Situation & Outlook Demographic-Economic Narrative Profile
Geographic area: Oklahoma

Created 11/21/2012. Next update 12/21/2012. [S&O Profiles & Reports] [Narrative Profile Main] [Notes section]

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1. Population. The Oklahoma total population increased from 3,450,654 (2000) to 3,791,508 (2011) -- a change of 340,854 ( 9.88%). The median age increased from 35.5 (2000) to 36.3 (2011). The population ages 5-to-17 changed from 656,007 (2000) to 671,437 (2011) -- a change of 15,430 ( 2.35%).

  Population by Gender/AgeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Population 3,450,654 100.0 3,791,508 100.0 340,854 9.9
  Male 1,695,895 49.1 1,877,843 49.5 181,948 10.7
  Female 1,754,759 50.9 1,913,665 50.5 158,906 9.1
  Under 5 years 236,353 6.8 264,196 7.0 27,843 11.8
  5 to 9 years 244,525 7.1 258,740 6.8 14,215 5.8
  10 to 14 years 252,029 7.3 261,447 6.9 9,418 3.7
  15 to 19 years 269,373 7.8 264,356 7.0 -5,017 -1.9
  20 to 24 years 247,165 7.2 273,573 7.2 26,408 10.7
  25 to 34 years 451,647 13.1 512,454 13.5 60,807 13.5
  35 to 44 years 523,522 15.2 466,418 12.3 -57,104 -10.9
  45 to 54 years 453,761 13.1 514,866 13.6 61,105 13.5
  55 to 59 years 173,199 5.0 241,715 6.4 68,516 39.6
  60 to 64 years 143,130 4.1 216,353 5.7 73,223 51.2
  65 to 74 years 242,499 7.0 288,726 7.6 46,227 19.1
  75 to 84 years 156,276 4.5 166,122 4.4 9,846 6.3
  85 years and over 57,175 1.7 62,542 1.6 5,367 9.4
  Median age 35.5... 36.3... 0.8 2.3

Census 2010 Population by 5-Year Age Group & Gender with Population Pyramid [
ranking table ... population pyramids]
Age Male Male% Female Female%
  0- 4134,7003.6129,4263.5
  5- 9132,9183.5126,4183.4
  10-14130,2603.5123,4043.3
  15-19135,6443.6128,8403.4
  20-24137,9343.7131,3083.5
  25-29135,9083.6129,8293.5
  30-34122,9143.3118,1043.1
  35-39117,4463.1115,2963.1
  40-44114,9433.1113,2523.0
  45-49129,8163.5131,4263.5
  50-54129,9313.5134,4383.6
  55-59114,9823.1120,9873.2
  60-6498,6012.6105,9122.8
  65-6975,2792.084,1132.2
  70-7455,8361.565,2391.7
  75-7941,3901.153,6611.4
  80-8428,0490.741,2351.1
  85+ 20,4260.541,4861.1

2. Race/Origin. Among major race groups, the Asian population increased from 46,767 (2000) to 65,513 (2011) -- a change of 18,746 ( 40.08%). Among 'race alone or in combination with other race(s),' the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population changed from 5,123 (2000) to 8,582 (2011) -- a change of 3,459 ( 67.52%).

  Population by Race/OriginCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Population 3,450,654 100.0 3,791,508 100.0 340,854 9.9
One Race 3,294,669 95.5 3,489,861 92.0 195,192 5.9
  White 2,628,434 76.2 2,792,094 73.6 163,660 6.2
  Black or African American 260,968 7.6 275,392 7.3 14,424 5.5
  American Indian and Alaska Native 273,230 7.9 260,733 6.9 -12,497 -4.6
  Asian 46,767 1.4 65,513 1.7 18,746 40.1
    Asian Indian 8,502 0.2 10,616 0.3 2,114 24.9
    Chinese 6,964 0.2 9,849 0.3 2,885 41.4
    Filipino 4,028 0.1 4,894 0.1 866 21.5
    Japanese 2,505 0.1 1,078 0.0 -1,427 -57.0
    Korean 5,074 0.1 5,658 0.1 584 11.5
    Vietnamese 12,566 0.4 17,133 0.5 4,567 36.3
    Other Asian 7,128 0.2 16,285 0.4 9,157 128.5
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 2,372 0.1 5,393 0.1 3,021 127.4
    Native Hawaiian 702 0.0 1,486 0.0 784 111.7
    Guamanian or Chamorro 585 0.0 421 0.0 -164 -28.0
    Samoan 388 0.0 723 0.0 335 86.3
    Other Pacific Islander 697 0.0 2,763 0.1 2,066 296.4
  Some other race 82,898 2.4 90,736 2.4 7,838 9.5
Two or more races 155,985 4.5 301,647 8.0 145,662 93.4
Race alone or in comb. with one or more other races      
  White 2,770,035 80.3 3,069,926 81.0 299,891 10.8
  Black or African American 284,766 8.3 335,093 8.8 50,327 17.7
  American Indian and Alaska Native 391,949 11.4 502,934 13.3 110,985 28.3
  Asian 58,723 1.7 84,912 2.2 26,189 44.6
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 5,123 0.1 8,582 0.2 3,459 67.5
  Some other race 102,585 3.0 107,116 2.8 4,531 4.4
Hispanic 179,304 5.2 347,623 9.2 168,319 93.9

3. Households and Families. The number of households (occupied housing units) increased from 1,342,293 (2000) to 1,442,731 (2011) -- a change of 100,438 ( 7.48%). The number of families increased from 921,750 (2000) to 957,855 (2011) -- a change of 36,105 ( 3.92%).

  Households and FamiliesCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total households 1,342,293 100.0 1,442,731 100.0 100,438 7.5
  Family households (families) 921,750 68.7 957,855 66.4 36,105 3.9
    Married-couple family 717,611 53.5 715,154 49.6 -2,457 -0.3
  Nonfamily households 420,543 31.3 484,876 33.6 64,333 15.3
    Householder living alone 358,560 26.7 408,924 28.3 50,364 14.0
      Householder 65 years and over 135,273 10.1 150,353 10.4 15,080 11.1

4. Educational Attainment. The number of high school graduates increased from 693,607 (2000) to 774,960 (2011) -- a change of 81,353 ( 11.73%).

  Educational AttainmentCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 25 years and over 2,203,173 100.0 2,469,196 100.0 266,023 12.1
  Less than 9th grade 134,976 6.1 117,845 4.8 -17,131 -12.7
  9th to 12th grade, no diploma 292,257 13.3 220,261 8.9 -71,996 -24.6
  High school graduate (includes equivalency) 693,607 31.5 774,960 31.4 81,353 11.7
  Some college, no degree 516,456 23.4 595,284 24.1 78,828 15.3
  Associate's degree 119,106 5.4 172,761 7.0 53,655 45.0
  Bachelor's degree 297,082 13.5 396,219 16.0 99,137 33.4
  Graduate or professional degree 149,689 6.8 191,866 7.8 42,177 28.2
  Percent high school graduate or higher... 80.6... 86.3 5.7 7.1
  Percent bachelor's degree or higher... 20.3... 23.8 3.5 17.2

5. School Enrollment. Total school enrollment for population 3 years and over increased from 930,865 (2000) to 994,523 (2011) -- a change of 63,658 ( 6.84%).

  School EnrollmentCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school 930,865 100.0 994,523 100.0 63,658 6.8
  Nursery school, preschool 60,100 6.5 64,268 6.5 4,168 6.9
  Kindergarten 50,220 5.4 57,492 5.8 7,272 14.5
  Elementary school (grades 1-8) 412,966 44.4 415,523 41.8 2,557 0.6
  High school (grades 9-12) 204,317 21.9 201,985 20.3 -2,332 -1.1
  College or graduate school 203,262 21.8 255,255 25.7 51,993 25.6

6. Language. The population 5 years and over who spoke a language other than English at home, but spoke English less than "very well," increased from 98,990 (2000) to 135,643 (2011) -- a change of 36,653 ( 37.03%).

  Language Spoken at HomeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 5 years and over 3,215,719 100.0 3,527,312 100.0 311,593 9.7
  English only 2,977,187 92.6 3,198,295 90.7 221,108 7.4
  Language other than English 238,532 7.4 329,017 9.3 90,485 37.9
    Speak English less than "very well" 98,990 3.1 135,643 3.8 36,653 37.0
  Spanish 141,060 4.4 222,734 6.3 81,674 57.9
    Speak English less than "very well" 65,280 2.0 99,114 2.8 33,834 51.8
  Other Indo-European languages 36,892 1.1 32,072 0.9 -4,820 -13.1
    Speak English less than "very well" 9,045 0.3 5,793 0.2 -3,252 -36.0
  Asian and Pacific Islander languages 34,517 1.1 50,209 1.4 15,692 45.5
    Speak English less than "very well" 18,325 0.6 25,205 0.7 6,880 37.5

7. Employment. Total employment (civilian labor force) for population 16 years and over increased from 1,545,296 (2000) to 1,681,759 (2011) -- a change of 136,463 ( 8.83%).

  Labor Force StatusCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 16 years and over 2,666,724 100.0 2,956,839 100.0 290,115 10.9
  In labor force 1,656,087 62.1 1,836,666 62.1 180,579 10.9
    Civilian labor force 1,632,128 61.2 1,818,689 61.5 186,561 11.4
      Employed 1,545,296 57.9 1,681,759 56.9 136,463 8.8
      Unemployed 86,832 3.3 136,930 4.6 50,098 57.7
      Percent of civilian labor force... 5.3... 7.5 2.2 41.5
    Armed Forces 23,959 0.9 17,977 0.6 -5,982 -25.0
  Not in labor force 1,010,637 37.9 1,120,173 37.9 109,536 10.8

  Employment by IndustryCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Civilian employed population 16 years and over 1,545,296 100.0 1,681,759 100.0 136,463 8.8
  Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 62,743 4.1 80,074 4.8 17,331 27.6
  Construction 107,302 6.9 120,600 7.2 13,298 12.4
  Manufacturing 193,887 12.5 164,354 9.8 -29,533 -15.2
  Wholesale trade 52,807 3.4 45,823 2.7 -6,984 -13.2
  Retail trade 185,789 12.0 200,951 11.9 15,162 8.2
  Transportation and warehousing,and utilities 85,769 5.6 87,423 5.2 1,654 1.9
  Information 41,686 2.7 29,241 1.7 -12,445 -29.9
  Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 93,239 6.0 93,271 5.5 32 0.0
  Prof, scientific, mgmt, admin & waste mgmt services 113,063 7.3 140,193 8.3 27,130 24.0
  Educational, health and social services 316,456 20.5 377,321 22.4 60,865 19.2
  Arts, entertainment, recreation, accom & food services 115,167 7.5 145,137 8.6 29,970 26.0
  Other services (except public administration) 85,927 5.6 86,101 5.1 174 0.2
  Public administration 91,461 5.9 111,270 6.6 19,809 21.7

Monthly Labor Force Characteristics. The total employment (civilian labor force) for population 16 years and over increased from 1,791,384 (May 2012) to 1,821,961 (Oct 2012) -- a change of 30,577 ( 1.7%).

  Monthly Labor Force Characteristics
Item (seasonally adjusted)May 2012Jun 2012Jul 2012Aug 2012Sep 2012Oct 2012
Civilian Labor Force1,791,3841,794,2601,795,7201,799,2471,813,4941,821,961
  Employed1,706,0671,709,2991,707,3041,707,8491,719,1171,725,884
  Unemployed85,31784,96188,41691,39894,37796,077
  Unemployment rate 4.8 4.7 4.9 5.1 5.2 5.3

8. Commuting to Work. In 2000, the mean travel time to work was 21.7 minutes for workers 16 years and over ( 1,539,792). In 2011, the mean travel time to work was 21.1 minutes for workers 16 years and over ( 1,663,962).

9. Geographic Mobility. In 2000, 48.68% ( 1,565,401) of the population 5 years and over ( 3,215,719) lived in a different house than in 1995. In 2011, 17.46% ( 653,657) of the population 1 year and over ( 3,742,698) lived in a different house than in 2010. There are no 5 year earlier place of residence data for 2011.

10. Income. The median household income increased from $33,400 (2000) to $43,225 (2011) -- a change of $9,825 ( 29.42%). The per capita income increased from $17,646 (2000) to $23,016 (2011) -- a change of $5,370 ( 30.43%).

Household income recent change: 2010 to 2011. The median household income decreased from $43,239 (2010) to $43,225 (2011) -- a change of ($14) ( -0.03%). The Gini Index measure of income inequality changed from 0.454 (2010) to 0.461 (2011) -- a change of 0.007 ( 1.542%). See related details:
http://proximityone.com/statetrends_income.htm.

  Household IncomeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Households 1,343,506 100.0 1,442,731 100.0 99,225 7.4
  Less than $10,000 163,933 12.2 125,959 8.7 -37,974 -23.2
  $10,000 to $14,999 113,588 8.5 101,762 7.1 -11,826 -10.4
  $15,000 to $24,999 219,392 16.3 187,641 13.0 -31,751 -14.5
  $25,000 to $34,999 201,133 15.0 177,547 12.3 -23,586 -11.7
  $35,000 to $49,999 230,286 17.1 219,811 15.2 -10,475 -4.5
  $50,000 to $74,999 228,452 17.0 263,347 18.3 34,895 15.3
  $75,000 to $99,999 97,394 7.2 157,013 10.9 59,619 61.2
  $100,000 to $149,999 58,018 4.3 138,937 9.6 80,919 139.5
  $150,000 to $199,999 14,600 1.1 36,182 2.5 21,582 147.8
  $200,000 or more 16,710 1.2 34,532 2.4 17,822 106.7
  Median household income (dollars) 33,400... 43,225... 9,825 29.4
  Median family income (dollars) 40,709... 53,742... 13,033 32.0
  Per capita income (dollars) 17,646... 23,016... 5,370 30.4

Personal Income. Total personal income increased from $142,099M (2011Q2) to $148,227M (2012Q2) -- a change of $6,128M ( 4.3%). Per capita personal income increased from $37,775 (2011Q2) to $39,094 (2012Q2) -- a change of $1,926 ( 5.1%).

  Personal Income by Component
Item ($ millions; seasonally adjusted)2011Q12011Q22011Q32011Q42012Q12012Q2
Personal income 140,217142,099143,814145,316146,486148,227
  Nonfarm personal income 10.1/ 139,376141,254142,930144,446145,277147,104
  Farm income 10.2/ 8418458858701,2091,123
Derivation of personal income       
Earnings by place of work 99,726101,360103,166104,655105,192106,341
  Less: cont. for govt social insurance 10.3/ 9,5619,79610,01410,18610,24310,358
  Employee & self-empl. cont. for govt social insurance 4,4514,5314,6054,6824,6644,718
  Employer cont. for government social insurance 5,1095,2655,4095,5055,5795,639
  Plus: Adjustment for residence 10.4/ 1,1391,1281,1311,1211,1611,167
  Equals: Net earnings by place of residence 91,30492,69194,28395,58996,10997,150
  Plus: Dividends, interest, and rent 10.5/ 21,10921,51121,64221,78722,03322,489
  Plus: Personal current transfer receipts 27,80327,89727,88927,94028,34428,588
Components of earnings by place of work       
Wage and salary disbursements 64,68165,93667,27168,38568,56869,473
Supplements to wages and salaries 17,89418,27618,66018,99818,98619,181
  Employer cont. for employee pensions & insurance 12,78513,01113,25113,49413,40713,542
  Employer cont. for government social insurance 5,1095,2655,4095,5055,5795,639
Proprietors' income 10.6/ 17,15017,14717,23517,27117,63717,687
  Farm proprietors' income 514519559545886840
  Nonfarm proprietors' income 16,63616,62816,67616,72616,75116,847
Per Capita Personal Income (dollars) 37,27537,77538,23138,63038,63539,094

11. Poverty. The percent families in poverty changed from 11.18 (2000) to 12.80 (2011). The percent individuals in poverty changed from 14.72 (2000) to 17.20 (2011).

12. Health Insurance. In 2011, the civilian noninstitutionalized population ( 3,710,368) with health insurance was 3,016,823. Of those with health insurance, 2,275,926 had private health insurance and 1,179,785 had public health insurance. Corresponding data for 2000 are not available.

13. Disability. In 2000, 21.64% ( 676,098) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population 5 years and over ( 3,124,998) had a disability. In 2011, 15.55% ( 577,032) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population ( 3,710,368) had a disability. Note that the tabulation universes vary between 2000 and 2011.

14. Housing Units & Tenure. The total number of housing units increased changed from 1,514,400 (2000) to 1,674,724 (2011) -- a change of 160,324 ( 10.59%).

  Housing Occupancy/Vacancy & TenureCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total housing units 1,514,400 100.0 1,674,724 100.0 160,324 10.6
  Occupied housing units 1,342,293 88.6 1,442,731 86.1 100,438 7.5
    Owner-occupied housing units 918,259 60.6 966,998 57.7 48,739 5.3
    Renter-occupied housing units 424,034 28.0 475,733 28.4 51,699 12.2
  Vacant housing units 172,107 11.4 231,993 13.9 59,886 34.8

15. Housing Value. The median housing value changed from $70,700 (2000) to $112,600 (2011) -- a change of $41,900 ( 59.26%).

  Housing ValueCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Owner-Occupied Housing Units by Value 918,259 100.0 966,998 100.0 48,739 5.3
  Less than $50,000 209,853 22.9 155,112 16.0 -54,741 -26.1
  $50,000 to $99,999 306,057 33.3 270,158 27.9 -35,899 -11.7
  $100,000 to $149,999 110,293 12.0 211,763 21.9 101,470 92.0
  $150,000 to $199,999 39,309 4.3 145,300 15.0 105,991 269.6
  $200,000 to $299,999 21,886 2.4 110,473 11.4 88,587 404.8
  $300,000 to $499,999 8,857 1.0 50,959 5.3 42,102 475.4
  $500,000 to $999,999 2,443 0.3 17,941 1.9 15,498 634.4
  $1,000,000 or more 754 0.1 5,292 0.5 4,538 601.9
Median value (dollars) 70,700... 112,600... 41,900 59.3

16. Housing Gross Rent. The median gross rent changed from $456 (2000) to $675 (2011) -- a change of $219 ( 48.03%).

17. Housing Costs. The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners changed from $764 (2000) to $1,108 (2011) -- a change of $344 ( 45.03%).

  Mortgage Status; Monthly Owner CostsCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Housing units with a mortgage 439,410 100.0 569,832 100.0 130,422 29.7
  Less than $300 10,656 2.4 1,396 0.2 -9,260 -86.9
  $300 to $499 68,075 15.5 18,107 3.2 -49,968 -73.4
  $500 to $699 108,022 24.6 65,460 11.5 -42,562 -39.4
  $700 to $999 133,129 30.3 149,863 26.3 16,734 12.6
  $1,000 to $1,499 83,525 19.0 191,888 33.7 108,363 129.7
  $1,500 to $1,999 22,965 5.2 83,216 14.6 60,251 262.4
  $2,000 or more 13,038 3.0 59,902 10.5 46,864 359.4
  Median monthly owner costs (dollars) 764... 1,108... 344 45.0
Housing units without a mortgage 260,042 59.2 397,166 100.0 137,124 52.7
  Median monthly owner costs (dollars) 231... 353... 122 52.8


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  • When "2011" is referenced, the data are from ACS 2011.
  • Monthly employment data are from BLS Local Area Unemployment Statistics; Current Employment Statistics programs
  • Quarterly personal income data are from BEA personal income estimates

Table Notes
10.1/ Nonfarm personal income is total personal income less farm income.
10.2/ Farm income is farm earnings less farm employer contributions for social insurance.
10.3/ Contributions for government social insurance are included in earnings by type and industry, but excluded from personal income.
10.4/ Adjustment for residence is the net inflow of the earnings of interarea commuters. For the U.S., it consists of adjustments for border workers and for certain temporary and migratory workers: Wage and salary disbursements to U.S. residents commuting or working temporarily outside U.S. borders less wage and salary disbursements to foreign residents commuting or working temporarily inside U.S. borders.
10.5/ Rental income of persons includes the capital consumption adjustment.
10.6/ Proprietors' income includes inventory valuation adjustment and capital consumption adjustment.
Government Social Insurance: Employee and self-employed contributions for social insurance consists of the payments by employees, by the self-employed, and by other individuals who participate in the following programs: Old-age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI, or social security); Hospital Insurance (HI) and Supplementary Medical Insurance (Medicare); railroad retirement; state unemployment insurance; temporary disability insurance; and veterans’ life insurance.

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