WHY DO RESEARCH IN OKLAHOMA CITY
If you're searching for "Normal America," then look to Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma City is less than 1 standard deviation from the mean on every single variable. It is exactly the mean for the poverty rate, and almost exactly the mean for educational attainment. Its biggest oddity is housing costs compared to income, which is a bit high. Other than that? If you’re looking for “Normal America” then look to Oklahoma City.