Workforce and Demographics

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Total Population

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Source: Esri Business Analyst, 2015; U.S. Census

Total Population 2000 2010 2015 % Growth (2010-2015)
Oklahoma City 506,250 579,999 630,749 8.8%
Oklahoma County 660,448 718,627 769,733 7.1%
OKC MSA 1,095,421 1,252,987 1,343,996 7.3%
Greater OKC Region 1,243,058 1,414,813 1,513,479 7.0%
Oklahoma 3,450,654 3,751,616 3,923,568 4.6%
Nation 281,421,906 308,745,538 318,536,439 3.2%
% White 2000 2010 2015
Oklahoma City 68.4 62.7 61.2
Oklahoma County 70.4 64.6 63.1
OKC MSA 75.7 71.9 70.2
Greater OKC Region 76.6 72.8 71.1
Oklahoma 76.2 72.2 70.6
Nation 75.1 72.4 70.9
% Black 2000 2010 2015
Oklahoma City 15.4 15.1 15.0
Oklahoma County 15.0 15.4 15.4
OKC MSA 10.6 10.4 10.6
Greater OKC Region 9.9 9.6 9.8
Oklahoma 7.6 7.4 7.5
Nation 12.7 12.6 12.8
% American Indian 2000 2010 2015
Oklahoma City 3.5 3.5 3.5
Oklahoma County 3.4 3.5 3.5
OKC MSA 4.2 4.1 4.1
Greater OKC Region 4.6 4.5 4.6
Oklahoma 7.9 8.6 8.6
Nation 0.9 0.9 1.0
% Asian 2000 2010 2015
Oklahoma City 3.5 4.0 4.3
Oklahoma County 2.8 3.0 3.2
OKC MSA 2.5 2.8 3.1
Greater OKC Region 2.4 2.7 3.0
Oklahoma 1.4 1.7 2.0
Nation 3.6 4.8 5.2
% Hispanic Origin 2000 2010 2015
Oklahoma City 10.1 17.2 19.0
Oklahoma County 8.7 15.1 16.8
OKC MSA 6.7 11.3 12.9
Greater OKC Region 7.5 10.6 12.1
Oklahoma 5.2 8.9 10.2
Nation 12.5 16.3 17.6

Greater Oklahoma City Region Population by City

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Source: Esri Business Analyst, 2015; U.S. Census

City 2015 Population Percent Growth 2010-2015
Bethany 19,766 3.8%
Chickasha 15,845 -1.2%
Choctaw 11,992 7.6%
Edmond 89,182 9.6%
El Reno 17,005 1.5%
Guthrie 10,320 1.3%
Midwest City 56,738 4.4%
Moore 56,970 3.4%
Mustang 18,347 5.5%
Norman 118,294 6.6%
Oklahoma City 630,749 8.8%
Shawnee 30,722 2.9%
Stillwater 48,755 6.7%
Warr Acres 10,200 1.6%
Yukon 24,484 7.8%

Greater Oklahoma City Region Age Distribution, 2015

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Source: ESRI Business Analyst, 2015; U.S. Census
Note: Percentages may not add due to rounding.

Cost of Living Index (U.S. = 100)

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Source: C2ER Cost of Living Index, 2015 Annual

Single Family Housing Values (Owner Occupied)

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Source: Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2010-2014.

Region Median Value Under $100,000 $100,000 to $199,999 $200,000 to $299,999 $300,000 to $499,999 $500,000 or More
OKC MSA $133,700 32.8% 43.4% 14.2% 6.8% 2.9%

Gross Rent

Source: Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2010-2014

Region Median Rent Under $300 $300 to $499 $500 to $749 $750 to $999 $1,000 and More
OKC MSA $774 3.5% 8.1% 35.1% 28.9% 24.5%

Existing Single-Family Home Sales

Source: National Assocation of REALTORS, Median Sales Price of Existing Single-Family Homes by Metro

Region 2013 Median Sales Price 2014 Median Sales Price YoY % Change 2015 Median Sales Price YoY % Change
OKC MSA $153,100 $150,300 -1.83% $149,600 -0.47%

Greater Oklahoma City Region Colleges and Universities Degree Completion and Enrollment

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*Does not include proprietary institutions who do not report to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Source: Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

  Enrollment   Degrees  
Program of Study 2014-15 5 Year Average 2014-15 5 Year Average
Agriculture and Related Sciences 2,497 2,405 571 512
Architecture and Related Services 513 589 102 113
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 5,479 5,066 777 734
Business 22,616 22,635 4,274 4,397
Communication and Journalism 4,125 4,154 894 840
Communications Technologies 127 101 56 26
Computer and Information Science 3,947 3,464 597 492
Construction Trades 74 95 18 14
Culinary Services 191 168 24 19
Education 8,696 9,084 1,493 1,652
Engineering 10,726 8,941 1,533 1,315
Engineering Technologies 4,226 5,147 423 347
English Language and Literature 1,251 1,349 288 280
Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies 146 147 35 37
Family and Consumer Science 3,387 3,571 607 656
Foreign Languages 749 775 150 156
Health Professions 18,008 17,986 3,087 3,221
History 1,050 1,101 182 194
Homeland Security and Protective Services 3,160 3,179 515 481
Law 1,111 1,265 326 379
Liberal Arts and Sciences 23,026 29,432 2,492 1,891
Library Science 185 214 52 58
Mathematics and Statistics 907 781 151 149
Mechanic and Repair Technologies 300 281 105 77
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 3,073 3,538 1,255 1,160
Natural Resources and Conservation 289 272 62 62
Parks and Recreation 2,278 2,137 331 305
Philosophy and Religion 336 347 67 72
Physical Sciences 4,086 4,098 434 373
Psychology 4,612 4,578 795 802
Public Administration 1,009 944 273 281
Residency Programs   43   13
Social Sciences 3,731 4,043 697 753
Theology 496 714 68 85
Transportation and Materials Moving 529 511 121 111
Visual and Performing Arts 4,659 4,834 801 794
Other 106 1,782 8 138
Grand Total 141,701 149,764 23,664 22,989

College Enrollment

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Source: Oklahoma Higher Education Enrollments by Institution Public and Private (2014-2015) , Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education; IPEDS Data Center
*Total includes 2014-2015 full academic year (fall, spring, summer) enrollment; fall 2014 enrollment used when complete info is not available

Instution Enrollment 2014-15  
University of Oklahoma 30,987 State, four-year
OU Health Sciences Center 3,762 State, four-year
OU College of Law 541 State, four-year
Oklahoma State University 28,590 State, four-year
OSU - Oklahoma City 9,840 State, two-year
OSU School of Veterinary Medicine 407 State, four-year
Oklahoma City Community College 20,454 State, two-year
University of Central Oklahoma 20,083 State, four-year
Rose State College 9,826 State, two-year
Redlands Community College 3,621 State, two-year
Oklahoma City University 3,511 Private, four-year
Langston University 3,053 State, four-year
Mid-America Christian University 2,688 Private, four-year
Oklahoma Christian University 2,924 Private, four-year
Southern Nazarene University 2,254 Private, four-year
Oklahoma Baptist University 2,101 Private, four-year
University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma 1,037 State, four-year
University of Phoenix 471 Private, two/four-year
Southwestern Christian University 813 Private, four-year
St. Gregory's University 701 Private, four-year
Brown Mackie College 285 Private, two/four-year
Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College 263 Private, four-year
Devry University 197 Private, four-year
Total 148,409  

CareerTech Training Institutions

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Source: Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, 2014-2015
*Total enrollment includes ACD, industry specific traning and full-time enrollment.

Name 2014-2015 Enrollment Location
Francis Tuttle - All Sites 27,039 Oklahoma City
Canadian Valley Technology Center - All Sites 22,316 El Reno
Gordon Cooper Technology Center 16,591 Shawnee
Meridian Technology Center 16,031 Stillwater
Metro Technology Centers/Springlake Campus 15,635 Oklahoma City
Mid-America Technology Center 15,076 Wayne
Moore Norman Technology Center - All Sites 12,381 Norman
Mid-Del Technology Center - All Sites 6,202 Midwest City
Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center 2,709 Choctaw
Total Enrollment* 133,980  

Educational Attainment (Population 25 years and over)

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Souce: Census, 2014 American Community Survey (1 year estimate); OKC MSA

Greater Oklahoma City Employment by Industry, 2015

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Source: EMSI, 2015.4 – QCEW Employees, Non-QCEW Employees, and Self-Employed; 10 County Greater Oklahoma City Region

NAICS Description Employment Percent of Total Employment Establishments Average Annual Wage
11 Crop and Animal Production 2,752 0.4% 137 $31,676
21 Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction 21,218 2.8% 1,465 $110,658
22 Utilities 3,677 0.5% 94 $132,086
23 Construction 43,912 5.9% 4,153 $41,123
31 Manufacturing 43,204 5.8% 1,469 $52,560
42 Wholesale Trade 30,018 4.0% 2,590 $54,473
44 Retail Trade 77,786 10.4% 4,936 $27,771
48 Transportation and Warehousing 15,698 2.1% 992 $46,806
51 Information 9,890 1.3% 594 $52,393
52 Finance and Insurance 28,151 3.8% 2,918 $59,905
53 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 11,632 1.6% 1,730 $40,518
54 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 39,035 5.2% 5,362 $57,824
55 Management of Companies and Enterprises 9,655 1.3% 215 $76,252
56 Adminand Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services 48,574 6.5% 2,731 $32,580
61 Educational Services 12,944 1.7% 403 $29,129
62 Health Care and Social Assistance 81,005 10.8% 4,624 $46,424
71 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 9,650 1.3% 430 $31,148
72 Accommodation and Food Services 68,823 9.2% 3,013 $15,769
81 Other Services (except Public Administration) 36,164 4.8% 2,858 $23,979
90 Government 154,566 20.7% 1,143 $46,858
    748,355   41,857 $43,312

Oklahoma City MSA Labor Force Data, 2015

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, LAUS Annual Average (Oklahoma City MSA)

Oklahoma Wage Network OKC MSA (BLS Occupational Employment Statitstics Program OES - May 2014)

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Source:

SOC Title Estimated Employment Mean Hourly Wage Mean Annual Wage 10th Percentile Hourly Wage 10th Percentile Annual Wage 25th Percentile Hourly Wage 25th Percentile Annual Wage Median Hourly Wage Median Annual Wage 75th Percentile Hourly Wage 75th Percentile Annual Wage 90th Percentile Hourly Wage 90th Percentile Annual Wage
All Occupations 602,150 $20.80 $43,270 $8.53 $17,740 $10.60 $22,050 $15.93 $33,130 $24.87 $51,720 $37.31 $77,610
Management Occupations 36,030 $45.35 $94,330 $19.33 $40,210 $26.35 $54,810 $37.02 $77,000 $54.77 $113,930 $83.46 $173,590
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 30,720 $30.13 $62,670 $15.43 $32,100 $20.34 $42,320 $27.97 $58,170 $36.75 $76,440 $45.96 $95,590
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 14,460 $32.04 $66,650 $15.64 $32,530 $20.86 $43,390 $29.77 $61,920 $41.20 $85,700 $52.50 $109,210
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 12,480 $39.66 $82,490 $18.81 $39,120 $25.71 $53,480 $35.59 $74,030 $48.12 $100,090 $61.51 $127,930
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 5,240 $31.62 $65,770 $13.42 $27,910 $19.06 $39,650 $24.80 $51,580 $37.39 $77,770 $54.42 $113,190
Community and Social Service Occupations 9,370 $18.66 $38,810 $10.74 $22,350 $13.68 $28,450 $17.26 $35,910 $22.23 $46,240 $28.74 $59,770
Legal Occupations 7,060 $37.58 $78,170 $11.49 $23,910 $18.57 $38,620 $27.61 $57,430 $47.08 $97,930 $76.22 $158,540
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 32,720 $20.82 $43,300 $8.72 $18,140 $13.68 $28,450 $18.85 $39,210 $24.90 $51,790 $34.18 $71,090
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 6,430 $20.83 $43,330 $8.74 $18,170 $11.94 $24,840 $17.31 $36,010 $25.44 $52,920 $35.69 $74,240
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 39,900 $32.62 $67,860 $13.10 $27,250 $17.62 $36,640 $24.79 $51,560 $35.15 $73,120 $56.26 $117,030
Healthcare Support Occupations 17,320 $12.57 $26,140 $8.81 $18,320 $10.04 $20,880 $11.54 $24,000 $14.11 $29,340 $17.57 $36,540
Protective Service Occupations 12,490 $18.95 $39,410 $8.65 $17,990 $11.88 $24,710 $17.28 $35,940 $24.44 $50,840 $29.73 $61,850
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 58,430 $9.56 $19,880 $7.67 $15,950 $8.13 $16,900 $8.89 $18,490 $10.34 $21,510 $12.64 $26,280
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 17,500 $11.40 $23,720 $7.88 $16,400 $8.64 $17,960 $10.24 $21,310 $13.26 $27,590 $17.19 $35,760
Personal Care and Service Occupations 13,430 $10.99 $22,850 $7.74 $16,090 $8.29 $17,240 $9.22 $19,170 $11.45 $23,820 $16.44 $34,190
Sales and Related Occupations 61,690 $17.02 $35,410 $8.05 $16,750 $8.95 $18,620 $11.55 $24,030 $19.47 $40,510 $31.93 $66,420
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 98,170 $16.10 $33,490 $9.24 $19,220 $11.40 $23,710 $14.54 $30,240 $18.85 $39,210 $25.17 $52,340
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 560 $13.05 $27,150 $7.98 $16,590 $8.81 $18,320 $11.16 $23,210 $15.30 $31,820 $19.87 $41,320
Construction and Extraction Occupations 29,830 $19.83 $41,240 $11.24 $23,380 $13.99 $29,110 $18.08 $37,600 $24.69 $51,360 $30.34 $63,100
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 25,280 $20.74 $43,130 $11.03 $22,950 $14.58 $30,330 $19.58 $40,720 $26.31 $54,720 $31.38 $65,280
Production Occupations 33,610 $16.26 $33,820 $9.17 $19,080 $11.26 $23,430 $14.62 $30,410 $19.03 $39,580 $26.39 $54,890
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 39,420 $15.83 $32,920 $8.52 $17,710 $10.31 $21,450 $13.82 $28,750 $18.69 $38,880 $25.56 $53,170

Commercial Real Estate

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INDUSTRIAL MARKET OVERVIEW

Source: Xceligent, Q4 2015; Means Construction Index, 2015; Local real estate contacts, 2015.

Region Industrial Inventory Industrial Inventory Vacancy Rate Warehouse Lease Rate Low Warehouse Lease Rate High Commercial Location Factor Index
OKC Metro Market 68,700,000 6.70% $2.95 $6.00 85.0

INDUSTRIAL INVENTORY

Source: Xceligent, Q4 2015; Local real estate contacts, 2015.

Region Total Building Type: Manufacturing Building Type: Warehouse Building Type: R & D
OKC Metro Market 68,700,000 6,300,000 25,300,000 9,200,000

OFFICE MARKET OVERVIEW

Source: Xceligent, Q4 2015; Means Construction Index, 2015; Local real estate contacts, 2015.

Region Office Inventory Total Square Feet Office Inventory Vacant Square Feet Office Inventory Vacancy Rate Office Lease Rate Low Office Lease Rate High Commercial Location Factor Index
OKC Metro Market 21,000,000 2,300,000 11.20% $7.62 $24.00 85.0

OFFICE INVENTORY

Source: Xceligent, Q4 2015; Local real estate contacts, 2015.

Region Location: Suburban Location: CBD
OKC Metro Market 14,200,000 6,700,000
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