• Oklahoma's poverty rate remains 1.3 percentage points above the nation's as a whole. It was 16th highest among the states and is higher for children than for working-age adults or seniors.
• The poverty rate for women is higher than the rate for men, 18.7 percent versus 15.7 percent. People with disabilities and chronic health conditions are nearly three times more likely, 29.4 percent, to live in poverty than people without disabilities, at 11 percent.
• Among Oklahoma families with children, those headed by single mothers are four times more likely to be in poverty, 44.9 percent, than families headed by married couples, 10 percent.
• Among working-age adults living in poverty, 1 in 3, or 36.3 percent, worked either part-time or full-time in 2012.
2012 Oklahoma Poverty
Profile fact sheet