Cimarron County

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Cimarron County, Oklahoma

Courthouse Sq PO Box 145
Boise City, OK 73933
Phone: (580) 544-2251
Fax: (580) 544-2251

In the OK panhandle; organized Nov 16, 1907 from Beaver County. Name Origin: For the Cimarron River, which flows across the northern part of the county. Meaning and application of the term are uncertain. The river may have been called in Spanish el rio de los carneros cimarron 'River of the Wild Sheep'; or it is possibly a Mexican-Apache word meaning 'wanderer.'

Area (sq mi):: 1841.17 (land 1835.04; water 6.13) Population per square mile: 1.50
Population 2005: 2,833 State rank: 77 Population change: 2000-20005 -10.00%; 1990-2000 -4.60% Population 2000: 3,148 (White 81.00%; Black or African American 0.60%; Hispanic or Latino 15.40%; Asian 0.20%; Other 13.40%). Foreign born: 10.30%. Median age: 39.30
Income 2000: per capita $15,744; median household $30,625; Population below poverty level: 17.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,499-$21,325
Unemployment (2004): 3.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 14.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 14.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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