Blanchard is a somewhat small city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 8,280 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Blanchard is the 53rd largest community in Oklahoma. Much of the housing stock in Blanchard was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Blanchard economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Blanchard, where the median household income is $63,685.00.
Blanchard real estate is some of the most expensive in Oklahoma, although Blanchard house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities, Blanchard isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Blanchard are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Blanchard is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Blanchard who work in office and administrative support (15.89%), sales jobs (9.15%), and management occupations (8.14%).
Because of many things, Blanchard is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Blanchard a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Blanchard has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Blanchard’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Blanchard, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.98 minutes every day commuting to work.
Blanchard is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The population of Blanchard overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Blanchard, 24.87% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Blanchard in 2010 was $26,753, which is wealthy relative to Oklahoma, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $107,012 for a family of four. However, Blanchard contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Blanchard is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Blanchard home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Blanchard residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Blanchard include Irish, English, European, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Blanchard is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.