Participation in federal programs
Adults and children receiving welfare (TANF): 16,036
Children receiving food stamps (SNAP): 272,000
EITC recipients: 337,000
Families receiving child care subsidies: 14,700
Households receiving federal rental assistance: 47,768
Households receiving LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program): 189,396
Number of children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP: 524,293
Number of women and children receiving WIC (Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program): 110,725
Participants in all Head Start programs: 20,141
Asset poverty rate: 24.1%
Average college graduate debt: $24,900
Unbanked households: 11.0%
Poverty by demographic
Child poverty rate: 21.8%
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: 8.6%
Women in poverty: 17.6%
Children in foster care: 11,173
Number of grandparents raising grandchildren: 57,352
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: 35
Economic well-being
Extreme poverty rate: 10.0%
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: 80,000
Percent of individuals who are uninsured: 13.8%
Percent of jobs that are low-wage: 27.6%
Percent of working families under 200% of the poverty line: 38.1%
Poverty rate: 16.3%
Unemployment rate: 5.1%
High school graduation rate: 82.7%
Percent of adult population with at least a high school degree: 86.2%
Percent of college students with debt: 52%
Percent of population over age 25 with at least a four year college degree: 24.6%
Percent of teens ages 16 to 19 not attending school and not working: 9%
Home foreclosure rate: 1.87%
Homeless people: 4,107
Households paying more than 50% of income on housing: 105,000
Percent renters: 34%
Total households: 1,469,342
Justice System
Number of youth residing in juvenile justice and correctional facilities: 576
Total incarcerated (prison and jail): 40,784

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