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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A
Payne County is located in Oklahoma with a population of 80,634. Payne County is one of the best places to live in Oklahoma. Living in Payne County offers residents a rural feel and most residents rent their homes. In Payne County there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Payne County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Payne County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$147,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$765
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Payne County 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
    208.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    59.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    17.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    462.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,842
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    138.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    27%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Payne County

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$39,149
National
$55,322

Payne County Reviews

1 review
I have lived here for two years and love it. The atmosphere is incredible and has such a homey feel. I love the shopping options and the community is very close which I also enjoy.
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