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. Jenks has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. 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 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.
Being a small city, Jenks does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Jenks ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Jenks, 46.59% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
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.