Oklahoma City is the capital and the largest city in Oklahoma. Oklahoma City’s economy is reliant on oil; in fact the city is situated in the middle of an active oil field. Its other resources are natural gas, petroleum, and livestock. The federal government’s presence is strong in this city with the Tinker Air Force Base and U.S. Dept. of Transportation’s Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center.
- Estimated Population :643,648
- Foreign born :12.20%
- Language other than English spoken at home :20.10%
- High school graduates :85.30%
- Bachelor’s degree or higher :29.30%
- Median Household income :$ 50,070
- Per Capita income :$ 27,370
- Population per sq. mile :956
- White :67.70%,Black or African :14.30%,American Indian :3.00%,Asian :4.40%,Others :10.60%
- An Affair of the Heart
- Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon
- Paseo Arts Festival
- Prix De West
- Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival
- Oklahoma Regatta Festival
- Plaza District Festival
- OKC Art’s Council Opening Night
- The city is home to two Fortune 500 companies: Chesapeake Energy and Devon Energy. Other companies of note headquartered in Oklahoma City include OGE Energy, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, Sonic, McAfee & Taft, MidFirst Bank, Feed the Children, First Fidelity Bank, BancFirst, and Hobby Lobby.
- There are five public universities located within the city limits: The University of Oklahoma (OCU), University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, University of Central Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University – Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC), and Langston University. Private colleges in the city include Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma Christian University, Rose State College, and Southern Nazarene University.