These Are The 10 Best Places Places In Oklahoma To Get A Job

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by Chris Kolmar
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If you’re starting to look for a job in Oklahoma, you’ve come to the right place.

You might think off the top of your head that Oklahoma City would be an excellent place to find a job. And while the capital does offer many opportunities, it isn’t the best in the state according to the data.

Here at Zippia, we aim to answer questions like this using cold hard facts and analysis. So we set our sights on determining the best place in Oklahoma to find a job.

After analyzing all 61 plus places in Oklahoma, we came up with this list as the best places for jobs in the Sooner State:

  1. Clinton
  2. Weatherford
  3. Guymon
  4. Yukon
  5. Norman
  6. Edmond
  7. Noble
  8. Moore
  9. Woodward
  10. Newcastle

So listen up Poteau as we explain how we created this ranking, you could learn some things from the rest of the state.

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How We Determined The Best Places For Jobs In Sooner State

We first researched detailed data on all places in Oklahoma. However, in order to properly compare places in an apples-to-apples manner, we set a minimum population threshold of 5,000 people.

This left us with 61 places in Oklahoma to analyze.

We then ranked each place across a number of criteria from one to 61, with one being the best.

We took the average rank across all criteria, with the place posting the lowest overall score being crowned the winner of the title “Best Place For Jobs In Oklahoma”.

The criteria we looked at were:

  • Unemployment rate
  • Recent job growth
  • Future job growth
  • Median household income

Sources of criteria include the the BLS and Sperling’s Best Places.

If your city or town isn’t among the top 10, jump down to the bottom of the post to see a detailed chart and a downloadable file of all the data.

Otherwise, learn how these cities moved up the career ladder.

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1. Clinton


Population: 9,071 Unemployment Rate: 2.30%
Recent Job Growth: 3.25%
Future Job Growth: 44.20%

2. Weatherford

Weatherford, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,891Unemployment Rate: 2.30%
Recent Job Growth: 3.25%
Future Job Growth: 44.20%

3. Guymon


Population: 11,414 Unemployment Rate: 3.40%
Recent Job Growth: 6.21%
Future Job Growth: 49.00%

4. Yukon

Yukon, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 23,038Unemployment Rate: 2.80%
Recent Job Growth: 1.36%
Future Job Growth: 39.90%

5. Norman

Norman, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 111,753Unemployment Rate: 2.90%
Recent Job Growth: 1.36%
Future Job Growth: 39.80%

6. Edmond

Edmond, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 81,594Unemployment Rate: 3.00%
Recent Job Growth: 1.36%
Future Job Growth: 39.70%

7. Noble

Noble, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,466Unemployment Rate: 3.30%
Recent Job Growth: 1.36%
Future Job Growth: 39.40%

8. Moore

Moore, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 55,265Unemployment Rate: 3.30%
Recent Job Growth: 1.36%
Future Job Growth: 39.40%

9. Woodward

Woodward, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,110Unemployment Rate: 2.20%
Recent Job Growth: 0.80%
Future Job Growth: 39.40%

10. Newcastle

Newcastle, Oklahoma

Source: Ok Highways

Population: 7,740Unemployment Rate: 3.40%
Recent Job Growth: 1.36%
Future Job Growth: 39.30%

Detailed List Of The Best Places In Oklahoma For Jobs

City Rank Population Unemployment Rate Recent Job Growth Future Job Growth
Clinton 1 9,071 2.30% 3.25% 44.20%
Weatherford 2 10,891 2.30% 3.25% 44.20%
Guymon 3 11,414 3.40% 6.21% 49.00%
Yukon 4 23,038 2.80% 1.36% 39.90%
Norman 5 111,753 2.90% 1.36% 39.80%
Edmond 6 81,594 3.00% 1.36% 39.70%
Noble 7 6,466 3.30% 1.36% 39.40%
Moore 8 55,265 3.30% 1.36% 39.40%
Woodward 9 12,110 2.20% 0.80% 39.40%
Newcastle 10 7,740 3.40% 1.36% 39.30%
Blanchard 11 7,569 3.40% 1.36% 39.30%
Guthrie 12 10,314 3.40% 1.36% 39.30%
Purcell 13 5,885 3.40% 1.36% 39.30%
Piedmont 14 5,783 3.50% 1.36% 39.20%
Mustang 15 17,534 3.50% 1.36% 39.20%
Tuttle 16 6,015 3.60% 1.36% 39.10%
Chickasha 17 16,129 3.60% 1.36% 39.10%
Shawnee 18 30,058 3.50% 1.17% 38.80%
Perry 19 5,121 2.90% 0.59% 38.30%
Ardmore 20 24,392 3.10% 0.70% 38.30%
Stillwater 21 45,584 2.90% -0.10% 36.90%
Choctaw 22 11,202 4.10% 1.36% 38.60%
Durant 23 16,014 3.60% 0.96% 38.30%
Owasso 24 29,487 2.90% -0.24% 36.60%
Tecumseh 25 6,480 3.80% 1.17% 38.50%
Harrah 26 5,162 4.10% 1.36% 38.60%
Bethany 27 19,188 4.10% 1.36% 38.60%
Cushing 28 7,818 3.40% -0.10% 36.40%
Duncan 29 23,332 3.70% -0.04% 36.20%
Catoosa 30 7,074 3.80% -0.24% 35.70%
Claremore 31 18,669 3.80% -0.24% 35.70%
Wagoner 32 8,395 3.90% -0.24% 35.60%
Bartlesville 33 35,876 2.90% -0.82% 35.50%
Coweta 34 9,555 3.90% -0.24% 35.60%
Collinsville 35 5,612 4.00% -0.24% 35.50%
Enid 36 49,122 2.60% -1.21% 35.00%
Bixby 37 20,964 4.00% -0.24% 35.50%
Jenks 38 16,918 4.00% -0.24% 35.50%
Glenpool 39 10,868 4.00% -0.24% 35.50%
Tulsa 40 391,486 4.00% -0.24% 35.50%
Hugo 41 5,325 5.70% 0.53% 35.40%
Sapulpa 42 20,609 4.30% -0.24% 35.20%
Tahlequah 43 15,912 4.00% -0.70% 34.60%
Idabel 44 7,002 6.40% 0.33% 34.30%
Skiatook 45 7,753 4.80% -0.24% 34.70%
Ada 46 16,852 3.40% -2.44% 31.70%
Grove 47 6,587 4.50% -0.81% 33.90%
Lawton 48 96,187 4.70% -1.26% 32.80%
Miami 49 13,588 4.40% -1.64% 32.30%
Henryetta 50 5,898 6.70% -0.24% 32.80%
Anadarko 51 6,744 4.50% -1.69% 32.10%
Vinita 52 5,721 4.40% -1.82% 32.00%
Okmulgee 53 12,402 6.70% -0.24% 32.80%
Altus 54 19,708 3.70% -3.10% 30.10%
Muskogee 55 39,045 4.60% -1.78% 31.80%
Seminole 56 7,438 5.40% -1.54% 31.50%
Blackwell 57 7,064 4.70% -2.02% 31.30%
Holdenville 58 5,628 6.30% -1.66% 30.40%
Sallisaw 59 8,779 6.50% -2.02% 29.50%
McAlester 60 18,412 4.50% -5.60% 24.30%
Poteau 61 8,502 6.60% -2.01% 29.40%

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