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Beckham County, Oklahoma

PO Box 67
Sayre, OK 73662
Phone: (580) 928-2457
Fax: (580) 928-2467

On the southwestern border of OK; organized Nov 16, 1907 from Greer and Roger Mills counties. Name Origin: For John Crepps Wickliffe Beckham (1869-1940), KY governor (1900-07) and U.S. senator (1915-21)

Area (sq mi):: 904.14 (land 901.83; water 2.31) Population per square mile: 20.90
Population 2005: 18,880 State rank: 42 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.60%; 1990-2000 5.20% Population 2000: 19,799 (White 84.70%; Black or African American 5.50%; Hispanic or Latino 5.40%; Asian 0.40%; Other 7.00%). Foreign born: 1.60%. Median age: 36.60
Income 2000: per capita $14,488; median household $27,402; Population below poverty level: 18.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,942-$21,198
Unemployment (2004): 3.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 18.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 12.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Elk City (10,442)

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