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 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.
Oklahoma City is one of the most car-oriented large cities in America. A full 85.18% of people drive their car alone to work each day. If you like to drive, you'll love it. And you better. Because walking to work is just not a viable option for most people who live in Oklahoma City. Highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers are part of the common Oklahoma City landscape.
The overall education level of Oklahoma City citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.32% of adults in Oklahoma City have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
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.