Asset poverty rate: 23.50%
Average college graduate debt: $25,737
Unbanked households: 7.30%
Economic well-being
Extreme poverty rate: 9%
Food insecurity: 14.70%
Minimum wage: $7.25
Number of Black or African American children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment: 30,000
Number of Hispanic or Latino children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment: 45,000
Percent of individuals who are uninsured: 14.30%
Percent of jobs that are low-wage: 26%
Percent of working families under 200% of the poverty line: 35.30%
Poverty rate: 15.20%
Unemployment rate: 3.30%
High school graduation rate: 81.80%
Percent of adult population with at least a high school degree: 87.90%
Percent of college graduates with debt: 47%
Percent of population over age 25 with at least a four year college degree: 25.60%
Percent of teens ages 16 to 19 not attending school and not working: 8%
Children in foster care: 8,306
Number of households with grandparents responsible for grandchildren under age 18: 88,344
Percent of children in immigrant families: 14%
Percent of children living in single parent families: 35%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 population ages 15-19: 27.40%
Home foreclosure rate: 1.23%
People experiencing homelessness: 3,932
Households paying more than 50% of income on housing: 109,300
Percent renters: 34%
Total housing units: 1,746,807
Justice System
Incarcerated persons per 100,000 residents: 639
Number of youth residing in juvenile justice and correctional facilities: 345
Participation in federal programs
Adults and children receiving welfare (TANF): 12,752
Children receiving food stamps (SNAP): 262,000
EITC recipients: 329,000
Families receiving child care subsidies: 17,200
Households receiving federal rental assistance: 55,000
Households receiving LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program): 106,088
Number of children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP: 593,895
Number of women and children receiving WIC (Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program): 91,671
Participants in all Head Start programs: 17,384
Poverty by demographic
Child poverty rate: 20%
Number of Asian and Pacific Islander children below 200% poverty: N/A
Number of Black or African American children below 200% poverty: 47,000
Number of Hispanic or Latino children below 200% poverty: 107,000
Percent of single-parent families with related children that are below poverty: 33%
Senior poverty rate: 9.70%
Women in poverty: 16.40%

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