22.6 percent

Poverty rate in SE Oklahoma, where President Obama is creating a “Promise Zone” in partnership with the Choctaw Nation to focus on improving life in chronically poor areas.

Source: Choctaw Nation via NewsOK


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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