With a population of 3,878,051, Oklahoma is the 28th most populated state in the USA. Also known as the “Sooner State”, Oklahoma is the 20th largest state in the country with respect to area. Oklahoma city is the capital as well as the largest city of Oklahoma.
The education level in Oklahoma is pretty advanced and almost 638k students are enrolled each year in the state’s schools. Oklahoma is ranked at the bottom in the list of states with overall expenditure on the students.
With an increase of 10.6% from 2006-10, the gross domestic product of Oklahoma was $147.5 billion in 2010. According to a survey of 2010, the total per capita income of Oklahoma was $35,480 and was ranked 40th in the country.
The reason behind the increment in the economy of Oklahoma is no longer a mystery, as it is host to various sectors including energy, transportation, aviation, food processing and telecommunications. Oklahoma is a mineral state with the fact that the state is the 3rd largest producer of natural gas. Agriculture is a major factor in the stable economy of Oklahoma and it is the 27th agriculturally active state in the USA. Besides, Oklahoma is the 5th largest producer of wheat. According to some reports, the unemployment rate of Oklahoma was 5.6% back in 2011.
Oklahoma is a massive industrial state and most of the citizens of the state make their day from this industry. Aerospace is the largest industry in Oklahoma and produces almost $11billion annually. Manufacturing also a key factor in the state’s economy and Oklahoma is the largest manufacturer of tires in North America. Meat processing, tire manufacturing and oil and gas equipment manufacturing are the state’s largest manufacturing industries.