Stillwater is a medium-sized city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 50,299 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Stillwater is the tenth largest community in Oklahoma.
Stillwater real estate is some of the most expensive in Oklahoma, although Stillwater house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Stillwater is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.10% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Stillwater is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Stillwater who work in teaching (15.26%), sales jobs (12.11%), and office and administrative support (9.54%).
Stillwater is also a major college town with a large number of people who are 18 years or older and attending college. As is often the case in college towns, the many students that live in Stillwater have a strong influence on the local culture and entertainment scene, which may seem dormant by comparison in the summer months when much of the student population is away. In the fall, the return of students has a reinvigorating effect on the community. Because colleges are lasting institutions, they have a stabilizing effect on the economy by providing direct local benefits such as jobs for faculty and staff and spending by students. Stillwater’s economy is one such example of this.
Not only is Stillwater a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a decent-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
One of the benefits of Stillwater is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.58 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The education level of Stillwater ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Stillwater, 48.74% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Stillwater in 2018 was $22,487, which is middle income relative to Oklahoma, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $89,948 for a family of four. However, Stillwater contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Stillwater also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.18% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Stillwater is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Stillwater home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Stillwater residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Stillwater include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Stillwater is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.