Migration Profile for Oklahoma, 2007-08

October 14, 2009

This page is a compilation of Census data from the 2008 American Community Survey profiling the demographics of those who left Oklahoma in 2007 to move to another state in 2008 and vice versa.

Oklahoma People Moving into Oklahoma People Moving out of Oklahoma Net # People Moving into Oklahoma from 2007 to 2008 Ratio of People Coming to Going
Total 122,134 96,782 25,352 1.26
By Age Group
(Aged 1+)
Under 18 31,296 20,477 10,819 1.53
Aged 18-19 9,585 5,135 4,450 1.87
Aged 20-24 16,574 16,397 177 1.01
Aged 25-34 24,446 22,188 2,258 1.10
Aged 35-44 16,975 11,531 5,444 1.47
Aged 45-54 10,275 8,529 1,746 1.20
Aged 55-64 7,781 5,878 1,903 1.32
Aged 65+ 5,202 6,647 -1,445 0.78
By Marital Status (Aged 15+ only)
Never Married 36,491 31,694 4,797 1.15
Married 41,263 31,447 9,816 1.31
Divorced 11,878 10,852 1,026 1.09
Separated 3,060 1,748 1,312 1.75
Widowed 3,227 3,422 -195 0.94
By Educational Attainment
(Aged 15+ Only)
Less than H.S. Diploma 8,964 6,454 2,510 1.39
High School Graduate 18,935 12,897 6,038 1.47
Some college or Associates degree 20,404 20,967 -563 0.97
Bachelor’s Degree 10,872 8,235 2,637 1.32
Graduate or Professional Degree 5,504 6,220 -716 0.88
By Individual Income
(Aged 15+ Only)
No Income 13,496 9,706 3,790 1.39
$1-$9,999 26,084 17,994 8,090 1.45
$10,000-$24,999 24,975 22,047 2,928 1.13
$25,000-$49,999 18,541 18,369 172 1.01
$50,000-$74,999 7,517 6,056 1,461 1.24
$75,000+ 5,306 4,991 315 1.06
By Poverty Status (Aged 1+)
Below Poverty* 23,443 18,614 4,829 1.26
Income is Between 100%-149% of Poverty Level* 13,772 9,443 4,329 1.46
Income is Greater than 150% of Poverty Level* 70,014 60,713 9,301 1.15

Notes:

* for those whom poverty threshold was calculated by Census

“People moving into Oklahoma” refers to those people living in Oklahoma in 2008 but another state in 2007

“People moving out of Oklahoma” refers to those people living in Oklahoma in 2007 but another state in 2008

A “Ratio of people coming to going” value of 1.26 means that very every 100 people leaving Oklahoma for another state, 126 people are moving to Oklahoma from another state

For those aged 18-19, migration for college purposes (i.e. somebody moving away to go to school) can have a significant impact on the numbers in that category, and this factor should be kept in mind when interpreting the figures.

A significant fraction of people “without a high school diploma” or those earning “no income” or “$1-$9,999” in income are children aged 15-17.

Source for Data: 2008 American Community Survey, Census Bureau


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