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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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Quick Facts about OK

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 in OK

  Employed 94.9%
  Unemployed 5.1%

Race in OK

  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 in OK

  Employed 94.9%
  Unemployed 5.1%

Educational Levels in OK

  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 in OK

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 in OK

  Homes Rent 66.1%
  Homes Owned 33.9%

Oklahoma Rankings

Best places to Live in Oklahoma

Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Oklahoma City 610,672 $138,600 $47,779
Tulsa 398,082 $124,100 $42,284
Norman 117,353 $160,100 $51,491
Broken Arrow 103,437 $155,600 $67,131
Lawton 97,589 $106,100 $42,493
Edmond 86,739 $199,600 $71,974
Moore 58,615 $124,100 $58,169
Midwest City 56,507 $99,500 $44,578
Enid 50,685 $95,900 $46,365
Stillwater 47,523 $152,100 $30,799
Muskogee 38,776 $85,200 $34,894
Bartlesville 36,360 $111,700 $50,280
Owasso 32,650 $151,200 $65,881
Shawnee 30,866 $95,800 $38,136
Ardmore 24,955 $98,200 $42,549
Ponca City 24,846 $83,600 $41,061
Yukon 24,746 $127,800 $65,377
Duncan 23,317 $95,600 $40,204
Bixby 23,171 $192,400 $73,143
Del City 21,898 $78,800 $41,134