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Population
  2010 2011
Population 3,751,351 3,791,508
State Rank 28 28
Median Age 36.2 36.2
Total 8 year-olds 51,825 51,734
Boys 26,473 26,708
Girls 25,352 25,026
Total 9 year-olds 51,577 51,868
Boys 26,367 26,545
Girls 25,210 25,323
Total 10 year-olds 52,219 51,460
Boys 26,927 26,349
Girls 25,292 25,111
Total 11 year-olds 51,579 52,564
Boys 26,328 27,095
Girls 25,251 25,469
Total 12 year-olds 50,983 51,860
Boys 26,202 26,472
Girls 24,781 25,388
 
How People Get to Work:
Drive Alone 81.0% 81.9%
Car Pool 11.2% 10.9%
Public Transportation 0.5% 0.5%
Work at Home 4.1% 3.4%

Geography
Capital Oklahoma City
Largest City Oklahoma City
Second Largest City Tulsa city
Persons Per Square Mile (State, 2010) 54.7

Business
  2000 2010
Dentist Offices 1,288 1,377
Amusement Parks 8 8
Fast-Food Restaurants 2,836 3,149
Toy Stores 107 97
Video/Disc Rental Stores 238 185
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 2 4
Candy & Nut Stores 32 17
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 69 72
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers 6 6

Note: As is the case with all surveys, statistics from sample surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error.

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History

  • Date of Statehood: November 16, 1907
  • Population 1920: 2,028,283
  • Population 1950: 2,233,351
  • Population 2000: 3,450,654

I never knew that! *

  • Nickname: Sooner State
  • Flower: Mistletoe
  • Tree: Redbud
  • Bird: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
  • Animal: American Buffalo
  • Musical Instrument: Fiddle
  • Game Bird: Wild Turkey

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Who told you this stuff?

The U.S. Census Bureau takes a census of the population every 10 years, and censuses of economic activity and governments every five years. And every year, the Census Bureau conducts more than 100 other surveys. Data on this page come from the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, and County Business Patterns.

How are these data collected?

The U.S. Census Bureau sends questionnaires in the mail or contacts businesses and households to participate in its surveys.

* State symbol information was obtained from various non-Census Bureau resources including state web sites, educational web sites, and commercial entities.