These Are The 10 Smartest Cities In Oklahoma- #1 is Jenks

Mar 21, 2016

by John McLean

One of the many qualities that people look for in a potential location or company is the intelligence of those around them. This factor can play a huge role in one’s experience at a particular company and can make or break an employee’s time there.

So finding a city with an intelligent population makes sense for both companies and employees. That’s where Zippia comes in; to help you identify those places in Oklahoma that might have skipped a grade…or two.

You may be wondering how does one determine how intelligent a town really is?

Well we went to the source of all things demographic data – the Census – to figure out what criteria about a place would identify it is a smart cookie.

We set upon the percentage of adults (over 25) with at least a high school degree and the percentage of high school dropouts (aged 16-20) for the 74 largest cities in Oklahoma with data. We then crunched the numbers and were left with this set of the brightest cities in the Sooner State:

  1. Jenks
  2. Piedmont
  3. Mustang
  4. Edmond
  5. Guthrie
  6. Stillwater
  7. Collinsville
  8. Norman
  9. Newcastle
  10. Bartlesville

Read on to see why these places got into a four-year college or skip to the end to see a full chart of all the places in our analysis.