These Are The 10 Most Successful Cities In Oklahoma

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by Chris Kolmar
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What is success? Is it the amount of money you have in your bank account, at any given point? Is it that feeling you get after delivering a killer presentation, or even a pretty decent bar joke?

Or is it something bigger–something wholly unnamable, undefinable, immeasurable, and totally subjective?

Probably so.

But here at Zippia, we like things that we can neatly measure and then expound upon. So yes, with the Power of Math, we have determined the unarguable, totally objective 10 most successful cities in Oklahoma. And here they are:

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

If you are trying to argue already with our unarguable list, keep reading. There’s a method to this madness.

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How We Determined The Most Successful Cities In Oklahoma

The first thing that comes to most capitalist minds in terms of success is–money. After all, rich people must be successful, right?

Meh. Maybe. But we think there’s a bit more that goes into it than that. So we looked at this set of criteria from the 2010-2014 American Community Survey:




1. Piedmont

Piedmont, Oklahoma

Source: Flickr

Population: 6,232Median Income: $73,636
Poverty Level: 2.5%
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%

2. Jenks

Jenks, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 18,312Median Income: $84,758
Poverty Level: 4.0%
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%

3. Newcastle

Newcastle, Oklahoma

Source: Ok Highways

Population: 8,383Median Income: $77,601
Poverty Level: 7.5%
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%

4. Bixby

Bixby, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 22,480Median Income: $71,321
Poverty Level: 6.3%
Unemployment Rate: 4.6%

5. Mustang

Mustang, Oklahoma

Source: Flickr

Population: 18,575Median Income: $67,176
Poverty Level: 5.2%
Unemployment Rate: 5.0%

6. Yukon

Yukon, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 24,127Median Income: $63,651
Poverty Level: 8.0%
Unemployment Rate: 4.4%

7. Tuttle

Tuttle, Oklahoma

Source: City-Data.Com

Population: 6,252Median Income: $60,443
Poverty Level: 7.6%
Unemployment Rate: 4.6%

8. Broken Arrow

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 101,917Median Income: $66,250
Poverty Level: 6.0%
Unemployment Rate: 5.9%

9. Choctaw

Choctaw, Oklahoma

Source: Flickr

Population: 11,619Median Income: $66,187
Poverty Level: 7.5%
Unemployment Rate: 5.8%

10. Elk City

Elk City, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,198Median Income: $58,920
Poverty Level: 10.6%
Unemployment Rate: 3.7%

Measuring Success

If you’re still looking at this post thinking, “Surely, such superficial methods can’t possibly measure a city, or rather, the individuals that make up that city’s success!” well, you’re probably right.

But we like to measure things, and when it comes to success, we feel pretty successful in our approach. Congrats to Piedmont and our winners. And for those who didn’t make the cut, well, better luck next year.

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Detailed List Of The Most Successful Cities In Oklahoma

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

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