Stillwater, OK

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
81,912
0.119% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jim Inhofe
Republican Party
US Senator
James Lankford
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
27.3
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
25.9%
3.52% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$42,103
1.2% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$172,700
6.8% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
37,109
0.561% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Stillwater, OK had a population of 81.9k people with a median age of 27.3 and a median household income of $42,103. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Stillwater, OK grew from 81,815 to 81,912, a 0.119% increase and its median household income grew from $41,603 to $42,103, a 1.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Stillwater, OK are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.49%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.34%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.82%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (3.77%).

None of the households in Stillwater, OK reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95% of the residents in Stillwater, OK are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Stillwater, OK are Oklahoma State University-Main Campus (6,195 degrees awarded in 2020) and Meridian Technology Center (437 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Stillwater, OK was $172,700, and the homeownership rate was 51.7%.

Most people in Stillwater, OK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Stillwater, OK was 2 cars per household.

Stillwater, OK borders Oklahoma City, OK and Tulsa, OK.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Stillwater, OK is home to a population of 81.9k people, from which 95% are citizens. As of 2020, 7.26% of Stillwater, OK residents were born outside of the country (5.95k people).

In 2020, there were 11.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (62.8k people) in Stillwater, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.31k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 3.56k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95%
2020 Citizenship
94.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 95% of Stillwater, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Stillwater, OK was 94.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Stillwater, OK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    62.8k ± 101
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    5.31k ± 526
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    3.56k ± 262
4.77%
Hispanic Population
3.91k people

In 2020, there were 11.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (62.8k people) in Stillwater, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.31k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 3.56k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.77% of the people in Stillwater, OK are hispanic (3.91k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Stillwater, OK as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    103,787 ± 7,805 people
  2. Vietnam
    13,223 ± 2,818 people
  3. India
    10,314 ± 2,490 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oklahoma was Mexico, the natal country of 103,787 Oklahoma residents, followed by Vietnam with 13,223 and India with 10,314.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.26%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
5.95k people
7.24%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
5.93k people

As of 2020, 7.26% of Stillwater, OK residents (5.95k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Stillwater, OK was 7.24%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,568 ± 213
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    965 ± 226
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    322 ± 112

Stillwater, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Stillwater, OK employs 37.1k people. The largest industries in Stillwater, OK are Educational Services (9,494 people), Accommodation & Food Services (4,116 people), and Retail Trade (3,781 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($64,432), Wholesale Trade ($59,653), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,777).

Males in Oklahoma have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,810. The income inequality in Oklahoma (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

37.1k
2020 Value
± 1,559
0.561%
1 Year growth
± 5.69%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Stillwater, OK grew at a rate of 0.561%, from 36.9k employees to 37.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Stillwater, OK, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (4,558 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,847 people), and Management Occupations (3,440 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Stillwater, OK.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

37.1k
2020 Value
± 1,559
0.561%
1 Year growth
± 5.69%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Stillwater, OK grew at a rate of 0.561%, from 36.9k employees to 37.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Stillwater, OK, are Educational Services (9,494 people), Accommodation & Food Services (4,116 people), and Retail Trade (3,781 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Stillwater, OK, though some of these residents may live in Stillwater, OK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$30,290
Median earning men ± $2,314
$21,474
Median earning women ± $1,779

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($64,663), Public Administration ($57,031), and Wholesale Trade ($51,536).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($77,823), Manufacturing ($38,843), and Construction ($36,384).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Oklahoma. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Oklahoma.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 583
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 477
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 388
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $251k
    Manufacturing
  2. $190k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $154k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Oklahoma to other states, or from other states to Oklahoma.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $20.7B
  2. $16B
  3. $12.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Oklahoma product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $20.7B, followed by Mixed freight ($16B) and Machinery ($12.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Oklahoma products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$170B
2020 Value in Oklahoma
$311B
Projected 2050 Value in Oklahoma
83.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Oklahoma trade was $170B. This is expected to increase 83.6% to $311B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Oklahoma trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Oklahoma to other states, or from other states to Oklahoma.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $32.9B
  2. $10.9B
  3. $5.58B

In 2020, the top outbound Oklahoma domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $32.9B, followed by Kansas with $10.9B and California and $5.58B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Oklahoma shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Jim Inhofe and James Lankford are the senators currently representing the state of Oklahoma. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Oklahoma is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Oklahoma

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Jim Inhofe
Senator from Oklahoma2
Assumed office on November 16, 1994
Elected to the seat following the resignation of David Boren.
James Lankford
Senator from Oklahoma3
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Elected to the seat following the resignation of Tom Coburn.

Jim Inhofe and James Lankford are the senators currently representing Oklahoma.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Oklahoma over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Oklahoma

Oklahoma is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Oklahoma have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Stillwater, OK awarded 6,632 degrees. The student population of Stillwater, OK in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 12,492 male students and 13,004 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Stillwater, OK are White (4,463 and 72.5%), followed by Two or More Races (529 and 8.59%), Hispanic or Latino (499 and 8.1%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (272 and 4.42%).

The largest universities in Stillwater, OK by number of degrees awarded are Oklahoma State University-Main Campus (6,195 and 93.4%) and Meridian Technology Center (437 and 6.59%).

The most popular majors in Stillwater, OK are General Business Administration & Management (583 and 8.79%), Mechanical Engineering (292 and 4.4%), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (284 and 4.28%).

The median tuition cost in Stillwater, OK for a public four year colleges is $5,357 for in-state students and $20,877 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2020 in Stillwater, OK, the percentage of applicants admitted was 67.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 36%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 25,496 (49% men and 51% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 25,496 students enrolled in Stillwater, OK, 49% men and 51% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 16,949 records, of which 51% were women and 49% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 382 degree-majors awarded
  2. 276 degree-majors awarded
  3. 254 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Stillwater, OK was General Business Administration & Management with 382 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Stillwater, OK according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 6,195 degrees awarded
  2. 437 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Oklahoma State University-Main Campus with 6,195 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 3,275 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Stillwater, OK, which is 0.976 times less than the 3,357 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 4,463 degrees mean that there were 8.44 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 529 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($5,357) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,662) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,120) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.739% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.619% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (954k), Some college (752k), and Secondary Education (474k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Stillwater, OK was $172,700 in 2020, which is 0.752 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $161,700 to $172,700, a 6.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Stillwater, OK is 51.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Stillwater, OK have an average commute time of 18.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Stillwater, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Stillwater, OK is $42,103. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Stillwater, OK was Canadian County, OK with a value of $73,591, followed by Logan County, OK and McClain County, OK, with respective values of $70,456 and $70,005.

Property

$172,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$5,075
$16,201
Median Property Taxes
±$1,002

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Stillwater, OK the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Stillwater, OK compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

51.7%
Homeownership
2020
65%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 51.7% of the housing units in Stillwater, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 51.7%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Stillwater, OK compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Stillwater, OK was Canadian County, OK with a value of $73,591, followed by Logan County, OK and McClain County, OK, with respective values of $70,456 and $70,005.

The following map shows all of the counties in Stillwater, OK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$42,103
Median Household Income
± $3,432
31.3k
Number of Households
± 1,544

In 2020, the median household income of the 31.3k households in Stillwater, OK grew to $42,103 from the previous year's value of $41,603.

The following chart displays the households in Stillwater, OK distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Stillwater, OK is from Oklahoma.
0.454
2020 Wage GINI in Oklahoma
0.459
2019 Wage GINI in Oklahoma

In 2020, the income inequality in Oklahoma was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.09% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Oklahoma was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oklahoma in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Oklahoma across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (77.6%)
  2. Carpooled (9.67%)
  3. Walked (5.3%)

In 2020, 77.6% of workers in Stillwater, OK drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.67%) and those who walked to work (5.3%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

18.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Stillwater, OK have a shorter commute time (18.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.14% of the workforce in Stillwater, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Stillwater, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Stillwater, OK have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

25.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Stillwater, OK (19.1k out of 73.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Stillwater, OK is White, followed by Two Or More and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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87.5% of the population of Stillwater, OK has health coverage, with 46.1% on employee plans, 8.61% on Medicaid, 9.68% on Medicare, 21.9% on non-group plans, and 1.2% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Oklahoma was $7,627 in 2014. This is a 4.58% increase from the previous year ($7,293).

Primary care physicians in Oklahoma see 1642 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.61% increase from the previous year (1616 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1607 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 244 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Oklahoma, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,642 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Oklahoma

Primary care physicians in Oklahoma see an average of 1,642 patients per year. This represents a 1.61% increase from the previous year (1,616 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Oklahoma in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Oklahoma across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.3% under 18 years, 37.5% between 18 and 34 years, 27.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

12.5%
Uninsured
46.1%
Employer Coverage
8.61%
Medicaid
9.68%
Medicare
21.9%
Non-Group
1.2%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Stillwater, OK grew by 6.71% from 11.7% to 12.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Stillwater, OK changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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