Woods County

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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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This photo provided by the Oklahoma Forestry Services shows the Anderson Creek fire in Woods County, Oklahoma, on March 23, 2016.