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Startup Snapshot: Oklahoma City A look at a surprising startup city, plus three other locations to keep your eye on.

By Entrepreneur Staff

Snapshot: Oklahoma City
Pop.: 591,967
Pop. with college degree: 27.9 percent
Median home value: $129,300
Median household income: $44,973

Oklahoma City may not receive the buzz generated by the startup communities in California and on the East Coast, but its low cost of living and labor, central location in middle America, good schools and low taxes and regulations have turned it into what looks like an entrepreneurial paradise.

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3 more cities ripe for startups

1. Kansas City
Reason: Google's wiring the city (on both the Kansas and Missouri sides) with the fastest internet connection in the country.

2. Las Vegas
Reason: Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to create a startup culture from scratch.

3. Portland, Ore.
Reason: A host of cloud-technology businesses have given it a new nickname: Cloud City.