Piedmont is a city primarily in Canadian County, Oklahoma, United States, though a small part of it is in Kingfisher County. It is a part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. The population was 5,720 at the 2010 census, a 56.7 percent increase from 3,650 in 2000. Piedmont is a home rule city served by a council–manager government.
The city of Piedmont was founded on land claimed during the Unassigned Land Run of April 22, 1889. The town was founded in 1903 by Dr. E. H. Long.
Piedmont’s success was spurred by the now-defunct St. Louis, El Reno and Western Railway that extended a line from Guthrie to El Reno, which allowed it to become an agricultural market center. However, the railroad ceased to operate in 1924.
Piedmont remained a small but stable rural community for the first half of the 20th century. Starting in the 1970s, the town became an increasingly popular bedroom community for those working in nearby Oklahoma City. Development of the “Northwest Expressway” (Oklahoma State Highway 3) resulted in population growth of 124%.
What to See and Do
These are some highly rated things to do near Piedmont, OK 73078:
Dodge City Paintball and Laser Tag
Board & Brush Creative Studio
Median household income in Piedmont, OK is $86,117. In 2019, the place with the highest median household income in Piedmont, OK was Census Tract 3008.01 with a value of $88,377, followed by Census Tract 3002.01 and Census Tract 9584, with respective values of $86,656 and $72,596.
Males in Oklahoma have an average income that is 1.42 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,801. The income inequality in Oklahoma (measured using the Gini index) is 0.459, which is lower than than the national average.
The economy of Piedmont, OK employs 4.18k people. The largest industries in Piedmont, OK are Retail Trade (609 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (577 people), and Educational Services (417 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($122,031), Finance & Insurance ($109,464), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($98,824).