The 10 Richest Cities In Oklahoma For 2021


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 2021:

  1. Piedmont
  2. Tuttle
  3. Mustang
  4. Bixby
  5. Blanchard
  6. Choctaw
  7. Newcastle
  8. Owasso
  9. Jenks
  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 2021.

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 2021

1. Piedmont

Piedmont, OK

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,747
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Income: $86,117
Unemployment Rate: 0.8%
Poverty Rate: 1.9%
More on Piedmont: Real Estate

2. Tuttle

Tuttle, OK

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 7,294
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Income: $87,170
Unemployment Rate: 1.2%
Poverty Rate: 3.7%
More on Tuttle: Real Estate | Photos

3. Mustang

Mustang, OK

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 21,459
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 7)
Median Income: $74,071
Unemployment Rate: 2.7%
Poverty Rate: 4.9%
More on Mustang: Real Estate | Photos

4. Bixby

Bixby, OK

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 26,541
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Income: $83,119
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
Poverty Rate: 5.7%
More on Bixby: Real Estate | Photos

5. Blanchard

Blanchard, OK

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 8,386
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 2)
Median Income: $78,828
Unemployment Rate: 2.7%
Poverty Rate: 6.7%
More on Blanchard: Real Estate | Photos

6. Choctaw

Choctaw, OK

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 12,474
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Income: $77,917
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%
Poverty Rate: 5.4%
More on Choctaw: Real Estate | Photos

7. Newcastle

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,967
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 4)
Median Income: $81,306
Unemployment Rate: 3.7%
Poverty Rate: 3.0%
More on Newcastle: Real Estate

8. Owasso

Owasso, OK

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 36,173
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 1)
Median Income: $72,443
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Poverty Rate: 6.8%
More on Owasso: Real Estate | Photos

9. Jenks

Jenks, OK

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 22,488
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 4)
Median Income: $94,132
Unemployment Rate: 4.3%
Poverty Rate: 7.4%
More on Jenks: Real Estate | Photos

10. Edmond

Edmond, OK

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 92,009
Rank Last Year: 8 (Down 2)
Median Income: $81,473
Unemployment Rate: 3.6%
Poverty Rate: 10.1%
More on Edmond: Real Estate | Photos

How We Determined The Richest Places In Oklahoma For 2021

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 2015-2019 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 2021”. 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 2021

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 1.67 $86,117
2 Tuttle 2.33 $87,170
3 Mustang 5.67 $74,071
4 Bixby 6.0 $83,119
5 Blanchard 6.33 $78,828
6 Choctaw 6.67 $77,917
7 Newcastle 8.67 $81,306
8 Owasso 10.67 $72,443
9 Jenks 12.33 $94,132
10 Edmond 13.67 $81,473
11 Glenpool 14.0 $67,703
12 Sand Springs 15.0 $58,153
13 Broken Arrow 15.0 $73,119
14 Moore 18.33 $65,915
15 The Village 19.33 $58,947
16 Yukon 19.67 $66,419
17 Warr Acres 22.67 $48,616
18 Sapulpa 23.0 $51,655
19 Clinton 25.33 $47,991
20 Harrah 25.33 $59,605
21 Woodward 26.33 $53,903
22 Oklahoma City 27.67 $55,557
23 Norman 29.33 $58,119
24 Bethany 30.33 $50,867
25 Bartlesville 30.67 $54,778
26 Collinsville 31.0 $65,299
27 Noble 31.0 $63,150
28 Grove 31.33 $41,875
29 Guymon 31.67 $53,164
30 Enid 31.67 $51,952
31 Coweta 32.0 $55,331
32 Catoosa 34.0 $53,359
33 Midwest City 34.33 $49,914
34 Claremore 36.67 $46,295
35 Purcell 37.0 $53,155
36 Elk City 37.33 $47,850
37 Lone Grove 37.67 $52,464
38 Chickasha 37.67 $42,175
39 Del City 38.0 $46,485
40 Weatherford 38.33 $47,770
41 Alva 38.33 $44,646
42 Altus 41.33 $47,691
43 Tecumseh 41.33 $45,025
44 Cushing 41.67 $42,106
45 Ardmore 42.67 $47,860
46 Duncan 43.0 $44,404
47 Pauls Valley 43.67 $40,897
48 Guthrie 43.67 $41,739
49 El Reno 44.0 $48,060
50 Ada 44.67 $40,175
51 Sulphur 45.67 $44,000
52 Tulsa 46.0 $47,650
53 Poteau 46.33 $40,421
54 Ponca City 48.0 $44,043
55 Lawton 49.0 $47,779
56 Mcalester 51.67 $43,879
57 Pryor Creek 54.0 $45,469
58 Shawnee 55.0 $40,473
59 Durant 56.0 $38,603
60 Miami 56.33 $36,908
61 Blackwell 57.33 $42,371
62 Stillwater 58.0 $34,309
63 Vinita 60.67 $37,953
64 Anadarko 60.67 $43,072
65 Wagoner 62.33 $35,250
66 Muskogee 62.67 $38,194
67 Tahlequah 65.0 $37,177
68 Holdenville 65.33 $32,433
69 Seminole 66.33 $37,120
70 Henryetta 67.0 $32,589
71 Sallisaw 67.67 $33,145
72 Idabel 68.0 $32,083
73 Okmulgee 72.0 $31,884
74 Hugo 74.0 $25,212

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Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the richest cities in Oklahoma.

About Chris Kolmar

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