Quote of the Day 6/26/2014

“We’re seeing the demographic impact of two booms. The population in the Great Plains energy boom states is becoming younger and more male as workers move in seeking employment in the oil and gas industry, while the U.S. as a whole continues to age as the youngest of the baby boom generation enters their 50s.”

-Census Bureau Director John Thompson, speaking about new Census data that shows Oklahoma is one of only seven states that grew younger last year (Source: http://bit.ly/1sHx9S2)


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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