Oklahoma City, OK

map preview
Map Loading GIF Please wait, loading your map...


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.

Oklahoma City is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 a popular destination for single career-starters. One thing that you will notice when you are out and about town is that there is a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters out at restaurants, listening to live music, and enjoying other activities. They are a real visible part of the culture of Oklahoma City. This makes Oklahoma City a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, Oklahoma City presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.

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 2010 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.