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
  4. Grove
  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.

And if you already knew these places were hippie heavens, check out the best places to live in Oklahoma or the safest places to live 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



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
Warr Acres is a city in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States, and a part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. It was established after World War II by C.B. Warr, a dynamic businessman, builder, and commercial developer. The population was 10,043 at the 2010 census.

2. Bethany

Bethany, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

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
Bethany is a city in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States, and a part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. The community was founded in 1909 by followers of the Church of the Nazarene from Oklahoma City.

3. Grove



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
Grove is a city in Delaware County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 6,623 at the 2010 census, an increase of 27.6 percent from 5,131 in 2000.

4. Grove



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
Grove is a city in Delaware County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 6,623 at the 2010 census, an increase of 27.6 percent from 5,131 in 2000.

5. Jenks

Jenks, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

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
Jenks is a city in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States, and a suburb of Tulsa, in the northeastern part of the state. It is situated between the Arkansas River and U.S. Route 75. Jenks is one of the fastest growing cities in Oklahoma. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 9,557, but by 2010, the population was 16,924, an increase of 77.1 percent.

6. Tahlequah

Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

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
Tahlequah (/tælkw/ TAL–kwah; Cherokee: ) is a city in Cherokee County, Oklahoma, United States located at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. It is part of the Green Country region of Oklahoma and was established as a capital of the 19th-century Cherokee Nation in 1839, as part of the new settlement in Indian Territory after the Cherokee Native Americans were forced west from the American Southeast on the Trail of Tears.

7. Bixby

Bixby, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

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

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
Moore is a city in Cleveland County, Oklahoma, United States, and is part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. The population was 55,081 at the 2010 census, making Moore the 7th largest city in the state of Oklahoma.

9. Cushing

Cushing, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

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
Cushing is a city in Payne County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 7,826 at the 2010 census, a decline of 6.5 percent from 8,371 at the 2000 census.

10. Edmond

Edmond, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

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
Edmond is a city in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States, and a part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area in the central part of the state. As of the 2010 census, the population was 81,405, making it the sixth largest city in the state of Oklahoma.

There You Have It — The Hippies Of Oklahoma

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

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