Yukon is a community in the Oklahoma City Metro area with a growing population and is regarded as one of the best places to live in Oklahoma. We’re proud of what we’ve helped make here. Our schools are award winning. People visit from all over to be part of our festivals. Our hospital provides a high level of care, while diverse retail offerings and restaurants attract guests from across the region. Amenities combined with affordability, mean our quality of life is amazing too (which is probably why Business Week magazine named us Best Affordable Suburb). We’re even home to some of the world’s finest cattle and the famous Express Clydesdales.
Living In Yukon
When it comes to Yukon’s population, growth, and size, the area is at the top of the list for many residents and businesses who have chosen to make the move. Residents quickly discover Yukon is a great place to grow with more open space, comfortable living, and a family-friendly atmosphere.
Yukon’s current population is 26,943, and our city has rapidly grown over the last decade. This growth is due to more people seeking a lower cost of living, quality school systems, and a safe suburban area.
The economy of Yukon provides over 13,000 jobs. Major industries include:
- Health care
- School Systems
With Oklahoma City only 16 miles away, Yukon also offers convenient commutes, which has largely diversified the population and created new job opportunities.
One benefit of settling down in Yukon is that residents are welcomed into a friendly community.
As for income, the median household income is about 3% higher than the national average, but the poverty rate is far below the national average. According to Zillow, the median home value in Yukon is $184,791 with the value growing 5.5% over the past year.
Yukon Public Schools is an acclaimed school district that attracts families from across the region. With a mascot named after our historic flour mill, the Yukon Millers hold a strong reputation among surrounding districts and serve a diverse population of about 9,000 students.
As the 14th largest district in Oklahoma, each elementary school provides full-day, pre-k, and kindergarten classes. Yukon’s High School also provides Advanced Placement programs and alternative offerings including, YALE and Yukon Virtual Middle & High Schools.
Yukon consistently ranks at the top of Oklahoma’s safest cities. Residents have a safe place to settle down, with the city’s crime rate being less than a third of the Oklahoma state average.
Along with being where Route 66 crosses the Chisholm Trail, Yukon has a rich cultural heritage. From the iconic Route 66 Yukon’s Best Flour Mill, to Mulvey Pond, a famous Chisholm Trail watering hole, Yukon makes it a priority to celebrate our history. Our community hosts many festivals to celebrate our heritage, such as Rock the Route, the Oklahoma Czech Festival, and the Chisholm Trail Festival.
Christmas in the Park
During the holidays, our town is home to the largest drive-thru light display in the state! Follow the winding path through three interconnected parks transformed into a holiday wonderland, and you’ll see over a quarter century of hard work, lovingly put together by City staff and volunteers. It’s no wonder Christmas in the Park holds the distinction of largest drive-thru light display in Oklahoma, boasting over 5 million lights and 500 whimsical displays.
Making the Move
When you come to Yukon, you can expect our very best. In the little things. And the big ones. Whether you’re here for a day of shopping, just passing through, or to settle down and make yourself a home. With even more developments underway, Yukon is sure to provide even more business opportunities and homes. For those looking for a small-town atmosphere but don’t want to sacrifice the perks of city life, Yukon is the best place to be.