Pushmataha County

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Pushmataha County, Oklahoma

304 SW 'B' St
Antlers, OK 74523
Phone: (580) 298-2512
Fax: (580) 298-5299

In southeastern OK, southeast of McAlester; organized Nov 16, 1907 from Indian lands. Name Origin: For the Pushmataha district of the Choctaw Nation, named for the noted Choctaw chief (c.1765-1824) who served with Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) and is buried in the Congressional Cemetery. The name may mean 'ready to be a sapling,' ie., now grown to be a young man; or 'qualified sapling,' indicating a rank to which he belonged

Area (sq mi):: 1422.78 (land 1397.31; water 25.47) Population per square mile: 8.40
Population 2005: 11,693 State rank: 53 Population change: 2000-20005 0.20%; 1990-2000 6.10% Population 2000: 11,667 (White 77.10%; Black or African American 0.80%; Hispanic or Latino 1.60%; Asian 0.10%; Other 21.20%). Foreign born: 0.50%. Median age: 40.10
Income 2000: per capita $12,864; median household $22,127; Population below poverty level: 23.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $15,415-$18,528
Unemployment (2004): 6.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.40% Median travel time to work: 26.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 26.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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