Stillwater, OK
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Stillwater is a medium-sized city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 50,391 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 85.55% 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 (15.93%), sales jobs (11.72%), and office and administrative support (11.51%).

Stillwater is also a major college town with a large number of people who are 18 years or older and attending college. As is often the case in college towns, the many students that live in Stillwater have a strong influence on the local culture and entertainment scene, which may seem dormant by comparison in the summer months when much of the student population is away. In the fall, the return of students has a reinvigorating effect on the community. Because colleges are lasting institutions, they have a stabilizing effect on the economy by providing direct local benefits such as jobs for faculty and staff and spending by students. Stillwater’s economy is one such example of this.

Not only is Stillwater a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a very large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. That’s because Stillwater is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Stillwater a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

One of the benefits of Stillwater is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.59 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.

Stillwater is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 48.56% of adults in Stillwater have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Stillwater in 2010 was $22,786, 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 $91,144 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 33.64% 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Stillwater is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.