Economic Quick Facts

  • One in 10 employees works in the aerospace industry in Oklahoma
  •  Oklahoma City biotech firms report annual revenues of more than $4.1 billion and employ more than 27,800 workers with annual compensation of $1.5 billion.
  • Cost of living index 89.1
  • 3.7% unemployment (Jan. 2015)
  • $68,175 average HH income
  •  $46,076 median HH income
  •  86,946 households with > $100,000 HH income

Demographic Quick Facts

The Oklahoma City Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes seven counties:
Oklahoma County
Canadian County
Cleveland County
Grady County
Lincoln County
Logan County
McClain County

MSA population = 1.32 million people

Oklahoma City is the third largest city in the nation by geographic area with 621.2 square miles.

1.52% annual population growth rate

1.55% annual HH growth rate

19.3% population growth since 2000

34.8% college grads
• 18 colleges and universities
• 125,000 college students

Did you know?

  • The Port of Catoosa, just north of Tulsa, is the largest inland port in the United States.
  • The shopping cart was invented on June 4, 1937 by Sylvan Goldman, owner of the Humpty Dumpty supermarket chain in Oklahoma.
  • Oklahoma’s largest lake in surface area is Eufaula (105,000 acres)
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma native, Gordon Matthews, owned a patent and founded the first company to offer corporate voicemail.