Workforce and Demographics

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Total Population

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Source: Esri Business Analyst, 2018; U.S. Census

Total Population 2010 2018 2023 % Growth (2010-2018)
Oklahoma City 579,999 673,590 727,618 16.1%
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, 2018; U.S. Census

City 2018 Population Percent Growth 2010-2018
Bethany 20,722 8.8%
Chickasha 15,987 0%
Choctaw 12,687 13.8%
Edmond 94,518 16.1%
El Reno 17,660 5.4%
Guthrie 10,888 6.8%
Midwest City 59,259 9%
Moore 61,757 12.1%
Mustang 19,179 10.3%
Norman 124,453 12.2%
Oklahoma City 673,590 16.1%
Shawnee 31,065 4%
Stillwater 49,975 9.4%
Warr Acres 10,954 9.1%
Yukon 25,067 10.4%

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, 2019

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 2017-18 5 Year Average 2017-18 5 Year Average
Agriculture and Related Sciences 2,642 2,501 586 547
Architecture and Related Services 507 526 94 103
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 6,725 5,592 861 785
Business 20,820 21,520 4,455 4,546
Communication and Journalism 3,939 3,957 880 865
Communications Technologies 63 101 24 36
Computer and Information Science 3,841 3,666 703 591
Construction Trades 63 77 12 13
Culinary Services 147 163 29 23
Education 7,157 7,717 1,431 1,554
Engineering 10,621 9,895 1,897 1,551
Engineering Technologies 3,410 3,983 372 393
English Language and Literature 1,173 1,220 241 260
Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies 120 121 50 44
Family and Consumer Science 2,897 3,261 596 652
Foreign Languages 710 741 185 171
Health Professions 17,830 17,289 3,126 3,241
History 1,007 1,015 174 191
Homeland Security and Protective Services 3,234 3,087 605 539
Law 1,247 1,188 335 351
Liberal Arts and Sciences 24,353 28,894 1,938 2,123
Library Science 136 128 56 55
Mathematics and Statistics 1,072 939 192 171
Mechanic and Repair Technologies 214 260 90 106
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2,752 3,226 826 1,184
Natural Resources and Conservation 311 276 91 73
Parks and Recreation 2,508 2,241 373 332
Philosophy and Religion 325 327 75 75
Physical Sciences 3,359 3,901 385 391
Psychology 5,257 4,878 791 849
Public Administration 771 704 297 267
Science Technologies 129 44 19 10
Social Sciences 4,014 3,744 891 776
Theology 860 841 68 95
Transportation and Materials Moving 543 476 113 111
Visual and Performing Arts 5,374 4,885 840 831
Other 1,307 2,232 26 17
Grand Total 141,438 145,616 23,727 23,925

College Enrollment

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Source: Oklahoma Higher Education Enrollments by Institution Public and Private (2017-2018) , Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education; IPEDS Data Center
*Total includes 2017-2018 full academic year (fall, spring, summer) enrollment; fall 2017 enrollment used when complete info is not available

Instution Enrollment 2017-18  
University of Oklahoma 32,024 State, four-year
OU Health Sciences Center 3,401 State, four-year
OU College of Law 926 State, four-year
Oklahoma State University 27,743 State, four-year
OSU - Oklahoma City 8,793 State, two-year
OSU School of Veterinary Medicine 429 State, four-year
Oklahoma City Community College 18,002 State, two-year
University of Central Oklahoma 18,864 State, four-year
Rose State College 10,295 State, two-year
Redlands Community College 2,794 State, two-year
Oklahoma City University 3,301 Private, four-year
Langston University 2,641 State, four-year
Mid-America Christian University 2,532 Private, four-year
Oklahoma Christian University 2,843 Private, four-year
Oklahoma Baptist University 2,263 Private, four-year
Southern Nazarene University 2,186 Private, four-year
University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma 995 State, four-year
Southwestern Christian University 764 Private, four-year
Randall University 371 Private, four-year
Total 141,167  

CareerTech Training Institutions

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Source: Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, 2017-2018
*Total enrollment includes ACD, industry specific traning and full-time enrollment.

Name 2017-2018 Enrollment Location
Canadian Valley Technology Center - All Sites 29,180 El Reno
Francis Tuttle - All Sites 24,715 Oklahoma City
Metro Technology Centers/Springlake Campus 18,741 Oklahoma City
Meridian Technology Center 15,076 Stillwater
Mid-America Technology Center 11,664 Wayne
Gordon Cooper Technology Center 10,185 Shawnee
Moore Norman Technology Center - All Sites 9,924 Norman
Mid-Del Technology Center - All Sites 6,131 Midwest City
Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center 3,408 Choctaw
Total Enrollment* 129,024  

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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