Factors Driving Volunteer Rates Also Good for Business - OKC in Top 5

Oklahoma City has the fifth highest overall volunteer rate among the 51 largest cities in the U.S., as well as the second-highest number of volunteer hours per resident, among other high volunteer rankings. The latest Volunteering in America Report explains the factors that drive OKC's high volunteerism rates, like home ownership levels, short commutes, high education levels, low foreclosure rates and low unemployment -- factors that are also good for business.
(June 16, 2010)

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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.