Oklahoma Department of Commerce www.okcommerce.gov/data
Policy, Research & Economic Analysis
Oklahoma Demographic Snapshot
• 22.9% of Oklahomans over the age of 25 have a Bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to 28.2% in the US.
• The median earnings for an Oklahoman with a Bachelors degree was $41k, a person with less than a High School degree earned $17.7k.
• In 2010, the OK average unemployment rate was 3.1% for a Bachelor degree holder, but 12.0% for less than a High School degree.
• 3.8% of Oklahomans with a Bachelor’s degree live in poverty compared to 25.4% with less than a High School degree.
• 16.2% of Oklahoman’s live below the poverty level, compared to 13.8% in the nation.
• Canadian and Rogers counties are the only OK counties with less than 10% of their population in poverty.
• Okfuskee, Harmon, Adair, Hughes, Tillman and Choctaw counties have more than 1 in 4 of their population in poverty.
• Between 2008 and 2010, 26.3% of
OK’s marriages were between people of different races or ethnicities, ranking OK #2 among US states.
• 15% of the nation’s marriages were mixed with the top five states being HI, OK, NV, NM and AK.
• Marriages that included a Native American and a spouse from another race/ethnicity comprised 65% of Oklahoma’s mixed marriages which ranked the state 2nd in that category.
• One in five of the state’s mixed marriages were between Hispanics and whites, ranking the state 20th.