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Oklahoma State Profile

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Population

  • With 3,547,884 residents in 2005, Oklahoma is the 28th most populated state in the U.S.
  • The total population of Oklahoma grew 2.8 percent from 2000 to 2005 – a growth rate below the U.S. average of 5.3 percent.
  • Oklahoma is becoming slightly more diverse. The percentage of Whites is declining while the percentages of minorities are growing.

Distribution (%) of Total Population by Race/Ethnicity from 2000 to 2005
Race/Ethnicity 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
White 74.1% 73.8% 73.4% 73.1% 72.8% 72.5%
Hispanic, Latino 5.2% 5.5% 5.8% 6.1% 6.4% 6.6%
African-American 7.5% 7.5% 7.5% 7.5% 7.5% 7.6%
Native American, AK Native 7.8% 7.8% 7.9% 7.9% 7.9% 7.9%
Asian, Pacific Islander 1.4% 1.4% 1.5% 1.5% 1.5% 1.6%
Two or More Races 3.9% 3.9% 3.9% 3.9% 3.9% 3.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates

Oklahoma - Cities and Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)

  • The three largest cities (Metropolitan Areas) in Oklahoma are Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Lawton.
  • Oklahoma City (the capital of Oklahoma) had an estimated population of 1,156,812 in 2005 – the 46th largest MSA in the U.S.
  • The estimated population in Tulsa in 2005 was 887,715 – the 55th largest metropolitan area in the U.S.
  • Lawton was the 312th largest metropolitan area in the U.S. with 112,996 residents.

Oklahoma - Income and Poverty

  • In 2004, Oklahoma ranked 39th among the 50 states in personal income per capita ($27,840 per resident).
  • Oklahoma’s personal income per capita relative to the U.S. rose from 85 percent in 1960 to 94 percent in 1980, then fell to 84 percent in 2004 (see below).

Personal Income per Capita in Oklahoma as a Percent of the U.S. Average from 1960 to 2004
Oklahoma per capita income map
Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

  • Among the 50 states, Oklahoma has the 9th highest percentage of its total population living in poverty (16.5%) and the 8th highest percentage of children under 18 living in poverty (23.0%) – 2005 American Community Survey.

Oklahoma - Educational Attainment

  • In 2005, Oklahoma ranked 35th among the 50 states in the percentage of its adults aged 25 to 64 with at least high school diploma (87.0%).
  • Oklahoma ranked 41st in the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor’s degree or higher (23.9%) and 45th in the percentage with a graduate or professional degree (7.3%).
  • Relative to the U.S. average, Oklahoma has larger percentages of adults who have completed just a high school diploma and some college and smaller percentages with college degrees – associate and higher (see below).

Educational Attainment of 25 to 64 Year Olds in 2005 – Oklahoma and the U.S. Average
Oklahoma education attainment
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

Oklahoma - Workforce and Economy

  • In 2005, Oklahoma had the 18th lowest unemployment rate of all states – 4.4 percent compared to the U.S. average of 5.1 percent. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Relative to the U.S. average, Oklahoma has larger percentages of its workforce employed in construction, production and transportation, and service occupations (see below).

Distribution (%) of Employment by Occupation in 2005
Distribution (%) of Employment by Occupation in 2005
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

  • By Industry, Oklahoma has larger percentages of its employment in public administration, education and healthcare, transportation and warehousing, and agricultural industries relative to the U.S. average (see below).

Distribution (%) of Employment by Industry in 2005
Distribution (%) of Employment by Industry in 2005
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

  • Oklahoma ranked 34th among the 50 states on the Progressive Policy Institute’s 2002 State New Economy Index – an index that measures the degree to which states are structured according to the new “knowledge-based” economy. (Located at: http://www.neweconomyindex.org/states/index.html)

Oklahoma - Health and Well-Being

  • 19.9 percent of Oklahoma residents do not have health insurance – the 3rd highest percentage in the U.S. (2005 Current Population Survey)
  • 24.8 percent of Oklahoma residents are overweight enough to be labeled obese – higher than the national average of 23.1 percent (Centers for Disease Control)
  • In Oklahoma, 217 per 100,000 residents died of cancer during the years 2000 to 2002 – higher than the U.S. average of 204 per 100,000 residents (Centers for Disease Control).
  • A higher proportion of Oklahoma residents (411 of 100,000) died of cardiovascular complications from 2000 to 2002 – the highest rate among states and much higher than the national average of 333 per 100,000 residents (Centers for Disease Control).
  • On the 2005 America’s Health Rankings (United Health Foundation), Oklahoma ranked 44th among the states in overall health. The state rankings and measures can be accessed at http://www.unitedhealthfoundation.org/ahr2005.html.

Oklahoma - Crime and Corrections

  • In 2004, Oklahoma had the 14th highest rate of violent crime among the 50 states (501 incidences per 100,000 residents). The U.S. rate was 466 incidences per 100,000 residents. (FBI, Uniform Crime Reports)
  • In the same year, there were 4,242 incidences of property crime per 100,000 residents in Oklahoma (the 10th highest rate among states) – above the U.S. average of 3,517.
  • Oklahoma had the 6th highest incarceration rate per capita in 2004 – with 662 prisoners under federal and state jurisdiction per 100,000 residents. The rate of incarceration in Oklahoma was about at the U.S. average in 1980 and has risen well above the U.S. average by 2004 (see below).

Number of Prisoners (Federal and State) Per 100,000 Residents – Oklahoma and the U.S. Average
Number of Prisoners (Federal and State) Per 100,000 Residents – Oklahoma and the U.S. Average
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau

Oklahoma Counties

State averages often mask vast disparities within states. For example, the personal income per capita in Oklahoma ranges from $17,138 in Coal County to $36,948 in Tulsa County. Also, the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor’s degree or higher ranges from 9.7 percent in Okfuskee County to 36.9 percent in Payne County (a ratio of nearly 4 to 1).

Therefore, it is important to display regional and county differences. Many of these data are available to MyOnlineMaps.com subscribers at the state and county levels – and can be used to generate state and county maps or to download for research purposes. Furthermore, the “Resources” section of MyonlineMaps.com contains links to these and other valuable data sources.

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