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Oklahoma Data and Statistics

Welcome to the Oklahoma Statistics page. Here you will find frequently requested data specific to this state from the AFT's Farms Under Threat: The State of the States report, National Resources Inventory and the Census of Agriculture. You also can link to additional information and data sources.

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Farms Under Threat

National Resources Inventory

Census of Agriculture

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Farms Under Threat: The State of the States

All estimates represent figures for the Conterminous U.S.

Total and Agricultural Land Cover/Use

Data Item Acres
Total land area in 2016 44,734,100
Agricultural land in 2016 32,463,200
Cropland in 2016 8,760,900
Pastureland in 2016 8,553,700
Rangeland  in 2016 13,132,900
Woodland in 2016 2,015,800
Agricultural land in 2001 32,513,600

High-quality Agricultural Land

Data Item Acres
Nationally Significant agricultural land in 2016 15,218,800
Nationally Significant agricultural land in 2001 15,353,800
Best agricultural land in 2016 16,394,300
Best agricultural land in 2001 16,507,200

Nationally Significant agricultural land is the land best-suited to long-term, intensive crop production within the Conterminous United States; and each state’s “best land” is approximately the better half of all agricultural land in each state. For more information about these categories of high-quality agricultural land and how they were identified, see the interactive website for Farms Under Threat: The State of the States, and the fact sheet about AFT’s Productivity, Versatility, and Resiliency (PVR) Analysis.

Agricultural Land Converted from 2001-2016

Data Item Acres
Agricultural land developed or compromised 273,300
Agricultural land converted to urban and highly-developed land use (UHD) 94,800
Agricultural land converted to low-density residential land use (LDR) 178,500
Nationally Significant agricultural land developed or compromised 142,300
Nationally Significant agricultural land converted to UHD 52,200
Nationally Significant agricultural land converted to LDR 90,200
Best agricultural land developed or compromised 135,900
Best agricultural land converted to UHD 40,000
Best agricultural land converted to LDR 95,900

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2012 National Resources Inventory

 

1997-2002 2002-2007 2007-2012 1982-2012
Agricultural land converted to developed land (acres) 123,300 92,400 79,800 554,500
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 32,702,900 32,402,400 32,193,500 33,549,300
Prime agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 12,906,500 12,802,400 12,734,500 13,165,800
Forest land converted to developed land (acres) 42,000 36,500 31,900 152,400
Other rural land converted to developed land (acres) 2,300 4,200 4,300 13,600
Total surface area (acres) 44,738,100 44,738,100 44,738,100 44,738,100

Census of Agriculture

Data Item 2007 2012 2017
Farms 86,565 80,245 78,531
Land in Farms (acres) 35,087,269 34,356,110 34,156,290
Cropland (acres) 13,007,625 11,279,031 11,715,717
Permanent Pasture and Rangeland (acres) 18,713,085 19,451,870 19,261,421
Woodland (acres) 2,468,152 2,599,384 2,469,604
Land in Buildings (acres) 898,407 1,025,825 709,548
Total Land Area (acres) 44,734,135 44,734,135 44,734,135
All operators/All producers 131,232 121,603 130,434
All operators/All producers 34 and younger 11,707 10,783 11,965
All operators/All producers 65 and older 36,159 36,684 43,673
All producers with experience of 10 years or less on any farm 76,598
Principal producers 106,276
Principal producers 34 and younger 9,444
Principal producers 65 and older 38,117
Principal producers with experience of 10 years or less on any farm 29,678
Principal operators / Primary producers 86,565 80,245 78,531
Principal operators / Primary producers 34 and younger 5,614 5,425 6,271
Principal operators / Primary producers 65 and older 28,686 28,247 29,875
Primary producers with experience of 10 years or less on any farm 20,752
Market value of agricultural products sold $5,806,061,000 $7,129,584,000 $7,465,512,000
Average market value of agricultural products sold per operation $67,072 $88,848 $95,065
Market value of agricultural products sold directly to consumers $11,534,000 $7,640,000 $9,929,000
Market value of agricultural products sold directly to retail markets, institutions, and food hubs for local or regionally branded products $5,267,000

Notes on Changes to the 2017 Census of Agriculture

  • Producer characteristic data were collected for a maximum of four producers on each farm, up from a maximum of three producers in prior years.
  • Principal producer is a new term that identifies up to two main decision-makers on each farm, up from one principal operator in prior years.
  • Market value of agricultural products sold directly to consumers expanded to include value-added products.
  • Market value of agricultural products sold directly to retail markets, institutions, and food hubs for local or regionally branded products is a new data item.

 


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