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%).
In addition, Stillwater is a major college town that has a very high percentage of its residents over 18 years old who are college students. Naturally, collegiate life has a major influence on local Stillwater culture, lifestyle and entertainment options. Stillwater really pulses to the beat of the academic calendar. In Stillwater every fall, returning students reinvigorate the community, who you will notice are all over town, buying groceries, out with friends, and getting acquainted or re-acquainted with each other and Stillwater. One of the beneficial effects that colleges provide is that they tend to be lasting institutions that deliver direct economic benefits to the local economy in the form of such things as jobs for faculty and staff, and spending by students. Stillwater benefits directly from 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, shaping the character of the city into a place that is geared toward, and considered attractive to, many single, educated people. Many singles consider Stillwater a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
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.