2014 – Recycling Community of the year
7th Fastest Growing Micropolitan in America – U.S. Census
Elk City is one of the 10 Happiest Cities in the State of Oklahoma
Oklahoma 1st in Nation “LOW COST OF LIVING” – CNBC, America’s Top States for Business
Oklahoma 3rd in Nation “Friendliest State Toward Small Business” – Kauffman Foundation
Oklahoma 4th in Nation “Cost of Doing Business” – CNBC, America’s Top States for Business
Elk City #2 Safest Cities in Oklahoma – moveto real estate
Population by Race & Ethnicity


Oklahoma is a Right-to-Work State with 6% unionization. 21% of Elk City’s adults have an associates degree or higher. Current unemployment rate is 3.3% with skilled labor force seeking employment. 

“Best Community in which to start a Business” – Nerd Wallet, 2015

Educational Attainment Age 25 and Older