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 the best places to live in Oklahoma or the poorest.

How We Determined The Richest Places In Oklahoma For 2018

Map Of The Richest Cities 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.

1. Piedmont


Population: 6,779
Median Income: $76,727
Unemployment Rate: 0.7%
Poverty Rate: 2.3%
More on Piedmont: Homes For Sale | 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.

2. Jenks

Jenks, Oklahoma

Population: 19,852
Median Income: $88,521
Unemployment Rate: 3.9%
Poverty Rate: 4.1%
More on Jenks: Homes For Sale | Data
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%
More on Newcastle: Homes For Sale | 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.

4. Tuttle

Tuttle, Oklahoma

Population: 6,576
Median Income: $76,250
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Poverty Rate: 6.8%
More on Tuttle: Homes For Sale | Data
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

Population: 23,956
Median Income: $76,515
Unemployment Rate: 4.1%
Poverty Rate: 6.0%
More on Bixby: Homes For Sale | Data

6. Blanchard

Blanchard, Oklahoma

Population: 8,267
Median Income: $68,342
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Poverty Rate: 9.6%
More on Blanchard: Homes For Sale | Data
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

Population: 25,293
Median Income: $65,986
Unemployment Rate: 3.4%
Poverty Rate: 7.3%
More on Yukon: Homes For Sale | Data
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: Public domain

Population: 88,342
Median Income: $74,632
Unemployment Rate: 3.5%
Poverty Rate: 10.0%
More on Edmond: Homes For Sale | Data
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

Population: 19,637
Median Income: $68,837
Unemployment Rate: 4.6%
Poverty Rate: 6.2%
More on Mustang: Homes For Sale | Data
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

Choctaw, Oklahoma

Source: Public domain

Population: 11,989
Median Income: $68,907
Unemployment Rate: 4.9%
Poverty Rate: 5.9%
More on Choctaw: Homes For Sale | Data
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:

  • 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Oklahoma
  • 10 Worst Places To Live In Oklahoma
  • 10 Most Dangerous Cities In Oklahoma
  • 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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