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State Demographics Data - OK

Oklahoma

Demographics & Social
2016
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 228,414
% Foreign Born 5.8%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2016 73.4%
% change: 1990-2000 101.2%
Race (%)  
One race 96.9%
White
46.9%
Black or African American
4.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.9%
Asian
23.9%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
1.1%
Other race
19.8%
Two or more races 3.1%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 126,687
% Latino 55.5%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.7%
5-17 5.5%
18-64 85.0%
65 and older 8.8%
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 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2016 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.

39.7
Gender (% female) 49.0%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 25.2%
Married 61.9%
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 3,695,147
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 11.3%
% change: 1990-2000 7.8%
Race (%)  
One race 92.0%
White 74.0%
Black or African American 7.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native 8.0%
Asian 0.7%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.1%
Other race 1.7%
Two or more races 8.0%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 277,249
% Latino 7.5%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 7.1%
5-17 18.5%
18-64 59.0%
65 and older 15.4%
Median Age 36
Gender (% female) 50.6%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 29.5%
Married 48.0%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 22.5%
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.

228,414
Born in Africa 8,308
Born in Asia 63,268
Born in Europe 17,454
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 132,737
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 3,172
Born in Oceania 3,475
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.

228,414
Europe 17,454
Northern Europe 4,134
United Kingdom
3,497
Ireland
52
Other Northern Europe
585
Western Europe 6,564
France
283
Germany
5,469
Other Western Europe
812
Southern Europe 1,385
Italy
429
Portugal
516
Other Southern Europe
440
Eastern Europe 5,371
Poland
652
Russia
1,469
Other Eastern Europe
3,250
Other Europe (no country specified) 0
Asia 63,268
Eastern Asia 15,007
China
8,244

China, excluding Taiwan

6,008

Taiwan

2,236
Japan
1,510
Korea
5,253
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 14,144
India
8,012
Iran
2,451
Other South Central Asia
3,681
Southeastern Asia 30,124
Philippines
6,186
Vietnam
15,441
Other Southeastern Asia
8,497
Western Asia 3,902
Israel
214
Lebanon
26
Other Western Asia
3,662
Other Asia (no country specified) 91
Africa 8,308
Eastern Africa 3,217
Northern Africa
1,180
Western Africa
2,567
Middle and Southern Africa
1,344
Other Africa (no country specified)
0
Oceania 3,475
Australia and New Zealand subregion 777
Oceania (no country specified) 2,698
Americas 135,909
Latin America 132,737
Caribbean
4,573

Cuba

1,585

Jamaica

307

Other Caribbean

2,681
Central America
121,185

Mexico

107,320

El Salvador

2,762

Other Central America

11,103
South America
6,979

Brazil

1,163

Colombia

1,050

Other South America

4,766
Northern America 3,172
Canada
3,172
Other Northern America
0
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 52,328
1990-1999 48,579
2000-2009 77,796
Since 2010 49,711
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 3.6%
Born in Asia 27.7%
Born in Europe 7.6%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 58.1%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1.4%
Born in Oceania 1.5%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 48.80
Country #2 6.00%
Country #3 3.90
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 7.6%
Northern Europe 1.8%
United Kingdom 1.5%
Ireland 0.0%
Other Northern Europe 0.3%
Western Europe 2.9%
France 0.1%
Germany 2.4%
Other Western Europe 0.4%
Southern Europe 0.6%
Italy 0.2%
Portugal 0.2%
Other Southern Europe 0.2%
Eastern Europe 2.4%
Poland 0.3%
Russia 0.6%
Other Eastern Europe 1.4%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 27.7%
Eastern Asia 6.6%
China 3.6%
China, excluding Taiwan 2.6%
Taiwan 1.0%
Japan 0.7%
Korea 2.3%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 6.2%
India 3.5%
Iran 1.1%
Other South Central Asia 1.6%
Southeastern Asia 13.2%
Philippines 2.7%
Vietnam 6.8%
Other Southeastern Asia 3.7%
Western Asia 1.7%
Israel 0.1%
Lebanon 0.0%
Other Western Asia 1.6%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 3.6%
Eastern Africa 1.4%
Northern Africa 0.5%
Western Africa 1.1%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.6%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.0%
Oceania 1.5%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.3%
Oceania (no country specified) 1.2%
Americas 59.5%
Latin America 58.1%
Caribbean 2.0%
Cuba 0.7%
Jamaica 0.1%
Other Caribbean 1.2%
Central America 53.1%
Mexico 47.0%
El Salvador 1.2%
Other Central America 4.9%
South America 3.1%
Brazil 0.5%
Colombia 0.5%
Other South America 2.1%
Northern America 1.4%
Canada 1.4%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 22.9%
1980-1989 21.3%
1990-1999 34.1%
Since 2000 21.8%
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 42.50
Country #2 7.60%
Country #3 4.70
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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 23.90
Country #2 8.20%
Country #3 8.10%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 228,414
Naturalized citizens 77,757
Noncitizens 150,657
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 77,757
Before 1980 7,768
1980-1989 9,902
1990-1999 18,582
2000-2009 22,012
Since 2010 19,493
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 34.0%
Noncitizens 66.0%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 10.0%
1980-1989 12.7%
1990-1999 23.9%
2000-2009 28.3%
Since 2010 25.1%
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) 75,109
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 6,410
% married among women who gave birth
81.9%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
18.1%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 831,711
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 47,411
% married among women who gave birth 61.7%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 38.3%
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 Census Bureau's pooled 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2016 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 3.42
Average family size 4.01
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.54
Average family size 3.15
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 897,072
Only native parent(s)
774,023
One or more foreign-born parents
123,049

Child is native

111,731

Child is foreign born

11,318
Children under age 6 with 300,300
Only native parent(s)
258,714
One or more foreign-born parents
41,586

Child is native

39,470

Child is foreign born

2,116
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 596,772
Only native parent(s)
515,309
One or more foreign-born parents
81,463

Child is native

72,261

Child is foreign born

9,202
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.

426,584
Only native parents 343,748
One or more foreign-born parents 82,836
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 86.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 13.7%
Child is native 12.5%
Child is foreign born 1.3%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 86.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 13.8%
Child is native 13.1%
Child is foreign born 0.7%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 86.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 13.7%
Child is native 12.1%
Child is foreign born 1.5%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 80.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 19.4%
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, 2016 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, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2016 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.