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Thursday, August 1

The number of K-12 children in Oklahoma that are responsible for taking care of themselves after school, 29% of the state’s kids

Source:  After School Alliance

Wednesday, July 31

Unemployment rate for Oklahomans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, compared to 5.2% state unemployment overall in 2012

Source:  Joint Economic Committee

Tuesday, July 30

Percentage of full-time, year-round Oklahoma workers with health insurance reporting ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’ health, versus just 58.0% for those without insurance

Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2011

Monday, July 29

Gallons of gasoline used in Oklahoma in 2010.

Source: U.S. Office of Highway Policy Information

Friday, July 26

Percentage of Oklahomans employed in services, 2006-2010.

Source: USDA Atlas of Rural and Small Town America

Thursday, July 25

Percentage of students at Stilwell’s Bell Public Schools living in poverty, the highest rate in Oklahoma.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau via the Oklahoma Department of Commerce

Wednesday, July 24

Number of violent crimes that occurred in 2011 in Ardmore, the city with the highest violent crime rate in Oklahoma.

Source: FBI’s Uniform Crime Report via Oklahoma Watch

Tuesday, July 23

Percentage of farms in Oklahoma where the principal operator is at least 65 years old.

Source: USDA 2007 Census of Agriculture

Monday, July 22

The chance that an Oklahoma City child born in the bottom fifth of incomes would rise to the top fifth.

Source: Harvard and UC-Berkeley researchers via The New York Times

Friday, July 19

Average one-way commuting time in Lincoln County and Pawnee County, tied for the longest in Oklahoma.

Source: US Census Bureau via The Census Project