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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    NG
  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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Fort Gibson is a town in Oklahoma with a population of 4,097. Fort Gibson is in Muskogee County and is one of the best places to live in Oklahoma. Living in Fort Gibson offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Fort Gibson there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Fort Gibson and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Fort Gibson are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$132,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$621
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Fort Gibson 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
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    247
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    49
    41
  • Robbery
    25
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    939
    500
  • Theft
    841
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    124
    284
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Residents

Diversity
NG
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Fort Gibson

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$52,829
National
$55,322
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Fort Gibson Reviews

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I grew up in Ft. Gibson. The people in this town are genuinely wonderful. They are kind, generous, and easy-going people that absolutely love their lives here. Everyone knows each other and would give the shirt off their back for you, without hesitation. Even though I moved away (went to college and ended up in the city afterwards), everyone in town still checks up on me. I was diagnosed with cancer some years back and I got more support from my hometown than I did my current one. This is the perfect town for raising kids, and everywhere you go in town, you run into friends and familiar faces. If your looking for a community that is genuinely good, honest and loving, look no further. The schools are exemplary, they care about every student and their individual needs. I wouldn't be who I am today, if I hadn't grown up in Ft. Gibson. This town is everything a family could possibly ask for, plus alot more. I am so proud to call Ft. Gibson my hometown!
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In the small town of Fort Gibson it may seem like one blinks and they are already passing through it, however there is so much more to our town than what it seems. There are boutiques, restaurants, and stores all over that offer jobs for working students. The town is upcoming with new restaurants being built and started not to mention one of the town's favorite downtown boutique/hair salon is Studio 110. The whole community is very supportive of everyone in it. For example, our school mascot Jaren Shelton over the summer was diagnosed with Stage 1 Testicular Cancer and the entire community raised money on his behalf for treatment. Some of the best times would have the best the Car Show and Burn out during the summer, along with the Corn Festival! Nothing really tops our Hilldale rivalry games though during football and basketball! I wouldn't trade having grown up in this town for anywhere else. And that is coming from someone who would kill to live in New York, City New York.
If you are looking to move to Fort Gibson here's what you need to know. First, the housing market here is driven exclusively by the school. A house that would cost $100,000 in Muskogee will cost $250,000 to $300,000 in Fort Gibson, only because of the school. The town makes their money by the police. If you get pulled over you will get a ticket. Even if they have to invent something. The city counsel / board is full of older citizens that hold grudges and choose what they will and won't allow, even if you play by the rules. City fees are outrageous, they don't maintain their streets (unless your a city councilman), and outright force their citizens to maintain the streets or they issue citations saying it's endangerment. If you want to raise a family in Fort Gibson, do yourself a favor and save your money and time. Go to Muskogee, Hilldale, or Okay if you have to be close. If not, look in Broken Arrow, Coweta, Wagoner, Jenks, Bixby, Glenpool, or even Taft (a prison town).