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Literacy Rate - Estimates of Low Literacy Oklahoma 2003

Prose Literacy: "The knowledge and skills need to perform prose tasks, (i.e., to search, comprehend, and use continuous texts).  Examples include editorials, news stories, brochures, and instructional materials." 

Location 2003 Population Size* Percent lacking basic prose literacy skills**
Oklahoma 2,696,155 12
Canadian County 71,665 8
Cleveland County 170,303 8
Kingfisher County 11,001 13
Lincoln County 25,238 12
Logan County 27,278 11
Oklahoma County 519,959 12
Pottawatomie County 50,785 11
* Estimated population of those 16 and over living in households.
** Those lacking basic literacy skills include those who scored below basic in prose and those who could not be tested due to language barriers.