Oklahoma City, OK

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
1.43M
1.14% 1-year growth
US Senator
James Lankford
Republican Party
US Senator
Markwayne Mullin
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
35.7
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
13.8%
1.21% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$67,963
7.28% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$196,800
16.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
691,289
0.999% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Oklahoma City, OK had a population of 1.43M people with a median age of 35.7 and a median household income of $67,963. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Oklahoma City, OK grew from 1.41M to 1.43M, a 1.14% increase and its median household income grew from $63,351 to $67,963, a 7.28% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Oklahoma City, OK are White (Non-Hispanic) (62.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.77%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.92%), White (Hispanic) (6.13%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.93%).

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.

95.3% of the residents in Oklahoma City, OK are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Oklahoma City, OK are University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus (7,375 degrees awarded in 2022), University of Central Oklahoma (2,923 degrees), and Oklahoma City Community College (2,024 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Oklahoma City, OK was $196,800, and the homeownership rate was 64.1%.

Most people in Oklahoma City, OK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Oklahoma City, OK was 2 cars per household.

About the photo: East Wharf of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City

Population & Diversity

Oklahoma City, OK is home to a population of 1.43M people, from which 95.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.08% of Oklahoma City, OK residents were born outside of the country (115k people).

In 2022, there were 6.39 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (892k people) in Oklahoma City, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 140k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 98.8k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.3%
2022 Citizenship
95.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.3% of Oklahoma City, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Oklahoma City, OK was 95.3%, 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)
    892k ± 1.52k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    140k ± 1.59k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    98.8k ± 2.69k
14.2%
Hispanic Population
203k people

In 2022, there were 6.39 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (892k people) in Oklahoma City, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 140k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 98.8k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

14.2% of the people in Oklahoma City, OK are hispanic (203k 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

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Oklahoma.
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

8.08%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
115k people
7.91%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
112k people

As of 2022, 8.08% of Oklahoma City, OK residents (115k 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 7.91%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    28,602 ± 1,327
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    27,390 ± 1,387
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    16,202 ± 967

Oklahoma City, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Oklahoma City, OK employs 691k people. The largest industries in Oklahoma City, OK are Health Care & Social Assistance (92,320 people), Retail Trade (83,761 people), and Educational Services (62,916 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($86,688), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($82,589), and Utilities ($78,859).

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

691k
2022 Value
± 6,568
0.999%
1 Year growth
± 1.34%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Oklahoma City, OK grew at a rate of 0.999%, from 684k employees to 691k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Oklahoma City, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (81,969 people), Management Occupations (70,424 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (68,917 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

691k
2022 Value
± 6,568
0.999%
1 Year growth
± 1.34%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Oklahoma City, OK grew at a rate of 0.999%, from 684k employees to 691k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Oklahoma City, OK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (92,320 people), Retail Trade (83,761 people), and Educational Services (62,916 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

$49,676
Median earning men ± $671
$35,054
Median earning women ± $515

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($72,728), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($72,082), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($67,316).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($57,866), Public Administration ($55,054), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,556).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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. 15,912
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 9,953
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 8,386
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Oklahoma over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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 22,729 degrees. The student population of Oklahoma City, OK in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 37,910 male students and 52,810 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Oklahoma City, OK are White (12,703 and 57.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2,683 and 12.2%), Black or African American (2,103 and 9.55%), and Two or More Races (1,692 and 7.69%).

The largest universities in Oklahoma City, OK by number of degrees awarded are University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus (7,375 and 32.4%), University of Central Oklahoma (2,923 and 12.9%), and Oklahoma City Community College (2,024 and 8.9%).

The most popular majors in Oklahoma City, OK are General Studies (1,177 and 5.18%), Registered Nursing (1,054 and 4.64%), and General Business Administration & Management (868 and 3.82%).

The median tuition costs in Oklahoma City, OK are $21,059 for private four year colleges, and $5,070 and $17,867 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 72.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 32.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 90,720 (41.8% men and 58.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 90,720 students enrolled in Oklahoma City, OK, 41.8% men and 58.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 46,577 records, of which 57.9% were women and 42.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 587 degrees awarded
  2. 576 degrees awarded
  3. 322 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Oklahoma City, OK was General Psychology with 587 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 7,375 degrees awarded
  2. 2,923 degrees awarded
  3. 2,024 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus with 7,375 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 9,530 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Oklahoma City, OK, which is 0.722 times less than the 13,199 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 12,703 degrees mean that there were 4.73 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 2,683 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 ($21,059) 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.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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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).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Oklahoma City, OK was $196,800 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 $169,300 to $196,800, a 16.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Oklahoma City, OK is 64.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Oklahoma City, OK have an average commute time of 23.4 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 $67,963. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Oklahoma City, OK was Canadian County, OK with a value of $82,364, followed by Logan County, OK and McClain County, OK, with respective values of $80,565 and $80,150.

Property

$196,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$1,587
$355,735
Median Property Taxes
±$4,487

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 $800 - $1,499 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

64.1%
Homeownership
2022
68.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 64.1% of the housing units in Oklahoma City, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Oklahoma City, OK was Canadian County, OK with a value of $82,364, followed by Logan County, OK and McClain County, OK, with respective values of $80,565 and $80,150.

The following map shows all of the counties in Oklahoma City, 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.
$67,963
Median Household Income
± $679
555k
Number of Households
± 5,850

In 2022, the median household income of the 555k households in Oklahoma City, OK grew to $67,963 from the previous year's value of $63,351.

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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Oklahoma across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79.3%)
  2. Carpooled (8.83%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.37%)

In 2022, 79.3% of workers in Oklahoma City, OK drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.83%) and those who worked at home (8.37%).

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

23.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Oklahoma City, OK have a shorter commute time (23.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.67% 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

13.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Oklahoma City, OK (192k out of 1.39M 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

87.6% of the population of Oklahoma City, OK has health coverage, with 46.4% on employee plans, 14.1% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 2.58% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Oklahoma see 1627 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.914% decrease from the previous year (1642 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1601 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 237 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,627 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Oklahoma

Primary care physicians in Oklahoma see an average of 1,627 patients per year. This represents a 0.914% decrease from the previous year (1,642 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Oklahoma 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% under 18 years, 23.1% between 18 and 34 years, 36.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.4%
Uninsured
46.4%
Employer Coverage
14.1%
Medicaid
10.6%
Medicare
13.8%
Non-Group
2.58%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Oklahoma City, OK declined by 1.1% from 12.6% to 12.4%.

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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