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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Bartlesville is a town in Oklahoma with a population of 36,398. Bartlesville is in Washington County and is one of the best places to live in Oklahoma. Living in Bartlesville offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Bartlesville and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Bartlesville are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$115,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$691
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Bartlesville Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    176.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    16.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    27.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    747.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,095.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    274.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Bartlesville

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,826
National
$55,322
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Bartlesville Reviews

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Bartlesville Oklahoma used to be a nice town for retirees, employees of Conocophillips, and your run of the mill family. However, in recent years the decline of the town has been anything but gradual. Driving around town you will find an abundance, and current construction, of churches and hotels. Bartlesville is separated into what the locals call the 'East Side' and the 'West Side' and are separated by some type of bridge at every crossing. The High School is # 2,377 in national ranking and 25.1 out of 100 for college readiness. In the past couple of years there has been a rise in crime and the area considered 'most dangerous' in Bartlesville is right by the High School. If you wish for a place to stay for a night or a couple of days there are plenty of Hotels and Motels to choose from. If you wish to move here, the sudden availability of rentals and houses for sale signs should keep you occupied and give you plenty of options.
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I remember thinking how I couldn't wait to move away and to get away from this small town that has nothing to do for young adults, but as I've gotten older I have come to love this small town and there is nowhere else I would rather live. The schools are great, I feel safe in this town, job opportunities are everywhere, and our community is outstanding.
This place has some very good job opportunities. It is the home of one of the Phillips 66 companies, Schlumberger company and a large main hospital.

This town is quickly increasing in size with many opportunities to grow. There are some neat little restaurants you can only find in this town along with many other franchises.

Recently there have also been several movies set here in Bartlesville and the surrounding areas such as “To The Wonder,” starring Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams, released in 2012. “August: Osage County,” featuring an all-star cast of Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Julie Lewis, Margo Martindale, Abigail Breslin, Julianne Nicholson and Dermot Mulroney released in 2013. Hollywood is again setting up shop here this year for a movie called "Starbright".