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:
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.