Demographics of Oklahoma

Demographics of Oklahoma
Oklahoma Population Density Map (2010)

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, as of 2010, the state of Oklahoma has an estimated population of 3,751,351, which is an increase of 300,697 or 8.7% since the year 2000. Oklahoma is the 28th most populous state in the United States in population.



Historical populations
Census Pop.
1890 258,657
1900 790,391 205.6%
1910 1,657,155 109.7%
1920 2,028,283 22.4%
1930 2,396,040 18.1%
1940 2,336,434 −2.5%
1950 2,233,351 −4.4%
1960 2,328,284 4.3%
1970 2,559,229 9.9%
1980 3,025,290 18.2%
1990 3,145,585 4.0%
2000 3,450,654 9.7%
2010 3,751,351 8.7%
Source: 1910-2010[1]

As of the census of 2010,[2] there were 3,751,351 people, 1,460,450 households, and 975,267 families residing in the state. The population density was 54.6 people per square mile (21.1/km²). There were 1,664,378 total housing units at an average density of 23.8 per square mile (9.2/km²).

There were 1,460,450 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. Of all households, 27.5% were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the state, the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36.2 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.8 males.[3]

It was estimated in 2010, that 5.5% of Oklahoma's residents, 206,382 were foreign born. Of them 31.9% were Naturalized US citizens and 68.1% were Not a US citizen.[4]

The median income for a household in the state was $42,072, and the median income for a family was $51,958. Full-time, year-round males workers had a median income of $40,458 versus $30,901 for females. The per capita income for the state was $22,254. It was estimated that 16.9% of the population and 12.7% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 24.7% of those under the age of 18 and 15.4% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.[5]

About 81.1% of the state's civilian non-institutionalized population has health coverage with 61.8% with private insurance and 31.3% with public coverage. About 18.9% of the state's population has no health insurance coverage and 10.0% of all children 18 years and younger in Oklahoma have no health insurance.[5]

The center of population of Oklahoma is located at 35.598464 N, -96.836786 W, in Lincoln County near the town of Sparks.[6]

Race and ethnicity

Population of Oklahoma by race (2010)[7]
Race Number Percentage
White alone 2,706,845 72.2%
Black or African American alone 277,644 7.4%
American Indian or Alaska Native alone 321,687 8.6%
Two or more races 221,321 5.9%
Some other race alone 154,409 4.1%
Asian alone 65,076 1.7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander alone 4,369 0.1%
Total 3,751,351 100.0%

At the 2010 Census, 68.7% of the population was non-Hispanic White, 7.3% non-Hispanic Black or African American, 8.2% non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.7% non-Hispanic Asian, 0.1% non-Hispanic Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, 0.1% from some other race (non-Hispanic) and 5.1% of two or more races (non-Hispanic). 8.9% of Oklahoma's population was of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin (they may be of any race)

As of 2010, Oklahoma had ancestral makeup of 14.6% German, 9.6% American, 12.6% Irish, 8.2% English, 7.3% African American, and 8.6% Native American.[4] Most people from Oklahoma who self-identify as having American ancestry are of overwhelmingly English ancestry with significant amounts of Scottish and Welsh inflection as well.[8][9] The state had the second highest number of Native Americans in 2010, estimated at 321,687, behind California. As a percentage of population, Oklahoma ranked fourth behind Alaska, New Mexico, and South Dakota with 8.57%.[10]

An estimated 7.4 percent of Oklahomans are African American. African Americans are a plurality in southeast Lawton, northeast Oklahoma City, northwest Tulsa, and portions of Muskogee. In Tulsa, the historic Black community of Greenwood was once prosperous enough to earned the nickname "the Black Wall Street" in the 1920's. [11][12]

Oklahoma City has the largest Asian American population in the state with 35.8% of the state's total Asian population living in the city.[13] Most of the state's Asian population consists of Vietnamese and Indian American populations. In 2010, Vietnamese Americans had an estimated population of 16,258 and Indian Americans a population of 11,906. [14]

Hispanic or Latino origin

Hispanic and Latino Americans by race (2010)[15]
Race Population Percentage of all Hispanic
and Latino Americans
Some other race
(Mestizo, Mulatto, etc.)
151,455 45.6%
White 131,464 39.6%
Two or more races 29,247 8.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native 12,954 3.9%
Black 5,573 1.7%
Asian 922 0.3%
Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander 392 0.1%
Total 332,007 100.0%

According to the 2010 census, 8.9% of Oklahoma's population reported to be of Hispanic or Latino origins. The largest group was Mexican which made up of 7.1% of Oklahoma's population. Other groups included Puerto Rican with 0.3% and Guatemalan with 0.2% of the total population.[16]

Cities and towns

Oklahoma had 598 incorporated places in 2010, including three cities over 100,000 in population and 40 over 10,000.[17] Two of the fifty largest cities in the United States are located in Oklahoma, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, and 58 percent of Oklahomans live within their metropolitan areas, or spheres of economic and social influence defined by the United States Census Bureau as a metropolitan statistical area. Oklahoma City, the state's capital and largest city, had the largest metropolitan area in the state in 2010, with 1,252,987 people, and the metropolitan area of Tulsa had 937,478 residents.[18]

Oklahoma's largest cities in 2010 were: Oklahoma City (579,999), Tulsa (391,906), Norman (110,925), Broken Arrow (98,850), Lawton (96,867), Edmond (81,405), Moore (55,081), Midwest City (54,371), Enid (49,379), and Stillwater (45,688). Between 2000 and 2010, the cities that led the state in population growth were Blanchard 172.4%, Elgin 78.2%, Piedmont 56.7%, Bixby 56.6%, and Owasso 56.3%.[17]


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  2. ^ "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics - Oklahoma". US Census Bureau. 2010. Retrieved 2011-09-04. 
  3. ^ "QT-P1 Age Groups and Sex:2010 - Oklahoma". US Census Bureau. 2010. Retrieved 2011-09-04. 
  4. ^ a b "Oklahoma - SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES 2010 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. 2010. Retrieved 2011-10-06. 
  5. ^ a b "Oklahoma SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS 2010 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates". US Census Bureau. 2010. Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Centers of Population by State". U.S. Census Bureau. 2010. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  7. ^ "P8 Race Total Population Oklahoma". US Census Bureau. 2010. Retrieved 2011-09-29. 
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  9. ^ Sharing the Dream: White Males in a Multicultural America By Dominic J. Pulera.
  10. ^ "P1 Universal Total Population - All US States". US Census Bureau. 2010. Retrieved 2011-10-06. 
  11. ^ "Race Alone or in Combination and Hispanic or Latino: 2010 All census tracks within Oklahoma". US Census Bureau. 2010. Retrieved 2011-10-06. 
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  14. ^ "Race Reporting for the Asian Population by Selected Categories". US Census Bureau. 2010. Retrieved 2011-10-06. 
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  18. ^ "P1 Total Population All Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas (or parts) within Oklahoma". US Census Bureau. 2010. Retrieved 2011-10-09. 

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