Bixby is a medium-sized city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 27,454 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Bixby is the 20th largest community in Oklahoma. Bixby has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Bixby, where the median household income is $83,312.00.
Bixby real estate is some of the most expensive in Oklahoma, although Bixby house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bixby is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bixby is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bixby who work in management occupations (14.35%), sales jobs (13.73%), and office and administrative support (11.24%).
Also of interest is that Bixby has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Bixby is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Bixby really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Bixby perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Bixby is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.85% of adults in Bixby have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Bixby in 2010 was $37,980, which is wealthy relative to Oklahoma and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $151,920 for a family of four. However, Bixby contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Bixby is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bixby home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bixby residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Bixby include German, Irish, English, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Bixby is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Urdu.