Oklahoma City, OK
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Oklahoma City profile


Living in Oklahoma City


Oklahoma City is a very large city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 649,021 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Oklahoma City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (12.68%), sales jobs (10.89%), 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.

Oklahoma City is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Oklahoma City is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.

One important feature of Oklahoma City is that it is one of the most car-oriented large cities in the country. In fact, 85.18% of people commute to and from work every day by private automobile, eschewing alternative forms of transportation, which are not widely available in Oklahoma City anyway. So, if you like to drive, Oklahoma City is the city for you! The landscape around Oklahoma City reflects this: wide streets, parking lots, plenty of highways, malls, and shopping centers are what you'll find.

In terms of college education, Oklahoma City is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.32% of adults in Oklahoma City have a college degree.

The per capita income in Oklahoma City in 2018 was $29,581, which is wealthy relative to Oklahoma, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $118,324 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 19.23% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Oklahoma City include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

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