is a city located in Carter County, Oklahoma
. As of the 2000
census, the city had a total population of 23,711. It is the county seat
of Carter County6
Geography\nArdmore is located at 34°10'52" North, 97°7'46" West (34.181240, -97.129363)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of 129.5 km²
). 127.2 km² (49.1 mi²) of it is land and 2.3 km² (0.9 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.74% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 23,711 people, 9,646 households, and 6,308 families residing in the city. The population density
is 186.4/km² (482.7/mi²). There are 10,926 housing units at an average density of 85.9/km² (222.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 73.02% White, 11.27% African American
, 8.78% Native American
, 0.99% Asian
, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.55% from other races, and 4.37% from two or more races. 3.70% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 9,646 households out of which 30.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% are married couples living together, 14.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% are non-families. 31.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.36 and the average family size is 2.95.
In the city the population is spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 88.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 84.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $28,046, and the median income for a family is $37,758. Males have a median income of $28,685 versus $23,070 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,502. 18.3% of the population and 13.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 24.9% are under the age of 18 and 12.0% are 65 or older.