Elk City is a somewhat small city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 12,717 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Elk City is the 37th largest community in Oklahoma.
Elk City real estate is some of the most expensive in Oklahoma, although Elk City house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Elk City is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.65% of the Elk City workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Elk City is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Elk City who work in sales jobs (13.29%), office and administrative support (11.01%), and food service (10.09%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Elk City spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.90 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The percentage of adults in Elk City who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.11% of the adults in Elk City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Elk City in 2010 was $27,120, which is wealthy relative to Oklahoma, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $108,480 for a family of four. However, Elk City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Elk City is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Elk City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Elk City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Elk City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.67% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Elk City include Irish, English, Dutch, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Elk City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.