Jenks is a medium-sized city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 21,812 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 $88,521.00.
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 87.06% 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 (13.21%), sales jobs (12.47%), and office and administrative support (10.89%).
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 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.
Residents of Jenks by-and-large get to work each day by driving: 89.92% use their own cars for their daily commute, making it a very car-oriented city. While Jenks may be a convenient place for driving around town, the negative aspect of this is that places that are suitable for walking or bicycling to and from work or stores may be few and far between. In general, car-oriented communities emphasize roads and convenience of driving, but not have a lot of walking-friendly areas to get from home to work, and tend not to have a lot of public transportation options.
Being a small city, Jenks does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
Jenks is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.96% 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 $34,592, which is wealthy relative to Oklahoma and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $138,368 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 Native 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.