The 10 Richest Cities In Oklahoma For 2023


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 73 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 2023:

  1. Piedmont
  2. Newcastle
  3. Choctaw
  4. Tuttle
  5. Bixby
  6. Mustang
  7. Jenks
  8. Noble
  9. Edmond
  10. Verdigris

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 2023.

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 2023

1. Piedmont

Piedmont, OK

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,306
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Income: $83,413
Unemployment Rate: 1.7%
Poverty Rate: 1.2%
More on Piedmont: Real Estate

2. Newcastle

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,970
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Income: $86,907
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%
Poverty Rate: 3.4%
More on Newcastle: Real Estate

3. Choctaw

Choctaw, OK

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 12,130
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 1)
Median Income: $81,081
Unemployment Rate: 2.0%
Poverty Rate: 5.7%
More on Choctaw: Real Estate | Photos

4. Tuttle

Tuttle, OK

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 7,412
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 1)
Median Income: $93,234
Unemployment Rate: 3.4%
Poverty Rate: 3.7%
More on Tuttle: Real Estate | Photos

5. Bixby

Bixby, OK

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 28,091
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Income: $90,859
Unemployment Rate: 3.5%
Poverty Rate: 6.9%
More on Bixby: Real Estate | Photos

6. Mustang

Mustang, OK

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 19,847
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 1)
Median Income: $80,817
Unemployment Rate: 3.7%
Poverty Rate: 5.2%
More on Mustang: Real Estate | Photos

7. Jenks

Jenks, OK

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 25,210
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 4)
Median Income: $91,798
Unemployment Rate: 4.1%
Poverty Rate: 7.4%
More on Jenks: Real Estate | Photos

8. Noble

Noble, OK

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 7,078
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 2)
Median Income: $85,058
Unemployment Rate: 3.4%
Poverty Rate: 10.2%
More on Noble: Real Estate | Photos

9. Edmond

Edmond, OK

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 93,522
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 1)
Median Income: $87,591
Unemployment Rate: 3.6%
Poverty Rate: 10.5%
More on Edmond: Real Estate | Photos

10. Verdigris

Verdigris, OK

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 5,189
Rank Last Year:
Median Income: $69,291
Unemployment Rate: 4.0%
Poverty Rate: 6.7%
More on Verdigris: Real Estate | Photos

Methodology: How We Determined The Richest Places In Oklahoma For 2023

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 2017-2021 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 73 places with more than 5,000 people in Oklahoma, we ranked each place from 1 to 73 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 2023”. 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 73 places.

Summary: The Wealthiest Places In Oklahoma For 2023

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: Seminole
3rd Poorest: Idabel

For more Oklahoma reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Oklahoma

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Piedmont 3.33 $83,413
2 Newcastle 4.67 $86,907
3 Choctaw 5.33 $81,081
4 Tuttle 5.67 $93,234
5 Bixby 8.67 $90,859
6 Mustang 10.33 $80,817
7 Jenks 11.33 $91,798
8 Noble 11.67 $85,058
9 Edmond 13.0 $87,591
10 Verdigris 13.67 $69,291
11 Glenpool 13.67 $70,359
12 The Village 14.0 $67,656
13 Clinton 14.0 $55,478
14 Yukon 16.67 $72,303
15 Broken Arrow 16.67 $76,733
16 Moore 18.0 $68,562
17 Blanchard 20.0 $81,017
18 Sapulpa 20.0 $57,169
19 Owasso 20.33 $71,621
20 Harrah 22.0 $65,833
21 Enid 23.33 $57,772
22 Sand Springs 24.33 $64,043
23 Oklahoma City 25.33 $59,679
24 Warr Acres 26.0 $50,965
25 Coweta 26.67 $57,368
26 Purcell 27.33 $59,063
27 Bartlesville 32.67 $54,768
28 Grove 32.67 $45,184
29 Norman 33.0 $59,866
30 Catoosa 33.0 $60,224
31 Duncan 33.0 $51,757
32 Altus 33.33 $52,085
33 Claremore 34.67 $52,103
34 Bethany 34.67 $51,695
35 Collinsville 35.33 $63,625
36 Alva 36.67 $48,523
37 Chickasha 36.67 $50,753
38 Guymon 37.0 $51,060
39 Guthrie 38.33 $44,760
40 Midwest City 39.0 $52,196
41 Tecumseh 39.67 $52,296
42 Ada 39.67 $44,721
43 Tulsa 41.0 $52,438
44 Woodward 42.0 $50,039
45 Weatherford 45.0 $51,500
46 Ardmore 45.0 $45,797
47 Shawnee 46.33 $47,649
48 Miami 46.67 $39,248
49 Holdenville 46.67 $36,300
50 Ponca City 46.67 $47,236
51 El Reno 47.33 $49,147
52 Cushing 51.0 $43,810
53 Lawton 51.0 $48,718
54 Del City 51.33 $45,587
55 Sallisaw 53.33 $43,667
56 Wagoner 53.67 $44,646
57 Blackwell 54.0 $45,855
58 Tahlequah 55.67 $44,416
59 Poteau 57.0 $40,711
60 Stillwater 57.0 $37,991
61 Durant 58.0 $41,009
62 Pauls Valley 58.0 $41,032
63 Elk City 59.0 $44,159
64 Mcalester 59.67 $44,890
65 Pryor Creek 60.0 $43,278
66 Muskogee 61.33 $41,430
67 Henryetta 64.33 $38,942
68 Okmulgee 64.67 $36,258
69 Vinita 64.67 $38,066
70 Anadarko 66.33 $44,203
71 Idabel 68.0 $32,813
72 Seminole 68.33 $34,375
73 Hugo 72.67 $27,710

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Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2023. This is our tenth time ranking the richest cities in Oklahoma.

About Chris Kolmar

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