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General Facts

For Oklahoma

Oklahoma real estate - homes for sale
 
Medium Household Income: $ 32,362
Income (w/ Children): $ 46,578
Population: 3,346,713
Land Area: 68,679 Square Miles
Population Density: 49 Persons per Square Mile
Nickname: Sooner State
Capital: Oklahoma City
Date of Statehood: November 16, 1907
State Bird: Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher
State Flower: Mistletoe
State Tree: Rosebud

 

Oklahoma, is a state located in the western area of the south central United States. It is bordered by Colorado and Kansas on the north and Missouri and Arkansas on the east. South and west of Oklahoma is Texas, and on the western edge of Oklahoma’s Panhandle lies New Mexico.

Oklahoma is a land of great diversity, a transitional state both physically and culturally. Topographically it varies from the wooded mountains of the more humid east to the sparse and dry country of the western plains. The changing landscape of Oklahoma is reflected in its economic activities, which range from the raising of wheat in western and central areas to the lumbering that is carried on in the Ouachita Mountains in the southeastern part of the state.

The name Oklahoma was derived by combining the Choctaw words for "red" and "people." Part of the state’s area had been originally put aside for settlement of Native Americans and was known as Indian Territory. The other section of the state, Oklahoma Territory, was gradually opened for white settlement toward the end of the l9th century. Oklahoma earned its nickname, the Sooner State, from the fact that some land-hungry settlers, known as the Sooners, literally jumped the starting gun that was to open one section of the territory to settlers and rushed in to take land before they were legally entitled to do so.

Oklahoma was admitted to the Union on November 16, 1907, as the 46th state. Resulting from the combination of Indian and Oklahoma territories, the state retains marked features of its Native American heritage in the makeup of its population and the Indian place-names in the state. Oklahoma City is the state’s capital and largest city. Oklahoma covers 69,903 square miles, including 1,224 square miles of inland water, and it ranks 20th in size among the 50 states. Along its southern border, Oklahoma measures 315 miles. The Panhandle, which is 167 miles long, brings Oklahoma’s northern border to 464 miles. From north to south the length ranges from 166 to 222 miles, except in the Panhandle, which measures only 34 miles. The mean elevation is about 1,300 feet.

Oklahoma has mountainous lands as well as vast areas of level plains. Soils vary from rich black grassland soils to sterile blow sand, and vegetation ranges from sagebrush to grassland to dense forest. The climate varies from semiarid to humid.

Like many plains states, Oklahoma is known for its changeable and varied weather patterns. During the winter it is common for the south and southeast regions to bask in spring like temperatures when as much as 12 inches of snow falls in the Panhandle.

About four-fifths of Oklahoma outside of the Panhandle is categorized as humid subtropical, with very hot, long summers and moderate short winters. The western portion and the Panhandle are classified as a steppe, where precipitation, typically 10 to 20 inches, is the controlling characteristic.

January is usually the coldest month with an average of about 38° and extremes from -27°, the lowest ever recorded, to 92°. Summer are long and hot with temperatures in the upper lower 100°s common from May until September across the state. The growing season varies from less than 180 days in the western Panhandle to more than 240 days in the southeastern Coastal Plain.

Oklahoma occupies a transitional precipitation zone, with a humid east and a semi-arid west. Rainfall averages from more than 50 inches in the Ouachita Mountains to less than 15 inches in the far western Panhandle. Spring is generally the wettest, but in the west this advantage is offset by the high evaporation rate.

Two defining weather phenomena in Oklahoma are drought and tornadoes. Periodic droughts occur particularly in semiarid areas of western Oklahoma, the most famous of which occurred during the Dust Bowl era of the 1930s. The state averages dozens of tornadoes annually, especially during the months of April and May. These destructive storms are embedded in thunderstorms and move from southwest to northeast across the state.