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Population
  2010 2012
Population 3,751,351 3,814,820
Median Age 36.2 36.2
Total 8 year-olds 51,825 52,636
Boys 26,473 26,870
Girls 25,352 25,766
Total 9 year-olds 51,577 51,973
Boys 26,367 26,837
Girls 25,210 25,136
Total 10 year-olds 52,219 51,869
Boys 26,927 26,565
Girls 25,292 25,304
Total 11 year-olds 51,579 51,614
Boys 26,328 26,376
Girls 25,251 25,238
Total 12 year-olds 50,983 52,649
Boys 26,202 27,191
Girls 24,781 25,458
 
How People Get to Work:
Drive Alone 81.0% 82.3%
Car Pool 11.2% 10.4%
Public Transportation 0.5% 0.4%
Work at Home 4.1% 3.3%

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

Business
  2010 2012
Dentist Offices 1,377 1,381
Amusement Parks 8 9
Fast-Food Restaurants 2,524 2,673
Toy Stores 97 91
Video/Disc Rental Stores 185 92
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 4 3
Candy & Nut Stores 17 32
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 72 78
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers 6 3

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

A value of NA indicates that data are not available for the indicated time period. A value of X indicates that data are not applicable for the current region.

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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.