Kay County

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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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