Did you know in 1907 Oklahoma became the 46th state to join the U.S.A? In 1803 the area which is now the State of Oklahoma was part of the Louisiana Purchase from the French and was comprised of the Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory. This week we are discussing Oklahoma employment background check information, OK crime data, and other general Oklahoma state info in our weekly blog series, “Criminal Data and Employment Background Check Information for Your Favorite State”!
Oklahoma Population and Age Distribution. Oklahoma’s estimated population was 3.8 million. The median age was 36.3 years. 25% of the population was under the age of 18, and 14% was 65 years and over.
Median Household Income. The median income of households was $44,312. The total number of households was 1,446,667 with an average of 2.56 people.
Oklahoma Employment and Unemployment Rate. 57.0% of the Oklahoma population over the age of 15 were employed which ranks 34th in the nation. The Oklahoma unemployment rate is 6.8% which was ranked 41st in the country.
Types of Oklahoma Employers. The types of employers in Oklahoma were as follows: 109,758 (6.5%) were self-employed, 291,171 (17.2%) were employed by the federal, state, or local government and 1,290,359 (76.1%) were employed by the private sector.
Top Five Oklahoma Industries. The top five industries by percent in Oklahoma were: Educational Services and Health Care (22.8%), Retail (11.4%), Manufacturing (9.7%), Accommodations/Food Service/Entertainment (9.1%), and Professional/Administrative/Scientific (8.2%).
Oklahoma Occupations. Occupations for the population employed (over the age of 15) in Oklahoma’s private sector were: Business, Science, and Arts (32.3%), Sales and Office (24.5%), Service (18.2%), Production, Transportation, and Material Moving (13.1%), and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance (11.9%).
Oklahoma Health Insurance Coverage. 82% of the civilian non-institutionalized population had health insurance coverage (18% had no coverage). Of those with coverage, 61% had private coverage and 32% had public coverage.
Disability. 15% of the civilian non-institutionalized population of Oklahoma reported a disability. The Oklahoma disability claim rate was ranked 8th in the country.
For a list of Oklahoma counties, cities, towns, and county court houses, click here.
Oklahoma Crime Data*
Total Violent Crimes. Oklahoma had 17,902 total violent crimes (which ranked 22nd in the nation) and with a violent crime rate of 0.47% (which ranked it 11th among all the states including DC & PR). Of the total number of violent crimes, 216 were murders, 1,588 were forcible rapes, 3,231 were robberies, and 12,867 were aggravated assaults.
Property Crime. Oklahoma had 129,743 total property crimes. Of the total number of property crimes, 35,731 were burglaries, 82,448 were larceny/thefts, and 11,564 were motor vehicle thefts.
Law Enforcement. Oklahoma had the 24th most law enforcement employees per population. Oklahoma ranked 30th in the nation for the most police officers per population.
For more Oklahoma crime information, please see the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) State Fingerprint Search website.
Oklahoma Employment Background Check Products
InstantCriminalChecks.com offers two Oklahoma employment background check products: an Oklahoma county criminal background check and an Oklahoma state criminal background check.
The Oklahoma state criminal background check includes an Oklahoma county court data, Oklahoma corrections background check, a sex offender record search of Oklahoma as well as the entire country, and a search of the Most Wanted List. The corrections background check pulls felony and misdemeanor conviction records. The Oklahoma state criminal background check is “instant” and results are received within seconds of placing an order. The price of this product is only $24.95. For the full description, please visit our Oklahoma criminal background check webpage.
The Oklahoma county criminal background check will return felony convictions and deferred judgments over the past seven years from the District courts. The Oklahoma county criminal check results are provided within one to three business days. The cost of this product is $24.95.
Other Oklahoma employment background check products include an instant national criminal background check that searches 46 states and D.C. (this product is $59.95) and a 3-state criminal background check (this product is $39.90).
*Sources: U.S. Census Bureau and FBI. “About Oklahoma” data is from 2011. “Oklahoma Crime Data” data is from 2012.