Know your county better with CountySTATS 2018

What are the biggest job sectors in Oklahoma’s 77 counties? What counties have fewer residents today than they did at statehood? How does your county compare for health, income, home values, and educational attainment?

The answers to these questions and more can be found in Oklahoma Policy Institute’s newly redesigned and updated CountySTATS fact sheets for 2018. These colorful, 2-page fact sheets display key statistics and charts about residents of each of the state’s 77 counties, covering demographics, education, health, and the economy. You can find the fact sheets and interactive charts for every county in Oklahoma here.

For example, you’ll see that:

  • McIntosh County has the highest median age (47.4) and the highest percentage of residents ages 65 and up (25%).
  • Thirty-one percent of Tulsa County residents have a Bachelor’s degree or higher, above both the state (24%) and national (30%) average.
  • Adair County has the highest child poverty rate (38%) and highest percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunches (87%).
  • Cimarron County has the smallest population (2,162) and the highest uninsured rate (27%), but their unemployment rate (2.5%) is just over half the state average (4.9%).
  • Statewide, nearly two-thirds (64%) of households have incomes less than $50,000 per year.

We hope CountySTATS will be a useful tool for researchers, educators, advocates, economic developers, elected officials, and anyone else looking for a concise understanding of local conditions in Oklahoma.

Please don’t hesitate to share this resource with anyone who might find it useful. And thank you for your support of Oklahoma Policy Institute that allows us to produce high-quality research and communicate it to the people of Oklahoma!


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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