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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    NG
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    C+
Nowata is a town in Oklahoma with a population of 3,717. Nowata is in Nowata County. Living in Nowata offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Nowata and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Nowata are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$62,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$674
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    347
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    54
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    987
    500
  • Theft
    1,094
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    107
    284
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Residents

Diversity
NG
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$29,250
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    6%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    45%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%
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Nowata Reviews

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Awesome friendly caring town with great schools,doctors, and people.They have been helpful since we moved here , since I am a single mother of three girls. The town has very historic buildings and one of the best haunted houses in the united States.This was a great decision to move my family here and start our life.I would recomened coming just to visit and check out how close,friendly,caring and beautiful the town of Nowata is if you have never been here.
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I've spent my entire life in small town Nowata. It's a fairly small town and everyone knows everyone. There are always new small town businesses popping up and giving some variety to the town options. I'm a high school senior and since the teachers know your parents, motivation to learn becomes easier because you know if you get a B on an assignment, the teacher will simply text your parents and that never goes well. Nowata is definitely a sports town. During football season you will see the entire town at the football games and the same goes with basketball. There are also tennis, baseball, softball, golf, and track. There are quite a few churches in the town and there is always something community service wise going on whether it is canned food drives or re painting old buildings. I am very happy to have grown up in Nowata for I am who I am because of this town.
The police are around and available if needed. Along with other small towns, Nowata has its fair share of low income areas and young punks. Crimes are usually drug or alcohol related and very rarely is there a dangerous confrontation or anything of that nature.