Guthrie, OK

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Living in Guthrie

Guthrie is a somewhat small city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 11,661 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Guthrie is the 42nd largest community in Oklahoma.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Guthrie is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Guthrie is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Guthrie who work in office and administrative support (10.36%), sales jobs (10.13%), and management occupations (9.33%).

A relatively large number of people in Guthrie telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.27% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

The percentage of adults in Guthrie who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.61% of the adults in Guthrie have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Guthrie in 2018 was $22,469, which is upper middle income relative to Oklahoma, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $89,876 for a family of four. However, Guthrie contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Guthrie is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Guthrie home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Guthrie residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Guthrie include German, Irish, English, Scottish, and French.

The most common language spoken in Guthrie is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.

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