 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 5,452 housing
units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km²). The
racial makeup of the county was 92.31% White
, 0.43% Black
or African American
, 2.97% Native American
, 0.26% Asian
, 0.03% Pacific Islander
, 2.18% from
, and 1.82%
from two or more races. 4.48% of the population were Hispanic
of any race. 95.3% spoke
, 3.5% Spanish
and 1.3% German
as their first language.
There were 4,506 households out of which 33.60% had children under
the age of 18 living with them, 61.00% were married couples
living together, 8.50% had a female
householder with no husband present, and 27.50% were non-families.
25.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.40% had
someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average
household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the county, the population was spread out with 26.30% under the
age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 25.20% from 25 to 44, 22.20% from
45 to 64, and 18.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median
age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.90 males. For
every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.20 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $29,563, and
the median income for a family was $35,598. Males had a median
income of $25,668 versus $17,741 for females. The per capita income
for the county was
$15,528. About 13.10% of families and 15.50% of the population were
below the poverty line
22.10% of those under age 18 and 9.30% of those age 65 or
Cities and towns