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State Demographics Data - OK
 

Oklahoma

Demographics & Social
2019
2000
1990
Demographics

Note: The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.

Foreign Born
Number 240,209
% Foreign Born 6.1%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2019 82.3%
% change: 1990-2000 101.2%
Race (%)  
One race 98.2%
White
51.8%
Black or African American
5.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.6%
Asian
24.3%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.4%
Other race
15.5%
Two or more races 1.8%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 135,188
% Latino 56.3%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.7%
5-17 5.3%
18-64 85.0%
65 and older 9.1%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau’s pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 ACS. 2) The letter N indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

40.9
Gender (% female) 50.2%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 24.0%
Married 61.2%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 14.8%

Note: The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.

U.S. Born
Number 3,716,762
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 12.0%
% change: 1990-2000 7.8%
Race (%)  
One race 92.0%
White 73.8%
Black or African American 7.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native 8.5%
Asian 0.8%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.1%
Other race 1.5%
Two or more races 8.0%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 302,918
% Latino 8.2%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 6.7%
5-17 18.5%
18-64 58.3%
65 and older 16.5%
Median Age 36.5
Gender (% female) 50.4%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 30.2%
Married 47.5%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 22.3%
Foreign Born
Number 131,747
% Foreign Born 3.8%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011  
 
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U.S. Born
Number 3,318,907
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Foreign Born
Number 65,489
% Foreign Born 2.1%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Number 3,080,096
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Place of Birth Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at sea)

Note: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.

240,209
Born in Africa 11,408
Born in Asia 67,206
Born in Europe 16,080
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 140,424
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 3,593
Born in Oceania 1,498
Top 3 Countries of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.

 
Country #1
Country #2
Country #3
Detailed Region/Country of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.

240,209
Europe 16,080
Northern Europe 4,225
United Kingdom
3,677
Ireland
268
Other Northern Europe
280
Western Europe 6,776
France
970
Germany
5,363
Other Western Europe
443
Southern Europe 793
Italy
177
Portugal
44
Other Southern Europe
572
Eastern Europe 4,126
Poland
236
Russia
1,549
Other Eastern Europe
2,341
Other Europe (no country specified) 160
Asia 67,206
Eastern Asia 12,657
China
6,719

China, excluding Taiwan

6,318

Taiwan

401
Japan
2,124
Korea
3,814
Other Eastern Asia
N
South Central Asia 16,904
India
9,773
Iran
1,986
Other South Central Asia
5,145
Southeastern Asia 33,070
Philippines
6,139
Vietnam
16,889
Other Southeastern Asia
10,042
Western Asia 3,946
Israel
62
Lebanon
247
Other Western Asia
3,637
Other Asia (no country specified) 629
Africa 11,408
Eastern Africa 3,983
Northern Africa
472
Western Africa
5,412
Middle and Southern Africa
905
Other Africa (no country specified)
636
Oceania 1,498
Australia and New Zealand subregion 376
Oceania (no country specified) 1,122
Americas 144,017
Latin America 140,424
Caribbean
3,146

Cuba

378

Jamaica

1,213

Other Caribbean

1,555
Central America
128,625

Mexico

110,023

El Salvador

2,927

Other Central America

15,675
South America
8,653

Brazil

690

Colombia

1,368

Other South America

6,595
Northern America 3,593
Canada
3,593
Other Northern America
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Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 50,587
1990-1999 53,746
2000-2009 68,119
Since 2010 67,757
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 4.7%
Born in Asia 28.0%
Born in Europe 6.7%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 58.5%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1.5%
Born in Oceania 0.6%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1
Country #2
Country #3
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 6.7%
Northern Europe 1.8%
United Kingdom 1.5%
Ireland 0.1%
Other Northern Europe 0.1%
Western Europe 2.8%
France 0.4%
Germany 2.2%
Other Western Europe 0.2%
Southern Europe 0.3%
Italy 0.1%
Portugal N
Other Southern Europe 0.2%
Eastern Europe 1.7%
Poland 0.1%
Russia 0.6%
Other Eastern Europe 1.0%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.1%
Asia 28.0%
Eastern Asia 5.3%
China 2.8%
China, excluding Taiwan 2.6%
Taiwan 0.2%
Japan 0.9%
Korea 1.6%
Other Eastern Asia N
South Central Asia 7.0%
India 4.1%
Iran 0.8%
Other South Central Asia 2.1%
Southeastern Asia 13.8%
Philippines 2.6%
Vietnam 7.0%
Other Southeastern Asia 4.2%
Western Asia 1.6%
Israel N
Lebanon 0.1%
Other Western Asia 1.5%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.3%
Africa 4.7%
Eastern Africa 1.7%
Northern Africa 0.2%
Western Africa 2.3%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.4%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.3%
Oceania 0.6%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.2%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.5%
Americas 60.0%
Latin America 58.5%
Caribbean 1.3%
Cuba 0.2%
Jamaica 0.5%
Other Caribbean 0.6%
Central America 53.5%
Mexico 45.8%
El Salvador 1.2%
Other Central America 6.5%
South America 3.6%
Brazil 0.3%
Colombia 0.6%
Other South America 2.7%
Northern America 1.5%
Canada 1.5%
Other Northern America N
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 21.1%
1980-1989 22.4%
1990-1999 28.4%
Since 2000 28.2%
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 131,747
Born in Africa 4,626
Born in Asia 39,761
Born in Europe 16,102
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 66,706
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 3,734
Cat28 810
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 3.5%
Born in Asia 30.2%
Born in Europe 12.2%
Born in Latin America 50.6%
Born in Northern America 2.8%
Born in Oceania 0.6%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 62,980
Born in Africa 2,255
Born in Asia 25,322
Born in Europe 13,557
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 18,749
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 2,607
Cat21 490
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 3.6%
Born in Asia 40.2%
Born in Europe 21.5%
Born in Latin America 29.8%
Born in Northern America 4.1%
Born in Oceania 0.8%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 240,209
Naturalized citizens 99,449
Noncitizens 140,760
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 99,449
Before 1990 19,037
1990-1999 16,772
2000-2009 24,532
2010-2014 16,078
Since 2015 23,030
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 41.4%
Noncitizens 58.6%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 19.1%
1980-1989 16.9%
1990-1999 24.7%
2000-2009 16.2%
Since 2010 23.2%
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 131,747
Naturalized citizens 45,766
Noncitizens 85,981
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 34.7%
Noncitizens 65.3%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 65,489
Naturalized citizens 28,882
Noncitizens 36,607
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 44.1%
Noncitizens 55.9%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Fertility Foreign Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 80,371
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 5,499
% married among women who gave birth
77.3%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
22.7%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 837,612
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 49,550
% married among women who gave birth 64.0%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 36.0%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S Census Bureau’s pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 ACS. 2) The letter N indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

Foreign Born
Average household size 3.30
Average family size 3.85
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.52
Average family size 3.13
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
 
Population
Population
Population
Children under 18 Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents

Note: Refers only to children under age 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau has excluded children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years.

 
Children under age 18 with 885,387
Only native parent(s)
758,301
One or more foreign-born parents
127,086

Child is native

114,873

Child is foreign born

12,213
Children under age 6 with 287,218
Only native parent(s)
248,260
One or more foreign-born parents
38,958

Child is native

37,084

Child is foreign born

1,874
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 598,169
Only native parent(s)
510,041
One or more foreign-born parents
88,128

Child is native

77,789

Child is foreign born

10,339
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under age 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 American Community Survey, the Census Bureau has excluded children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years. The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

394,085
Only native parents 316,046
One or more foreign-born parents 78,039
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 85.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 14.4%
Child is native 13.0%
Child is foreign born 1.4%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 86.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 13.6%
Child is native 12.9%
Child is foreign born 0.7%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 85.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 14.7%
Child is native 13.0%
Child is foreign born 1.7%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 80.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 19.8%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 837,721
Only native parent(s) 779,280
One or more foreign-born parents 58,441
Child is native 47,239
Child is foreign born 11,202
Children under age 6 with 274,185
Only native parent(s) 252,979
One or more foreign-born parents 21,206
Child is native 19,468
Child is foreign born 1,738
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 563,536
Only native parent(s) 526,301
One or more foreign-born parents 37,235
Child is native 27,771
Child is foreign born 9,464
Children in Low-Income Families* 383,623
Only native parents 350,588
One or more foreign-born parents 33,035
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 93.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 7.0%
Child is native 5.6%
Child is foreign born 1.3%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 92.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 7.7%
Child is native 7.1%
Child is foreign born 0.6%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 93.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 6.6%
Child is native 4.9%
Child is foreign born 1.7%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 91.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 8.6%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 805,318
Only native parent(s) 771,475
One or more foreign-born parents 33,843
Child is native 28,165
Child is foreign born 5,678
Children under age 6 with 264,219
Only native parent(s) 250,764
One or more foreign-born parents 13,455
Child is native 12,301
Child is foreign born 1,154
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 541,099
Only native parent(s) 520,711
One or more foreign-born parents 20,388
Child is native 15,864
Child is foreign born 4,524
Children in Low-Income Families* 380,689
Only native parents 362,475
One or more foreign-born parents 18,214
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 95.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.2%
Child is native 3.5%
Child is foreign born 0.7%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 94.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 5.1%
Child is native 4.7%
Child is foreign born 0.4%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 96.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 3.8%
Child is native 2.9%
Child is foreign born 0.8%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 95.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.8%

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2019 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Sarah Flood, Ronald Goeken, Josiah Grover, Erin Meyer, Jose Pacas and Matthew Sobek. IPUMS USA: Version 10.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2020. https://doi.org/10.18128/D010.V10.0.

Definitions

  • The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.
  • The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.
  • The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

Data-related notes

  • The letter N indicates that an estimate could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.
  • For “Median Age” and “Household Size”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 ACS.
  • Region of birth: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 census and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.
  • Countries of birth: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.
  • Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau has excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years.
  • Children of immigrants: Refers only to children under age 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under age 18 who reside in a home with no parents.