Highest-earning counties in Oklahoma

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July 6, 2022
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Highest-earning counties in Oklahoma

The 2020 median household income in the U.S. was $67,521, a decrease of 2.9% from 2019. COVID-19 in 2020 drastically altered income and poverty levels, along with consumer habits and job opportunities.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest-earning counties in Oklahoma using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by 2020 5-year estimate median household income.

Data shows that annual annual income depends heavily on an individual's educational attainment, race, ethnicity, gender, and even location. One cluster of the United States is particularly well off: The five of the seven counties with the highest median household income in the country can be found in the Washington D.C. metropolitan areas of Maryland and Northern Virginia. These counties can likely attribute their wealth to their proximity to Washington D.C., which attracts highly educated and skilled people in areas of law and public policy. And people in those fields often marry each other, making two high-earning households one very high-earning household.

Keep reading to learn more about the highest-earning counties in Oklahoma.

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#50. Caddo County

- Median household income: $46,499
--- 13.6% below state average, 28.5% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 16.1%
--- #2,306 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.0%
--- #2,280 highest among all counties nationwide

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#49. Greer County

- Median household income: $46,794
--- 13.1% below state average, 28.0% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 13.5%
--- #2,715 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 15.4%
--- #2,253 highest among all counties nationwide

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#48. Beckham County

- Median household income: $47,095
--- 12.5% below state average, 27.5% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 20.4%
--- #1,536 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 14.3%
--- #2,220 highest among all counties nationwide

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#47. Cimarron County

- Median household income: $47,095
--- 12.5% below state average, 27.5% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 19.7%
--- #1,656 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.5%
--- #2,219 highest among all counties nationwide

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#46. Bryan County

- Median household income: $47,175
--- 12.4% below state average, 27.4% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 17.0%
--- #2,143 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.9%
--- #2,213 highest among all counties nationwide

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#45. Garvin County

- Median household income: $47,321
--- 12.1% below state average, 27.2% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 17.7%
--- #2,004 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.1%
--- #2,203 highest among all counties nationwide

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#44. Kay County

- Median household income: $47,456
--- 11.9% below state average, 27.0% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 15.9%
--- #2,347 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.5%
--- #2,191 highest among all counties nationwide

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#43. Pittsburg County

- Median household income: $47,511
--- 11.8% below state average, 26.9% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 17.1%
--- #2,120 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 14.0%
--- #2,185 highest among all counties nationwide

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#42. Ellis County

- Median household income: $48,264
--- 10.4% below state average, 25.7% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 20.3%
--- #1,558 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.9%
--- #2,118 highest among all counties nationwide

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#41. Marshall County

- Median household income: $48,573
--- 9.8% below state average, 25.3% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 16.3%
--- #2,267 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.7%
--- #2,084 highest among all counties nationwide

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#40. Cotton County

- Median household income: $49,583
--- 7.9% below state average, 23.7% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 21.2%
--- #1,410 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 15.3%
--- #1,980 highest among all counties nationwide

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#39. Blaine County

- Median household income: $49,638
--- 7.8% below state average, 23.6% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 21.2%
--- #1,410 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.5%
--- #1,975 highest among all counties nationwide

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#38. Mayes County

- Median household income: $50,012
--- 7.1% below state average, 23.1% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 17.4%
--- #2,068 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.8%
--- #1,935 highest among all counties nationwide

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#37. Osage County

- Median household income: $50,105
--- 6.9% below state average, 22.9% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 20.1%
--- #1,601 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.8%
--- #1,921 highest among all counties nationwide

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#36. Texas County

- Median household income: $50,702
--- 5.8% below state average, 22.0% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 14.7%
--- #2,553 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.1%
--- #1,857 highest among all counties nationwide

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#35. Pawnee County

- Median household income: $50,991
--- 5.3% below state average, 21.5% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 17.1%
--- #2,120 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.6%
--- #1,827 highest among all counties nationwide

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#34. Carter County

- Median household income: $51,148
--- 5.0% below state average, 21.3% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 19.7%
--- #1,656 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.1%
--- #1,804 highest among all counties nationwide

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#33. Pottawatomie County

- Median household income: $51,150
--- 5.0% below state average, 21.3% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 19.2%
--- #1,751 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.8%
--- #1,802 highest among all counties nationwide

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#32. Stephens County

- Median household income: $51,156
--- 5.0% below state average, 21.3% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 18.0%
--- #1,961 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.3%
--- #1,801 highest among all counties nationwide

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#31. Dewey County

- Median household income: $51,169
--- 5.0% below state average, 21.3% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 20.6%
--- #1,506 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.6%
--- #1,799 highest among all counties nationwide

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#30. Lincoln County

- Median household income: $51,206
--- 4.9% below state average, 21.2% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 19.4%
--- #1,721 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.7%
--- #1,794 highest among all counties nationwide

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#29. Custer County

- Median household income: $51,351
--- 4.6% below state average, 21.0% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 26.0%
--- #774 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 14.4%
--- #1,777 highest among all counties nationwide

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#28. Pontotoc County

- Median household income: $51,682
--- 4.0% below state average, 20.5% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 21.9%
--- #1,281 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.5%
--- #1,725 highest among all counties nationwide

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#27. Woods County

- Median household income: $51,985
--- 3.4% below state average, 20.0% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 22.3%
--- #1,234 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.4%
--- #1,678 highest among all counties nationwide

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#26. Creek County

- Median household income: $52,315
--- 2.8% below state average, 19.5% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 20.2%
--- #1,575 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.5%
--- #1,623 highest among all counties nationwide

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#25. Comanche County

- Median household income: $52,377
--- 2.7% below state average, 19.4% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 20.5%
--- #1,520 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.7%
--- #1,612 highest among all counties nationwide

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#24. Jackson County

- Median household income: $52,535
--- 2.4% below state average, 19.2% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 19.2%
--- #1,756 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.4%
--- #1,595 highest among all counties nationwide

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#23. Washita County

- Median household income: $52,591
--- 2.3% below state average, 19.1% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 20.9%
--- #1,466 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.9%
--- #1,591 highest among all counties nationwide

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#22. Harmon County

- Median household income: $53,087
--- 1.4% below state average, 18.3% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 20.4%
--- #1,543 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.9%
--- #1,540 highest among all counties nationwide

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#21. Grant County

- Median household income: $53,147
--- 1.3% below state average, 18.2% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 21.1%
--- #1,424 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.1%
--- #1,536 highest among all counties nationwide

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#20. Washington County

- Median household income: $53,384
--- 0.8% below state average, 17.9% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 23.2%
--- #1,101 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.8%
--- #1,516 highest among all counties nationwide

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#19. Murray County

- Median household income: $53,696
--- 0.3% below state average, 17.4% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 18.6%
--- #1,855 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.7%
--- #1,487 highest among all counties nationwide

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#18. Love County

- Median household income: $54,423
--- 1.1% above state average, 16.3% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 18.5%
--- #1,874 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.3%
--- #1,404 highest among all counties nationwide

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#17. Roger Mills County

- Median household income: $54,653
--- 1.5% above state average, 15.9% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 20.5%
--- #1,520 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 13.1%
--- #1,377 highest among all counties nationwide

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#16. Beaver County

- Median household income: $55,083
--- 2.3% above state average, 15.2% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 18.6%
--- #1,855 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.5%
--- #1,331 highest among all counties nationwide

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#15. Garfield County

- Median household income: $55,435
--- 3.0% above state average, 14.7% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 21.5%
--- #1,352 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.2%
--- #1,295 highest among all counties nationwide

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#14. Oklahoma County

- Median household income: $55,519
--- 3.1% above state average, 14.6% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 24.4%
--- #947 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.5%
--- #1,290 highest among all counties nationwide

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#13. Woodward County

- Median household income: $56,182
--- 4.3% above state average, 13.6% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 21.5%
--- #1,352 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.4%
--- #1,230 highest among all counties nationwide

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#12. Major County

- Median household income: $56,781
--- 5.5% above state average, 12.6% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 23.0%
--- #1,126 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.7%
--- #1,183 highest among all counties nationwide

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#11. Tulsa County

- Median household income: $57,024
--- 5.9% above state average, 12.3% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 25.7%
--- #810 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.2%
--- #1,159 highest among all counties nationwide

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#10. Noble County

- Median household income: $60,019
--- 11.5% above state average, 7.7% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 24.4%
--- #947 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.3%
--- #893 highest among all counties nationwide

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#9. Kingfisher County

- Median household income: $61,738
--- 14.7% above state average, 5.0% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 29.2%
--- #534 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.8%
--- #774 highest among all counties nationwide

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#8. Alfalfa County

- Median household income: $64,122
--- 19.1% above state average, 1.3% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 24.0%
--- #989 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.0%
--- #632 highest among all counties nationwide

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#7. Grady County

- Median household income: $64,507
--- 19.8% above state average, 0.7% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 28.4%
--- #584 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.1%
--- #610 highest among all counties nationwide

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#6. Wagoner County

- Median household income: $64,958
--- 20.7% above state average, 0.1% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 28.0%
--- #625 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.7%
--- #582 highest among all counties nationwide

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#5. Cleveland County

- Median household income: $65,412
--- 21.5% above state average, 0.6% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 27.9%
--- #631 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.7%
--- #554 highest among all counties nationwide

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#4. Rogers County

- Median household income: $66,038
--- 22.7% above state average, 1.6% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 29.4%
--- #520 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.7%
--- #524 highest among all counties nationwide

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#3. McClain County

- Median household income: $70,005
--- 30.0% above state average, 7.7% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 31.5%
--- #414 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 5.4%
--- #380 highest among all counties nationwide

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#2. Logan County

- Median household income: $70,456
--- 30.9% above state average, 8.4% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 34.5%
--- #294 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.0%
--- #364 highest among all counties nationwide

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#1. Canadian County

- Median household income: $73,591
--- 36.7% above state average, 13.2% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 33.0%
--- #351 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 4.8%
--- #285 highest among all counties nationwide

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