By the numbers: Consider OKC Living
We can go on and on about what it’s like to live in Oklahoma City. We can talk about our arts districts, museums, family-friendly zoo and waterparks, professional sports, live theater and our riverfront and boathouse districts.
We can brag about incredibly short commute times, our high volunteerism rates, our billion-dollar investment into our public schools or our fabulous local restaurant and food community.
We could tell you about our live music scene, our unbelievable housing value and how friendly our people will be when you come. We could also point out our strong economy and low unemployment.
But in Oklahoma City, the numbers speak for themselves. Let’s look at the black-and-white data and figures that prove that OKC is a great place to live. Here’s how OKC provides a better life, one fact and figure at a time:
LOW COST OF LIVING
This comprehensive Cost of Living Calculator can help you see how far your money will go when you move to OKC. With a cost of living well below the rest of the nation, your Oklahoma City salary is worth far more than if you lived elsewhere. For example, you’d have to almost double your salary to have the same buying power in Seattle. Use our calculator to plug in the city where you currently live to see how much farther your money will go in Oklahoma City.
A BETTER LIFE PUBLICATION: GREATER OKC AT A GLANCE
Read the 2019 Greater OKC At A Glance. This publication has all the raw data in one place to brief you completely about this great city. Reference our yearly temperature averages, read about how our population breaks down or get the low down on our housing market. If you are moving to OKC, this is a must read!
OKC size and strength:
- OKC is the most populous city in Oklahoma.
- It is the nation's 41st largest metropolitan area with 10 counties and more than 1.4 million residents.
- In land area, our city is the third largest in the nation.
- OKC is Oklahoma’s capital city, and the capitol building located minutes from OKC’s downtown is the only capitol in the nation with a working oil well on its grounds.
- Tinker Air Force Base is the second-largest military air depot in the nation.
- The world's first parking meter was installed in Oklahoma City on July 16, 1935.
- In addition to OKC being an aerospace capital, it is also the energy capital with industry leaders such as Devon Energy, Chesapeake Energy, Continental Resources and SandRidge Energy headquartered in OKC.
Oklahoma City Quick Facts:
673,590 (within the OKC city limits)
621 square miles
1,285 feet above sea level
Average Annual Rainfall
36.5 inches per year
Average January Temperature
50 degrees Fahrenheit (high) 29 degrees Fahrenheit (low)
Average July Temperature
94 degrees Fahrenheit (high) 72 degrees Fahrenheit (low)
Average Sunshine Days
More than 300 days per year
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