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.
Elk City is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. 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 office and administrative support (13.54%), sales jobs (13.18%), and food service (12.14%).
One of the benefits of Elk City is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.20 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The percentage of adults in Elk City who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.51% of the adults in Elk City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Elk City in 2010 was $25,861, which is wealthy relative to Oklahoma, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $103,444 for a family of four. However, Elk City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Elk City is a very 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 13.82% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Elk City include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Elk City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.