Oklahoma City, OK

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Population

1.38M

0.767% growth

Median Age

35.2


Median Household Income

$56,260

2.17% growth

Poverty Rate

14.6%


Number of Employees

666,609

2.58% growth

Median Property Value

$156,800

1.69% growth

About

In 2017, Oklahoma City, OK had a population of 1.38M people with a median age of 35.2 and a median household income of $56,260. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Oklahoma City, OK grew from 1.37M to 1.38M, a 0.767% increase and its median household income grew from $55,065 to $56,260, a 2.17% increase.

The population of Oklahoma City, OK is 64.1% White Alone, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 10.3% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Oklahoma City, OK speak a non-English language, and 95.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Oklahoma City, OK are University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus (6,543 degrees awarded in 2016), University of Central Oklahoma (3,236 degrees), and Oklahoma City Community College (2,255 degrees).

The median property value in Oklahoma City, OK is $156,800, and the homeownership rate is 63.5%. Most people in Oklahoma City, OK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Oklahoma City, OK is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: East Wharf of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City

Economy

The economy of Oklahoma City, OK employs 667k people. The largest industries in Oklahoma City, OK are Health Care & Social Assistance (89,596 people), Retail Trade (83,828 people), and Educational Services (58,025 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,786), Utilities ($63,393), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($60,939).

Median household income in Oklahoma City, OK is $56,260. Males in Oklahoma City, OK have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,245. The income inequality in Oklahoma City, OK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.449, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,260

2017 value

± $1,403

2.17%

1 Year Growth

± 2.99%

Households in Oklahoma City, OK have a median annual income of $56,260, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $55,065 in 2016, which represents a 2.17% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$56,245

Average Male Salary

± $1,532

$40,245

Average Female Salary

± $1,055

In 2017, full-time male employees in Oklahoma made 1.4 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $54,303 ± $15,115

  2. White

    $45,491 ± $1,065

  3. Asian

    $43,421 ± $6,126

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Oklahoma workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 1.19 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 City, OK is from Oklahoma.

0.449

2017 Wage GINI

0.459

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Oklahoma was 0.449 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.21% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 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)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Oklahoma City, OK was Canadian County, OK with a value of $74,720, followed by Cleveland County, OK and Rogers County, OK, with respective values of $61,213 and $60,735.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Oklahoma City, OK (193k out of 1.32M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

    118,928 ± 2,362

  2. Hispanic

    42,429 ± 1,393

  3. Black

    35,738 ± 1,365

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Oklahoma City, 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

667k

2017 Value

± 13,019

2.58%

1 Year growth

± 2.67%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Oklahoma City, OK grew at a rate of 2.58%, from 650k employees to 667k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Oklahoma City, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (92,583 people), Sales & Related Occupations (71,557 people), and Management Occupations (70,773 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Oklahoma City, OK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Oklahoma City, OK, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (92,583 people), Sales & Related Occupations (71,557 people), and Management Occupations (70,773 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Oklahoma City, OK has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.32 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.25 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.16 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Oklahoma City, OK, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($74,090), Legal Occupations ($71,398), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($66,608).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

667k

2017 Value

± 13,019

2.58%

1 Year growth

± 2.67%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Oklahoma City, OK grew at a rate of 2.58%, from 650k employees to 667k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Oklahoma City, OK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (89,596 people), Retail Trade (83,828 people), and Educational Services (58,025 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Oklahoma City, OK, though some of these residents may live in Oklahoma City, 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 City, OK, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (89,596 people), Retail Trade (83,828 people), and Educational Services (58,025 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Oklahoma City, OK has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (8.04 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.61 times), and Retail Trade (1.13 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Oklahoma City, OK, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,786), Utilities ($63,393), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($60,939).

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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. $52.4B

  2. $21.4B

  3. $19.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Oklahoma product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $52.4B, followed by Fuel oils ($21.4B) and Gasoline ($19.2B).

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.

$220B

2015 Value

$309B

Projected 2045 Value

40.6% growth

In 2015, total outbound Oklahoma trade was $220B. This is expected to increase 40.6% 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. $40.8B

  2. $19.3B

  3. $7.03B

In 2015, the top outbound Oklahoma domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $40.8B, followed by Kansas with $19.3B and Arkansas and $7.03B.

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

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Health

87.5% of the population of Oklahoma City, OK has health coverage, with 48.1% on employee plans, 13.7% on Medicaid, 9.9% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 2.22% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Oklahoma City, OK see 1587 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.8% increase from the previous year (1559 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1704 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 264 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

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1,587 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Oklahoma see an average of 1,587 patients per year. This represents a 1.8% increase from the previous year (1,559 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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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

12.5%

Uninsured

48.1%

Employer Coverage

13.7%

Medicaid

9.9%

Medicare

13.6%

Non-Group

2.22%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Oklahoma City, OK grew by 3.73% from 12% to 12.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Oklahoma City, 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 City, OK is home to a population of 1.38M people, from which 95.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.85% of Oklahoma City, OK residents were born outside of the country (109k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Oklahoma City, OK is composed of 887k White Alone residents (64.1%), 185k Hispanic or Latino residents (13.4%), 142k Black or African American Alone residents (10.3%), 82.3k Two or More Races residents (5.95%), 43.8k Asian Alone residents (3.17%), 40.9k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (2.96%), 2.3k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.166%), and 281 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0203%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Oklahoma City, OK are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Oklahoma City, OK was 35.2. 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 City, OK are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Oklahoma City, OK residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.85%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

109k people

7.85%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

108k people

As of 2017, 7.85% of Oklahoma City, OK residents (109k 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 City, OK was 7.85%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    100,055 ± 7,666 people

  2. Vietnam

    15,342 ± 3,035 people

  3. India

    9,282 ± 2,363 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oklahoma was Mexico, the natal country of 100,055 Oklahoma residents, followed by Vietnam with 15,342 and India with 9,282.

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Citizenship

95.6%

2017 Citizenship

95.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.6% of Oklahoma City, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Oklahoma City, OK was 95.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    887k ± 1.88k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    185k ± 9.05k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    142k ± 3.05k

In 2017, there were 4.79 times more White Alone residents (887k people) in Oklahoma City, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 185k Hispanic or Latino and 142k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Oklahoma City, OK as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Oklahoma City, OK citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Oklahoma City, OK was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Oklahoma City, OK are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    29,312 ± 2,120

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    22,921 ± 2,598

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    17,183 ± 1,822

Oklahoma City, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.28 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Oklahoma City, OK awarded 23,303 degrees. The student population of Oklahoma City, OK is skewed towards women, with 44,706 male students and 55,834 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Oklahoma City, OK are White (13,942 and 63.1%), followed by Black or African American (2,340 and 10.6%), Hispanic or Latino (1,889 and 8.55%), and Two or More Races (1,286 and 5.82%).

The largest universities in Oklahoma City, OK by number of degrees awarded are University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus (6,543 and 28.1%), University of Central Oklahoma (3,236 and 13.9%), and Oklahoma City Community College (2,255 and 9.68%).

The most popular majors in Oklahoma City, OK are General Studies (1,618 and 6.94%), Registered Nursing (1,109 and 4.76%), and General Business Administration & Management (937 and 4.02%).

The median tuition costs in Oklahoma City, OK are $18,341 for private four year colleges, and $4,575 and $15,950 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 719 degrees awarded

  2. 505 degrees awarded

  3. 421 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Oklahoma City, OK was Registered Nursing with 719 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 6,543 degrees awarded

  2. 3,236 degrees awarded

  3. 2,255 degrees awarded

$4,575

Median In-State Public

$18,341

Median Private

In 2016, the Oklahoma City, OK institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus with 6,543 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

9,871

Degrees Awarded to Men

13,432

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 9,871 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Oklahoma City, OK, which is 0.735 times less than the 13,432 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Oklahoma City, OK by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    13,942 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    2,340 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,889 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Oklahoma City, OK were to White students. These 13,942 degrees mean that there were 5.96 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 2,340 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Oklahoma City, OK was $156,800 in 2017, which is 0.721 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $154,200 to $156,800, a 1.69% increase. The homeownership rate in Oklahoma City, OK is 63.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Oklahoma City, OK have an average commute time of 22.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Oklahoma City, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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

$56,260

Median Household Income

± $1,403

511k

Number of Households

± 10,704

In 2017, the median household income of the 511k households in Oklahoma City, OK grew to $56,260 from the previous year's value of $55,065.

The following chart displays the households in Oklahoma City, 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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Housing

Property Value

$156,800

2017 Median

± $2,421

$154,200

2016 Median

± $2,351

In 2017, the median property value in Oklahoma City, OK grew to to $156,800 from the previous year's value of $154,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Oklahoma City, 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 City, OK the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

63.5%

2017 Homeownership

63.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.5% of the housing units in Oklahoma City, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.3%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Oklahoma City, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Oklahoma City, OK have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

22.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Oklahoma City, OK have a shorter commute time (22.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.51% of the workforce in Oklahoma City, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.9%

  2. Carpooled

    9.72%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.05%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Oklahoma City, OK was Drove Alone (82.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.72%) and those who Worked At Home (4.05%).

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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