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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Jenks, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Jenks, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Jenks’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Jenks does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because 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 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.
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.
The citizens of Jenks are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.96% of adults in Jenks have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
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.