The 10 Richest Cities In Oklahoma For 2022


We analyzed 76 places in Oklahoma to determine where the 1% live.

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If you’d like to strike gold in the Sooner State, move to one of the richest cities in Oklahoma sooner rather than later. But which places have the most wealth?

A good place to start would be looking at the areas surrounding Oklahoma’s two biggest cities, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. All of the cities you’ll find on this list are within an hour’s drive of one of the cities, with Piedmont topping the list of richest OK City suburbs and Bixby topping the Tulsa list. So if you want to make the kind of dough you need to get courtside tickets to the Sooners or Thunder game, any of these cities has a good chance to provide.

What do folks need to earn to live in the richest spots in Oklahoma? Well, the average median household income for this list is just a hair over $75,000/year. If your career is in anything involved with oil production, then you may have a pretty easy time finding a well-paying gig that’ll grant access to one of these wealthy cities. Who knows, if you rise to the top spot in your company, you may make more than Oklahoma’s top oil magnate Harold Hamm..

So how did we decide which places in Oklahoma have the most monetary mojo? First we narrowed down the cities to only those with a population over 5,000. Then we looked at the Census data from the American Community Survey to see which of the 74 remaining cities had the best combination of low poverty and unemployment rates and high median household income. That left us with only the places someone like Gatsby would be proud to call home.

Grab a plate of chicken fried steak and black-eyed peas and wash it down with some Dom Perignon, because we’re heading to the wealthiest places Oklahoma has to offer.

Here are the 10 richest places in Oklahoma for 2022:

  1. Piedmont
  2. Newcastle
  3. Tuttle
  4. Choctaw
  5. Bixby
  6. Noble
  7. Mustang
  8. Blanchard
  9. The Village
  10. Edmond

That wraps up our science-driven attempt to discover the wealthiest spots in Oklahoma. Unsurprisingly, half the cities on this list are also on our list of best places to live in Oklahoma. Not to say that wealth alone makes a place great to live, but it does help a whole lot.

So which of these places takes the gold medal in prosperity? According to the data, Piedmont is the richest city in Oklahoma for 2022.

To see how the rest of the Sooner State’s cities of 5,000 or more landed in terms of wealth, have a look at the complete list below.

Rich people not your cup of tea? Feel free to check out some more reading about Oklahoma:

The 10 Richest Cities In Oklahoma For 2022

1. Piedmont

Piedmont, OK

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,155
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Income: $85,237
Unemployment Rate: 1.4%
Poverty Rate: 1.2%
More on Piedmont: Real Estate

2. Newcastle

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,425
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 5)
Median Income: $86,065
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
Poverty Rate: 3.6%
More on Newcastle: Real Estate

3. Tuttle

Tuttle, OK

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 7,348
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 1)
Median Income: $89,375
Unemployment Rate: 3.4%
Poverty Rate: 4.2%
More on Tuttle: Real Estate | Photos

4. Choctaw

Choctaw, OK

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 12,467
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 2)
Median Income: $77,219
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%
Poverty Rate: 4.9%
More on Choctaw: Real Estate | Photos

5. Bixby

Bixby, OK

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 27,315
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 1)
Median Income: $83,955
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Poverty Rate: 5.8%
More on Bixby: Real Estate | Photos

6. Noble

Noble, OK

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,956
Rank Last Year: 27 (Up 21)
Median Income: $82,843
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Poverty Rate: 6.3%
More on Noble: Real Estate | Photos

7. Mustang

Mustang, OK

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 22,228
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 4)
Median Income: $74,980
Unemployment Rate: 4.1%
Poverty Rate: 4.5%
More on Mustang: Real Estate | Photos

8. Blanchard

Blanchard, OK

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 8,362
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 3)
Median Income: $78,500
Unemployment Rate: 4.1%
Poverty Rate: 6.3%
More on Blanchard: Real Estate | Photos

9. The Village

Source: Public Domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 9,500
Rank Last Year: 15 (Up 6)
Median Income: $65,770
Unemployment Rate: 2.1%
Poverty Rate: 12.0%
More on The Village: Real Estate

10. Edmond

Edmond, OK

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 93,101
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Income: $84,223
Unemployment Rate: 3.6%
Poverty Rate: 10.6%
More on Edmond: Real Estate | Photos

Methodology: How We Determined The Richest Places In Oklahoma For 2022

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 2016-2020 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 74 places with more than 5,000 people in Oklahoma, we ranked each place from 1 to 74 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 City In Oklahoma For 2022”. You can download the data here.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 74 places.

Summary: The Wealthiest Places In Oklahoma For 2022

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: Okmulgee
3rd Poorest: Idabel

For more Oklahoma reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Oklahoma

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Piedmont 2.33 $85,237
2 Newcastle 3.67 $86,065
3 Tuttle 7.0 $89,375
4 Choctaw 7.33 $77,219
5 Bixby 9.0 $83,955
6 Noble 10.33 $82,843
7 Mustang 13.0 $74,980
8 Blanchard 13.0 $78,500
9 The Village 13.33 $65,770
10 Edmond 13.33 $84,223
11 Jenks 13.67 $87,306
12 Broken Arrow 13.67 $74,070
13 Glenpool 14.0 $68,363
14 Clinton 16.67 $50,608
15 Sapulpa 17.0 $54,530
16 Owasso 17.67 $66,897
17 Yukon 18.0 $72,065
18 Moore 18.0 $67,851
19 Lone Grove 23.67 $61,289
20 Coweta 24.67 $55,160
21 Warr Acres 24.67 $48,715
22 Harrah 25.33 $62,722
23 Sand Springs 25.33 $60,461
24 Chickasha 28.0 $48,796
25 Oklahoma City 28.67 $56,456
26 Bethany 29.33 $51,286
27 Guthrie 29.33 $47,542
28 Purcell 32.33 $50,703
29 Altus 32.67 $47,990
30 Collinsville 33.0 $61,946
31 Bartlesville 33.67 $53,098
32 Grove 34.0 $42,780
33 Guymon 34.0 $51,234
34 Sulphur 34.0 $48,967
35 Woodward 34.0 $48,697
36 Enid 34.67 $51,784
37 Claremore 35.0 $46,944
38 Norman 35.0 $58,111
39 Tecumseh 38.0 $47,500
40 Catoosa 38.33 $57,643
41 Midwest City 38.33 $49,368
42 Duncan 39.33 $50,017
43 Weatherford 39.33 $47,740
44 Ada 41.0 $41,070
45 Alva 43.67 $46,929
46 Tulsa 44.33 $49,474
47 Ponca City 45.67 $44,281
48 Ardmore 46.33 $45,602
49 Cushing 47.0 $42,783
50 Del City 47.33 $44,504
51 Elk City 47.33 $43,795
52 El Reno 50.33 $42,659
53 Lawton 51.0 $47,690
54 Miami 52.67 $38,107
55 Stillwater 54.0 $34,906
56 Poteau 54.33 $39,964
57 Vinita 55.0 $38,194
58 Pryor Creek 55.33 $42,672
59 Mcalester 56.0 $43,174
60 Wagoner 57.0 $42,863
61 Shawnee 57.33 $41,123
62 Pauls Valley 58.67 $37,846
63 Durant 59.0 $39,097
64 Blackwell 60.33 $42,407
65 Holdenville 60.67 $32,141
66 Muskogee 63.0 $38,218
67 Anadarko 64.67 $42,892
68 Tahlequah 65.0 $37,500
69 Sallisaw 66.0 $33,423
70 Henryetta 66.67 $33,438
71 Seminole 68.33 $32,656
72 Idabel 68.33 $29,175
73 Okmulgee 70.0 $31,572
74 Hugo 73.0 $26,784

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Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the richest cities in Oklahoma.

About Chris Kolmar

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