Oklahoma Poverty Profile 2007
New U.S. Census Bureau data revealed a drop in Oklahoma’s poverty rate in 2007 – from 17.0% to 15.9% – and a significant increase in median household income. While this showed that Oklahoma’s strong economy was finally providing benefits to low- and moderate-income families, Oklahoma’s poverty rate remained well above the national average and above the rate at the peak of the last economic cycle in 2000.
OK Policy issued a press release responding to the Census Bureau report, which also included data on the uninsured. In addition, we released a new 2-page fact sheet, Oklahoma’s Poverty Profile: 2007, hi-liting some of the data on the face of poverty in Oklahoma.
The Oklahoman published an article regarding this poverty data.