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State Demographics Data - OK

Oklahoma

Demographics & Social
2018
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 236,882
% Foreign Born 6.0%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2018 79.8%
% change: 1990-2000 101.2%
Race (%)  
One race 97.8%
White
48.7%
Black or African American
6.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.6%
Asian
23.8%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.5%
Other race
18.0%
Two or more races 2.2%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 127,962
% Latino 54.0%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 1.1%
5-17 6.2%
18-64 82.0%
65 and older 10.8%
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 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 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.

40.5
Gender (% female) 49.3%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 22.3%
Married 63.2%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 14.5%

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 3,706,197
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 11.7%
% change: 1990-2000 7.8%
Race (%)  
One race 91.9%
White 73.7%
Black or African American 7.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native 8.2%
Asian 0.8%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.1%
Other race 1.8%
Two or more races 8.1%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 301,117
% Latino 8.1%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 6.9%
5-17 18.4%
18-64 58.6%
65 and older 16.0%
Median Age 36.3
Gender (% female) 50.6%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 29.9%
Married 47.9%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 22.2%
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.

236,882
Born in Africa 13,584
Born in Asia 66,274
Born in Europe 16,827
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 134,303
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 4,422
Born in Oceania 1,472
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
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.

236,882
Europe 16,827
Northern Europe 4,501
United Kingdom
3,543
Ireland
80
Other Northern Europe
878
Western Europe 6,952
France
527
Germany
5,661
Other Western Europe
764
Southern Europe 793
Italy
488
Portugal
52
Other Southern Europe
253
Eastern Europe 4,581
Poland
858
Russia
1,288
Other Eastern Europe
2,435
Other Europe (no country specified) 0
Asia 66,274
Eastern Asia 15,422
China
8,643

China, excluding Taiwan

7,149

Taiwan

1,494
Japan
1,363
Korea
5,416
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 18,673
India
11,529
Iran
2,440
Other South Central Asia
4,704
Southeastern Asia 26,185
Philippines
3,962
Vietnam
14,094
Other Southeastern Asia
8,129
Western Asia 5,535
Israel
456
Lebanon
379
Other Western Asia
4,700
Other Asia (no country specified) 459
Africa 13,584
Eastern Africa 5,161
Northern Africa
904
Western Africa
5,192
Middle and Southern Africa
1,826
Other Africa (no country specified)
501
Oceania 1,472
Australia and New Zealand subregion 426
Oceania (no country specified) 1,046
Americas 138,725
Latin America 134,303
Caribbean
4,070

Cuba

1,257

Jamaica

1,233

Other Caribbean

1,580
Central America
122,615

Mexico

106,460

El Salvador

3,031

Other Central America

13,124
South America
7,618

Brazil

1,693

Colombia

1,523

Other South America

4,402
Northern America 4,422
Canada
4,231
Other Northern America
191
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 52,499
1990-1999 54,512
2000-2009 67,078
Since 2010 62,793
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 5.7%
Born in Asia 28.0%
Born in Europe 7.1%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 56.7%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1.9%
Born in Oceania 0.6%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1
Country #2
Country #3
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 7.1%
Northern Europe 1.9%
United Kingdom 1.5%
Ireland 0.0%
Other Northern Europe 0.4%
Western Europe 2.9%
France 0.2%
Germany 2.4%
Other Western Europe 0.3%
Southern Europe 0.3%
Italy 0.2%
Portugal 0.0%
Other Southern Europe 0.1%
Eastern Europe 1.9%
Poland 0.4%
Russia 0.5%
Other Eastern Europe 1.0%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 28.0%
Eastern Asia 6.5%
China 3.6%
China, excluding Taiwan 3.0%
Taiwan 0.6%
Japan 0.6%
Korea 2.3%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 7.9%
India 4.9%
Iran 1.0%
Other South Central Asia 2.0%
Southeastern Asia 11.1%
Philippines 1.7%
Vietnam 5.9%
Other Southeastern Asia 3.4%
Western Asia 2.3%
Israel 0.2%
Lebanon 0.2%
Other Western Asia 2.0%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.2%
Africa 5.7%
Eastern Africa 2.2%
Northern Africa 0.4%
Western Africa 2.2%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.8%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.2%
Oceania 0.6%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.2%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.4%
Americas 58.6%
Latin America 56.7%
Caribbean 1.7%
Cuba 0.5%
Jamaica 0.5%
Other Caribbean 0.7%
Central America 51.8%
Mexico 44.9%
El Salvador 1.3%
Other Central America 5.5%
South America 3.2%
Brazil 0.7%
Colombia 0.6%
Other South America 1.9%
Northern America 1.9%
Canada 1.8%
Other Northern America 0.1%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 22.2%
1980-1989 23.0%
1990-1999 28.3%
Since 2000 26.5%
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 236,882
Naturalized citizens 88,485
Noncitizens 148,397
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 88,485
Before 1990 16,772
1990-1999 16,459
2000-2009 28,049
2010-2014 13,734
Since 2015 13,471
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 37.4%
Noncitizens 62.6%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 19.0%
1980-1989 18.6%
1990-1999 31.7%
2000-2009 15.5%
Since 2010 15.2%
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) 74,646
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 5,156
% married among women who gave birth
88.8%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
11.2%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 835,137
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 45,939
% married among women who gave birth 61.2%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 38.8%
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 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 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
Average family size 4
U.S. Born
Average household size 3
Average family size 3
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 893,669
Only native parent(s)
763,959
One or more foreign-born parents
129,710

Child is native

116,306

Child is foreign born

13,404
Children under age 6 with 295,246
Only native parent(s)
254,650
One or more foreign-born parents
40,596

Child is native

38,129

Child is foreign born

2,467
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 598,423
Only native parent(s)
509,309
One or more foreign-born parents
89,114

Child is native

78,177

Child is foreign born

10,937
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.

407,917
Only native parents 330,586
One or more foreign-born parents 77,331
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 85.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 14.5%
Child is native 13.0%
Child is foreign born 1.5%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 86.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 13.7%
Child is native 12.9%
Child is foreign born 0.8%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 85.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 14.9%
Child is native 13.1%
Child is foreign born 1.8%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 81.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 19.0%
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, 2018 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. Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) USA: Version 8.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2018. https://doi.org/10.18128/D010.V8.0.

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, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 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.