Nichols Hills, Oklahoma

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Nichols Hills is a city in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States, and a part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. The population was 4,056 at the 2000 census. Nichols Hills is a bedroom community and is completely cut off from further growth. It is surrounded by Oklahoma City and The Village on the north, and by Oklahoma City on the south, east and west. Nichols Hills is a primarily residential area, and has a very low commercial tax base. Nichols Hills is also known to have some of the highest housing prices in the state, and has the highest average household income in Oklahoma. Nichols Hills is home to the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club, a private establishment. Nichols Hills has a full service city government, to include water, police and fire services.

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Geography

Nichols Hills is located at 35°32′45″N 97°32′32″W / 35.54583°N 97.54222°W / 35.54583; -97.54222 (35.545757, -97.542320)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km²), of which, 2.0 square miles (5.2 km²) of it is land and 0.50% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,056 people, 1,729 households, and 1,167 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,026.5 people per square mile (783.0/km²). There were 1,858 housing units at an average density of 928.3/sq mi (358.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.66% White, 0.42% African American, 1.38% Native American, 1.95% Asian, 0.59% from other races, and 2.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.36% of the population.

Nichols Hills is Oklahoma's best educated city, proportionately, with 71.3% of adult residents (25 and older) holding an associate degree or higher, and 68.7% of adults possessing a baccalaureate degree or higher.

There were 1,729 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% were non-families. Of all households, 29.3% were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.93.

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