Oklahoma County, OK

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Population

792,582

0.587% growth

Poverty Rate

17%


Median Age

34.8


Median Household Income

$52,214

1.74% growth

Number of Employees

383,888

3.26% growth

Median Property Value

$156,800

2.95% growth

About

In 2018, Oklahoma County, OK had a population of 793k people with a median age of 34.8 and a median household income of $52,214. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Oklahoma County, OK grew from 787,958 to 792,582, a 0.587% increase and its median household income grew from $51,323 to $52,214, a 1.74% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Oklahoma County, OK are White (Non-Hispanic) (55.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (14.7%), White (Hispanic) (12.5%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (5.39%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (4.05%). N/A% of the people in Oklahoma County, OK speak a non-English language, and 92.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Oklahoma County, OK are University of Central Oklahoma (3,233 degrees awarded in 2017), Oklahoma City Community College (2,048 degrees), and University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center (1,322 degrees).

The median property value in Oklahoma County, OK is $156,800, and the homeownership rate is 58%. Most people in Oklahoma County, OK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Oklahoma County, OK is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Oklahoma County, OK employs 384k people. The largest industries in Oklahoma County, OK are Health Care & Social Assistance (56,140 people), Retail Trade (47,198 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (36,660 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($93,733), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($80,622), and Utilities ($66,871).

Median household income in Oklahoma County, OK is $52,214. Males in Oklahoma County, OK have an average income that is 1.43 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,789. The income inequality in Oklahoma County, OK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,214

2018 value

± $1,419

1.74%

1 Year Growth

± 3.79%

Households in Oklahoma County, OK have a median annual income of $52,214, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $51,323 in 2017, which represents a 1.74% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,946

Average Male Salary

± $1,709

$41,789

Average Female Salary

± $1,268

In 2018, full-time male employees in Oklahoma made 1.43 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Oklahoma by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $51,581 ± $8,095

  2. White

    $47,988 ± $1,215

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $39,924 ± $10,479

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Oklahoma workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.07 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Oklahoma County, OK is from Oklahoma.

0.465

2018 Wage GINI

0.449

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Oklahoma was 0.465 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 3.65% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 the GINI for Oklahoma was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oklahoma in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Oklahoma across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 1081.01

  2. Census Tract 1064.01

  3. Census Tract 1081.06

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Oklahoma County, OK was Census Tract 1081.01 with a value of $162,180, followed by Census Tract 1064.01 and Census Tract 1081.06, with respective values of $159,250 and $134,556.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Oklahoma County, OK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Oklahoma County, OK (129k out of 758k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    71,360 ± 1,856

  2. Hispanic

    36,063 ± 1,277

  3. Black

    31,124 ± 1,235

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Oklahoma County, OK is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

384k

2018 Value

± 9,950

3.26%

1 Year growth

± 3.52%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Oklahoma County, OK grew at a rate of 3.26%, from 372k employees to 384k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Oklahoma County, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (47,469 people), Sales & Related Occupations (43,376 people), and Management Occupations (33,013 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Oklahoma County, OK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Oklahoma County, OK, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (47,469 people), Sales & Related Occupations (43,376 people), and Management Occupations (33,013 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Oklahoma County, OK has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (1.35 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.23 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.16 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Oklahoma County, OK, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($83,195), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($78,160), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($67,662).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

384k

2018 Value

± 9,950

3.26%

1 Year growth

± 3.52%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Oklahoma County, OK grew at a rate of 3.26%, from 372k employees to 384k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Oklahoma County, OK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (56,140 people), Retail Trade (47,198 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (36,660 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Oklahoma County, OK, though some of these residents may live in Oklahoma County, OK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Oklahoma County, OK, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (56,140 people), Retail Trade (47,198 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (36,660 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Oklahoma County, OK has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.64 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.39 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.26 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Oklahoma County, OK, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($93,733), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($80,622), and Utilities ($66,871).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Oklahoma to other states, or from other states to Oklahoma.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $60.6B

  2. $20.5B

  3. $18.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Oklahoma product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $60.6B, followed by Fuel oils ($20.5B) and Gasoline ($18.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Oklahoma products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Oklahoma state.

$237B

2020 Value

$309B

Projected 2045 Value

30.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound Oklahoma trade was $237B. This is expected to increase 30.4% to $309B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Oklahoma trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Oklahoma to other states, or from other states to Oklahoma.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $43.1B

  2. $21.9B

  3. $8.38B

In 2015, the top outbound Oklahoma domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $43.1B, followed by Kansas with $21.9B and Arkansas and $8.38B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Oklahoma shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

86.3% of the population of Oklahoma County, OK has health coverage, with 44.9% on employee plans, 15.7% on Medicaid, 9.75% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 2.27% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Oklahoma County, OK was $7,627 in 2014. This is a 4.58% increase from the previous year ($7,293).

Primary care physicians in Oklahoma County, OK see 1168 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.28% increase from the previous year (1142 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1004 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 158 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Pushmataha County and Ottawa County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Adair County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (41.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,168 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Oklahoma County, OK see an average of 1,168 patients per year. This represents a 2.28% increase from the previous year (1,142 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Oklahoma County, OK in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,627

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,878

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,529

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,429

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Oklahoma (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.58%, from $7,293 to $7,627.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

13.7%

Uninsured

44.9%

Employer Coverage

15.7%

Medicaid

9.75%

Medicare

13.6%

Non-Group

2.27%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Oklahoma County, OK grew by 0.892% from 13.6% to 13.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Oklahoma County, OK changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.2% prevalence

  3. 15.9% prevalence

Pushmataha County and Ottawa County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Oklahoma, at 16.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Oklahoma by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Oklahoma County, OK is home to a population of 793k people, from which 92.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 10.3% of Oklahoma County, OK residents were born outside of the country (81.5k people).

In 2018, there were 3.76 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (439k people) in Oklahoma County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 117k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 99.1k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.9

In 2018, the median age of all people in Oklahoma County, OK was 34.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Oklahoma County, OK are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Oklahoma County, OK residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

81.5k people

10.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

81.6k people

As of 2017, 10.3% of Oklahoma County, OK residents (81.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Oklahoma County, OK was 10.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    104,808 ± 7,842 people

  2. Vietnam

    11,165 ± 2,591 people

  3. India

    10,597 ± 2,524 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oklahoma was Mexico, the natal country of 104,808 Oklahoma residents, followed by Vietnam with 11,165 and India with 10,597.

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Citizenship

92.8%

2018 Citizenship

94%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 92.8% of Oklahoma County, OK residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Oklahoma County, OK was 94%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Oklahoma County, OK

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    439k ± 1.62k

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    117k ± 4k

  3. White (Hispanic)

    99.1k ± 5.67k

In 2018, there were 3.76 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (439k people) in Oklahoma County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 117k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 99.1k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Oklahoma County, OK as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    17,763 ± 1,615

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    13,483 ± 1,813

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    7,098 ± 1,278

Oklahoma County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Oklahoma County, OK awarded 13,586 degrees. The student population of Oklahoma County, OK is skewed towards women, with 23,695 male students and 34,160 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Oklahoma County, OK are White (7,752 and 60.1%), followed by Black or African American (1,433 and 11.1%), Hispanic or Latino (1,302 and 10.1%), and Two or More Races (753 and 5.83%).

The largest universities in Oklahoma County, OK by number of degrees awarded are University of Central Oklahoma (3,233 and 23.8%), Oklahoma City Community College (2,048 and 15.1%), and University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center (1,322 and 9.73%).

The most popular majors in Oklahoma County, OK are General Studies (1,112 and 8.18%), Registered Nursing (1,026 and 7.55%), and General Business Administration & Management (521 and 3.83%).

The median tuition costs in Oklahoma County, OK are $22,900 for private four year colleges, and $4,788 and $16,508 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 648 degrees awarded

  2. 386 degrees awarded

  3. 305 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Oklahoma County, OK was Registered Nursing with 648 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Oklahoma County, OK according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,233 degrees awarded

  2. 2,048 degrees awarded

  3. 1,322 degrees awarded

$4,788

Median In-State Public

$22,900

Median Private

In 2017, the Oklahoma County, OK institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Central Oklahoma with 3,233 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

5,462

Degrees Awarded to Men

8,124

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 5,462 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Oklahoma County, OK, which is 0.672 times less than the 8,124 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    7,752 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,433 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,302 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Oklahoma County, OK were to White students. These 7,752 degrees mean that there were 5.41 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,433 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Oklahoma County, OK was $156,800 in 2018, which is 0.683 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $152,300 to $156,800, a 2.95% increase. The homeownership rate in Oklahoma County, OK is 58%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Oklahoma County, OK have an average commute time of 20.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Oklahoma County, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$156,800

2018 Median

± $3,592

$152,300

2017 Median

± $3,345

In 2018, the median property value in Oklahoma County, OK grew to to $156,800 from the previous year's value of $152,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Oklahoma County, OK compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Oklahoma County, OK the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$52,214

Median Household Income

± $1,419

303k

Number of Households

± 8,536

In 2018, the median household income of the 303k households in Oklahoma County, OK grew to $52,214 from the previous year's value of $51,323.

The following chart displays the households in Oklahoma County, OK distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Oklahoma County, OK distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Oklahoma County, OK the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

58%

2018 Homeownership

59.4%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 58% of the housing units in Oklahoma County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Oklahoma County, OK compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

20.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Oklahoma County, OK have a shorter commute time (20.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.76% of the workforce in Oklahoma County, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.6%

  2. Carpooled

    9.84%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.83%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Oklahoma County, OK was Drove Alone (81.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.84%) and those who Worked At Home (3.83%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Oklahoma County, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Oklahoma County, OK have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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