Atoka County

Atoka County, Oklahoma

200 E Court St
Atoka, OK 74525
Phone: (580) 889-2643
Fax: (580) 889-2608

In south-central OK, southwest of McAlester; organized as Shappaway County Nov 16, 1907 from Choctaw lands. Name Origin: For Capt. Atoka, the Choctaw athlete who led a band of his people to OK during their removal from MS and AL. Originally for another noted Choctaw leader

Area (sq mi):: 990.00 (land 978.29; water 11.71) Population per square mile: 14.80
Population 2005: 14,456 State rank: 47 Population change: 2000-20005 4.20%; 1990-2000 8.60% Population 2000: 13,879 (White 75.40%; Black or African American 5.90%; Hispanic or Latino 1.40%; Asian 0.20%; Other 18.10%). Foreign born: 0.30%. Median age: 38.30
Income 2000: per capita $12,919; median household $24,752; Population below poverty level: 19.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $15,655-$17,953
Unemployment (2004): 6.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.10% Median travel time to work: 29.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 31.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Materials and Methods--The study area, Boehler Seeps and Sandhills Preserve, is a 196-ha preserve located in Atoka County, Oklahoma.
Joplin and the owners of his truck, 3E Ranch and Gerald Edwards of Atoka County, Okla.
29, 1922, in Atoka County, Okla, to Carl and Vera Burkleo.
The Atoka Plant has a capacity of 20 MMcf/d and is located 13 miles to the south in Atoka County, Okla.
The Wesley area is a new developing Pennsylvanian Age Spiro sand and Wapanucka limestone reservoir field located in northern Atoka County, Oklahoma along the frontal thrust faults of the Quachita Mountains.
They are jails in Alfalfa County, Atoka County and Harney County.