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Oklahoma Almanac

The Oklahoma Almanac presents a general overview of the State of Oklahoma.

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The United States Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/, July 10, 2001.
Oklahoma. N-O, Vol. 14. Chicago: World Book, Inc., 720. PAGE. Print.
Carpenter, Alan, and Carl Provorse. The World Almanac of the U.S.A.. Mahwah: World Almanac Books, 1996. Print.

Admitted to Union November 16, 1907, [ Find out more... ]
Capital Oklahoma City, [ Find out more... ]
Nickname Sooner State, Boomer's Paradise, [ Find out more... ]
Motto Labor Omnia Vincit, [ Find out more... ]
Total area including land and water 69,903 square miles Rank among states 20th
Land area 68,679 square miles Rank among states 19th
Water area 1,224 square miles Rank among states 30th
Greatest distance East to West 478 miles
Greatest distance North to South 231 miles
Highest point 4,973 feet (Black Mesa) Rank among states 23rd
Lowest point 289 feet (Little River Rank among states 33rd
Mean elevation 1,300 feet Rank among states 20th
Highest recorded temperature 120 degrees on July 26, 1934 at Tishomingo
Lowest recorded temperature -27 degrees on January 18, 1930 at Watts
Highest monthly average temperature 93.9 degrees Rank among states 5th
Lowest monthly average temperature 24.8 degrees Rank among states 36th
Average yearly precipitation (rain & snow) 33 inches Rank among states  
Population
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)
3,450,654 Rank among states 27th
Population per square mile
(Population/Land area)
50.24 Rank among states 35th
Ten largest cities by population
State Capital in red
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)

1. Oklahoma City 506,132 6. Edmond 68,315
2. Tulsa 393,049 7. Midwest City 54,088
3. Norman 95,694 8. Enid 47,045
4. Lawton 92,757 9. Moore 41,138
5. Broken Arrow 74,859 10. Stillwater 39,065
Median age 33.2
Average lifetime (1979-1981) 73.67 Rank among states 30th
Total crimes reported per 100,000 people (1992-1993) 5,294.3 Rank among states 21st
Violent crimes reported per 100,000 people (1992-1993) 634.8 Rank among states 22nd
Property crimes reported per 100,000 people (1992-1993) 4,659.4 Rank among states 20th
Per capita income (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$23,650 Rank among states 42nd
Disposable per capita personal income (income minus taxes) (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$20,591 Rank among states 42nd
Median household income (1993) $26,260 Rank among states 44th

Additional Information

Encyclopedia of Oklahoma

Encyclopedia of Oklahoma, by Nancy Capace. 603 pages. Publisher: Somerset Publishers, Inc.; (March 1999)

The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma contains detailed information on Oklahoma: Symbols and Designations, Geography, Archaeology, State History, Local History on individual cities, towns and counties, Chronology of Historic Events in the State, Profiles of Governors, Political Directory, State Constitution, Bibliography of books about the state and an Index.

Visit the NETSTATE Oklahoma State Book Store for additional Oklahoma related books, including Oklahoma Reference Books, History, Biographies and Cookbooks.

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