Income/capita 8%
Household income 9%
Unemployment 21%
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IndexOklahoma CityOklahomaNational
Income per capita$27,370$25,628$29,829
Median household income$50,070$48,038$55,322
Median income owner occupied$68,026$60,309$70,586
Median income renter occupied$31,762$30,832$35,192
Median earnings male$34,071$35,033$36,919
Median earnings female$25,317$23,287$26,250
Unemployment rate3.7%3.6%4.7%
Poverty level17.8%16.5%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Oklahoma City is 8% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Oklahoma City is 9% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Oklahoma City is 21% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Oklahoma City is 18% higher than the national average

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      Oklahoma City employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry14.6%1.5%
      Manufacturing sector10.5%0.7%
      Financial & insurance services3.2%5.9%
      Wholesale & retail services15.6%13.8%
      Public administration7.5%6.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.7%2.1%
      Education, health & social services10.0%33.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Lake Aluma, OK74$205,000270.6%
      Nichols Hills, OK3,864$123,098122.5%
      Woodlawn Park, OK168$87,70858.5%
      Piedmont, OK6,779$76,72738.7%
      Edmond, OK88,342$74,63234.9%
      Oklahoma City, OK620,015$50,0709.5%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Portland, OR620,589$58,4235.6%
      Baltimore, MD621,000$44,26220.0%
      Las Vegas, NV613,295$50,8828.0%
      Louisville, KY611,573$46,88115.3%
      Milwaukee, WI598,672$36,80133.5%
      Oklahoma City, OK620,015$50,0709.5%
      Source: The Oklahoma City, OK employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).