Oklahoma City, OK
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Oklahoma City is a very large city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 638,367 people and 195 constituent neighborhoods, Oklahoma City is the largest community in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma City real estate is some of the most expensive in Oklahoma, although Oklahoma City house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities, Oklahoma City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Oklahoma City are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Oklahoma City is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oklahoma City who work in office and administrative support (14.20%), sales jobs (10.57%), and management occupations (9.41%).

Also of interest is that Oklahoma City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One of the benefits of being a big city like Oklahoma City is having a public transportation system, but in Oklahoma City the transit system is the mode of choice for lots of people getting to and from work every day. You will find many people using the bus for their daily commute, even though other transportation options exist. If you ask these commuters, many will tell you that not having to drive in the snarl of big city traffic is one of main reasons for leaving the car at home, or even not owning a car at all. With so many people taking the bus Oklahoma City benefits from a reduction in air pollution and traffic.

The education level of Oklahoma City citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.34% of adults in Oklahoma City have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Oklahoma City in 2010 was $27,370, which is wealthy relative to Oklahoma, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $109,480 for a family of four. However, Oklahoma City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Oklahoma City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Oklahoma City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Oklahoma City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Oklahoma City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.53% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Oklahoma City include Irish, English, French , and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Oklahoma City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.