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 (Homes For Sale)
  2. Jenks (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Newcastle (Homes For Sale)
  4. Tuttle (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Bixby (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Blanchard (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Yukon (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Edmond (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Mustang (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Choctaw (Photos | Homes For Sale)

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 some more reading about Oklahoma:

How We Determined The Richest Places In Oklahoma For 2018

Map Of The Richest Places To Live In Oklahoma
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.

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.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,779.0
Median Income: $76,727.0
Unemployment Rate: 0.7%
Poverty Rate: 2.3%
More on Piedmont: Real Estate | Data

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.

Jenks, OK

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 19,852.0
Median Income: $88,521.0
Unemployment Rate: 3.9%
Poverty Rate: 4.1%
More on Jenks: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,030.0
Median Income: $78,144.0
Unemployment Rate: 3.9%
Poverty Rate: 4.0%
More on Newcastle: Real Estate | Data

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.

Tuttle, OK

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 6,576.0
Median Income: $76,250.0
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Poverty Rate: 6.8%
More on Tuttle: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Bixby, OK

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 23,956.0
Median Income: $76,515.0
Unemployment Rate: 4.1%
Poverty Rate: 6.0%
More on Bixby: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Blanchard, OK

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 8,267.0
Median Income: $68,342.0
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Poverty Rate: 9.6%
More on Blanchard: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Yukon, OK

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 25,293.0
Median Income: $65,986.0
Unemployment Rate: 3.4%
Poverty Rate: 7.3%
More on Yukon: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Edmond, OK

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 88,342.0
Median Income: $74,632.0
Unemployment Rate: 3.5%
Poverty Rate: 10.0%
More on Edmond: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Mustang, OK

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 19,637.0
Median Income: $68,837.0
Unemployment Rate: 4.6%
Poverty Rate: 6.2%
More on Mustang: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Choctaw, OK

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 11,989.0
Median Income: $68,907.0
Unemployment Rate: 4.9%
Poverty Rate: 5.9%
More on Choctaw: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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 Wealthiest 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:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Oklahoma

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Piedmont 1.67 $76,727
2 Jenks 4.83 $88,521
3 Newcastle 4.83 $78,144
4 Tuttle 5.33 $76,250
5 Bixby 7.33 $76,515
6 Blanchard 8.33 $68,342
7 Yukon 8.5 $65,986
8 Edmond 9.0 $74,632
9 Mustang 11.0 $68,837
10 Choctaw 11.67 $68,907
11 Owasso 11.83 $67,340
12 Guymon 14.83 $53,486
13 Moore 15.0 $60,474
14 Harrah 15.67 $56,995
15 Broken Arrow 16.33 $68,596
16 Woodward 16.33 $55,013
17 Alva 19.0 $52,531
18 Elk City 19.5 $58,363
19 Sand Springs 19.67 $53,079
20 Glenpool 20.0 $63,145
21 Catoosa 24.17 $52,295
22 Clinton 24.83 $47,349
23 Bartlesville 25.67 $50,418
24 Enid 26.67 $47,747
25 The Village 29.67 $50,086
26 Sulphur 30.17 $47,134
27 Perry 30.5 $44,453
28 Sapulpa 31.0 $43,961
29 Collinsville 32.0 $60,854
30 Norman 32.17 $52,484
31 Bethany 32.33 $45,446
32 Midwest City 33.0 $45,695
33 Oklahoma City 34.33 $50,070
34 Noble 34.33 $53,672
35 Coweta 35.0 $51,530
36 Warr Acres 36.0 $43,524
37 Weatherford 36.0 $42,929
38 Skiatook 39.17 $45,133
39 El Reno 39.83 $45,095
40 Ardmore 41.0 $45,576
41 Chickasha 42.33 $41,146
42 Claremore 42.83 $40,206
43 Grove 43.17 $39,321
44 Altus 43.67 $41,233
45 Lone Grove 44.17 $42,829
46 Pauls Valley 45.17 $38,923
47 Purcell 45.5 $46,788
48 Ponca City 46.0 $41,591
49 Mcalester 46.83 $42,123
50 Guthrie 46.83 $42,512
51 Tecumseh 47.5 $39,152
52 Del City 48.33 $42,245
53 Tulsa 48.33 $43,045
54 Lawton 51.67 $43,674
55 Duncan 52.17 $40,243
56 Poteau 56.0 $39,416
57 Shawnee 57.5 $37,906
58 Durant 57.5 $34,980
59 Muskogee 58.17 $36,232
60 Ada 58.17 $34,801
61 Vinita 59.0 $32,917
62 Cushing 59.17 $37,708
63 Pryor Creek 59.33 $40,993
64 Idabel 60.67 $26,910
65 Stillwater 61.33 $29,093
66 Miami 61.5 $34,679
67 Blackwell 63.17 $38,580
68 Holdenville 66.33 $31,400
69 Wagoner 67.67 $34,107
70 Seminole 67.67 $34,904
71 Sallisaw 68.17 $30,325
72 Tahlequah 69.0 $31,119
73 Henryetta 70.67 $32,664
74 Okmulgee 72.67 $28,717
75 Anadarko 73.33 $29,455
76 Hugo 76.0 $23,108

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One thought on “These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Oklahoma For 2018

  1. The photo used for Jenks and Bixby is of downtown TULSA.
    Taken near 6th and Peoria, this article FAILED to note that.
    Fact is, while Jenks and Bixby might be one of the “richest places in Oklahoma”, their cities are not that attractive.

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