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Numbers of the Day

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Wednesday, October 31
22 percent

Percentage of children in Oklahoma who live in neighborhoods with poorly kept or dilapidated housing, compared to 15% nationally in 2007

Source: Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative

Tuesday, October 30
28.6 percent

The average property tax cut for telecommunications companies if State Question 766 passes.

Source: Oklahoma Tax Commission via NewsOK

Monday, October 29

Number of counties won by Roosevelt in 1936 and Nixon in 1972, the first time each party swept Oklahoma

Source: Tulsa World

Friday, October 26

Total amount of tax revenue generated from hunting and fishing licensing in Oklahoma, 2011

Source: OK Policy Database

Thursday, October 25

Number of counties in Oklahoma where 10 percent or more of the residents are employed in agriculture

Source: Atlas of Rural and Small Town America

Wednesday, October 24
$79 million

Amount awarded in October by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation for maintenance and improvements of highways, interstates, and roads in 24 counties

Source: Oklahoma Department of Transportation

Tuesday, October 23

Number of immigrants granted permanent residency in Oklahoma in 2011, down just slightly from 4,627 in 2010.

Source: Dept. of Homeland Security

Monday, October 22
91.8 percent

Percentage of murder victims in Oklahoma who were murdered by someone they were previously acquainted with, 2011

Source: Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation

Friday, October 19
122 percent

Percentage increase in the average time served in prison for a drug crime in Oklahoma between 1990 and 2009

Source: Pew Center on the States

Thursday, October 18

Number of children in gifted and talented education programs in Oklahoma’s public schools, 15.4 percent of students in 2012

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education