These Are The 10 Laziest Places In Oklahoma

John McLean
by John McLean
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Everyone hates the lazy person in the office. The guy or gal who manages to offload all of their work to you, but somehow still takes the credit for it.

And if you live in one of these Oklahoma towns, you might look in the mirror and see that lazy person staring right back at you.

We’re not trying to be mean; it’s just that the lazy ethos can penetrate from the location into the workplace and no one wants to work with lazy people.

So we got to work late on a Friday night to figure out the places around Oklahoma that spend the day on Reddit and get by with the bare minimum. Using data from the latest American Community Survey, we identified criteria associated with laziness for each city.

After crunching all the numbers, here are the ten “Laziest Places in Oklahoma” based on data:

  1. Hugo
  2. Henryetta
  3. Sallisaw
  4. Okmulgee
  5. Vinita
  6. Cushing
  7. Anadarko
  8. Seminole
  9. Holdenville
  10. Del City

Read on to see where the couch potatoes call home or skip to the end to find where your town ranked.

Oh, and by the way, Piedmont is the hardest-working place in OK.

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How We Determined The Laziest Places In The Sooner State

Like all problems here at Zippia, we start with the data to answer the hard questions. Some might even consider us the hardest working data-crunchers this side of the Mississippi.

In this particular case, we went to the latest version of the American Community Survey looking for answers. As luck would have it, the Census Bureau just released the 2010-2014 5-Yr Estimate which would make this analysis the first of it’s kind with the new data.

After scrolling through what seemed like hundreds of criteria, we settled on this set for the laziest places in Oklahoma:

  • Lowest average hours worked
  • Shortest commute time
  • Fewest workers per household (Labor force divided by the number households)
  • Highest unemployment rate
  • Fewest adults with a college degree

Our thinking went something along the lines of if you can’t bother to go college, don’t spend any time at work, and have only one person per household bringing home the bacon, your town is probably pretty lazy.

After we got the data for the 74 places in Oklahoma over 5,000 people, we ranked each place from 1 to 74 for each of the criteria with 1 being the “laziest”.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each to create a lazy index.

Finally, we crowned the place with the lowest lazy index the “Laziest Place In Oklahoma”. And, at the end of the day, Hugo slacked off its way to the top.

Read the detailed chart below to learn a bit more about why each place ranked where it did.

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1. Hugo

Hugo - Laziest Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,294College Educated: 10.3%
Unemployment Rate: 10.0%

2. Henryetta

Henryetta - Laziest Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,848College Educated: 10.1%
Unemployment Rate: 12.3%

3. Sallisaw

Sallisaw - Laziest Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,761College Educated: 12.5%
Unemployment Rate: 9.1%

4. Okmulgee

Okmulgee - Laziest Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,398College Educated: 15.9%
Unemployment Rate: 17.2%

5. Vinita

Vinita - Laziest Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,637College Educated: 11.5%
Unemployment Rate: 8.8%

6. Cushing

Cushing - Laziest Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,870College Educated: 14.0%
Unemployment Rate: 10.9%

7. Anadarko

Anadarko - Laziest Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,786College Educated: 17.1%
Unemployment Rate: 17.6%

8. Seminole

Seminole - Laziest Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,493College Educated: 14.7%
Unemployment Rate: 11.9%

9. Holdenville

Holdenville - Laziest Oklahoma

Source: Flickr

Population: 5,768College Educated: 7.6%
Unemployment Rate: 11.3%

10. Del City

Del City - Laziest Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 21,756College Educated: 11.9%
Unemployment Rate: 8.4%

Slacking Your Way Off To The Bottom

Like we said earlier, trying to determine the laziest places in Oklahoma is usually a subjective matter. But if you’re analyzing cities where people don’t work, where a good education is rare, and no one’s willing to put in the long hours, then this is an accurate list of laziness.

Detailed List Of The Laziest Places In Oklahoma

City Rank Population College Educated Unemployment Rate
Hugo 1 5,294 10.3% 10.0%
Henryetta 2 5,848 10.1% 12.3%
Sallisaw 3 8,761 12.5% 9.1%
Okmulgee 4 12,398 15.9% 17.2%
Vinita 5 5,637 11.5% 8.8%
Cushing 6 7,870 14.0% 10.9%
Anadarko 7 6,786 17.1% 17.6%
Seminole 8 7,493 14.7% 11.9%
Holdenville 9 5,768 7.6% 11.3%
Del City 10 21,756 11.9% 8.4%
Grove 11 6,658 24.1% 9.5%
Idabel 12 7,015 21.6% 9.4%
McAlester 13 18,354 17.1% 6.1%
Muskogee 14 38,937 19.8% 8.1%
Miami 15 13,669 15.6% 8.5%
Wagoner 16 8,499 13.1% 13.0%
Poteau 17 8,563 17.3% 10.0%
Pryor Creek 18 9,479 20.8% 9.2%
Ponca City 19 24,951 21.6% 8.1%
Altus 20 19,716 17.9% 8.7%
Duncan 21 23,364 19.3% 8.5%
Tecumseh 22 6,556 9.4% 8.0%
Pauls Valley 23 6,054 15.5% 6.4%
Ada 24 17,061 30.9% 8.2%
Durant 25 16,507 22.7% 10.0%
Perry 26 5,087 21.8% 7.1%
Blackwell 27 6,957 15.1% 8.7%
Tahlequah 28 16,190 31.6% 10.1%
Claremore 29 18,849 20.5% 8.8%
Lawton 30 97,788 19.3% 10.0%
El Reno 31 17,515 11.7% 7.6%
Sapulpa 32 20,308 17.1% 8.0%
Lone Grove 33 5,142 11.9% 6.7%
Ardmore 34 24,877 20.8% 7.4%
Bartlesville 35 36,193 30.4% 5.4%
Shawnee 36 30,609 22.5% 7.7%
Enid 37 50,232 20.8% 6.2%
Skiatook 38 7,571 12.7% 7.5%
Chickasha 39 16,195 19.1% 6.1%
Tulsa 40 395,599 30.1% 7.7%
Stillwater 41 46,851 48.5% 6.1%
Midwest City 42 55,964 20.4% 6.9%
Guymon 43 11,921 18.2% 6.4%
Bethany 44 19,390 25.6% 6.5%
Clinton 45 9,281 20.6% 4.5%
Elk City 46 12,198 19.1% 3.7%
Harrah 47 5,412 17.2% 2.6%
Purcell 48 6,259 17.3% 5.5%
Warr Acres 49 10,268 19.2% 5.8%
Guthrie 50 10,668 24.0% 6.9%
Oklahoma City 51 600,729 28.5% 6.6%
Catoosa 52 7,407 18.5% 6.5%
Collinsville 53 5,970 28.8% 8.9%
The Village 54 9,147 40.0% 3.8%
Coweta 55 9,483 17.8% 6.1%
Weatherford 56 11,410 34.7% 5.1%
Glenpool 57 11,398 21.2% 7.9%
Noble 58 6,602 17.7% 5.7%
Woodward 59 12,389 20.8% 4.4%
Norman 60 115,521 42.9% 5.8%
Sand Springs 61 19,277 20.9% 5.4%
Owasso 62 31,738 30.0% 5.5%
Broken Arrow 63 101,917 31.7% 5.9%
Yukon 64 24,127 26.6% 4.4%
Choctaw 65 11,619 27.3% 5.8%
Moore 66 57,563 22.2% 6.0%
Edmond 67 85,084 51.9% 4.7%
Blanchard 68 7,625 24.6% 6.3%
Mustang 69 18,575 21.9% 5.0%
Tuttle 70 6,252 18.3% 4.6%
Bixby 71 22,480 40.2% 4.6%
Jenks 72 18,312 46.8% 3.1%
Newcastle 73 8,383 29.0% 3.3%
Piedmont 74 6,232 41.9% 2.8%

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