Jenks is a medium-sized city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 25,949 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Jenks is the 16th largest community in Oklahoma. Jenks has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Jenks, where the median household income is $87,306.00.
Jenks real estate is some of the most expensive in Oklahoma, although Jenks house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Jenks is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Jenks is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jenks who work in management occupations (14.77%), office and administrative support (10.71%), and healthcare (9.93%).
Also of interest is that Jenks has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.77% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Jenks is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Jenks’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Jenks is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 43.68% of adults in Jenks have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Jenks in 2018 was $38,183, which is wealthy relative to Oklahoma, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $152,732 for a family of four. However, Jenks contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Jenks is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Jenks home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Jenks residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Jenks include German, English, Irish, French, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Jenks is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.