Richest Cities In Oklahoma For 2020

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

Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2020. This is our fifth time ranking the richest cities in Oklahoma.

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If you'd like to strike gold (or, more likely, oil) 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 (petroleum engineer, geoscientist, etc.), 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.

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 2020.

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 2020

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Population: 7,424
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Income: $97,733
Unemployment Rate: 0.5%
Poverty Rate: 2.3%
More on Piedmont: Real Estate | 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.

Tuttle, OK

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Population: 6,982
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Income: $85,511
Unemployment Rate: 1.4%
Poverty Rate: 2.8%
More on Tuttle: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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 at the close of the 2000 census.

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Population: 9,657
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Income: $78,681
Unemployment Rate: 2.4%
Poverty Rate: 3.8%
More on Newcastle: Real Estate | 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.

Bixby, OK

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Population: 25,818
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Income: $83,312
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%
Poverty Rate: 6.0%
More on Bixby: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Jenks, OK

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Population: 21,793
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Income: $93,364
Unemployment Rate: 3.5%
Poverty Rate: 6.4%
More on Jenks: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Choctaw, OK

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Population: 12,367
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 2)
Median Income: $75,481
Unemployment Rate: 3.6%
Poverty Rate: 6.0%
More on Choctaw: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Choctaw is a city in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. It is the oldest chartered town in Oklahoma. The city is located approximately 10 miles east of Oklahoma City and is part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.

Blanchard, OK

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Population: 8,573
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 1)
Median Income: $72,576
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Poverty Rate: 7.9%
More on Blanchard: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Edmond, OK

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Population: 91,053
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 1)
Median Income: $78,692
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Poverty Rate: 10.7%
More on Edmond: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Review Of Edmond by HomeSnacks User

The state has some of the dumbest drivers I've ever seen aside from Texas. They go around like they got there licenses from serial boxes. And there always on there phone because talking on the phone while driving isn't illegal here. And when you pull up to a stop sign or stop light a lot of them will get right up on your bumper, I'm from Washington and I went back recently and the drivers are far more competent. I could go on and on about more reasons why Oklahoma s***s but that would be an even longer list.

Beautiful country but crappy uneducated morons make up the vast majority of the population. So... just awful

Owasso, OK

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Population: 35,646
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 3)
Median Income: $72,930
Unemployment Rate: 3.8%
Poverty Rate: 6.9%
More on Owasso: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Owasso is a city in Rogers and Tulsa Counties in the U.S. state of Oklahoma, and a northern suburb of Tulsa. The population was 28,915 at the 2010 census. Originally settled in 1881 in Indian Territory, the town incorporated in 1904 just prior to Oklahoma statehood and was chartered as a city in 1972.

Mustang, OK

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Population: 20,735
Rank Last Year: 9 (Down 1)
Median Income: $72,453
Unemployment Rate: 4.4%
Poverty Rate: 6.4%
More on Mustang: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

How We Determined The Richest Places In Oklahoma For 2020

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 2014-2018 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 2020". 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.

There You Have It - The Wealthiest Places In Oklahoma For 2020

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: Anadarko

For more Oklahoma reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Oklahoma

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Piedmont 1.0 $97,733
2 Tuttle 2.33 $85,511
3 Newcastle 4.33 $78,681
4 Bixby 4.67 $83,312
5 Jenks 6.33 $93,364
6 Choctaw 7.0 $75,481
7 Blanchard 9.33 $72,576
8 Edmond 10.33 $78,692
9 Owasso 10.67 $72,930
10 Mustang 12.0 $72,453
11 Glenpool 12.33 $70,723
12 Broken Arrow 13.67 $72,686
13 Moore 14.33 $64,810
14 Yukon 17.0 $66,250
15 Sand Springs 20.0 $55,681
16 Harrah 20.33 $61,743
17 Sapulpa 22.67 $49,598
18 Noble 23.0 $61,600
19 Clinton 24.0 $47,657
20 Catoosa 24.33 $52,240
21 Elk City 25.33 $52,712
22 Woodward 26.33 $51,656
23 Oklahoma City 26.67 $54,034
24 The Village 27.0 $58,651
25 Guymon 27.33 $49,845
26 Coweta 27.67 $54,609
27 Sulphur 28.0 $49,477
28 Alva 28.67 $50,349
29 Bartlesville 29.0 $52,131
30 Norman 29.33 $56,229
31 Bethany 29.67 $50,469
32 Enid 32.33 $49,399
33 Midwest City 33.0 $47,963
34 Grove 34.0 $41,250
35 Collinsville 35.0 $56,795
36 Tecumseh 35.33 $43,175
37 Warr Acres 39.0 $42,321
38 Chickasha 39.67 $40,438
39 Del City 39.67 $44,509
40 Claremore 41.0 $42,977
41 Weatherford 42.33 $40,792
42 Purcell 43.67 $52,063
43 Pauls Valley 44.0 $39,861
44 Altus 44.0 $42,035
45 Duncan 44.33 $42,236
46 Ardmore 45.33 $44,413
47 Tulsa 45.67 $46,113
48 El Reno 46.0 $48,842
49 Lawton 47.0 $47,262
50 Ponca City 47.67 $43,291
51 Lone Grove 47.67 $48,125
52 Ada 49.0 $38,736
53 Mcalester 49.0 $42,947
54 Guthrie 50.0 $41,995
55 Pryor Creek 51.33 $44,185
56 Durant 51.67 $37,771
57 Cushing 52.0 $40,087
58 Blackwell 54.33 $43,613
59 Poteau 55.0 $39,646
60 Shawnee 55.0 $39,677
61 Miami 58.67 $35,912
62 Muskogee 59.0 $38,885
63 Stillwater 59.0 $31,808
64 Vinita 62.0 $35,986
65 Seminole 62.67 $37,828
66 Tahlequah 64.0 $35,046
67 Wagoner 64.33 $35,121
68 Idabel 66.67 $29,671
69 Holdenville 68.33 $31,776
70 Henryetta 68.67 $31,129
71 Sallisaw 69.0 $29,656
72 Anadarko 69.67 $34,779
73 Okmulgee 70.33 $31,607
74 Hugo 74.0 $24,548

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About Chris Kolmar

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0 thoughts on “Richest Cities In Oklahoma For 2020

  1. The photo used for Jenks and Bixby is of downtown TULSA.
    Taken near 6th and Peoria, this article FAILED to note that.
    Fact is, while Jenks and Bixby might be one of the “richest places in Oklahoma”, their cities are not that attractive.

  2. Stillwater is a college town. So if you’re including college students in the median income of the populace then that is a poor portrait of the actual “full-time, year round” populace.

    1. I at least expect a real smart city feller, such as yourself. When discussing our above average number of uneducated drivers. To know the difference and usage of the words. (their, they’re, and there). But what the hell do I know. I flunked English.

  3. The Choctaw Nation Museum is in Tuskahoma in the Choctaw Nation. This is approximately 120 miles away from the Town of Choctaw. A little more work should be put into these articles.

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