Oklahoma Immigration Statistics In the decade from 1990 to 2000, Oklahoma’s population increased by 10%, according to U.S. Immigration Support. During that same period, Oklahoma’s immigrant population increased 101%. From 2000 to 2006, the immigrant population increased by an additional 27% to more than 35,000.
|State population 2000||3,454,508|
|State Population 2006||3,579,212|
|Average Annual Change 2000-2006||0.6%|
|Foreign-Born Population 2000||131,747|
|Foreign-Born Population 2006||167,255|
|Average annual change, 2000-2006||4.3%|
|Foreign-Born Share 2000||3.8%|
|Foreign Born Share 2006||4.7%|
Oklahoma’s population increased by 9.8 percent between 1990 and 2000, and by 3.6 percent between 2000 and 2006, bringing the state’s total population to 3.6 million.
Approximately 28.5 percent of the total population increase between 2000 and 2006 in Oklahoma was attributable to immigrants.
The Pew Hispanic Center estimates there were 50,000 to 75,000 undocumented immigrants living in Oklahoma in 2005.
The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) estimates there were 83,000 undocumented aliens in Oklahoma in 2005.
Both the Pew and FAIR figures for 2005 are well above U.S. government estimates of 16,000 in 1990 and 46,000 in 2000.
Source: US Census Bureau
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