Participation in federal programs
Adults and children receiving welfare (TANF): 15,279
Children receiving food stamps (SNAP): 272,000
EITC recipients: 329,000
Families receiving child care subsidies: 14,700
Households receiving federal rental assistance: 56,000
Households receiving LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program): 132,072
Number of children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP: 507,633
Number of women and children receiving WIC (Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program): 118,424
Participants in all Head Start programs: 20,141
Asset poverty rate: 20.3%
Average college graduate debt: $23,430
Unbanked households: 10.9%
Poverty by demographic
Child poverty rate: 22.1%
Number of Black and Hispanic children below 200% poverty: 152,000
Percent of single-parent families with related children that are below poverty: 38%
Senior poverty rate: 9%
Women in poverty: 17.0%
Children in foster care: 10,555
Number of grandparents raising grandchildren: 81,638
Percent of children in immigrant families: 12%
Percent of children living in single parent families: 36%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 population ages 15-19: 39
Economic well-being
Extreme poverty rate: 7.0%
Food insecurity: 15.5%
Minimum Wage: $7.25/$2.00
Number of Black and Hispanic children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment: 88,000
Percent of individuals who are uninsured: 16%
Percent of jobs that are low-wage: 30.0%
Percent of working families under 200% of the poverty line: 38.1%
Poverty rate: 16.1%
Unemployment rate: 4.2%
High school graduation rate: 85%
Percent of adult population with at least a high school degree: 86.2%
Percent of college students with debt: 55%
Percent of population over age 25 with at least a four year college degree: 24.2%
Percent of teens ages 16 to 19 not attending school and not working: 9%
Home foreclosure rate: 2.25%
Homeless people: 4,191
Households paying more than 50% of income on housing: 95,394
Percent renters: 33%
Total households: 1,450,117
Justice System
Number of youth residing in juvenile justice and correctional facilities: 576
Total incarcerated (prison and jail): 38,400

State Policies

State governments play a significant role in developing policies that help support low-income families. Below is a list of some key Oklahoma policies and a link to an organization that tracks the issue.

Tax & Asset-Building Policy

Family and Work Supports