Beckham County

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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    Bids will be received by mail and must be addressed to Beckham County Cler, PO Box 428, Sayre, OK 73662.
    At the time of the disappearance, Kim's father was a police officer in nearby Beckham County where the teens were last seen.
    Perognathus merriami (n = 60): NEW MEXICO: Hidalgo County, 10 miles NE Portal Arizona, Granite Gap (ACUNHC 504); OKLAHOMA: Beckham County, 9.
    plans to construct a 120 MMcf/d cryogenic gas processing plant in Beckham County, OK.
    In the United States, the westernmost distribution of this species occurs in the Texas Panhandle just west of Beckham County (Schmidly 2002).
    The 18,400-foot Green Estate well located in Beckham County, Oklahoma has produced 28.
    Two other new weigh and inspection stations already are operational on I-35 in Kay County near the Oklahoma-Kansas state line and on I-40 near Texola in Beckham County.
    In Beckham County, in July, we provided about 386 doses.
    2-11 was drilled in Beckham County to a depth of 13,200 feet in March 2001.
    Two other new weigh and inspection stations previously are functioning on I-35 in Kay County near the Oklahoma-Kansas state line and on I-40 near Texola in Beckham County.