Oklahoma Population and Demographics

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In this article, we'll explore most of the 190+ data points we have for Oklahoma, covering popular demographics statistics like household income, race, age and gender, educational attainment, poverty, housing, and transportation.

The data on this page is from the 2021 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year survey from the US Census Bureau.

Richest Zip Codes in Oklahoma

In the table below, we've ranked the richest zip codes in Oklahoma based on the average (or mean) household income. To do this, we only look at zip codes that have a population of at least 500 people and a reasonable margin of error for the data.

If the margin of error for the mean income is greater than 50% of the estimate, we don't use it. This is to try and make the data less likely to be skewed by outliers with very small population areas or estimates that are not very accurate.

Rank ZIP Code County Mean Income
1 73151 Oklahoma County $227,647.00
2 73025 Logan County, Oklahoma County $207,242.00
3 73007 Logan County, Oklahoma County $170,758.00
4 73116 Oklahoma County $166,919.00
5 73131 Oklahoma County $151,671.00
6 74137 Tulsa County $142,368.00
7 73173 Cleveland County $141,282.00
8 74114 Tulsa County $139,797.00
9 73013 Oklahoma County $135,549.00
10 73034 Logan County, Oklahoma County $135,235.00

To view details demographics data for a specific zip code, click on the link in the table above. You can also read our article here on the richest zip codes in Oklahoma.

Richest Cities in Oklahoma

We can also find the same information for the richest cities in Oklahoma. The table below ranks the top 10 cities in Oklahoma by average household income by using the same criteria as we did with the zip codes.

Rank City County Mean Income
1 Nichols Hills Oklahoma County $337,257.00
2 Cedar Valley Logan County $129,471.00
3 Okarche Canadian County, Kingfisher County $127,009.00
4 Edmond Oklahoma County $126,937.00
5 Bixby Tulsa County, Wagoner County $117,282.00
6 Jenks Tulsa County $116,712.00
7 Tuttle Grady County $108,181.00
8 Newcastle McClain County $107,723.00
9 Goldsby McClain County $104,641.00
10 Piedmont Canadian County, Kingfisher County $104,253.00

To view details demographics data for a specific city, click on the link in the table above. You can also read our article here on the richest cities in Oklahoma.

Median Household Income

According to the latest ACS 5-year survey in 2020, the median household income in Oklahoma is $53,840.00.

The chart below shows the average household income by age in Oklahoma.

  • Under 25
    $33,672.00
  • 25 to 44
    $63,274.00
  • 45 to 64
    $66,678.00
  • 65 and over
    $46,258.00

Average Household Income

A very commonly asked question is "what is the average household income in Oklahoma?". The official term for the average household income is the mean household income. The mean household income is the total income of all households divided by the number of households.

The average (or mean) household income in Oklahoma is $74,195.00.

5.12% of households in Oklahoma are classed as high income households (making $200,000+ per year).

The difference between a median and an average income

The difference between a median and mean household income is that the median income is the middle point of the set of numbers whereas the mean income is an average of all numbers.

Both metrics are important when looking at the income statistics for Oklahoma but because the median value doesn't depend on other numbers in the dataset, it doesn't change as much when some of the values are extremely low or extremely high.

Household Income Tiers for Oklahoma

We can also look at the household income tiers. This lets you see how many households fall into each of the earnings brackets and what percentage that bracket is of the total number of households.

The chart below shows the household income brackets to see which age groups have the highest median income. The actual data is more granular than these brackets, but we've simplified them into bigger categories to make reviewing the data for Oklahoma easier to view.

You can purchase the raw data above, which will have the full income tiers with smaller jumps in household income.

  • Less than $24,999
    20.18%
  • $25,000 to $49,999
    23.69%
  • $50,000 to $74,999
    18.66%
  • $75,000 to $99,999
    12.70%
  • $100,000 to $149,999
    14.30%
  • $150,000 to $199,999
    5.35%
  • $200,000 or more
    5.12%

Per Capita Income

The per capita income is the average income of all people in Oklahoma. This is calculated by dividing the total income of all people in Oklahoma by the total number of people in Oklahoma.

It differs from the average or mean household income because it includes all people in Oklahoma and not just the people who earn an income (i.e. children, retirees, unemployed, etc.).

The per capita income in Oklahoma is $29,873.00.

Population in Oklahoma by Race and Ethnicity

The total population in Oklahoma is currently 3,949,342 people.

The race and ethnicity of the population in Oklahoma can be very important for social research, economics, and marketing to a multi-culturial society.

Whether you want to target products or services to a particular race or ethnicity, or provide housing and new businesses to improve areas with a larger ethnic minority population, this data is very valuable for discovering suitable areas.

The chart below breaks down the population and percentage for each race and ethnicity in Oklahoma.

  • 64.20% White
    2,533,380
  • 7.10% Black/African American
    278,454
  • 7.20% Native
    285,097
  • 11.20% Hispanic
    443,914
  • 2.20% Asian
    87,388
  • 0.20% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    6,155
  • 7.70% Two or more races
    304,600
  • 0.20% Other
    9,148

Population of Oklahoma by Age and Gender

Another very important demographics statistic for Oklahoma is the age and gender of the population. The age and gender of the population can be used to track trends in population growth or decline, and for businesses, the data can be used to identify people important to you and your business need.

In the table below, we show age groups at a 10 year granularity for ease of use. The raw data, which can be purchased above, includes age and gender at a 5 year granularity.

Age Group Male Female
0 to 9 Years 265,699 254,085
10 to 19 Years 282,164 266,946
20 to 29 Years 278,477 264,254
30 to 39 Years 266,755 262,668
40 to 49 Years 238,459 230,600
50 to 59 Years 238,589 241,352
60 to 69 Years 214,353 229,870
70 Years and over 180,431 233,434

Education Levels

Educational attainment is a very useful statistic that can give insights into other data such as the average household income, unemployment levels, and literacy.

What this means is that it is likely for areas that have higher levels of education to have higher average household incomes, lower unemployment rates, and higher literacy rates.

The chart below shows the educational attainment of the population in Oklahoma.

  • Master's degree or higher
    11.23%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29.56%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    12.71%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    43.50%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3.00%

Unemployment Rates

The unemployment rate is the percentage of the population that is actively looking for work but is unable to find a job. The unemployment rate is a very important statistic for Oklahoma because it can show how many people are actively looking for work and how many people are unable to find a job.

Lower levels of unemployment is generally seen as a positive sign for the economy. It also makes the government in Oklahoma look good because it shows that they are doing a good job of creating jobs, working to capacity, being efficient, and keeping the economy strong.

The unemployment rate is calculated using the total population in Oklahoma that are over the age of 16.

The current population in Oklahoma that are over the age of 16 is 3,094,226 people.

The unemployment rate in Oklahoma is 38.50%, which means 1,191,629 people are unemployed.

Median Age in Oklahoma

The median age is an interesting metric because it gives us an idea of the age distribution of people in Oklahoma. You know when you see a median age that it is the age where half of the population is older and half is younger than it.

For demographic studies, this can be used to infer and compare date to things such as birth rates, the age of parents, and so on.

An increasing median age can be a sign of an aging population, which can be a sign of a declining population. This is because older people tend to have fewer children and die more often than younger people.

The median age in Oklahoma is 36.8 years old.

We can also look at the median age by gender to compare the see how each group compares to the total median age:

Median age by gender in Oklahoma

36.8

Total

35.8

Male

37.8

Female

Households and Families

There are a total of 1,503,868 households in Oklahoma, and the average household size is 2.56 people.

For families, the total number is 979,479, and the average family size is 3.17 people.

11.00% of those families in Oklahoma are living below the poverty line.

The table below shows the poverty thresholds for Oklahoma in 2022.

Household Size Poverty Threshold
1 Person $13,590.00
2 People $18,310.00
3 People $23,030.00
4 People $27,750.00
5 People $32,470.00
6 People $37,190.00
7 People $41,910.00
8 People $46,630.00

Please note that the poverty thresholds shown above are from 2022, while the latest demographics data we have is from 2020.

Households and Families by Marital Status

There are four types of household and family, as defined by the Census Bureau:

  • Married-couple
  • Male householder, no spouse present
  • Female householder, no spouse present
  • Nonfamily household

In the table below, you can see the total households and families in Oklahoma for each type, as well as the average sizes.

Married Male Female Nonfamily
Total Households 718,823 77,375 183,281 524,389
Average Household Size 3.21 3.38 3.41 1.25
Total Families 718,823 77,375 183,281 0
Average Household Size 3.18 2.98 3.19 0

Housing Data in Oklahoma

There are total of 1,741,721 housing units in Oklahoma. Of those units, 1,503,868 (86.34%) are occupied, and 237,853 (13.66%) are vacant.

Rental Rates

Of the 1,741,721 housing units in Oklahoma, 469,169 (26.94%) are occupied by renters. The median rent paid by renters is $862.00.

Owner occupied housing units make up the remaining 57.04% of housing units, with 993,391 housing units in total.

The table below breaks down how much rent is paid by renters in Oklahoma.

  • No rent paid
    41,308
  • Less than $500
    49,906
  • $500 to $999
    257,731
  • $1,000 to $1,499
    124,621
  • $1,500 to $1,999
    27,377
  • $2,000 to $2,499
    5,623
  • $2,500 to $2,999
    1,674
  • $3,000 or more
    2,237

Property Values

The median value of a property in Oklahoma is $150,800.00.

The table below breaks down the range of valuations for all properties in Oklahoma.

  • Less than $50,000
    107,841
  • $50,000 to $99,999
    195,094
  • $100,000 to $149,999
    190,216
  • $150,000 to $199,999
    178,422
  • $200,000 to $299,999
    173,881
  • $300,000 to $499,999
    105,313
  • $500,000 to $999,999
    33,941
  • $1,000,000 or more
    8,683

Property Age

We can also look at the number of properties built in a given year to see the spread of property age in Oklahoma.

  • 1939 or earlier
    128,498
  • 1940 to 1949
    87,559
  • 1950 to 1959
    174,208
  • 1960 to 1969
    194,332
  • 1970 to 1979
    319,273
  • 1980 to 1989
    249,851
  • 1990 to 1999
    199,303
  • 2000 to 2009
    228,383
  • 2010 to 2013
    156,202
  • 2014 or later
    4,112

Vehicles Available per Household

Finally, we have data on how many vehicles each household in Oklahoma has. The table below breaks down the number of vehicles available per household.

  • No vehicles available
    81,196
  • 1 vehicle available
    482,015
  • 2 vehicles available
    578,852
  • 3 or more vehicles available
    361,805

Commuting to Work in Oklahoma

The time and means of commuting to work are useful metrics to look at because they can be correlated against other data such as income and education level.

Does a longer commuting time indicate a higher average income? If so, has the huge increase in home working during the pandemic changed this?

Using these metrics, we can get a better understanding of the demographics of Oklahoma, how they commute, and how that correlates to other data points.

The average travel time is 22.2 minutes, and the chart below covers the range of travel times across the population of Oklahoma.

  • Less than 5 minutes
    70,479
  • 5 to 9 minutes
    216,453
  • 10 to 14 minutes
    265,876
  • 15 to 19 minutes
    288,422
  • 20 to 24 minutes
    257,602
  • 25 to 29 minutes
    108,175
  • 30 to 34 minutes
    204,645
  • 35 to 39 minutes
    38,937
  • 40 to 44 minutes
    41,496
  • 45 to 59 minutes
    89,172
  • 60 to 89 minutes
    50,832
  • 90 or more minutes
    30,913

We can also look at the means of transport in Oklahoma to see which modes of transport people are using to commute to work.

  • Drove alone
    1,431,878
  • Carpooled
    168,621
  • Public transportation
    5,810
  • Walked
    30,563
  • Other means
    26,130
  • Worked from home
    112,840

Conclusion

Hopefully this article has given you the demographics data you were looking for in Oklahoma.

If you need more demographics data, or you need the data listed above in spreadsheet form with more granular grouping, head back to the top of this page where you can purchase the complete demographics data for Oklahoma.

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