Oklahoma County, OK

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2022 Population
795,822
0.617% 1-year growth
US Senator
James Lankford
Republican Party
US Senator
Markwayne Mullin
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
35.1
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
15.8%
0.333% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$62,505
7.32% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$190,500
16.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
381,875
0.565% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Oklahoma County, OK had a population of 796k people with a median age of 35.1 and a median household income of $62,505. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Oklahoma County, OK grew from 790,938 to 795,822, a 0.617% increase and its median household income grew from $58,239 to $62,505, a 7.32% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Oklahoma County, OK are White (Non-Hispanic) (54.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (14.4%), White (Hispanic) (8.25%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.84%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (4.65%).

None of the households in Oklahoma County, OK reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

93.4% of the residents in Oklahoma County, OK are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Oklahoma County, OK are University of Central Oklahoma (2,923 degrees awarded in 2022), Oklahoma City Community College (2,024 degrees), and University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center (1,137 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Oklahoma County, OK was $190,500, and the homeownership rate was 58.9%.

Most people in Oklahoma County, OK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Oklahoma County, OK was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Oklahoma County, OK is home to a population of 796k people, from which 93.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 10.5% of Oklahoma County, OK residents were born outside of the country (83.9k people).

In 2022, there were 3.76 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (431k people) in Oklahoma County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 115k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 65.6k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.4%
2022 Citizenship
93.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93.4% of Oklahoma County, OK residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Oklahoma County, OK was 93.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Oklahoma County, OK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    431k ± 1.01k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    115k ± 1.34k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    65.6k ± 2.84k
18.3%
Hispanic Population
146k people

In 2022, there were 3.76 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (431k people) in Oklahoma County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 115k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 65.6k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

18.3% of the people in Oklahoma County, OK are hispanic (146k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Oklahoma County, OK as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    102,193 ± 7,747 people
  2. Vietnam
    12,454 ± 2,736 people
  3. India
    10,765 ± 2,544 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oklahoma was Mexico, the natal country of 102,193 Oklahoma residents, followed by Vietnam with 12,454 and India with 10,765.

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Foreign-Born Population

10.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
83.9k people
10.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
80.6k people

As of 2022, 10.5% of Oklahoma County, OK residents (83.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Oklahoma County, OK was 10.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    15,640 ± 1,079
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    13,703 ± 971
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    8,614 ± 756

Oklahoma County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Oklahoma County, OK employs 382k people. The largest industries in Oklahoma County, OK are Health Care & Social Assistance (52,811 people), Retail Trade (45,777 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (31,048 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($92,672), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($78,594), and Utilities ($76,669).

Males in Oklahoma have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,245. The income inequality in Oklahoma (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

382k
2022 Value
± 4,957
0.565%
1 Year growth
± 1.82%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Oklahoma County, OK grew at a rate of 0.565%, from 380k employees to 382k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Oklahoma County, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (43,939 people), Management Occupations (37,612 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (37,603 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Oklahoma County, OK.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

382k
2022 Value
± 4,957
0.565%
1 Year growth
± 1.82%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Oklahoma County, OK grew at a rate of 0.565%, from 380k employees to 382k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Oklahoma County, OK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (52,811 people), Retail Trade (45,777 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (31,048 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Oklahoma County, OK, though some of these residents may live in Oklahoma County, OK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,532
Median earning men ± $548
$35,006
Median earning women ± $631

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($79,255), Public Administration ($72,328), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,041).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($69,682), Public Administration ($56,713), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,072).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.72M people employed in Oklahoma. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Oklahoma.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 11,285
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 6,799
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 5,944
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Oklahoma County, OK went to Donald J. Trump with 49.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.79%).

James Lankford and Markwayne Mullin are the senators currently representing the state of Oklahoma. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Oklahoma is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Oklahoma

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James Lankford
Senator from Oklahoma3
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Took office following the resignation of Tom Coburn.
Markwayne Mullin
Senator from Oklahoma2
Assumed office on January 3, 2023
Took office following the resignation of Jim Inhofe.

James Lankford and Markwayne Mullin are the senators currently representing Oklahoma.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Oklahoma

Oklahoma is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Oklahoma have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Oklahoma County, OK awarded 12,503 degrees. The student population of Oklahoma County, OK in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 19,509 male students and 31,472 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Oklahoma County, OK are White (6,606 and 54.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,666 and 13.7%), Black or African American (1,270 and 10.4%), and Two or More Races (1,044 and 8.57%).

The largest universities in Oklahoma County, OK by number of degrees awarded are University of Central Oklahoma (2,923 and 23.4%), Oklahoma City Community College (2,024 and 16.2%), and University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center (1,137 and 9.09%).

The most popular majors in Oklahoma County, OK are General Studies (1,099 and 8.79%), Registered Nursing (998 and 7.98%), and General Business Administration & Management (504 and 4.03%).

The median tuition costs in Oklahoma County, OK are $25,775 for private four year colleges, and $5,220 and $17,913 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Oklahoma County, OK, the percentage of applicants admitted was 76%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 40.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 50,981 (38.3% men and 61.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 50,981 students enrolled in Oklahoma County, OK, 38.3% men and 61.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 25,274 records, of which 61.9% were women and 38.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 533 degrees awarded
  2. 275 degrees awarded
  3. 184 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Oklahoma County, OK was Registered Nursing with 533 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Oklahoma County, OK according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,923 degrees awarded
  2. 2,024 degrees awarded
  3. 1,137 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Central Oklahoma with 2,923 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 4,779 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Oklahoma County, OK, which is 0.619 times less than the 7,724 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 6,606 degrees mean that there were 3.97 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,666 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($25,775) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($2,818) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,550) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.873% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.779% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (965k), Some college (734k), and Bachelors Degree (494k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Oklahoma County, OK was $190,500 in 2022, which is 0.676 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $164,000 to $190,500, a 16.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Oklahoma County, OK is 58.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Oklahoma County, OK have an average commute time of 21.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Oklahoma County, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Oklahoma County, OK is $62,505. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Oklahoma County, OK was Census Tract 1064.01 with a value of $183,929, followed by Census Tract 1081.01 and Census Tract 1081.09, with respective values of $176,750 and $169,028.

In 2022, 15.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Oklahoma County, OK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.659%.

Property

$190,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,183
$187,328
Median Property Taxes
±$3,331

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Oklahoma County, OK the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Oklahoma County, OK compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

58.9%
Homeownership
2022
65.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 58.9% of the housing units in Oklahoma County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1064.01
  2. Census Tract 1081.01
  3. Census Tract 1081.09

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Oklahoma County, OK was Census Tract 1064.01 with a value of $183,929, followed by Census Tract 1081.01 and Census Tract 1081.09, with respective values of $176,750 and $169,028.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Oklahoma County, OK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$62,505
Median Household Income
± $964
318k
Number of Households
± 4,514

In 2022, the median household income of the 318k households in Oklahoma County, OK grew to $62,505 from the previous year's value of $58,239.

The following chart displays the households in Oklahoma County, OK distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Oklahoma County, OK is from Oklahoma.
0.456
2022 Wage GINI in Oklahoma
0.453
2021 Wage GINI in Oklahoma

In 2022, the income inequality in Oklahoma was 0.456 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.507% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Oklahoma was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oklahoma in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.6%)
  2. Carpooled (9.44%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.2%)

In 2022, 78.6% of workers in Oklahoma County, OK drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.44%) and those who worked at home (8.2%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

21.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Oklahoma County, OK have a shorter commute time (21.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.63% of the workforce in Oklahoma County, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Oklahoma County, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Oklahoma County, OK have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 15.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Oklahoma County, OK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.659%.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Oklahoma County, OK (123k out of 780k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Oklahoma County, OK is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 19.9% of the children was living in poverty in Oklahoma County, OK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.5%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 598 in Oklahoma County, OK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 92 per 100,000 population.

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Health

86% of the population of Oklahoma County, OK has health coverage, with 43.7% on employee plans, 16.6% on Medicaid, 10.2% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 2.49% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Oklahoma County, OK see 1146 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.96% decrease from the previous year (1181 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 944 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 144 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,146 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Oklahoma County, OK

Primary care physicians in Oklahoma County, OK see an average of 1,146 patients per year. This represents a 2.96% decrease from the previous year (1,181 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Oklahoma County, OK in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27% under 18 years, 22.9% between 18 and 34 years, 36.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 14% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

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Uninsured People

14%
Uninsured
43.7%
Employer Coverage
16.6%
Medicaid
10.2%
Medicare
13.1%
Non-Group
2.49%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Oklahoma County, OK declined by 0.00459% from 14% to 14%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 59.4 in Oklahoma County, OK.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 34% in Oklahoma County, OK.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 16.5% in Oklahoma County, OK.

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