Stillwater is a medium-sized city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 49,829 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.
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 16.59 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
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.