Jenks is a medium-sized city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 20,740 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Jenks is the 28th largest community in Oklahoma. Much of the housing stock in Jenks was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Jenks economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Jenks, where the median household income is $86,747.00.
Jenks real estate is some of the most expensive in Oklahoma, although Jenks house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Jenks is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.67% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Jenks is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jenks who work in management occupations (14.15%), sales jobs (12.75%), and office and administrative support (11.25%).
Also of interest is that Jenks has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Jenks 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, Jenks really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Jenks 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.
Jenks is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
Jenks is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 46.59% of adults in Jenks have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Jenks in 2010 was $33,432, which is wealthy relative to Oklahoma and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $133,728 for a family of four.
Jenks is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Jenks home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Jenks residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Jenks include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Jenks is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.