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PopulationEdit

This page provides statistical and ranking information on population, density, birth, and related topics.

Population of Oklahoma Edit

Oklahoma's population growth rate slowed slightly in the past year, but the state maintained its overall ranking as the 28th most populous in the country. The previous year the state population increased 1.1 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Oklahoma population increased by a little less than 1% (.95%) 34,238 people to 3,642,361 people from July 2007 to July 2008, (similar to the nation)ranking it No. 19 in terms of percentage population growth. Oklahoma ranks a little higher in terms of percentage population growth. The state saw its population increase 1.02 percent, making it the 19th fastest growing state in the nation, Census Bureau estimates show. Since 2000, Oklahoma has increased its population by 191,707 people or 5.6 percent, making it the 29th fastest growing state in the nation in the past eight years.[1] --Scooternokie 16:23, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

According to the 2006 US Census, Oklahoma is ranked 28th in terms of population, with 3,579,000 million people[2].

According to the 1997 US Census, Oklahoma has a population of 3,317,000 people. This number ranks Oklahoma 27th most populous state[3].

Oklahoma has the second highest population of Native Americans at 252,420, behind California. Tulsa ranks second in the United States for a city with the highest Native American popukation (48,196), and Oklahoma City ranks 4th, with 45,720[4].

Oklahoma ranks fourth in the nation for a population of Americans who say they are of two or more races(4.5% of the total population). Hawaii is ranked first with 21.4% of the population claiming to be of two or more races[5].

Population of Metropolitan Areas Edit

According to the 2006 Census, Tulsa has a metropolitan population of 898,000 people. This makes Tulsa the 55th largest city in the USA[6].

According to the 2006 Census, Oklahoma City has a metropolitan population of 1,172,000 people. This makes Oklahoma City the 45th largest city in the US[7].


Persons Per Square Mile Edit

According to the 2006 Census, there are 52.1 people per square mile in Oklahoma.[8]

According to the 1997 Census, there are 48.3 people per square mile in Oklahoma. This ranks Oklahoma 35th in the number of people per square mile[9].

Births Edit

According to the 2006 Census, Oklahoma had 317,771 births, from 2000 to 2006[10]

54 women per thousand have had a birth in Oklahoma within the last 12 months. This ranks Oklahoma 28th[11].

Deaths Edit

According to the 2006 Census, Oklahoma had 220,169 deaths between 2000 and 2006[12]

Estimated Number of Illegal ImmigrantsEdit

In 2000 it was estimated that Oklahoma has 46,000 illegal immigrants. This ranks Oklahoma 23rd in the number of estimated illegal immigrants[13].

PovertyEdit

One in every five (20.2% in 2004) Oklahoma children, more than one hundred seventy thousand (171,495), lives in poverty. Oklahoma’s poverty rate for children is higher than that for all children in the United States (17.8%), placing Oklahoma near the bottom (39th) of the national rankings. Only eleven states (New York, South Carolina, Arizona, Kentucky, West Virginia, Alabama, Texas, Arkansas, New Mexico, Louisiana and Mississippi) have a larger share of children living in poverty than Oklahoma.[14]

RefugeesEdit

Oklahoma has 433 refugees from other countries between 2000 and 2004, ranking the state 43rd in the number of refugees taken in [15].


References Edit

  1. CURTIS KILLMAN, Tulsa World, Published:12/23/2008
  2. United States Census Bureau. Accessed Sept 19, 2008, at http://www.census.gov/prod/2007pubs/08abstract/pop.pdf
  3. United States Census Bureau. Accessed Sept 19 2008, at http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/statelis.htm
  4. Oklahoma Fun Facts. Accessed October 31 2008 at www.OK.gov
  5. Oklahoma Fun Facts. Accessed October 31 2008 at www.OK.gov
  6. United States Census Bureau. Accessed Sept 19, 2008, at http://www.census.gov/prod/2007pubs/08abstract/pop.pdf
  7. United States Census Bureau. Accessed Sept 19, 2008, at http://www.census.gov/prod/2007pubs/08abstract/pop.pdf
  8. United States Census Bureau. Accessed Sept 19 2008, at http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/statelis.htm
  9. United States Census Bureau. Accessed Sept 19 2008, at http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/statelis.htm
  10. United States Census Bureau. Accessed Sept 19 2008, at http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/statelis.htm
  11. StateMaster.com. Women (Per 1,000) Who Had a Birth in the Past 12 Months (most recent) by state. Accessed Oct 14 2008 at http://www.statemaster.com/graph/peo_wom_per_100_who_had_a_bir_in_the_pas_12_mon-had-birth-past-12-months.
  12. United States Census Bureau. Accessed Sept 19 2008, at http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/statelis.htm
  13. StateMaster.com. Estimated Number of Illegal Immigrants. Accessed Oct 14 2008 at http://www.statemaster.com/graph/peo_est_num_of_ill_imm-people-estimated-number-illegal-immigrants
  14. Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy, oklahoma KIDS COUNT factbook 2007-2008 pg. 8 (http://www.odl.state.ok.us/kids/factbook/kidscount2007-2008/images/07-08%20State%20Profile.pdf)
  15. StateMaster.com. Refugees Total. Accessed Oct 14 2008 at http://www.statemaster.com/graph/imm_ref_tot-immigration-refugees-total.

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