Kiefer, Oklahoma Statistic: Population, Charts, Map, Steets and More

Kiefer is a mid-sized city in northeastern Oklahoma, located along the Arkansas River. It is a commercial, industrial, and cultural center, and is surrounded by a wide agricultural region. Kiefer is known as the "where the South meets the West." The population of Kiefer is approximately 2,042 people, and has grown by 76.5% in the past two years. The median household income is $65,703.

The most recent census data for Kiefer indicates that nearly half of the city's population is foreign born. However, this number does not reflect the city's population composition. The city's overall percentage of foreign born residents ranks highest in the Midwest, and the median age is just 30. This is much lower than the state's average, which is a good sign for a thriving city.

Kiefer is located in east-central Creek County, about six miles from Sapulpa. It was originally known as Praper, and grew as an oil boom town following the discovery of the Glenn Pool field in 1905. Until the formation of the oilfield, the town consisted of a few houses and a post office along a section-line road. By 1911, oil rigs were erected along the route south of Sapulpa.

Kiefer City's rent burden is higher than the state's average of 28.3%, and is significantly higher than the neighboring cities of Wagoner and Perkins. Nearly 20.6% of the housing units in Kiefer are occupied by renters, so it's important to check the rental affordability numbers before moving to a new home. In Kiefer, there are also evictions due to non-payment of rent.