Oklahoma Almanac and Quick Facts

Oklahoma AlmanacThe Oklahoma Almanac, published by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and formerly known as the Directory of Oklahoma, has been called the “accepted information authority” on the state since 1907.

Similar to other state’s Blue Books, the Almanac includes information on Oklahoma’s state agencies, and the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of government.

The Almanac also includes election results, county statistics, a tourism section, a wildlife and nature section, Oklahoma history, federal government contacts, lists of Oklahoma museums and statewide associations, and more.

It has become a tradition to add a special feature section to the biennial publication. Past features have included Oklahoma’s sports heroes, Native American heritage, the state’s political history, home-based businesses, the centennial of the 1889 land run, and the literary heritage of the state. The newest edition, 2015–2016, celebrates the rich history of Oklahoma Battlefields and Military Forts.

Learn more about our state—its past, as well as its present.


Postcard from Oklahoma Digital Prairie A Brief Look at Oklahoma

Organized as a Territory
May 2, 1890
Admitted to the Union
November 16, 1907, as the 46th state

Population
3,878,051
Area
69,903 square miles

Highest Elevation
Black Mesa- 4,973 feet
Time Zone
Central Standard Time

Major Interstates
I–35, I–40, I–44, US–412
Rail Service
Amtrak’s Heartland Flyer

Air Service
Will Rogers World Airport & Tulsa Int’l Airport, 137 total public use airports
Bus Service
Greyhound & Jefferson bus lines

# of Farms
43,200 farms
# of Chickens & Hens
7,230,000

Average Farm Size
429 acres
# of Cattle/Calves
4,300,000

# of Hogs & Pigs
9,044,000
# of Sheep & Lambs
109,000

Total Land Area of Farms
34,400,000 acres
Commodities Sold in 2012
7.04 billion

Crude Production 2014
127,730,000 barrels
2013 Real GDP
$164.3 billion

People Living Below Poverty
16.8 percent
Sales and Use Tax
4.5%, not counting city and county tax levies

Miles of Public Roads
112,821 miles
# of Bridges
22,912 road bridges

State Parks
50
Surface Area of Water
1 million acres

State Mammal
American Buffalo
State Bird
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

State Colors
Green and White
State Dinosaur
Acrocanthosaurus Atokensis

State Fish
Sand Bass
State Amphibian
Bullfrog

State Flower
American Rose
State Fruit
Strawberry

State Fossil
“Greatest King of the Reptile Eaters” – Saurophaganax Maximus
Furbearer
Raccoon

 

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oklahoma almanacsOklahoma Almanac has been published by the ODL since 1981. It is the foremost source on the state, including state government information, election results, county statistics, education and commerce information, as well as a wildlife & nature.