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. 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 25,556 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, high standard of quality of life 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.
According to the census for years 2017-2021, the median value of a home is $151,200
In September of 2023, Todays Homeowner named Yukon as Oklahoma City’s top suburb. The rankings chose 580 suburbs out of the largest 78 cities in the United States. Ranking was chosen on affordability and quality of life. Yukon came in 30 among all of the 580 suburbs ranked.
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 9500+ 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 Schools has been named a Top Workplace in Oklahoma 7 years in a row.
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, its a must to follow the winding path by driving, walking or enjoying a train ride through three interconnected parks transformed into a holiday wonderland. 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.