Woods County

Woods County, Oklahoma

407 Government St
Alva, OK 73717
Phone: (580) 327-2126
Fax: (580) 327-1219

On the northern border of OK, northwest of Enid; original county; organized as County "M" in 1893 (prior to statehood); name changed later; re-formed Nov 16, 1907. Name Origin: For Lt. Col. Samuel N. Wood (?-1814), career army officer killed in the war of 1812. The letter s was a clerical error allowed to stand.

Area (sq mi):: 1290.07 (land 1286.57; water 3.51) Population per square mile: 6.60
Population 2005: 8,546 State rank: 62 Population change: 2000-20005 -6.00%; 1990-2000 -0.20% Population 2000: 9,089 (White 91.90%; Black or African American 2.40%; Hispanic or Latino 2.40%; Asian 0.50%; Other 3.70%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 37.80
Income 2000: per capita $17,487; median household $28,927; Population below poverty level: 15.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,490-$25,515
Unemployment (2004): 6.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 5.40% Median travel time to work: 12.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 11.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Woods County had the lowest jobless rate among the 77 counties at 2.
One lateral will originate near the town of Alva in Woods County, OK.
The pipeline will consist of two laterals, one originating near Alva in Woods County, OK, and the other near Arnett in Ellis County, OK.
It is on the east side of Mamaroneck Avenue, directly across the street from the 700-acre Saxon Woods County Park.
A green goddess from Bedworth was called out to a blaze in the grounds of Binley Woods County Primary School, Coombe Drive, Binley Woods.
Yesterday, an ageing green goddess from Bedworth was called to tackle a blaze in the grounds of Binley Woods County Primary School, Coombe Drive, Binley Woods.
q The schools taking part were: Knightlow, St Marie's Junior, Long Lawford Primary, The Brooke School, Binley Woods County Primary, Bilton Junior, St Andrew's Benn, Newbold Riverside, The Revel Primary and Provost Williams Primary.
Infants at Binley Woods County Primary School, Coombe Drive, took part in a nativity play, while year six pupils starred in a production of Sweeney Todd and the choir sang for parents at a Christmas concert.
Matty Chinn, aged 16, of Rugby Road, spent about two weeks drawing the mural - featuring cartoon characters - at Binley Woods youth club, based at Binley Woods County Primary School in Coombe Drive.