Oklahoma Population 2013
The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of Oklahoma in 2013 is 3,814,820, which is ranked the 28th largest population in the United States. This estimate shows a 1.7 increase since the last census in 2010, also conducted by the United States Census Bureau. The population density of the state is 55.2 people per square mile, ranked 35th largest density in the United States.
Oklahoma Population Expectancy
The population of Oklahoma has consistently increased throughout the years. At the rate of increase of the state population, the population is projected to reach 4.1 million by 2025. It is also projected that by the mid 2050s, the population will top 5 million, and by 2075, the population will top 5.5 million. It is expected to grow at an average annual rate of 0.73% over the next 65 years.
Oklahoma Land Mass
The state of Oklahoma is approximately 478 miles from east to west and 231 miles from north to south with a square area of 69,903 square miles, making it the 20th largest state in the United States. Of the 69,903 square miles, 68,679 square miles are made up of land while only the remaining 1,224 square miles are made up of water. The highest point in Oklahoma is Black Mesa at 4,975 feet above sea level. In contrast, the lowest point in Oklahoma is at the Little River at the Oklahoma and Arkansas border at 289 feet above sea level. Oklahoma is bordered by a total of seven states: Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico.
Of the approximate 3.8 million people in the state of Oklahoma, about 76% of the population identifies as white (including Hispanic or Latino). Out of that 76%, about 9% do identify as Hispanic or Latino and about 67% as Caucasian. The next largest race in the state of Oklahoma is American Indian and Alaskan Native with 9% of the population. Only about 8% of the population identifies as Black or African American. The rest of the state is made up of those that identify as Asian, Native Hawaiian, other Pacific Islanders, and those that identify as two or more races. These other races only account for approximately 8% of the entire population of the state of Oklahoma.
The population of Oklahoma identifies as religious at a slightly higher percentage than the national average. About 59% of the state population identifies as religious, compared to the national average of 49%. Out of the 59%, about 30% identify as Baptist, making it the largest denomination in the state of Oklahoma. The next largest denomination is Methodist at 9% of the population. About 8% out of the total 59% identify as some form of Christian other than the normal denominations. Only about 5% identify as Roman Catholic. Only 0.7% out of the religious population identifies as something other than Christian (Jewish, Eastern, or Islam).
Out of the 3.8 million people in the state of Oklahoma, about 15% claims to have an ancestral make up of German. Approximately 14% claim their ancestral makeup is American. 12% claim an Irish heritage, 7% claim an English heritage, 8% claim African American heritage, and about 11% claim Native American (with 8% out of the 11% claiming Cherokee). Of those that claim American heritage, many of those actually have English ancestry with heavy Scottish and Welsh heritage as well.