Oklahoma: Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

Area, 69,919 sq mi (181,090 sq km). Pop. (2020) 3,956,971, a 5.5% increase since the 2010 census. As of the 2020 census, the state's population was: White alone, 74%; Black alone, 7.8%; Hispanic or Latino, 11.1%; American Indian and Alaska native alone, 9.4%; Asian alone, 2.4%; Two or More Races, 6.3%. Capital and largest city, Oklahoma City. Statehood, Nov. 16, 1907 (46th state). Highest pt., Black Mesa, 4,973 ft (1,517 m); lowest pt., Little River, 287 ft (88 m). Nickname, Sooner State. Motto, Labor Omnia Vincit [Labor Conquers All Things]. State bird, scissor-tailed flycatcher. State flower, mistletoe. State tree, redbud. Abbr., Okla.; OK

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