Moving to Oklahoma

Written by Alyssa Howard,

A major producer of natural gas, oil and agriculture, Oklahoma's primary industries include aviation, energy, telecommunications and biotechnology. With small mountain ranges, prairies and forests, most of Oklahoma lies in the Great Plains. The state's unique identity has been carved out by western ranchers, Native American tribes, southern settlers and eastern oil barons.

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Oklahoma Compared to USA Averages
USA Oklahoma
Population: 311,591,917 3,547,884
Home Ownership Rate: 66.6% 68.2%
High School Graduates: 85.0% 85.4%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 27.9% 22.6%
Persons Per Household: 2.59 2.51
Persons Per Square Mile: 87.4 54.7
Average Commute (min.): 25.2 20.7
Average Home Price: $188,400 $104,300
Median Household Income: $51,914 $42,979
Persons Below Poverty Level: 13.8% 16.2%
Features of Car Insurance Requirements*: 25/50/25

* Car Insurance Requirements: The first number is bodily injury liability limit per person, the second is bodily injury liability per accident, and the third is total coverage for property damage.


Key Facts About Oklahoma
State Capital: Oklahoma City
Top 5 Cities: Oklahoma City
Broken Arrow
Major Newspapers: Norman Transcript
Tulsa World
Ada Evening News
Altus Times
Major Sports Teams: None

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