Stillwater is a medium-sized city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 49,504 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Stillwater is the tenth largest community in Oklahoma.
Stillwater real estate is some of the most expensive in Oklahoma, although Stillwater house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Stillwater is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.45% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Stillwater is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Stillwater who work in teaching (15.91%), sales jobs (12.88%), and office and administrative support (12.02%).
Because Stillwater has a very large number of students who are 18 years or older and in college, it is thought of as a college town. This has a major influence on local Stillwater lifestyle, entertainment, and culture in general. Life in Stillwater is very much tied to the academic calendar: when students return from the summer break in the fall, one will notice them out and about, buying groceries, out with friends, and generally getting re-acquainted with each other. In Stillwater people study hard and play hard, and there is ample opportunity to do both.
One of the benefits of Stillwater is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.07 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Many people in Stillwater take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Stillwater citizens for affordable transportation.
The citizens of Stillwater are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.35% of adults in Stillwater have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Stillwater in 2010 was $20,719, which is middle income relative to Oklahoma, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $82,876 for a family of four. However, Stillwater contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Stillwater also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 34.28% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Stillwater is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Stillwater home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Stillwater residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Stillwater include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Stillwater is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.