Of course there are many ways to measure intelligence, as it is subjective, but it is proven that education breeds smarter people. So, in order to determine which cities have the smartest people, we gathered data from
Find The Home and VentureBeat, to see which cities (with populations over 10,000) have the highest number of residents with a bachelor’s degree or higher. Based off of that criteria, here are the 15 smartest cities in Oklahoma:
The family oriented community of Yukon makes the list at #15, with 26.6% of its residents holding a bachelor's degree or higher. Yukon is located in Canadian county, the richest county in the state.
The oldest chartered town in Oklahoma is proud to make the list with 27.3% of its residents holding a bachelor's degree or higher.
13. Oklahoma City
It looks like the largest city in the state, is also one of the smarter cities in the state. 28.5% of residents of OKC have a bachelor's degree or higher.
In Owasso, 30.0% of residents have a bachelor's degree or higher. This Tulsa suburb has a population of 31,738.
The state's 2nd largest city is home to Tulsa University and Oral Roberts University. 30.1% of residents have a bachelor's degree or higher.
With 30.4% of Bartlesville residents having a bachelor's degree or higher, Bartlesville is a pretty smart place to live.
Ada makes the list at number 9 with 30.9% of residents having a bachelor's degree or higher.
In Tahlequah, 31.6% of residents have a bachelor's degree or higher. Tahlequah is home to Northeastern State University.
7. Broken Arrow
With 31.7% of Broken Arrow residents having a bachelor's degree or higher, it's no surprise the largest suburb of Tulsa ranks 7th on the list of smartest cities in the Sooner State.
The southwestern city of Weatherford was named one of the top-ten fastest growing towns in the U.S. 34.7% of its residents have a bachelor's degree or higher.
Another Tulsa suburb makes the list at number 5. 40.2% of its population holds a bachelor's degree or higher.
Norman is home to the University of Oklahoma, so it's no surprise it's one of the most educated cities in the state, with 42.9% of residents having a bachelor's degree or higher.
46.8% of Jenks residents have a bachelor's degree or higher. Jenks is a suburb of Tulsa.
The second most educated city in Oklahoma is Edmond, with 51.9% of residents having a bachelor's degree or higher. The University of Central Oklahoma resides in Edmond.
Stillwater, home to Oklahoma State University, comes in at number one as the smartest city in the state. Although its percentage of population holding a bachelor's degree or higher is 48.5% (less than Edmond), Stillwater was named to VentureBeat's Top 100 smartest cities in the country. Stillwater ranked #25 on the list which was measured by performance across five cognitive areas: memory, processing speed, flexibility, attention, and problem solving.