Oklahoma City, Okla.

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As the state capital, Oklahoma City’s government employment serves to smooth out the peaks and troughs of the oil and gas sector, its major industrial cluster. Young people seeking their fortune in Oklahoma City will find high average earnings and low rents. Our research also indicates that the city boasts a low unemployment rate. We caution, however, that these data do not fully capture the 2015-2016 fluctuations in the oil and gas industry.

#19 Oklahoma City, Okla.

POPULATION: 1,408,893
RANKING DETAIL:
#3 EARNINGS
#4 RENT
#4 UNEMPLOYMENT
#16 LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION

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DEMOGRAPHIC

#20 EDUCATION
#8 DIVERSITY

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QUALITY OF LIFE

#18 CITY ACCESSIBILITY
#18 ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
#13 BARS AND RESTAURANTS

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