Poverty in Oklahoma reached a six-year high in 2011, according to data released last month by the U.S. Census Bureau. The data revealed that more than one in six Oklahomans – and almost one in four children – now live in poverty.
Oklahoma Policy Institute released our annual guide to help make sense of the new poverty numbers, a concise two-page fact sheet highlighting state-level poverty statistics by age, sex, race, education, work status and family status. Oklahoma’s Poverty Profile 2011 is the definitive guide to key aspects of poverty in our state. Check out these other recent blog posts and publications on poverty:
- New Census data shows many still left out of Oklahoma’s prosperity (Sept. 2012)
- Five reasons poverty persists in Oklahoma (July 2012)
- Richard Cordray: ‘The marketplace is hostile to those in poverty’ (Sept. 2012)
We also recently launched an online database for state and county-level statistics. Our free interactive data app is available 24-hours a day and serves as a comprehensive hub for publicly available state and local data for Oklahoma. Use the database to view, explore, and download statistics across a range of topics, including income, crime, demographics, health, education, and much more.
Access poverty data from the American Community Survey at the U.S. Census Bureau.
Access Oklahoma Poverty Profile archives from 2007-2010 here.