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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (OK) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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15.8% of Oklahoma City, OK residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was about the same as the poverty level of 15.8% across the entire state of Oklahoma. Taking into account residents not living in families, 18.9% of high school graduates and 42.1% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 18.0% among disabled males and 21.7% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 71.7%. For comparison, it was 35.1% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Oklahoma City, OK

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Oklahoma City:

15.8%
Whole state:

15.8%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Oklahoma City:

6.4%
Whole state:

6.7%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Oklahoma City:

18.0%
Oklahoma:

17.1%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 20.6% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Oklahoma City:

28.3%
Oklahoma:

30.0%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Oklahoma City:

21.7%
Oklahoma:

21.5%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 20.3% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Oklahoma City:

28.1%
Oklahoma:

29.6%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

71.7%
Residents above poverty level:

35.1%

Poverty by age in Oklahoma City, OK

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Oklahoma City
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Oklahoma City,OK (percentage below poverty level)
  • 28.2%Under 5 years
  • 27.4%5 years
  • 24.5%6 to 11 years
  • 19.7%12 to 14 years
  • 10.5%15 years
  • 17.6%16 and 17 years
  • 17.4%18 to 24 years
  • 9.6%25 to 34 years
  • 12.8%35 to 44 years
  • 14.3%45 to 54 years
  • 13.1%55 to 64 years
  • 9.5%65 to 74 years
  • 4.8%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Oklahoma City
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Oklahoma City,OK (percentage below poverty level)
  • 16.8%Under 5 years
  • 28.9%5 years
  • 26.9%6 to 11 years
  • 23.0%12 to 14 years
  • 36.7%15 years
  • 18.7%16 and 17 years
  • 25.0%18 to 24 years
  • 15.3%25 to 34 years
  • 14.5%35 to 44 years
  • 12.3%45 to 54 years
  • 9.8%55 to 64 years
  • 10.6%65 to 74 years
  • 11.1%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Oklahoma City, OK
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Oklahoma City,OK (% below half of poverty level)
  • 13.1%Under 5 years
  • 10.9%5 years
  • 10.6%6 to 11 years
  • 8.1%12 to 14 years
  • 8.9%15 years
  • 10.1%16 and 17 years
  • 13.0%18 to 24 years
  • 7.8%25 to 34 years
  • 6.1%35 to 44 years
  • 4.2%45 to 54 years
  • 4.9%55 to 64 years
  • 2.4%65 to 74 years
  • 3.2%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Oklahoma City, OK

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Oklahoma City, OK
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Oklahoma City, OK (%)
  • 9.1%White
  • 27.9%Black
  • 22.8%American Indian
  • 10.3%Asian
  • 47.8%Native Hawaiian
  • 22.4%Other race
  • 18.8%2+ races
  • 23.9%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Oklahoma City, OK
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Oklahoma City, OK (absolute numbers)
  • 30,587White
  • 26,205Black
  • 3,902American Indian
  • 3,116Asian
  • 139Native Hawaiian
  • 5,539Other race
  • 7,6562+ races
  • 30,443Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 15.7%Below poverty level
  • 84.3%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 16.6%Below poverty level
  • 83.4%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Oklahoma City, OK

Children below poverty level:
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma:

22.6%
State:

21.2%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Oklahoma City:

18.9%
Oklahoma:

22.1%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Oklahoma City:

42.1%
Oklahoma:

43.6%
Poor families by family type
  • 36.9%Married-couple family
  • 12.6%Male, no wife present
  • 50.4%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Oklahoma City not in families by work experience
  • 4.6%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 36.9%Worked part-time
  • 58.5%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 1.7%Both worked full-time
  • 9.5%One full-time, other part-time
  • 17.5%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 14.3%Both worked part-time
  • 27.5%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 29.4%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 1.1%1999 to 2000
  • 3.9%1995 to 1998
  • 2.5%1990 to 1994
  • 9.3%1980 to 1989
  • 12.3%1970 to 1979
  • 15.8%1960 to 1969
  • 24.1%1950 to 1959
  • 14.7%1940 to 1949
  • 16.5%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 2.4%1999 to 2000
  • 8.0%1995 to 1998
  • 5.9%1990 to 1994
  • 18.9%1980 to 1989
  • 17.3%1970 to 1979
  • 16.4%1960 to 1969
  • 15.3%1950 to 1959
  • 7.3%1940 to 1949
  • 8.4%1939 or earlier
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