Kay County

Kay County, Oklahoma

201 S Main St
Newkirk, OK 74647
Phone: (580) 362-2537
Fax: (580) 362-3300

On the central northern border of OK, northeast of Enid; original county; organized as 'K' County 1895 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For the letter K. The first seven counties of OK were originally numbered. The next fifteen were lettered (A-Q, except I and J). All later received names except 'K' County, which became Kay.

Area (sq mi):: 945.12 (land 918.70; water 26.42) Population per square mile: 50.60
Population 2005: 46,480 State rank: 17 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.30%; 1990-2000 0.00% Population 2000: 48,080 (White 82.50%; Black or African American 1.80%; Hispanic or Latino 4.30%; Asian 0.50%; Other 13.50%). Foreign born: 2.30%. Median age: 38.10
Income 2000: per capita $16,643; median household $30,762; Population below poverty level: 16.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,844-$25,126
Unemployment (2004): 6.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 16.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 8.30%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Ponca City (25,224)

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    Kay County District Attorney Brian Hermanson said Prater has been a personal hero of his forever.
    Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, has announced that its first wind project, the 299-megawatt (MW) Kay Wind facility in Kay County, Oklahoma, is completely operational.
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    OwnEnergy, a leader in Community Wind announced that it has closed a transaction in Kay County, OK where NextEra Energy Resources will acquire, construct and operate the Blackwell Wind Farm.
    Superior Pipeline Company LLC revealed on Wednesday that it is in the process of installing a new 30m cubic feet (MMcf) per day cryogenic processing plant in the Mississippian trend, Kay County, Oklahoma.
    Throughout the years, Eratz Investments has had operations ranging from Southeastern New Mexico to the Texas counties of Wichita, Archer, Throckmorton, Haskell, Foard, Palo Pinto, and in Northwestern Louisiana and Kay County, Oklahoma.
    "Our focus for the last year has been developing the Snake River Project in Northern Oklahoma which is located in Kay County, east of the Nemaha Ridge.
    The Beard Company (OTCBB:BRCO.ob), which creates, acquires and/or invests in businesses primarily related to natural resources, announced on Monday the purchase of an additional 7.5357142860% working interest in the Dilworth Field in Kay County, Oklahoma for USD900,000.