These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Oklahoma For 2018


We analyzed over 74 places in Oklahoma to determine where the 1% live.

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Piedmont, Jenks, Newcastle: These cities aren’t just some of the best places to live in Oklahoma. They are also home to some of the richest people in the Sooner State.

Piedmont in particular houses the richest residents in the state thanks, in part, to a median household income of $76,727 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 2.3%.

If you’re thinking of moving to one of these towns, you’ll probably need to start saving. The richest places in Oklahoma share common characteristics such as having a genius level populous, sky high home prices, and a Pleasantville level of married couples.

How did we come up with these mega wealthy cities? We analyzed Census data from the 2012-2016 American Community Survey for the 76 places in Oklahoma with more than 5,000 people.

At the end of the day, here’s the set of the 10 richest places in Oklahoma for 2018:

  1. Piedmont
  2. Jenks (Photos)
  3. Newcastle
  4. Tuttle
  5. Bixby (Photos)
  6. Blanchard
  7. Yukon (Photos)
  8. Edmond (Photos)
  9. Mustang
  10. Choctaw

For more on how we calculated the top ten, read on or skip to the end for the full list of the richest cities in Oklahoma.

Rich people not your cup of tea? Feel free to check out the best places to live in Oklahoma or the poorest.

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How We Determined The Richest Places In Oklahoma For 2018

The first thing that comes to most people’s minds when they think about determining the richest places is to simply identify personal incomes. After all, rich people have really high salaries.

However, we don’t believe that one statistic wholly encompasses what it means to be one of the ‘richest places’. So we looked at this set of criteria from the newly released 2012-2016 American Community Survey:

  • Poverty Level
  • Median Household Income
  • Unemployment Rate

Median household income is the most digestible way to understand how rich a place really is. The unemployment rate tries to capture the prospects for more people to become rich. If more people are employed, the richer the future looks.

After we collected the data for all 76 places with more than 5,000 people in Oklahoma, we ranked each place from 1 to 76 for each of the criteria, with 1 being the richest.
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We then averaged all the rankings for a place into a ‘Rich Score’ with the place having the lowest overall Rich Score, Piedmont, crowned the ‘Richest Place In Oklahoma For 2018’.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 76 places.

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1. Piedmont


Population: 6,779
Median Income: $76,727
Unemployment Rate: 0.7%
Poverty Rate: 2.3%
Piedmont is a city primarily in Canadian County, Oklahoma, though a small part of it is in Kingfisher County. It is a part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. The population was 5,720 at the 2010 census, a 56.7 percent increase from 3,650 at the 2000 census. Piedmont is a home rule city served by a council–manager government.

2. Jenks

Jenks, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 19,852
Median Income: $88,521
Unemployment Rate: 3.9%
Poverty Rate: 4.1%
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.

3. Newcastle


Population: 9,030
Median Income: $78,144
Unemployment Rate: 3.9%
Poverty Rate: 4.0%
Newcastle is a city in McClain County, Oklahoma, United States, and part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. The population was 7,685 at the 2010 census.

4. Tuttle


Population: 6,576
Median Income: $76,250
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Poverty Rate: 6.8%
Tuttle is a city in Grady County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 6,019 with the close of the 2010 census, seeing a 40.2% increase from 4,294[Data 1] at the close of the 2000 census.

5. Bixby

Bixby, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 23,956
Median Income: $76,515
Unemployment Rate: 4.1%
Poverty Rate: 6.0%

6. Blanchard


Population: 8,267
Median Income: $68,342
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Poverty Rate: 9.6%
Blanchard is a city in McClain and Grady counties in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. The population was 7,670 at the 2010 census, up from 2,816 at the 2000 census. Blanchard is part of a rapidly growing area of northern McClain and Grady counties known as the ‘Tri-City Area’ with Newcastle and Tuttle.

7. Yukon

Yukon, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 25,293
Median Income: $65,986
Unemployment Rate: 3.4%
Poverty Rate: 7.3%
Yukon is a city in Canadian County, Oklahoma, United States. It is part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. The population was 22,709 at the 2010 census. Founded in the 1890s, the town was named in reference to a gold rush in Yukon Territory, Canada, at the time. Historically, Yukon served as an urban center for area farmers and the site of a large milling operation. It is now considered primarily a bedroom community for people who work in Oklahoma City.

8. Edmond

Edmond, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 88,342
Median Income: $74,632
Unemployment Rate: 3.5%
Poverty Rate: 10.0%
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.

9. Mustang

Mustang, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 19,637
Median Income: $68,837
Unemployment Rate: 4.6%
Poverty Rate: 6.2%
Mustang is a growing city in the southeast corner of Canadian County, Oklahoma, United States. It is part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 17,395 at the 2010 census, a 32.2 percent increase from 13,156 at the 2000 census. The city is now primarily known as a bedroom community for Oklahoma City.

10. Choctaw


Population: 11,989
Median Income: $68,907
Unemployment Rate: 4.9%
Poverty Rate: 5.9%
Choctaw is a city in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. It is the oldest chartered town in Oklahoma. The city is located approximately 10 miles (16.1 km) east of Oklahoma City and is part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.

There You Have It – The Richest Places In Oklahoma For 2018

Like we said earlier, when we set out to identify the richest places in Oklahoma, we weren’t sure what we’d encounter, but it ended up being some of the best places to live in Oklahoma.

When you look at the data, the cities and places mentioned above meet the criteria for being at the very top of the income ladder for everyone that lives there.

If you’re curious enough, here are the poorest cities in Oklahoma, according to data:

Poorest: Hugo
2nd Poorest: Anadarko
3rd Poorest: Okmulgee

For more Oklahoma reading , check out:

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  • Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Oklahoma

    City Rank Median Income
    Piedmont 1 $76,727
    Jenks 2 $88,521
    Newcastle 3 $78,144
    Tuttle 4 $76,250
    Bixby 5 $76,515
    Blanchard 6 $68,342
    Yukon 7 $65,986
    Edmond 8 $74,632
    Mustang 9 $68,837
    Choctaw 10 $68,907
    Owasso 11 $67,340
    Guymon 12 $53,486
    Moore 13 $60,474
    Harrah 14 $56,995
    Broken Arrow 15 $68,596
    Woodward 16 $55,013
    Alva 17 $52,531
    Elk City 18 $58,363
    Sand Springs 19 $53,079
    Glenpool 20 $63,145
    Catoosa 21 $52,295
    Clinton 22 $47,349
    Bartlesville 23 $50,418
    Enid 24 $47,747
    The Village 25 $50,086
    Sulphur 26 $47,134
    Perry 27 $44,453
    Sapulpa 28 $43,961
    Collinsville 29 $60,854
    Norman 30 $52,484
    Bethany 31 $45,446
    Midwest City 32 $45,695
    Oklahoma City 33 $50,070
    Noble 34 $53,672
    Coweta 35 $51,530
    Warr Acres 36 $43,524
    Weatherford 37 $42,929
    Skiatook 38 $45,133
    El Reno 39 $45,095
    Ardmore 40 $45,576
    Chickasha 41 $41,146
    Claremore 42 $40,206
    Grove 43 $39,321
    Altus 44 $41,233
    Lone Grove 45 $42,829
    Pauls Valley 46 $38,923
    Purcell 47 $46,788
    Ponca City 48 $41,591
    Mcalester 49 $42,123
    Guthrie 50 $42,512
    Tecumseh 51 $39,152
    Del City 52 $42,245
    Tulsa 53 $43,045
    Lawton 54 $43,674
    Duncan 55 $40,243
    Poteau 56 $39,416
    Shawnee 57 $37,906
    Durant 58 $34,980
    Muskogee 59 $36,232
    Ada 60 $34,801
    Vinita 61 $32,917
    Cushing 62 $37,708
    Pryor Creek 63 $40,993
    Idabel 64 $26,910
    Stillwater 65 $29,093
    Miami 66 $34,679
    Blackwell 67 $38,580
    Holdenville 68 $31,400
    Wagoner 69 $34,107
    Seminole 70 $34,904
    Sallisaw 71 $30,325
    Tahlequah 72 $31,119
    Henryetta 73 $32,664
    Okmulgee 74 $28,717
    Anadarko 75 $29,455
    Hugo 76 $23,108

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