Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Population 2022

701,266
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Oklahoma City is a city located in Cleveland County and Oklahoma County Oklahoma. It is also the county seat of Oklahoma County. With a 2020 population of 701,266, it is the largest city in Oklahoma and the 22nd largest city in the United States. Oklahoma City is currently growing at a rate of 1.46% annually and its population has increased by 2.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 681,054 in 2020. Spanning over 621 miles, Oklahoma City has a population density of 1,156 people per square mile.

The average household income in Oklahoma City is $77,896 with a poverty rate of 15.20%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Oklahoma City is 34.1 years, 33.3 years for males, and 35.1 years for females.

Oklahoma City is the capital and largest city in the state of Oklahoma, and ranks 29th in the US in terms of population. At the 2010 census, its population was 579,999, but a metropolitan population exceeding 1.25 million.

Oklahoma City metro is home to 1.41 million residents, up from 1.25 million in 2010. The Oklahoma City-Shawnee Combined Statistical Area is a bit larger with a population of 1.34 million. While the 29th most populous city in the United States, Oklahoma City is 8th in terms of pure size.

Oklahoma City Diversity

Interestingly, Oklahoma City is one of the most diverse cities in the state, and its Hispanic population has grown dramatically over the years. The Hispanic population of Oklahoma City rose 85% from 2000 to 2010, with a proportion increasing from 5.2% to 8.9% in that same period.

Oklahoma City Population Growth

Oklahoma City has experienced very healthy growth over the last two decades, particularly among the suburbs. From 2000 to 2010, Oklahoma City grew 8.1%. It finally became the 29th most populous city in the US, passing Milwaukee and Las Vegas, in 2012.

Oklahoma City seems to be attracting residents from across the United States and the rural areas of the state, as more people move to the metropolitan area for jobs, education and a healthy economy. While Oklahoma enjoyed a lower-than-average unemployment rate at the height of the recession, Oklahoma City's rate was even lower.

Oklahoma City was founded in 1889 during The Land Run, with about 10,000 homesteaders settling the area. The small town snowballed with a population that doubled in just ten years.

Oklahoma City was admitted to the Union in 1907 as the population and commercial center of the state, surpassing the city of Guthrie. Shortly afterward, the capital was moved from Guthrie to Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma City experienced a declining population in its city center during the 1970s and 1980s, following a trend common among many US cities at the time, as families began to move to the suburbs. Urban renewal projects removed many historic structures in the city but left Oklahoma City with a lot of vacant lots rather than the new development the city hoped.

In the early '90s, Oklahoma City began a major redevelopment project that established new life to its downtown area, including a baseball park, library, fairgrounds and a water canal with water taxis. This project, known as Metropolitan Area Projects (MAPS) became one of the most successful public-private partnerships in the country and increased downtown housing and demand for retail and residential features.

Downtown Oklahoma City development has continued since then, and the city has certainly succeeded in its goals, enjoying positive population growth in every census since its founding.

Oklahoma City Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Oklahoma Citywas:

  • White: 65.89%
  • Black or African American: 14.39%
  • Two or more races: 7.91%
  • Asian: 4.41%
  • Other race: 4.33%
  • Native American: 2.94%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.12%
The current population of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is 701,266 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 681,054.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Oklahoma City Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Oklahoma City Population by Race

Oklahoma City Population Pyramid 2022

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Oklahoma City Median Age

34.4


Total

33.5


Male

35.4


Female

Oklahoma City Adults

There are 484,105 adults, (81,639 of whom are seniors) in Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma City Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

20.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Oklahoma City Sex Ratio

Female

329,473

50.70%

Male

320,348

49.30%

Oklahoma City Population by Age

Oklahoma City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Oklahoma City Household Types

59.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Oklahoma City Households and Families

3.32

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

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Oklahoma City Households by Type

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Oklahoma City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Oklahoma City Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 94.33%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 40.57%.

Oklahoma City Educational Attainment by Race

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$38,503

Average Earnings

$43,473

Average Male

$32,578

Average Female

Oklahoma City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Oklahoma City Language by Age

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Oklahoma City Language

79.49% of Oklahoma City residents speak only English, while 20.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.28% of the population.

Oklahoma City Language

Oklahoma City Poverty by Race

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15.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.89%

Male Poverty Rate

16.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oklahoma City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oklahoma City is Black, with 27.39% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oklahoma City is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.85%.

Oklahoma City Poverty

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Oklahoma City Poverty Rate by Education

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Oklahoma City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Oklahoma City Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Oklahoma City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.9%

Male Marriage Rate

43.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Oklahoma City Married by Age and Sex

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Oklahoma City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Oklahoma City Marital Status by Race

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Oklahoma City Marital Status

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40,502

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Oklahoma City Veterans by War

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Oklahoma City Veterans by Age

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Oklahoma City Veterans by Race

Oklahoma City Veterans by Education

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8.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oklahoma City Veterans by Education

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67.1%

Labor Force Participation

63.2%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Oklahoma City Employment by Age

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Oklahoma City Employment by Race

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Oklahoma City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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57.59%

Born in Oklahoma City

88.27%

Native Born

11.73%

Foreign Born

7.42%

Non Citizen

4.32%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.27% of Oklahoma City residents were born in the United States, with 57.59% having been born in Oklahoma. 7.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Oklahoma City Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Oklahoma City Population by Year