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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Blanchard, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Blanchard, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Blanchard’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Blanchard does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $63,814.00.
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 (15.75%), sales jobs (9.90%), and management occupations (8.15%).
Because of many things, Blanchard 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, Blanchard really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Blanchard 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.
One downside of living in Blanchard is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Blanchard, the average commute to work is 31.64 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Being a small city, Blanchard does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
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, 24.57% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Blanchard in 2010 was $27,938, which is wealthy relative to Oklahoma, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $111,752 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 Pacific Island languages.