Oklahoma Poverty Profile 2011
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.