Nowata County

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Nowata County, Oklahoma

229 N Maple St
Nowata, OK 74048
Phone: (918) 273-0175
Fax: (918) 273-1936

On the northeastern border of OK, northeast of Tulsa; organized Nov 16, 1907 from Cherokee lands. Name Origin: For the town of Nowata

Area (sq mi):: 580.87 (land 564.95; water 15.92) Population per square mile: 19.20
Population 2005: 10,864 State rank: 57 Population change: 2000-20005 2.80%; 1990-2000 5.80% Population 2000: 10,569 (White 71.90%; Black or African American 2.50%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.10%; Other 25.10%). Foreign born: 0.20%. Median age: 39.00
Income 2000: per capita $14,244; median household $29,470; Population below poverty level: 14.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,410-$18,158
Unemployment (2004): 5.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.30% Median travel time to work: 26.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 54.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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An acute fear of fire and a desire to reduce the cost of fire insurance led Dan Gallery of rural Nowata County, Oklahoma to devise a method of fire protection that almost immediately proved its worth.