Blanchard is a somewhat small city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 8,690 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Blanchard is the 53rd largest community in Oklahoma. Blanchard 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 Blanchard, where the median household income is $68,342.00.
Blanchard real estate is some of the most expensive in Oklahoma, although Blanchard house values don’t compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Blanchard is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Blanchard is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Blanchard who work in office and administrative support (14.62%), sales jobs (8.76%), and management occupations (7.42%).
Blanchard 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, Blanchard’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Blanchard is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Blanchard, the average commute to work is 31.91 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Blanchard is a small city, and as such doesn’t have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The population of Blanchard overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Blanchard, 24.48% have at least a bachelor’s degree.
The per capita income in Blanchard in 2010 was $28,302, which is wealthy relative to Oklahoma, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $113,208 for a family of four. However, Blanchard contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Blanchard is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Blanchard home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Blanchard residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Blanchard include German, Irish, English, Scottish, and European.
The most common language spoken in Blanchard is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.