Oklahoma Poverty Profile 2007

New U.S. Census Bureau data revealed a drop in Oklahoma’s poverty rate in 2007 – from 17.0% to 15.9% – and a significant increase in median household income. While this showed that Oklahoma’s strong economy was finally providing benefits to low- and moderate-income families, Oklahoma’s poverty rate remained well above the national average and above the rate at the peak of the last economic cycle in 2000.

OK Policy issued a press release responding to the Census Bureau report, which also included data on the uninsured. In addition, we released a new 2-page fact sheet, Oklahoma’s Poverty Profile: 2007, hi-liting some of the data on the face of poverty in Oklahoma.

The Oklahoman published an article regarding this poverty data.



Oklahoma Policy Insititute (OK Policy) advances equitable and fiscally responsible policies that expand opportunity for all Oklahomans through non-partisan research, analysis, and advocacy.

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