Stillwater is a medium-sized city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 48,134 people and 17 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 86.71% 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 (15.05%), sales jobs (11.98%), and food service (8.56%).
Of important note, Stillwater is also a city of artists. Stillwater has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Stillwater’s character.
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.
Stillwater, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Stillwater spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.80 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The citizens of Stillwater are among the most well-educated in the nation: 49.22% 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 2018 was $23,644, 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 $94,576 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 33.04% 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 Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Stillwater is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.