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Monday, October 8
3

Number of people living in Cardin, the smallest town in Oklahoma in 2010

Source: U.S. Census

Friday, October 5
$2

The amount per day it costs the Dept. of Corrections for a paroled offender in Oklahoma, versus $45 per day for an incarcerated offender.

Source: Oklahoma Policy Institute

Thursday, October 4
880,939

Number of Oklahomans that were enrolled in the food stamp program at some point during FY 2011, up 13 percent from FY 2010

Source: Oklahoma Department of Human Services

Wednesday, October 3
37 percent

Percentage of graduating seniors in Oklahoma who scored ‘college-ready’ for math on the ACT in 2012, up from 32 percent in 2008

Source: ACT.org

Tuesday, October 2
$1,035

The average annual amount Oklahoma employees contributed in premiums for an employer-sponsored health insurance policy in 2011, up from $386 in 2001

Monday, October 1
2nd

Oklahoma’s rank nationally for the number of children in the foster care system per capita, 2004-2006

Source: Russell Sage Foundation

Friday, September 28
78 percent

Percentage of Oklahomans who support the expanded use of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind energy

Source: Public Policy Polling

Thursday, September 27
5

The number of states who have gained back all the jobs lost during the Great Recession – Louisiana, New York, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Texas

Wednesday, September 26
90 percent

Percentage of Oklahomans who filed federal tax returns in 2010 that earned less than $100,000 in adjusted gross income.

Source: IRS

Tuesday, September 25
103

The number of packs of cigarettes consumed annually per capita in Oklahoma, compared to 79 packs nationally

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Health