Oklahoma City

Population: 623,000
Median Home Sale: $138,500
Median Household Income: $47,302
Median Commute: 20.00
OKC
OK city or Oklahoma City is located in portions of Canadian, Cleveland, Oklahoma and Pottawatomie counties. The city is the capital of the state and was born in the Land Run of 1889. The city is the county seat of Oklahoma County and is the 30th largest city in the United States by population and 2nd largest by land spanned. Founded during the land run the city’s population swelled from nothing to over 10,000 residents in a single day. The city doubled in size from 1890 to 1900 and some of that growth can be credited to the early leaders and developers of the city, Anton Classen, James W. Maney, John Shartel and Henry Overholser. Ranching and livestock has always been a large part of life in the area and the city features the largest livestock market in the world. Patience Letting was the Read More +
OK city or Oklahoma City is located in portions of Canadian, Cleveland, Oklahoma and Pottawatomie counties. The city is the capital of the state and was born in the Land Run of 1889. The city is the county seat of Oklahoma County and is the 30th largest city in the United States by population and 2nd largest by land spanned. Founded during the land run the city’s population swelled from nothing to over 10,000 residents in a single day. The city doubled in size from 1890 to 1900 and some of that growth can be credited to the early leaders and developers of the city, Anton Classen, James W. Maney, John Shartel and Henry Overholser. Ranching and livestock has always been a large part of life in the area and the city features the largest livestock market in the world. Patience Letting was the first female mayor of Oklahoma City and was elected in 1971. Like so many cities across America the population declined in the city during the 1970s and 1980s but has recently had a resurgence. Sadly in April of 1995 the city suffered one of the worst acts of domestic terrorism in the nation’s history when the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building was bombed killing 168 people. Today the city is again thriving, according to the 2010 census 579,999 residents call the city home. Approximately 1/3 of the 230,233 households in the city have children under the age of 18. The largest age bracket for residents is 30.8% residents between the ages of 25 and 44 years of age. The three largest ethnic groups in the city are the Caucasian Americans with 62.7% of the population, Hispanic and Latino with 17.2% of the population and African-Americans with 15.1% of the population. Homes for sale in Oklahoma City range through all economic levels from fixer-uppers and starter homes up to sprawling luxury homes. The largest majority of homes in the city are of the middle class variety featuring neat lawns, quiet streets and room for a growing family. Other real estate options are available like apartments for rent or condominiums and town houses for lease. The city has a thriving nightlife and a variety of employment opportunities that attract residents of all ages. The city is home to two Fortune 500 companies and both are energy companies, the Chesapeake Energy Corporation and the Devon Energy Corporation. Other employers are the corporate headquarters of Sonic Drive-In, The Coca-Cola Company, JPMorgan Chase, Dell, Bank of America, the federal government, Xerox, Sprint Nextel and so many others. Forbes Magazine, in 2008, named the city the most “recession proof city in America”, when this is combined with excellent school systems, a humid subtropical climate and a vivid artistic and cultural community a better city would be hard to find. If you are relocating in the Oklahoma City area realtors can help you find the right house, apartment or condominium for you and your family. Read less –