This is the Richest Town in Oklahoma

The median annual household income in America is just over $60,000. While many of the highest paying jobs tend to concentrate near large population centers, there are also smaller towns that are very prosperous. In most states, the wealthiest town has a median household income that is two or three times higher than the median across the state as a whole.

24/7 Wall St. reviewed the median annual household income in over 2,600 cities, towns, villages, and census designated places to identify the richest town in every state. We only considered areas with populations between 1,000 and 25,000. To ensure accuracy, we only considered places where the margin of error for population and median household income was less than 10%.

Oklahoma: Jenks
> Median household income: $93,364 (state: $51,424)
> Poverty rate: 6.4% (state: 16.0%)
> Median home value: $205,100 (state: $130,900)
> Population: 21,793

Jenks, Oklahoma, is located just south of Tulsa, so residents have access to the many high-paying jobs in the bigger city, in sectors like health care and aerospace engineering. Oklahoma has one of the lower median household incomes among states, at $51,424. The median in Jenks is tens of thousands of dollars higher, at over $93,000. This prosperity has likely attracted many new residents to Jenks — the population grew by more than 24%, from less than 18,000 in 2013 to over 21,000 in 2018.

State Richest Town Median Household Income Poverty Rate Median Home Value Population
Alabama Highland Lakes $151,055 1.9% $441,000 5,500
Alaska Gateway $100,641 4.2% $296,500 7,037
Arizona Paradise Valley $204,145 5.0% $1,505,300 14,215
Arkansas Centerton $73,015 8.8% $170,700 13,252
California Belvedere $223,182 2.3% 2,000,000+ 2,098
Colorado Genesee $159,226 5.5% $694,900 3,766
Connecticut Darien $210,511 3.1% $1,461,100 21,759
Delaware North Star $141,533 1.8% $444,400 7,441
Florida Pinecrest $153,417 5.5% $919,800 19,446
Georgia Avondale Estates $108,299 2.9% $349,500 3,135
Hawaii Ocean Pointe $114,801 4.2% $629,800 14,037
Idaho Dalton Gardens $71,111 3.6% $364,600 2,765
Illinois Inverness $180,541 1.2% $625,100 7,747
Indiana Hidden Valley $106,285 3.7% $196,800 5,449
Iowa Robins $129,081 0.7% $301,700 3,414
Kansas Fairway $105,000 2.7% $352,200 3,947
Kentucky Buckner $123,220 11.5% $328,000 5,465
Louisiana Destrehan $92,052 3.6% $234,500 10,933
Maine Topsham $72,537 10.6% $218,800 6,103
Maryland Travilah $235,669 1.6% $1,090,400 11,633
Massachusetts Winchester $159,536 2.5% $893,700 22,677
Michigan Bloomfield Hills $174,750 2.9% $856,700 4,009
Minnesota Dellwood $176,528 0.3% $619,000 1,251
Mississippi Brandon $74,172 3.8% $177,900 23,688
Missouri Clarkson Valley $170,952 1.3% $629,200 2,640
Montana Montana City $93,194 2.4% $331,900 2,796
Nebraska Papillion $80,853 4.1% $180,700 20,466
Nevada Spring Creek $97,143 4.0% $225,400 13,805
New Hampshire Hampton $92,688 4.3% $358,300 9,235
New Jersey Glen Ridge $213,801 3.9% $644,900 7,573
New Mexico Los Alamos $106,288 6.6% $295,600 12,373
New York Greenville $222,115 3.3% $954,400 7,336
North Carolina Weddington $132,587 1.7% $443,600 10,574
North Dakota Horace $131,354 1.5% $293,800 2,660
Ohio New Albany $203,194 2.5% $494,600 10,896
Oklahoma Jenks $93,364 6.4% $205,100 21,793
Oregon Bethany $127,351 4.8% $509,900 24,396
Pennsylvania Edgeworth $161,641 5.8% $602,000 1,596
Rhode Island Cumberland Hill $88,199 5.3% $251,300 8,142
South Carolina Tega Cay $123,564 0.7% $316,500 9,954
South Dakota Brandon $84,075 2.5% $206,600 9,867
Tennessee Oak Hill $159,167 0.8% $649,000 4,634
Texas University Park $214,477 4.3% $1,230,200 24,954
Utah Highland $133,768 2.6% $536,100 18,362
Vermont Essex Junction $75,439 6.2% $283,400 10,395
Virginia Great Falls $228,836 2.8% $1,133,100 15,394
Washington Duvall $156,205 2.1% $452,200 7,811
West Virginia Bridgeport $80,666 4.1% $220,100 8,466
Wisconsin Whitefish Bay $117,300 3.5% $373,200 14,039
Wyoming Rock Springs $75,441 11.0% $217,400 23,633