Oklahoma : What you need to know

Mountain ranges, rivers and forests in Oklahoma provide plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Aviation, oil and gas production, food processing and telecommunications drive the economy in Oklahoma. Muskogee, Broken Arrow and Tulsa are among the best places to live in Oklahoma. Members of more than 65 Native American tribes live in Oklahoma and contribute to the state’s culture. The Tulsa Ballet, Oklahoma City Museum of Art and Norman Music Festival draw thousands of visitors each year.


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Oklahoma Profile

Quick Facts

Population 3,849,733
Latest Population Increase 0.00%
Median Household Income $46,879
Median Home Price $117,900
Median Property Tax $1,147
Median Rent $66

Employment Rate

  Employed 94.9%
  Unemployed 5.1%

Race

  Ethnicity White 73.1%
  Ethnicity Black 7.2%
  Ethnicity Asian 1.9%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 9.6%
  Ethnicity Indian 7.3%
  Ethnicity Other 2.6%

Employment Rate

  Employed 94.9%
  Unemployed 5.1%

Educational Levels

  Bachelor's Degree 16.1%
  Associate's Degree 7.2%
  Graduate or Professional Degree 8%
  High School Graduate 31.7%
  Some College, No Degree 23.9%
  Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher 24.1%
  Percent High School Graduate or Higher 86.9%

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining 5.2%
Construction 7.1%
Manufacturing 9.9%
Wholesale Trade 2.7%
Retail Trade 11.6%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 5.1%
Information 1.8%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 5.6%
Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste 8.2%
Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance 22.5%
Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services 9%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 5.2%
Public Administration 6.2%

Housing

  Homes Rent 66.1%
  Homes Owned 33.9%

Oklahoma Rankings


Best places to Live in Oklahoma
Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Achille 467 $52,400 $36,389
Ada 17,149 $94,100 $35,330
Adair 868 $95,200 $42,083
Addington 101 $63,000 $48,750
Afton 1,063 $62,900 $30,000
Agra 300 $52,700 $31,250
Akins 610 $86,500 $29,770
Albany 102 $85,400 $48,750
Albion 59 $39,400 $28,125
Alderson 309 $75,600 $44,063
Alex 536 $46,600 $33,438
Aline 245 $26,600 $51,429
Allen 831 $63,700 $38,667
Altus 19,549 $87,600 $38,083
Alva 5,023 $83,600 $50,151
Amber 370 $78,800 $43,333
Ames 239 $53,800 $42,188
Amorita 6 $0 $13,750
Anadarko 6,777 $66,200 $30,567
Antlers 2,471 $61,900 $27,883