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General Information about the State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma means "Land of the Red People" in the Choctaw Language.

Admitted to the Union November 16, 1907, the 46th state

Divided into 77 counties with a total area of 69,957 square miles

Population in 1994 grew by 20,376 from 1993 to 3,258,100

Population per square mile, 46.6 people

Ranks 18th in area at 69,957 square miles:

Oklahoma is bordered by six states: Texas, Kansas, New Mexico, Colorado, Missouri and Arkansas

Equidistant from Los Angeles and New York, and within 500 miles of 71 million people

Highest Point Black Mesa, 4, 973 ft. 27 Miles North of Boise City, Oklahoma


State Motto: Labor Omnia Vincit (Labor Conquers All Things)

State Colors: Green and White

State Tree: Redbud (Cercis Canadensis)

State Animal: American Buffalo (Bison)

State Bird: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Muscivora Forficata)

State Fish: White Bass (Sand Bass) (Morone Chrysops)

State Flower: Mistletoe (Phoradendron Serotinum)

State Rock: Rose Rock (Barite Rose)

State Nickname: Sooner State

State Reptile: Mountain Boomer (Collared Lizard)


School Enrollments, 1995

Early Childhood, 4,911
Kindergarten, 49,839
Elementary School, 274,994
Junior High School, 127,750
Senior High School, 161,933
Non-High School Districts (Grades 1-8), 17,473
Special Education (Ungraded), 3,224
Higher Education, Public Institutions: 223,279
Higher Education, Private Institutions: 24,627
Vocational-Technical Education, Secondary: 111,256
Vocational-Technical Education, Adult: 190,619


Employment and Weekly Wage by Industrial Division, 1993


Annual Averages of Employees, Annual Total Wage & Weekly Average Wage


TOTALS: AGRICULTURE:
   MINING:        
CONSTRUCTION:
MANUFACTURING:
PUBLIC UTILITY:
TRADE:
FIN., INS., R/E:
SERVICES:
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATIO:
FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT: OTHER:                

Avg. # of Emp.  
1,221,073
                   10,832              

         36,121   
         42,652
167,958
        70,442
       289,145
     60,295
     278,679
      217,273
47,274
         402

Annual Total Wage $26,857,123,235
$160,315,611      
$1,404,581,267 $910,334,043
$4,679,244,938 $2,263,754,475 $4,390,732,479
$1,503,639,484
$5,413,105,797 $4,447,565,099
$1,678,215,932
$5,634,110

Avg. WeeklyWage
$422.97
$284.62
$747.80
$410.45
$535.76
$618.01
$292.02
$479.58
$373.54
$393.65
$682.68
$269.86

			        	       		   		
	       	 	
	     		 	

State Colleges and Universities - Public


Student Enrollment - 1995

University of Oklahoma (Norman Campus, Law Center, & Geological Survey)
27,157

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (Oklahoma City)
3,436

Oklahoma State University (Stillwater Campus, School of Technical Training at Okmulgee, the College of Veterinary Medicine, the Oklahoma City Technical Institute, the Agricultural Experiment Station, the Agricultural Extension Division, and the Oklahoma College of Osteopathic Medicine Surgery)
32,784

University of Central Oklahoma (Edmond)
21,138

East Central University (Ada)
5,939

Northeastern State University (Tahlequah)
11,339

Northwestern Oklahoma State University (Alva)
2,566

Southeastern Oklahoma State University (Durant)
5,153

Southwestern Oklahoma State University (Weatherford & Sayre)
7,061

Cameron University (Lawton)
8,564

Langston University (Langston)
4,467

University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (Chickasha)
2,169

Oklahoma Panhandle State University (Goodwell)
1,706

Connors State College (Warner)
3,354

Eastern State College (Wilburton)
2,884

Murray State College (Tishomingo)
2,230

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (Miami)
3,135

Northern Oklahoma College (Tonkawa)
3,336

Rogers State College (Claremore)
6,001

Tulsa Junior College (Tulsa)
29,628

Western Oklahoma State College (Altus)
2,570

Redlands Community College (El Reno)
3,042

Carl Albert State College (Poteau)
2,391

Seminole Junior College (Seminole)
2,283

Rose State College (Midwest City)
13,816

Oklahoma City Community College (OKC)
15,130

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