Jenks is a medium-sized city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 23,767 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 $93,364.00.
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 86.17% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Jenks is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jenks who work in management occupations (13.13%), sales jobs (12.69%), and office and administrative support (9.76%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.00% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Because of many things, Jenks is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Jenks a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Jenks has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Jenks’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
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. 45.56% 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 2018 was $38,090, which is wealthy relative to Oklahoma and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $152,360 for a family of four. However, Jenks contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Jenks include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Jenks is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.