Oklahoma PopulationOklahoma (U.S. state abbreviation is 'OK') is the midwestern state of United States, bordered by Kansas to the north, Missouri and Arkansas to the east, Texas to the south and west. Oklahoma population in 2023 is estimated to be 4.04 million, ranks 28th populous state. Its area is 69,899 sq miles (181,040 sq km), 20th largest state in the United States. The name 'Oklahoma' came from two Choctaw Indian words, 'okla' meaning people, and 'humma' meaning red, so the Oklahoma state name literally means 'red people'. The region of Oklahoma originally Indian Territory, the state of Oklahoma in 1889 was opened to European settlers to claim plots, many grabbed to the states and were called 'Land Rush'. The first capital city of Oklahoma was in Guthrie, but was moved later to Oklahoma City, Tulsa is the sixth most dangerous city, and other top cities are Norman, Broken Arrow, Edmond, Lawton. The popular places are Turner Falls, Frontier City, a theme park, Tulsa Zoo, Oklahoma Aquarium.
Image Source: People gathering at OKC Festival of the Arts, Oklahoma
- Population by Race
- Top Cities of Oklahoma
- Population Pyramid
- Counties of Oklahoma
July 1, 2020
Oklahoma Population by Race
According to 2017 demographics estimates population of Oklahoma by race are, 72.6% are White Americans, 7.3% are Black Americans, 10.1% are Hispanic/Latino's, 7.5% are American Indian and Alaska Natives(AIAN), 2% are Asians and around 0.1% are NHPI.
White population in Oklahoma are 2,828,569, percentage wise 72.60 percent are whites. Whites, also called White Americans or European American, having origins in the original peoples of Europe (numbers include hispanic whites).
Black population in Oklahoma are 283,821, percentage wise 7.28 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Oklahoma, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Caribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.
Asian population in Oklahoma are 80,670, percentage wise 2.07 percent are asians, out of these 14,046 are Asian Indians, 11,491 are Chinese, 6,593 are Filipinos, 2,410 are Japanese, 6,247 are Korean, 20,631 are Vietnamese and 19,252 are other Asian nationals. 330 Malaysian, 49 are Mongolians, 1,076 are Nepalese, 2,216 Pakistani, 323 Sri Lankan, 391 Taiwanese, 1,165 Thai, 20,631 Vietnamese, 3,569 are Hmong, 290 Indonesian.
Hispanic population in Oklahoma are 394,879. Percentage wise 10.13 percent are hispanics, out of these 323,876 are Mexican people, 13,612 are Puerto Ricans, 2,921 are Cubans, and 54,470 are other Hispanic or Latinos. Hispanics may be of any race, included in applicable race categories.
American Indian and Alaska Native are 289,871 people, Cherokee tribals are 113,807, Chippewa tribals 324, Navajo tribals 1,451, and Sioux tribal group people are 1,303. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander are 5,543, out of these Native Hawaiian are 1,154, 901 are Guamanian or Chamorro, 314 Samoan and 3,174 are Other Pacific Islanders.
|Black or African American||283,821||7.28%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||289,871||7.440%|
|Cherokee tribal grouping||113,807||2.921%|
|Chippewa tribal grouping||324||0.008%|
|Navajo tribal grouping||1,451||0.037%|
|Sioux tribal grouping||1,303||0.033%|
|Other Asian Population||19,252|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||5,543||0.14%|
|Guamanian or Chamorro||901||0.023%|
|Other Pacific Islander||3,174|
|Some other race||105,686|
|Hispanic or Latino||394,879||10.13%|
|Other Hispanic or Latino||54,470|
Top Cities of Oklahoma
Oklahoma Population by Age
According to 2019 US population estimates, population of Oklahoma by age is 3,896,251, out of these 1,930,615 are male, 1,965,636 are female, The Oklahoma population by age are, under 15 years is 800,119, 15 years and over is 3,096,132, 30 years and over is 2,281,994, 65 years and over is 574,330 and 85 years and over is 66,517. 49.55 percent are male, 50.45 percent are female, The sex ratio of Oklahoma is 982. 20.54 percent are under 15 years old, 79.46 percent are 15 years and over, 58.57 percent are 30 years and over, 14.74 percent are 65 years and over, 1.71 percent are 85 years and over.
Languages spoken in OK
Out of 55,226 Asian language speakers, South Asian/Indian language speakers are, 2068 speak Hindi, 1254 Gujarati, 326 Punjabi, 1460 Bengali, 2243 Urdu, 1576 Marathi/Nepali, 896 Telugu, 838 Tamil, 2676 speak Malayalam or Kannada.
People from East and Mid Asian speakers include 9,684 speak Chinese Mandarin/Cantonese, 3250 Hmong, 1756 Japanese, 17784 Vietnamese, 4347 Korean, 336 Khmer, 3093 Tagalog, 2188 Thai/Lao language.
3337 speak Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or other Austronesian languages, 5093 Arabic, 1562 Hebrew and 1902 Persian including Farsi and Dari.
737 speak Amharic, Somali, or other Afro-Asiatic languages, 2316 Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or other languages of Western Africa, 1909 Swahili or other languages of Central, Eastern, and Southern Africa.
Out of 33,936 European language speakers, 5354 French including Cajun, 1041 Italian, 1144 Portugues, 8105 German, 1146 speak Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or other West Germanic languages.
563 are Greek speakers, 2094 Russian, 516 Polish, 395 Serbo-Croatian, 449 Ukranian/Slavic language and 128 Armenian.
|Speak only English||3,264,424||89.90|
Below table is the stats of High school and college education levels of Oklahoma state.
|Population 18 to 24 years||386,488||199,702||186,786|
|Less than high school graduate||61,739||35,388||26,351|
|High school graduate (includes equivalency)||128,171||72,848||55,323|
|Some college or associates degree||167,745||79,265||88,480|
|Bachelors degree or higher||28,833||12,201||16,632|
|Population 25 years and over||2,553,488||1,241,613||1,311,875|
|Less than 9th grade||107,434||57,424||50,010|
|9th to 12th grade, no diploma||211,219||108,459||102,760|
|High school graduate (includes equivalency)||803,755||403,504||400,251|
|Some college, no degree||602,859||287,009||315,850|
|Graduate or professional degree||211,476||102,108||109,368|
|High school graduate or higher||1,671,852||804,851||867,001|
|Bachelors degree or higher||502,631||242,385||260,246|
|Black or African||172,034||84,117||87,917|
|High school graduate or higher||152,558||73,649||78,909|
|Bachelors degree or higher||32,678||14,686||17,992|
|American Indian or Alaska Native alone||167,173||79,967||87,206|
|High school graduate or higher||142,334||66,858||75,476|
|Bachelors degree or higher||27,262||11,704||15,558|
|High school graduate or higher||42,767||19,716||23,051|
|Bachelors degree or higher||21,746||10,720||11,026|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||2,986||1,438||1,548|
|High school graduate or higher||2,487||1,179||1,308|
|Bachelors degree or higher||392||185||207|
|Hispanic or Latino Origin||188,943||101,062||87,881|
|High school graduate or higher||113,926||57,818||56,108|
|Bachelors degree or higher||20,837||9,629||11,208|
Disable population of Oklahoma state as per table below:
|Total civilian non-institutionalized population||606,072|
|Black or African American||43,549|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone||47,852|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||368|
|Some other race||8,060|
|With a hearing difficulty||190,005|
|With a vision difficulty||128,938|
|With a cognitive difficulty||213,763|
|With an ambulatory difficulty||328,867|
|With a self-care difficulty||108,707|
|With an independent living difficulty||191,083|
Counties of Oklahoma
Osage County is the largest county by area in the Oklahoma state, and is divided into 77 counties. Oklahoma is the populous County with 792,582, followed by Tulsa County with 648,360, Cleveland County with 281,669, Canadian County with 144,447 and fifth populous is Comanche County with 120,422.
|County||Population 2017||Population 2018||% Change||Rank 2017||Rank 2018|
|Le Flore County||49,874||49,980||0.2||15||15|
|Roger Mills County||3,671||3,656||-0.4||75||75|
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