These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Oklahoma


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 $73,636 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 2.5%.

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.

After analyzing Census data from the 2010-2014 American Community Survey for the 74 places in Oklahoma with more than 5,000 people, we were left with this set of the ten richest places in the Sooner State:

  1. Piedmont
  2. Jenks
  3. Newcastle
  4. Bixby
  5. Mustang
  6. Yukon
  7. Tuttle
  8. Broken Arrow
  9. Choctaw
  10. Elk City

For more on how we calculated the top ten, read on or skip to the end for the full list. Oh, and the poorest place in Oklahoma? That would be Anadarko.

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How We Determined The Richest Places In Oklahoma

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

However, we don’t think 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 2010-2014 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 74 places with more than 5,000 people in Oklahoma, we ranked each place from 1 to 74 for each of the criteria, with 1 being the richest.

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”.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 74 places.

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1. Piedmont

Piedmont, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,232
Median Income: 7363600.0%
Poverty Level: 2.5%
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%

2. Jenks

Jenks, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 18,312
Median Income: 8475800.0%
Poverty Level: 4.0%
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%

3. Newcastle

Newcastle, Oklahoma

Source: Ok Highways

Population: 8,383
Median Income: 7760100.0%
Poverty Level: 7.5%
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%

4. Bixby

Bixby, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 22,480
Median Income: 7132100.0%
Poverty Level: 6.3%
Unemployment Rate: 4.6%

5. Mustang

Mustang, Oklahoma

Source: Flickr

Population: 18,575
Median Income: 6717600.0%
Poverty Level: 5.2%
Unemployment Rate: 5.0%

6. Yukon

Yukon, Oklahoma

Source: A Bar In Yukon Ok

Population: 24,127
Median Income: 6365100.0%
Poverty Level: 8.0%
Unemployment Rate: 4.4%

7. Tuttle

Tuttle, Oklahoma

Source: City-Data.Com

Population: 6,252
Median Income: 6044300.0%
Poverty Level: 7.6%
Unemployment Rate: 4.6%

8. Broken Arrow

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 101,917
Median Income: 6625000.0%
Poverty Level: 6.0%
Unemployment Rate: 5.9%

9. Choctaw

Choctaw, Oklahoma

Source: Flickr Paul L. Mccord Jr.

Population: 11,619
Median Income: 6618700.0%
Poverty Level: 7.5%
Unemployment Rate: 5.8%

10. Elk City

Elk City, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,198
Median Income: 5892000.0%
Poverty Level: 10.6%
Unemployment Rate: 3.7%

There You Have It – The Richest Places In Oklahoma

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 OK, according to data:

Poorest: Anadarko
2nd Poorest: Okmulgee
3rd Poorest: Hugo
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Detailed List Of Richest Places In Oklahoma

City Rank Population Median Income Poverty Level Unemployment Rate
Piedmont 1 6,232 $73,636 2.5% 2.8%
Jenks 2 18,312 $84,758 4.0% 3.1%
Newcastle 3 8,383 $77,601 7.5% 3.3%
Bixby 4 22,480 $71,321 6.3% 4.6%
Mustang 5 18,575 $67,176 5.2% 5.0%
Yukon 6 24,127 $63,651 8.0% 4.4%
Tuttle 7 6,252 $60,443 7.6% 4.6%
Broken Arrow 8 101,917 $66,250 6.0% 5.9%
Choctaw 9 11,619 $66,187 7.5% 5.8%
Elk City 10 12,198 $58,920 10.6% 3.7%
Edmond 11 85,084 $71,825 11.3% 4.7%
Owasso 12 31,738 $65,550 8.0% 5.5%
The Village 13 9,147 $49,556 8.7% 3.8%
Harrah 14 5,412 $51,019 12.1% 2.6%
Woodward 15 12,389 $54,133 13.8% 4.4%
Sand Springs 16 19,277 $50,920 9.9% 5.4%
Blanchard 17 7,625 $63,814 9.7% 6.3%
Noble 18 6,602 $51,391 11.2% 5.7%
Moore 19 57,563 $58,542 10.7% 6.0%
Guymon 20 11,921 $50,648 8.5% 6.4%
Glenpool 21 11,398 $60,800 8.5% 7.9%
Coweta 22 9,483 $51,188 12.0% 6.1%
Bartlesville 23 36,193 $48,862 14.0% 5.4%
Clinton 24 9,281 $44,717 14.8% 4.5%
Catoosa 25 7,407 $50,625 11.9% 6.5%
Enid 26 50,232 $44,266 12.6% 6.2%
Purcell 27 6,259 $43,643 16.3% 5.5%
Collinsville 28 5,970 $54,958 9.0% 8.9%
Lone Grove 29 5,142 $43,678 12.8% 6.7%
Midwest City 30 55,964 $45,196 13.8% 6.9%
Norman 31 115,521 $50,714 20.2% 5.8%
Warr Acres 32 10,268 $40,536 14.5% 5.8%
El Reno 33 17,515 $49,259 14.5% 7.6%
Oklahoma City 34 600,729 $47,004 16.4% 6.6%
Bethany 35 19,390 $42,387 16.5% 6.5%
Ardmore 36 24,877 $41,574 15.7% 7.4%
Chickasha 37 16,195 $40,383 16.6% 6.1%
McAlester 38 18,354 $40,785 20.9% 6.1%
Tecumseh 39 6,556 $40,943 16.5% 8.0%
Tulsa 40 395,599 $41,957 17.8% 7.7%
Skiatook 41 7,571 $40,068 16.4% 7.5%
Sapulpa 42 20,308 $39,969 15.5% 8.0%
Weatherford 43 11,410 $38,077 25.3% 5.1%
Claremore 44 18,849 $39,726 14.2% 8.8%
Del City 45 21,756 $41,085 18.4% 8.4%
Guthrie 46 10,668 $40,122 21.7% 6.9%
Altus 47 19,716 $39,780 16.0% 8.7%
Duncan 48 23,364 $40,171 16.8% 8.5%
Ponca City 49 24,951 $40,089 18.2% 8.1%
Perry 50 5,087 $38,861 20.3% 7.1%
Lawton 51 97,788 $43,263 17.4% 10.0%
Pryor Creek 52 9,479 $40,940 18.7% 9.2%
Blackwell 53 6,957 $40,750 21.0% 8.7%
Pauls Valley 54 6,054 $35,180 23.2% 6.4%
Shawnee 55 30,609 $38,001 22.0% 7.7%
Miami 56 13,669 $35,198 22.0% 8.5%
Stillwater 57 46,851 $32,255 36.2% 6.1%
Muskogee 58 38,937 $36,322 23.9% 8.1%
Grove 59 6,658 $32,868 17.2% 9.5%
Ada 60 17,061 $33,943 25.4% 8.2%
Vinita 61 5,637 $31,387 22.3% 8.8%
Poteau 62 8,563 $38,530 24.7% 10.0%
Durant 63 16,507 $35,584 23.7% 10.0%
Cushing 64 7,870 $35,442 22.6% 10.9%
Henryetta 65 5,848 $37,628 22.7% 12.3%
Sallisaw 66 8,761 $30,426 25.1% 9.1%
Seminole 67 7,493 $31,812 24.4% 11.9%
Wagoner 68 8,499 $34,450 27.5% 13.0%
Idabel 69 7,015 $25,275 33.3% 9.4%
Tahlequah 70 16,190 $29,630 32.6% 10.1%
Holdenville 71 5,768 $28,467 26.5% 11.3%
Hugo 72 5,294 $21,267 39.7% 10.0%
Okmulgee 73 12,398 $28,101 26.9% 17.2%
Anadarko 74 6,786 $28,750 35.8% 17.6%

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