Oklahoma City, OK

Census Place

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2022 Population
681,088
1.17% 1-year growth
US Senator
James Lankford
Republican Party
US Senator
Markwayne Mullin
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
34.9
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
15%
0.45% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$64,251
7.66% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$196,700
16.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
336,414
1.11% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Oklahoma City, OK had a population of 681k people with a median age of 34.9 and a median household income of $64,251. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Oklahoma City, OK grew from 673,183 to 681,088, a 1.17% increase and its median household income grew from $59,679 to $64,251, a 7.66% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Oklahoma City, OK are White (Non-Hispanic) (52.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (13.4%), White (Hispanic) (8.91%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.61%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (5.18%).

None of the households in Oklahoma City, 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.

92.8% of the residents in Oklahoma City, OK are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Oklahoma City, OK are Oklahoma City Community College (2,024 degrees awarded in 2022), University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center (1,137 degrees), and Oklahoma City University (876 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Oklahoma City, OK was $196,700, and the homeownership rate was 59.5%.

Most people in Oklahoma City, OK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22 minutes. The average car ownership in Oklahoma City, OK was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Oklahoma City, OK is home to a population of 681k people, from which 92.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 11.8% of Oklahoma City, OK residents were born outside of the country (80.7k people).

In 2022, there were 3.92 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (358k people) in Oklahoma City, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 91.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 60.7k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.8%
2022 Citizenship
92.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92.8% of Oklahoma City, OK residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Oklahoma City, OK was 92.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Oklahoma City, OK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    358k ± 3.14k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    91.2k ± 2.24k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    60.7k ± 2.8k
20.1%
Hispanic Population
137k people

In 2022, there were 3.92 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (358k people) in Oklahoma City, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 91.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 60.7k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

20.1% of the people in Oklahoma City, OK are hispanic (137k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Oklahoma City, 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

11.8%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
80.7k people
11.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
78.1k people

As of 2022, 11.8% of Oklahoma City, OK residents (80.7k 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 City, OK was 11.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    12,521 ± 1,000
  2. Vietnam
    11,764 ± 1,081
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    7,528 ± 775

Oklahoma City, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Oklahoma City, OK employs 336k people. The largest industries in Oklahoma City, OK are Health Care & Social Assistance (45,523 people), Retail Trade (41,557 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (26,600 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($82,713), Utilities ($78,248), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($73,796).

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

336k
2022 Value
± 4,836
1.11%
1 Year growth
± 2.02%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Oklahoma City, OK grew at a rate of 1.11%, from 333k employees to 336k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Oklahoma City, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (38,805 people), Sales & Related Occupations (32,777 people), and Management Occupations (32,209 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Oklahoma City, OK.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

336k
2022 Value
± 4,836
1.11%
1 Year growth
± 2.02%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Oklahoma City, OK grew at a rate of 1.11%, from 333k employees to 336k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Oklahoma City, OK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (45,523 people), Retail Trade (41,557 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (26,600 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Oklahoma City, OK, though some of these residents may live in Oklahoma City, 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

$47,333
Median earning men ± $760
$35,447
Median earning women ± $894

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($76,206), Public Administration ($73,271), and Information ($64,872).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($58,826), Public Administration ($58,161), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,373).

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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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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Oklahoma went to Donald J. Trump with 65.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (32.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.58%).

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 City, OK awarded 7,695 degrees. The student population of Oklahoma City, OK in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 12,029 male students and 19,659 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Oklahoma City, OK are White (3,919 and 52.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,157 and 15.4%), Black or African American (797 and 10.6%), and Two or More Races (542 and 7.2%).

The largest universities in Oklahoma City, OK by number of degrees awarded are Oklahoma City Community College (2,024 and 26.3%), University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center (1,137 and 14.8%), and Oklahoma City University (876 and 11.4%).

The most popular majors in Oklahoma City, OK are Registered Nursing (736 and 9.56%), General Studies (668 and 8.68%), and General Business Administration & Management (247 and 3.21%).

The median tuition costs in Oklahoma City, OK are $24,550 for private four year colleges, and $4,170 and $15,445 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Oklahoma City, OK, the percentage of applicants admitted was 84.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 25.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 31,688 (38% men and 62% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 31,688 students enrolled in Oklahoma City, OK, 38% men and 62% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 15,099 records, of which 62.9% were women and 37.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 242 degrees awarded
  2. 644 degrees awarded
  3. 390 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Oklahoma City, OK was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 242 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,024 degrees awarded
  2. 1,137 degrees awarded
  3. 876 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Oklahoma City Community College with 2,024 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,825 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Oklahoma City, OK, which is 0.58 times less than the 4,870 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 3,919 degrees mean that there were 3.39 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,157 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 ($24,550) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,703) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,600) 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 City, OK was $196,700 in 2022, which is 0.698 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $168,900 to $196,700, a 16.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Oklahoma City, OK is 59.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Oklahoma City, OK have an average commute time of 22 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Oklahoma City, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Oklahoma City, OK is $64,251. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Oklahoma City, OK was Census Tract 1081.01 with a value of $176,750, followed by Census Tract 1085.20 and Census Tract 2016.09, with respective values of $147,596 and $133,889.

Property

$196,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,136
$160,755
Median Property Taxes
±$3,249

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 City, OK the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

59.5%
Homeownership
2022
65.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 59.5% of the housing units in Oklahoma City, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 60%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1081.01
  2. Census Tract 1085.20
  3. Census Tract 2016.09

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Oklahoma City, OK was Census Tract 1081.01 with a value of $176,750, followed by Census Tract 1085.20 and Census Tract 2016.09, with respective values of $147,596 and $133,889.

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

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Household Income

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$64,251
Median Household Income
± $1,035
270k
Number of Households
± 4,223

In 2022, the median household income of the 270k households in Oklahoma City, OK grew to $64,251 from the previous year's value of $59,679.

The following chart displays the households in Oklahoma City, 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 City, 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 (78.4%)
  2. Carpooled (9.39%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.49%)

In 2022, 78.4% of workers in Oklahoma City, OK drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.39%) and those who worked at home (8.49%).

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Commute Time

22 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Oklahoma City, OK have a shorter commute time (22 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.53% of the workforce in Oklahoma City, 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 City, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Oklahoma City, OK have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Oklahoma City, OK (100k out of 669k 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 Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Oklahoma City, 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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Health

85.8% of the population of Oklahoma City, OK has health coverage, with 44.2% on employee plans, 16.4% on Medicaid, 9.92% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 2.55% 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.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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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 26.6% under 18 years, 23.5% between 18 and 34 years, 36.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 13% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

14.2%
Uninsured
44.2%
Employer Coverage
16.4%
Medicaid
9.92%
Medicare
12.6%
Non-Group
2.55%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Oklahoma City, OK declined by 0.989% from 14.4% to 14.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Oklahoma City, OK changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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