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State Demographics Data - OK

Oklahoma

Demographics & Social
2012
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 213,284
% Foreign Born 5.6%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2012 61.9%
% change: 1990-2000 101.2%
Race (%)  
One race 95.1%
White
50.6%
Black or African American
3.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.3%
Asian
22.5%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.6%
Other race
17.7%
Two or more races 4.9%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 122,396
% Latino 57.4%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.8%
5-17 7.5%
18-64 82.9%
65 and older 8.8%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 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.

37.7
Gender (% female) 49.4%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 24.4%
Married 62.4%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 13.2%

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 3,601,536
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 8.5%
% change: 1990-2000 7.8%
Race (%)  
One race 92.1%
White 74.9%
Black or African American 7.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native 7.7%
Asian 0.6%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.1%
Other race 1.4%
Two or more races 7.9%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 233,903
% Latino 6.5%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 7.2%
5-17 18.3%
18-64 60.1%
65 and older 14.4%
Median Age 36.1
Gender (% female) 50.5%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 27.7%
Married 49.2%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 23.1%
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.

213,284
Born in Africa 6,023
Born in Asia 56,324
Born in Europe 18,593
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 126,071
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 4,628
Born in Oceania 1,645
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.

213,284
Europe 18,593
Northern Europe 4,461
United Kingdom
3,828
Ireland
175
Other Northern Europe
458
Western Europe 8,454
France
1,107
Germany
6,537
Other Western Europe
810
Southern Europe 923
Italy
212
Portugal
102
Other Southern Europe
609
Eastern Europe 4,719
Poland
854
Russia
1,245
Other Eastern Europe
2,620
Other Europe (no country specified) 36
Asia 56,324
Eastern Asia 15,417
China
7,982

China, excluding Taiwan

7,266

Taiwan

716
Japan
1,463
Korea
5,972
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 13,474
India
8,344
Iran
2,888
Other South Central Asia
2,242
Southeastern Asia 23,585
Philippines
4,075
Vietnam
12,753
Other Southeastern Asia
6,757
Western Asia 3,607
Israel
45
Lebanon
692
Other Western Asia
2,870
Other Asia (no country specified) 241
Africa 6,023
Eastern Africa 1,890
Northern Africa
988
Western Africa
2,011
Middle and Southern Africa
928
Other Africa (no country specified)
206
Oceania 1,645
Australia and New Zealand subregion 360
Oceania (no country specified) 1,285
Americas 130,699
Latin America 126,071
Caribbean
3,171

Cuba

1,213

Jamaica

681

Other Caribbean

1,277
Central America
118,409

Mexico

104,070

El Salvador

2,031

Other Central America

12,308
South America
4,491

Brazil

1,067

Colombia

350

Other South America

3,074
Northern America 4,628
Canada
4,568
Other Northern America
60
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 57,487
1990-1999 55,783
2000-2009 77,158
Since 2010 22,856
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 2.8%
Born in Asia 26.4%
Born in Europe 8.7%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 59.1%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 2.2%
Born in Oceania 0.8%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 48.8%
Country #2 6.0%
Country #3 3.9%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 8.7%
Northern Europe 2.1%
United Kingdom 1.8%
Ireland 0.1%
Other Northern Europe 0.2%
Western Europe 4.0%
France 0.5%
Germany 3.1%
Other Western Europe 0.4%
Southern Europe 0.4%
Italy 0.1%
Portugal 0.0%
Other Southern Europe 0.3%
Eastern Europe 2.2%
Poland 0.4%
Russia 0.6%
Other Eastern Europe 1.2%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 26.4%
Eastern Asia 7.2%
China 3.7%
China, excluding Taiwan 3.4%
Taiwan 0.3%
Japan 0.7%
Korea 2.8%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 6.3%
India 3.9%
Iran 1.4%
Other South Central Asia 1.1%
Southeastern Asia 11.1%
Philippines 1.9%
Vietnam 6.0%
Other Southeastern Asia 3.2%
Western Asia 1.7%
Israel 0.0%
Lebanon 0.3%
Other Western Asia 1.3%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.1%
Africa 2.8%
Eastern Africa 0.9%
Northern Africa 0.5%
Western Africa 0.9%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.4%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.1%
Oceania 0.8%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.2%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.6%
Americas 61.3%
Latin America 59.1%
Caribbean 1.5%
Cuba 0.6%
Jamaica 0.3%
Other Caribbean 0.6%
Central America 55.5%
Mexico 48.8%
El Salvador 1.0%
Other Central America 5.8%
South America 2.1%
Brazil 0.5%
Colombia 0.2%
Other South America 1.4%
Northern America 2.2%
Canada 2.1%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 27.0%
1980-1989 26.2%
1990-1999 36.2%
Since 2000 10.7%
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 213,284
Naturalized citizens 68,357
Noncitizens 144,927
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 68,357
Before 1980 8,989
1980-1989 9,709
1990-1999 15,959
2000-2009 26,833
Since 2010 6,867
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 32.0%
Noncitizens 68.0%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 13.2%
1980-1989 14.2%
1990-1999 23.3%
2000-2009 39.3%
Since 2010 10.0%
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) 70,480
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 5,676
% married among women who gave birth
80.0%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
20.0%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 824,867
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 47,988
% married among women who gave birth 63.0%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 37.0%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 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 3.48
Average family size 3.93
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.51
Average family size 3.08
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. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents.

 
Children under age 18 with 878,570
Only native parent(s)
766,650
One or more foreign-born parents
111,920

Child is native

96,976

Child is foreign born

14,944
Children under age 6 with 299,184
Only native parent(s)
258,010
One or more foreign-born parents
41,174

Child is native

39,302

Child is foreign born

1,872
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 579,386
Only native parent(s)
508,640
One or more foreign-born parents
70,746

Child is native

57,674

Child is foreign born

13,072
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents. The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

428,040
Only native parents 352,278
One or more foreign-born parents 75,762
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 87.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 12.7%
Child is native 11.0%
Child is foreign born 1.7%
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 0.6%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 87.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 12.2%
Child is native 10.0%
Child is foreign born 2.3%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 82.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 17.7%
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. Bureau of the Census’ American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2012 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from the 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 a number 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, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and North Dakota and Wyoming data are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 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 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.
  • Children of immigrants: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents.