Cushing is a somewhat small city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 7,867 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Cushing is the 51st largest community in Oklahoma.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Cushing is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cushing is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Cushing who work in office and administrative support (14.82%), sales jobs (9.65%), and teaching (8.73%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Cushing spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.85 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
As is often the case in a small city, Cushing doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of people in Cushing with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.80% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Cushing in 2010 was $17,841, which is lower middle income relative to Oklahoma, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $71,364 for a family of four. However, Cushing contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Cushing is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Cushing home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cushing residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Cushing include Irish, English, French , and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Cushing is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.