Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Population 2020

655,407
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Oklahoma City is a city located in Oklahoma. With a 2020 population of 655,407, it is the largest city in Oklahoma and the 27th largest city in the United States. Oklahoma City is currently growing at a rate of 0.49% annually and its population has increased by 13.00% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 579,999 in 2010. Spanning over 621 miles, Oklahoma City has a population density of 1,081 people per square mile.

The average household income in Oklahoma City is $75,485 with a poverty rate of 16.75%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $849 per month, and the median house value is $153,700. The median age in Oklahoma City is 34.1 years, 33.3 years for males, and 35 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.7 males.

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 City was:

  • White: 67.49%
  • Black or African American: 14.64%
  • Two or more races: 6.36%
  • Asian: 4.59%
  • Other race: 4.04%
  • Native American: 2.79%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.10%
The current population of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is 655,407, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 649,021.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 579,999.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Population 2020

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,422,84013,2000.93%
20191,409,64013,2000.94%
20181,396,44013,1900.94%
20171,383,2509,1000.66%
20161,374,15016,1401.17%
20151,358,01021,0701.55%
20141,336,94016,1201.21%
20131,320,82022,3401.69%
20121,298,48021,2001.63%
20111,277,28019,4801.53%
20101,257,8000.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White430,08567.49%
Black or African American93,28914.64%
Two or More Races40,5016.36%
Asian29,2824.59%
Some Other Race25,7304.04%
American Indian and Alaska Native17,7552.79%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander6420.10%
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Oklahoma City Population Pyramid 2020

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Oklahoma City Median Age

34.1


Total

33.3


Male

35


Female

Oklahoma City Adults

There are 471,374 adults, (76,840 of whom are seniors) in Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma City Age Dependency

61.5

Age Dependency Ratio

19.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Oklahoma City Sex Ratio

Female

323,914

50.83%

Male

313,370

49.17%

Oklahoma City Households and Families

Oklahoma City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Oklahoma City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.9%22.1%
All58.6%41.4%
Male51.7%48.3%
Non Family43.7%56.3%
Female40.9%59.1%

58.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All240,4712.5958.6
Married104,4663.3677.9
Non Family91,5181.2843.7
Female31,7523.5240.9
Male12,7353.4651.7

3.31

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Oklahoma City Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade24,8326.01%
9th to 12th Grade32,1627.78%
High School Graduate104,68525.32%
Some College96,28123.29%
Associates Degree30,1217.29%
Bachelors Degree81,71519.76%
Graduate Degree43,66210.56%
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Oklahoma City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White251,568234,36291,985
Hispanic57,89731,2745,711
Black57,88451,60911,757
Asian20,07916,3298,506
Multiple Races18,07615,6945,649
Other Race12,9806,822882
Native American11,0679,4122,475
Islander29624982

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.16%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 42.36%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,387$41,770$30,850
Less Than High School$22,419$26,910$15,904
High School Grad$27,001$32,034$22,561
Some College$35,395$41,788$30,201
Bachelors Degree$50,686$62,549$41,114
Graduate Degree$63,217$75,690$53,918

$36,387

Average Earnings

$41,770

Average Male

$30,850

Average Female

Oklahoma City Language

Oklahoma City Language by Age

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Oklahoma City Language

79.71% of Oklahoma City residents speak only English, while 20.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.94% of the population.

Oklahoma City Poverty

Oklahoma City Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic121,11534,10928.16%
White335,86733,1109.86%
Black90,49225,37528.04%
Multiple39,6828,33020.99%
Other25,4426,44925.35%
Native17,0493,16518.56%
Asian29,0052,7419.45%
Islander64030046.88%

16.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.10%

Male Poverty Rate

18.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oklahoma City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oklahoma City is Islander, with 46.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oklahoma City is Asian, with 9.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.56%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.92%
High School17.36%
Some College10.74%
Bachelors or Greater4.17%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed43.41%
Male Unemployed33.69%
Female Employed9.17%
Male Employed6.79%

Oklahoma City Income

Oklahoma City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,034$75,485
Families$66,644$89,814
Married Families$83,570$107,659
Non Families$35,853$49,232
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Oklahoma City Marital Status

Oklahoma City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.1%

Male Marriage Rate

44.8%

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 Veterans

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40,064

Number of Veterans

35,562

Male Veterans

4,502

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam14,157
Second Gulf War10,626
First Gulf War10,162
Korea2,694
World War II1,384
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5410,461
65 to 749,925
55 to 647,658
75+6,972
18 to 345,048
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Name Veterans % of Total
White30,6679.40%
Black6,0378.94%
Hispanic1,8382.57%
2 or More1,6007.29%
Indian1,0728.12%
Asian3581.59%
Other3262.05%
Hawaiian40.97%

Oklahoma City Veterans by Education

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8.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oklahoma City Employment Status

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67.1%

Labor Force Participation

63.2%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

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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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57.74%

Born in Oklahoma

87.99%

Native Born

12.01%

Foreign Born

8.00%

Non Citizen

4.01%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.99% of Oklahoma City residents were born in the United States, with 57.74% having been born in Oklahoma. 8.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020655,4073,1930.49%
2019652,2143,1930.49%
2018649,0215,6840.88%
2017643,3373,1930.50%
2016640,1447,9511.26%
2015632,19310,6101.71%
2014621,5839,5841.57%
2013611,99910,9691.83%
2012601,03010,2061.73%
2011590,8248,5391.47%
2010582,28576,1531.41%
2000506,13261,4131.30%
1990444,71940,7050.96%
1980404,01435,8500.93%
1970368,16443,9111.28%
1960324,25380,7492.91%
1950243,50439,0801.76%
1940204,42419,0350.98%
1930185,38994,0947.34%
192091,29527,0903.58%
191064,20554,16820.39%
190010,0375,8869.23%
18904,1510.00%