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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Overview
As the capital city of the state of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City lies within the picturesque Sandstone Hills region. Oklahoma City is home to 610,613 people. It's also home to Lake Stanley Draper, Lake Hefner, and Lake Overholser. Also, the North Canadian River runs through the city.
The city, which was first established in 1889 as the Unassigned Lands, was a part of the state of Oklahoma in 1907 when it was admitted to the Union. Along with its rich history, Oklahoma City prides itself in being quite modern. It's one of the biggest cities that complies with the Clean Air Act.
According to Forbes, the cost of living in Oklahoma City, OK is about 1.6 percent cheaper than the national cost of living average. The median household income within Oklahoma City is $49,343, and the median price for a home in the city is $152,700.
Oklahoma City Job Opportunities
The biggest industries that provide the most jobs in Oklahoma City are technology and energy. Devon Energy Corporation, Chesapeake Energy Corporation, and McKesson Corporation are three Fortune 500 corporations that are located in Oklahoma City. In addition to fast food restaurants being popular in the area, the city is also home Sonic Drive-In's corporate headquarters, making hospitality jobs in Oklahoma City easy to find.
Many other businesses call Oklahoma City home. Among the largest employers for Oklahoma City jobs are Bank of American Express Employment Professionals, Dell, Taco Mayo Restaurants, Farmers Insurance Group, Southwest Airlines, Sprint and Johnson Controls. Many jobs in education are also available at the University of Oklahoma, the University of Central Oklahoma and Oklahoma City University.
Oklahoma City Employment Trends
As of July 2014, Oklahoma City had an unemployment rate of 4.5 percent, which is a bit lower than the state of Oklahoma's unemployment rate of 4.7 percent, as well as the country's average unemployment rate of 6.3 percent. Oklahoma City jobs grew at a rate of 2.2 percent in 2013, and they are projected to grow at a rate of 2.8 percent in 2014. If finding jobs in Oklahoma City doesn't work out, check out nearby Del City jobs.
Oklahoma City ranks at an impressive seventh place in Forbes' list of the best places for business and career. It ranks 21st of cities for job growth, and it ranks 34th for cost of doing business. Although the economy of Oklahoma City once depended on government as well as energy exploration, the city is now home to a diverse array of sectors. The range of available Oklahoma City, OK jobs makes it a very attractive location for job seekers.