Oklahoma Facts, Stats and Information

Oklahoma Facts

  • U.S. State Name: Oklahoma
  • U.S. State Abbreviation: OK
  • U.S. Region: Southern United States
  • Admission to the Union: November 16th, 1907
  • Total Area: 69,898 sq. mi.
  • Total Population: 3,959,353 (2020 USCB)
  • Capital City: Oklahoma City, OK
  • Largest City: Oklahoma City, OK

33 Oklahoma Facts

  1. Oklahoma is one of the 50 states of the United States of America.
  2. Oklahoma was the 46th state to join the United States on 2877.
  3. Oklahoma is in the southern region of the United States.
  4. Oklahoma is the 20th largest U.S. state, covering a total of 69,898.87 square miles or 1.84% of the total area of the United States.
  5. Oklahoma's 69,898.87 square miles is 98.13% land and 1.87% surface water.
  6. Oklahoma is ranked 20th with the most land area in the United States, with 68,594.92 square miles of land area.
  7. Oklahoma is ranked 30th with the most water area in the United States, with 1,303.95 square miles of water area.
  8. Oklahoma is the 28th most populated U.S. state with a population of 3,959,353 or 1.20% of the total population of the United States.
  9. The state capital of Oklahoma is the city of Oklahoma City.
  10. Oklahoma is divided into 77 counties statewide.
  11. Oklahoma County is the most populated county in Oklahoma
  12. The most populated city in Oklahoma is Oklahoma City with an estimated 649,021 residents.
  13. The five most populated city in Oklahoma are Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Norman, Broken Arrow and Edmond.
  14. A native or resident Oklahoma is called a Oklahoman.
  15. Oklahoma's average elevation statewide is 1,300 feet.
  16. Oklahoma's highest elevation point is Black Mesa at 4,975 feet.
  17. Oklahoma's lowest elevation point is the Little River at 289 feet.
  18. Oklahoma is all in the Central Time Zone (CT).
  19. The two letter abbreviation for Oklahoma is OK.
  20. The ISO 3166 code for Oklahoma is US-OK.
  21. Oklahoma is called the Sooner State.
  22. The estimated median household income in Oklahoma is $54,449.
  23. Oklahoma is the 47th most expensive U.S. state to buy a home with an estimated median home price of $128,934.
  24. Oklahoma is ranked 47th on the cost of living index out of all 50 U.S. states.
  25. Oklahoma has the 45th oldest population in the United States with a median age of 37.1.
  26. Oklahoma's average temperature is 60.14°F making it the 11th warmest state in the United States.
  27. Oklahoma on average has 37.62 inches of precipitation per year, making it the 31st wettest U.S. state.
  28. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Oklahoma was 120 °F on Wednesday, August 12, 1936, in Altus, OK.
  29. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Oklahoma was -31 °F on Thursday, February 10, 2011, in Nowata, OK.
  30. Oklahoma's official state motto is "Labor omnia vincit" (Latin: Hard work conquers all things).
  31. Oklahoma's official state bird is the Scissor-tailed flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus).
  32. Oklahoma's official state tree is the Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis).
  33. Oklahoma's official state flower is the Oklahoma Rose (Rosa).

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Oklahoma on a Map of the United States of America

The state of Oklahoma and its regional area on a Map of the United States of America.

The Official State Flag of Oklahoma

The official state flag of Oklahoma waving in the wind on a flag pole.

The Official State Seal of Oklahoma

The official state seal of Oklahoma that is used by the state's government.

Oklahoma City the state capital of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City the capital city of Oklahoma.

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America.

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge


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