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State Demographics Data - OK

Oklahoma

Demographics & Social
2015
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 235,350
% Foreign Born 6.0%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2015 78.6%
% change: 1990-2000 101.2%
Race (%)  
One race 97.6%
White
47.7%
Black or African American
4.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native
1.1%
Asian
23.5%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.5%
Other race
20.6%
Two or more races 2.4%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 136,371
% Latino 57.9%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.7%
5-17 7.0%
18-64 84.1%
65 and older 8.2%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 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.

38.8
Gender (% female) 47.6%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 27.9%
Married 59.2%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 12.9%

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 3,675,988
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 10.8%
% change: 1990-2000 7.8%
Race (%)  
One race 91.7%
White 74.2%
Black or African American 7.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native 7.7%
Asian 0.6%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.1%
Other race 1.6%
Two or more races 8.3%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 260,093
% Latino 7.1%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 7.1%
5-17 18.5%
18-64 59.2%
65 and older 15.1%
Median Age 36
Gender (% female) 50.6%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 28.5%
Married 48.8%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 22.7%
Foreign Born
Number 131,747
% Foreign Born 3.8%
Population Change over Time  
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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.

235,350
Born in Africa 9,945
Born in Asia 63,708
Born in Europe 14,440
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 141,494
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 4,145
Born in Oceania 1,618
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. The estimate for China excludes Taiwan.

 
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 Vietnam
Country #3 India
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.

235,350
Europe 14,440
Northern Europe 4,091
United Kingdom
3,260
Ireland
338
Other Northern Europe
493
Western Europe 5,642
France
547
Germany
4,536
Other Western Europe
559
Southern Europe 1,210
Italy
600
Portugal
40
Other Southern Europe
570
Eastern Europe 3,497
Poland
553
Russia
1,245
Other Eastern Europe
1,699
Other Europe (no country specified) 0
Asia 63,708
Eastern Asia 14,554
China
9,115

China, excluding Taiwan

8,369

Taiwan

746
Japan
1,160
Korea
4,279
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 14,383
India
8,144
Iran
1,981
Other South Central Asia
4,258
Southeastern Asia 30,408
Philippines
5,632
Vietnam
15,102
Other Southeastern Asia
9,674
Western Asia 4,340
Israel
301
Lebanon
333
Other Western Asia
3,706
Other Asia (no country specified) 23
Africa 9,945
Eastern Africa 2,401
Northern Africa
2,372
Western Africa
3,323
Middle and Southern Africa
996
Other Africa (no country specified)
853
Oceania 1,618
Australia and New Zealand subregion 331
Oceania (no country specified) 1,287
Americas 145,639
Latin America 141,494
Caribbean
2,205

Cuba

689

Jamaica

622

Other Caribbean

894
Central America
131,540

Mexico

114,704

El Salvador

4,385

Other Central America

12,451
South America
7,749

Brazil

672

Colombia

1,955

Other South America

5,122
Northern America 4,145
Canada
4,145
Other Northern America
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Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 57,185
1990-1999 53,998
2000-2009 77,694
Since 2010 46,473
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 4.2%
Born in Asia 27.1%
Born in Europe 6.1%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 60.1%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1.8%
Born in Oceania 0.7%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 48.8%
Country #2 6.0%
Country #3 3.9%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 6.1%
Northern Europe 1.7%
United Kingdom 1.4%
Ireland 0.1%
Other Northern Europe 0.2%
Western Europe 2.4%
France 0.2%
Germany 1.9%
Other Western Europe 0.2%
Southern Europe 0.5%
Italy 0.3%
Portugal 0.0%
Other Southern Europe 0.2%
Eastern Europe 1.5%
Poland 0.2%
Russia 0.5%
Other Eastern Europe 0.7%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 27.1%
Eastern Asia 6.2%
China 3.9%
China, excluding Taiwan 3.6%
Taiwan 0.3%
Japan 0.5%
Korea 1.8%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 6.1%
India 3.5%
Iran 0.8%
Other South Central Asia 1.8%
Southeastern Asia 12.9%
Philippines 2.4%
Vietnam 6.4%
Other Southeastern Asia 4.1%
Western Asia 1.8%
Israel 0.1%
Lebanon 0.1%
Other Western Asia 1.6%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 4.2%
Eastern Africa 1.0%
Northern Africa 1.0%
Western Africa 1.4%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.4%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.4%
Oceania 0.7%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.1%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.5%
Americas 61.9%
Latin America 60.1%
Caribbean 0.9%
Cuba 0.3%
Jamaica 0.3%
Other Caribbean 0.4%
Central America 55.9%
Mexico 48.7%
El Salvador 1.9%
Other Central America 5.3%
South America 3.3%
Brazil 0.3%
Colombia 0.8%
Other South America 2.2%
Northern America 1.8%
Canada 1.8%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 24.3%
1980-1989 22.9%
1990-1999 33.0%
Since 2000 19.7%
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 Mexico
Country #2 Vietnam
Country #3 Germany
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
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 42.5%
Country #2 7.6%
Country #3 4.7%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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 Mexico
Country #2 Vietnam
Country #3 Germany
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
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 23.9%
Country #2 8.2%
Country #3 8.1%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 235,350
Naturalized citizens 78,382
Noncitizens 156,968
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 78,382
Before 1980 8,165
1980-1989 10,111
1990-1999 15,199
2000-2009 25,971
Since 2010 18,936
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 33.3%
Noncitizens 66.7%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 10.4%
1980-1989 12.9%
1990-1999 19.4%
2000-2009 33.1%
Since 2010 24.2%
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) 75,929
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 5,274
% married among women who gave birth
59.7%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
40.3%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 829,936
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 42,216
% married among women who gave birth 62.3%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 37.7%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 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 3.41
Average family size 3.90
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.54
Average family size 3.12
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 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau is 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 under age 18 with 895,919
Only native parent(s)
769,553
One or more foreign-born parents
126,366

Child is native

110,901

Child is foreign born

15,465
Children under age 6 with 303,022
Only native parent(s)
260,354
One or more foreign-born parents
42,668

Child is native

40,793

Child is foreign born

1,875
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 592,897
Only native parent(s)
509,199
One or more foreign-born parents
83,698

Child is native

70,108

Child is foreign born

13,590
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 American Community Survey, the Census Bureau is 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. The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

424,324
Only native parents 347,135
One or more foreign-born parents 77,189
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 85.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 14.1%
Child is native 12.4%
Child is foreign born 1.7%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 85.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 14.1%
Child is native 13.5%
Child is foreign born 0.6%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 85.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 14.1%
Child is native 11.8%
Child is foreign born 2.3%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 81.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 18.2%
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 data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2015 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, Matthew Sobek, Trent Alexander, Catherine A. Fitch, Ronald Goeken, Patricia Kelly Hall, Miriam King, and Chad Ronnander, "Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: Version 4.0" (Machine-readable database, Minnesota Population Center [producer and distributor], 2011).

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, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 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 is 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.