These Are The 10 Best Cities For Hippies In Oklahoma


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You might think that the whole hippie movement has faded away, but the truth is, there are plenty of hippies out there in Oklahoma.

While they aren’t necessarily in your face all the time with war protests and the next Woodstock isn’t being planned any time soon, we thought it would be fun to look at which cities in the Sooner State where the most hippies would live.

And, after crunching the data, you know what? It was pretty spot on, we have to say.

How do you decide where the most hippies live? By the number of yoga studios, organic markets, and most importantly, where the liberals live in droves.

Using that criteria, it’s not hard to scrape the internet, run some scientific data on where hippies might live in Oklahoma, and then put out a list.

So, put on your tie dye shirt and your sandals as you go through this list with us. After analyzing all cities with a decent amount of people in them, we came up with this list of the 10 best cities for hippies in Oklahoma:

  1. Warr Acres
  2. Bethany (Photos)
  3. Grove (Photos)
  4. Grove (Photos)
  5. Jenks (Photos)
  6. Tahlequah (Photos)
  7. Bixby (Photos)
  8. Moore (Photos)
  9. Cushing (Photos)
  10. Edmond (Photos)

Read on below to see where your town ranked, young flower child. Hippie culture not your cup of tea? Check out the most conservative places in Oklahoma.

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How do you determine the most beatnik city in Oklahoma?

In order to rank the best cities for hippies in Oklahoma, we had to determine what criteria defines a hippie.

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using the Google Places API, the Census’s 2010-2014 American Community Survey, and Voter Registration data, this is the criteria we used:

  • Number of yoga studios per capita
  • Number of organic markets per capita
  • Number of pet adoption centers per capita
  • Number of vegan restaurants per capita
  • Number of thrift stores per capita
  • Each city’s liberal voting population

Note: For the sake of getting reliable numbers, we counted places within a ~4.5 mile radius of a city’s center. The average city in America is about 18 square miles.

All of these results are listed in a per capita basis, meaning number of stores per person in a city. Additionally, we limited the analysis to non-CDPs that have over 5,000 people.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 71 in each category, where 1 was the most hippie.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each place to create a hippie index.

And finally, we crowned the city with the highest hippie index the “Best City for Hippies In Oklahoma.” We’re lookin’ at you, Warr Acres.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in hippie central. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the places in the state from hippiest to most square.

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1. Warr Acres


Population: 10,268
Yoga Studios Per 1,000 People: 0.78
Organic Markets Per 1,000 People: 0.49
Pet Adoption Centers Per 1,000 People: 0.68
Vegan Restaurants Per 1,000 People: 0.39
Thrift Stores Per 1,000 People: 2.92

2. Bethany

Bethany, Oklahoma

Source: Flickr

Population: 19,390
Yoga Studios Per 1,000 People: 0.26
Organic Markets Per 1,000 People: 0.21
Pet Adoption Centers Per 1,000 People: 0.46
Vegan Restaurants Per 1,000 People: 0.36
Thrift Stores Per 1,000 People: 1.29

3. Grove

Grove, Oklahoma

Source: Flickr

Population: 6,658
Yoga Studios Per 1,000 People: 0.6
Organic Markets Per 1,000 People: 0.3
Pet Adoption Centers Per 1,000 People: 0.45
Vegan Restaurants Per 1,000 People: 1.35
Thrift Stores Per 1,000 People: 1.5

4. Grove

Grove, Oklahoma

Source: Flickr

Population: 6,658
Yoga Studios Per 1,000 People: 0.45
Organic Markets Per 1,000 People: 0.3
Pet Adoption Centers Per 1,000 People: 0.3
Vegan Restaurants Per 1,000 People: 0.15
Thrift Stores Per 1,000 People: 2.4

5. Jenks

Jenks, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 18,312
Yoga Studios Per 1,000 People: 0.22
Organic Markets Per 1,000 People: 0.11
Pet Adoption Centers Per 1,000 People: 0.16
Vegan Restaurants Per 1,000 People: 0.22
Thrift Stores Per 1,000 People: 0.27

6. Tahlequah

Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 16,190
Yoga Studios Per 1,000 People: 0.06
Organic Markets Per 1,000 People: 0.0
Pet Adoption Centers Per 1,000 People: 0.12
Vegan Restaurants Per 1,000 People: 0.19
Thrift Stores Per 1,000 People: 0.49

7. Bixby

Bixby, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 22,480
Yoga Studios Per 1,000 People: 0.09
Organic Markets Per 1,000 People: 0.04
Pet Adoption Centers Per 1,000 People: 0.09
Vegan Restaurants Per 1,000 People: 0.04
Thrift Stores Per 1,000 People: 0.71

8. Moore

Moore, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 57,563
Yoga Studios Per 1,000 People: 0.09
Organic Markets Per 1,000 People: 0.02
Pet Adoption Centers Per 1,000 People: 0.07
Vegan Restaurants Per 1,000 People: 0.24
Thrift Stores Per 1,000 People: 0.23

9. Cushing

Cushing, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,870
Yoga Studios Per 1,000 People: 0.0
Organic Markets Per 1,000 People: 0.13
Pet Adoption Centers Per 1,000 People: 0.13
Vegan Restaurants Per 1,000 People: 0.13
Thrift Stores Per 1,000 People: 0.25

10. Edmond

Edmond, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 85,084
Yoga Studios Per 1,000 People: 0.09
Organic Markets Per 1,000 People: 0.05
Pet Adoption Centers Per 1,000 People: 0.02
Vegan Restaurants Per 1,000 People: 0.08
Thrift Stores Per 1,000 People: 0.19

There You Have It

If you’re measuring the locations in Oklahoma where there are lots of liberals, and there are many options for vegan food, yoga and thrift stores, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious, here are the most square places in Oklahoma:

  1. Blanchard
  2. Idabel
  3. Guymon

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Detailed List Of The Hippiest Cities In Oklahoma

City Rank Population Yoga Studios Per 1K People
Warr Acres 1 10,268 0.78
Bethany 2 19,390 0.26
Grove 3 6,658 0.6
Grove 4 6,658 0.45
Jenks 5 18,312 0.22
Tahlequah 6 16,190 0.06
Bixby 7 22,480 0.09
Moore 8 57,563 0.09
Cushing 9 7,870 0.0
Edmond 10 85,084 0.09
Owasso 11 31,738 0.09
Stillwater 12 46,851 0.04
Collinsville 13 5,970 0.17
Muskogee 14 38,937 0.03
Poteau 15 8,563 0.0
Henryetta 16 5,848 0.0
Shawnee 17 30,609 0.1
Lawton 18 97,788 0.03
Harrah 19 5,412 0.18
Skiatook 20 7,571 0.0
Mcalester 21 18,354 0.0
Guthrie 22 10,668 0.09
Vinita 23 5,637 0.0
Broken Arrow 24 101,917 0.09
Sallisaw 25 8,761 0.0
Ardmore 26 24,877 0.04
Pryor Creek 27 9,479 0.0
Weatherford 28 11,410 0.09
Grove 29 6,658 0.0
Mustang 30 18,575 0.11
Claremore 31 18,849 0.11
Yukon 32 24,127 0.04
Durant 33 16,507 0.0
Seminole 34 7,493 0.0
Miami 35 13,669 0.0
Okmulgee 36 12,398 0.0
Duncan 37 23,364 0.04
Bartlesville 38 36,193 0.03
Tulsa 39 395,599 0.03
Pauls Valley 40 6,054 0.0
Ada 41 17,061 0.0
Choctaw 42 11,619 0.0
Catoosa 43 7,407 0.0
Sand Springs 44 19,277 0.05
Altus 45 19,716 0.1
Enid 46 50,232 0.02
Sapulpa 47 20,308 0.05
Wagoner 48 8,499 0.0
Noble 49 6,602 0.0
Anadarko 50 6,786 0.0
Hugo 51 5,294 0.0
Holdenville 52 5,768 0.0
El Reno 53 17,515 0.0
Tecumseh 54 6,556 0.15
Chickasha 55 16,195 0.0
Purcell 56 6,259 0.0
Glenpool 57 11,398 0.0
Perry 58 5,087 0.0
Norman 59 115,521 0.0
Lone Grove 60 5,142 0.0
Blackwell 61 6,957 0.0
Clinton 62 9,281 0.0
Coweta 63 9,483 0.0
Newcastle 64 8,383 0.0
Woodward 65 12,389 0.0
Piedmont 66 6,232 0.0
Tuttle 67 6,252 0.0
Grove 68 6,658 0.0
Guymon 69 11,921 0.0
Idabel 70 7,015 0.0
Blanchard 71 7,625 0.0

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