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    A-
  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
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    B+
Oklahoma City is a city in Oklahoma with a population of 629,191. Oklahoma City is in Oklahoma County and is one of the best places to live in Oklahoma. Living in Oklahoma City offers residents a 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 highly rated.
About Oklahoma City...
Population
629,191

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$148,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$819
National
$949
Area Feel
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
    529
    282.7
  • Murder
    12.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    73.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    172.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    941.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,378.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    431.9
    284
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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
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    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
$51,581
National
$55,322
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I’ve been living in Oklahoma for 5 years and I love it. People are very friendly, there’s great places to eat and hang out. The city is growing, which means more job openings. I graduated from college and instead of going somewhere else, and I stayed here because I love this city! Now I’m back to school, I’m doing a masters in accounting. I know that when I graduate, there will be much more opportunities. I know there’s no perfect place to live but Oklahoma City is a great place to start.
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Oklahoma City is easy to navigate, has great active things to do, ie: lakes, extensive sidewalks, parks, and safety. We have had a penny sales tax voted on by all the voting public to upgrade nearly every aspect of the City. Libraries, Fairground, Arenas, sidewalks, Senior activity centers, Roads, and the coolest downtown area. We have The Oklahoma River which provides many sports activities. The Pre-Olympic Rowing event takes place here. Many music venues are in the downtown area as well as our NBA, Thunder, team. Another "play" area is located between Oklahoma City and Edmond (popular town that joins OKC on the North). Top Golf, D-Bat, Main-Event, Cabela's Sports Center, and a lot of food options. Come take a look!
The people in Oklahoma City and surrounding areas are extremely friendly. The weather, while unpredictable, lacks humidity and tends to be sunny more often than not. Oklahoma City offers a wide selections of festivals and activities, sure to ft every family. I absolutely love living here!