Overview of Oklahoma

Oklahoma is a state located in the Great Plains region of the United States of America. The state is the 20th most extensive and the 28th most populous of the 50 United States. Oklahoma's name is derived from the Choctaw words okla and humma, meaning "red people".Oklahoma Territory was settled on April 22, 1889, when the Land Run of 1889 opened 2,000,000 acres (8,100 km2) of unassigned land. On November 16, 1907, Oklahoma became the 46th state to enter the union.

The state's economy is diverse, with agriculture, natural resources, manufacturing, and energy production contributing to its economy. Oklahoma is an important producer of natural gas, oil, and agricultural products.

The state has a wide range of climates, from humid subtropical in the southeastern region to semi-arid in the west and Great Plains. The eastern half of the state is covered in prairies, steppes, and forests. The western half of the state is covered in mountains, canyons, and plateaus.

Population Composition of Oklahoma

Did you know that the population of Oklahoma is made up of a variety of different cultures and religions? In fact, according to the latest census data, around 42% of the population identify as Native American, 21% identify as white, and 10% identify as black. Additionally, around 26% of the population identify as Catholic, 22% identify as Protestant, and 5% identify as Muslim.This diversity is one of the things that makes Oklahoma such a fascinating place to live. Whether you're looking to experience a different culture, or you're looking for a religious community to belong to, Oklahoma has something to offer everyone.

If you're interested in learning more about the population composition of Oklahoma, be sure to check out the latest census data. You can find this data on the website of the Oklahoma Office of State Finance.

Oklahoma Boundary, Census and Statehood History

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