B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    NG
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$112,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$756
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%

Bethany Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    173
    0
  • Murder
    10
    0
  • Rape
    56
    41
  • Robbery
    127
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    665
    1
  • Theft
    1,715
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    386
    0

Residents

Diversity
NG
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,644
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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Bethany Reviews

33 reviews
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Bethany has a small town feel even though it is in the OKC Metro. The people are invested in their community and both universities as well as their award winning public school district. Now that they have a new city manager and almost completely new council, they are headed in an exciting and progressive direction and everyone is enthusiastic!
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Bethany is a family oriented place that has a small town feel with all the perks of being surrounded by a large city. Bethany has a heavy Christian influence with several churches as well as 2 christian 4 year colleges ( Southern Nazarene University, Southwestern Christian University). The city has a low crime rate and was ranked 38th out of the 50th safest cities in Oklahoma in 2017 according to the National Council for Home Safety and Security. Bethany schools Pre K-12 are very successful in both academics and athletics. The high school was a recipient of the Presidential Blue ribbon in 2014. Bethany has several large parks great for walking and recreation. The city borders Lake Overholster to the west which has several water sports activities as well as fishing.

Overall Bethany is a great place to live for a person looking to get away from the traffic and nice of a large city, but still wishes to maintain an active lifestyle.
I LOVE the town of Bethany! I have lived her for 4 years now. It is quite, quaint little town just inside of OKC. Not far from downtown or the country.