What is an MSA?

Metropolitan statistical areas are geographic entities defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for use by Federal statistical agencies in collecting, tabulating, and publishing Federal statistics. An MSA contains a core urban area of 50,000 or more population, consists of one or more counties and includes the counties containing the core urban area, as well as any adjacent counties that have a high degree of social and economic integration (as measured by commuting to work) with the urban core.

Read more from the US Census Bureau

 

Quality of Life



CLIMATE CONDITIONS

Region

January High

January Low

July High

July Low

Average Annual Temprature

Annual Precipitation (inches)

OKC MSA

45.3

26.8

92.2

71.3

61.1

32.53

Source: National Weather Service, 2010.



CRIME RATES

Region

Violent Crimes

Violent Crime Rate Per 100,000

Property Crimes

Property Crime Rate Per 100,000

OKC MSA

6,697

534

54,704

4,366

Source: FBI Uniform Crime Report, 2010.



RECREATION

Region

18 Hole Golf Courses

Top 10 Restaurants Average Rating

Professional Sports
Team(s)

National Basketball Association (NBA)

Pacific Coast League (PCL)

American Hockey League (AHL)

Indoor Football League (IFL)

OKC MSA

28

87.2%

4

Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma City RedHawks

Oklahoma City Barons

Bricktown Brawlers

Source: Golf Link; Urban Spoon.



ARTS & CULTURE

Region

Galleries, Museums, Zoos

Ballet, Music, Theater Companies

Public Libaries

OKC MSA

110

7

35

Source: Oklahoma Museums Association; Civic Center Music Hall, Resident Companies.