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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B+
Oklahoma City is a city in Oklahoma with a population of 637,284. Oklahoma City is in Oklahoma County and is one of the best places to live in Oklahoma. Living in Oklahoma City offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Oklahoma City there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Oklahoma City and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Oklahoma City are above average.
About Oklahoma City...
Population
637,284

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$153,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$849
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Oklahoma City 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
    610.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    8
    6.1
  • Rape
    83
    40.7
  • Robbery
    165.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    918.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,552.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    556
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Oklahoma City

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$54,034
National
$55,322
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It’s incredible how much this city has grown since it’s establishment! All the features of any other big city, but is underestimated for some reason. Also not all of the incredible parts of the city are located in or near downtown, all of the amazing activities and unique locations stretch out throughout all 620.8 square miles! Even the smaller suburban metro border cities are SUPER COOL! Edmond is a great place to visit! So I say support Oklahoma City and show everyone that it’s population (about 650,000) doesn’t mean it isn’t an excellent place to live, grow, and live life a better way!
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Oklahoma City is such an amazing place to live! It’s a shame that people underestimate it so much! It’s a truly cool, modern city to be. It’s not as crazy/overpopulated like other major cities. You get a perfect mix of big city life, and suburban living. There seems to be no hesitation for a pedestrian to say, “hello! Aren’t you loving this weather?”. It’s full of beautiful skyscrapers, modern architecture, excellent dining, and tons of fun for the fam! A must-see city that’s very safe!
Oklahoma city has a great community. The people here are amazing.
The things I would change are the traffic and ongoing construction. The other side of that is, there is everything around here. Almost every store/restaurant is within 20 minutes.
When it comes to social things in OKC i think we are an upcoming city with more liberal minded people fighting for justice. Our police force is for the most part quality and respected. On the other hand, our prisons are in bad shape. Although these people committed a crime, they still deserve be treated like humans. Our social programs are beneficial to those who need it but I do believe we need to restructure some things to get people abusing the system off. When that happens, I think our focus on the people who need it can improve and they can get more needed assistance.
Overall, I love this city. I dread the thought of ever having to leave here. This has been my home for 22 years and I am so thankful for it.