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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Housing
    B
  3. Nightlife
    B
  4. Good for Families
    B
  5. Diversity
    A-
  6. Jobs
    B-
  7. Weather
    B-
  8. Cost of Living
    A
  9. Health & Fitness
    C
  10. Outdoor Activities
    C
  11. Commute
    B
Ottawa County is located in Oklahoma with a population of 31,566. In Ottawa County, most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Ottawa County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Ottawa County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$85,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$678
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Ottawa County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    188.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    65.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    7.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    804.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,275.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    94.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Ottawa County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$39,070
National
$55,322

Ottawa County Reviews

9 reviews
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This area really is not bad, but I would prefer an area with a better educational system (specifically advanced courses) and more things to do. Honestly, I wouldn't mind if the town moved more from rural to urban. I likely would not choose to live here again, but that is because I prefer a bigger city, not a small town. If I wanted to raise a family in a small town, this is as good as any. Businesses have succeeded, though, in great part to the numerous casinos within the area.
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I live outside a small town in a rural area. We shop at a nearby town of about 10 thousand. There are few mom and pop businesses because Wal-Mart gets most of the business. We have several video rental stores, rent a centers and easy loan businesses. We have some of the main fast food restaurants; McDonalds, Sonic, Long John Silvers and Arbys. More businesses are trying to make a go in the downtown area but it is hard to compete with Wal-Mart prices. A person can get most of what they need, but choices are limited.
Jobs are scarce, due to lack of educated adults who choose to work at fast food restaurants. There are very few jobs for young adults and teenagers.