These Are The 10 Worst Places To Live In Oklahoma

We used science to determine which places in The Sooner State are the real pits.

Is Oklahoma a perfect place? Far from it. In fact, there are lots of places in The Sooner State that are lousy.
In order to run an analysis on where the worst places in Oklahoma are located, we had to measure everything from crime, meth use, the local economy and even the public school funding.
The result? The 10 Worst Places To Live In Oklahoma. Enjoy the video below.

About Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson earned his masters in Business Administration from the Drucker School At Claremont Graduate University. He has written for 39 publications across the country and ran the media relations department at Movoto, a real estate portal based in San Francisco. He has been featured in over 500 publications as an expert in real estate and as an authority on real estate trends. .

Nick's the creator of the HomeSnacks YouTube channel that now has over 260,000 subscribers and is an excellent source to learn about different parts of the country.

14 thoughts on “These Are The 10 Worst Places To Live In Oklahoma

    1. Hey M. Higley, I think you may be Mike if I’m correct. If so, you live east of town by Manard Bayou on the hill. I grew up there in the split level house. My Dad owned the whole 20 acres and the property across the Hwy as well on the Bayou. My cousins have the property on the other side of the creek. I see the barns were all torn down. I had to feed the cows in the split level barn on the hillside. You have a nice house there. I would like to stop in sometime and say hello. I think your mom used to work at the pwr plant if I’m not mistaken. I was out there for 35 yrs until 2012. Took early retirement and been traveling since. Take care, Kendall Cook

  1. If you are going to make a video at least learn how to say the cities! And I’ve loved in Oklahoma my whole life, it is a great place to live! These towns that you have mentioned are not as bad as you make them sound. So if you are going to critique Oklahoma at least know what you are talking about✊✌

    1. the “bronks”? LMAO yeah, i’m being a spelling fascist, but c’mon. i have never ever seen anyone spell it that way. fyi-it’s BRONX.

  2. Oklahoma is a wonderful state. All of this info was based on taking raw data and filtering it based on the negative factors. Despite these cities having negative statistics in key areas, it does not override what may be very positive aspects to a town/city. Just because there are people who are maybe less than upright or ambitious, doesn’t mean that the majority are the same way. Most people in these towns are great folk, and that stands for a lot.

  3. I have to say I know a lot of you are mad about him mispronouncing the city names. But having lived in 2 out of the 10 listed (Muskogee and Miami), he could not be more correct… They are both riddled with drugs, crime, and poverty.

  4. I was born a raised in south eastern Oklahoma in a small town called Panama and it’s not that bad and neither is heavener and there is work there it’s called the chicken plant so don’t go dissing Oklahoma until you know the facts about Oklahoma

  5. Hey if you are going to make a worst places in the Home of the Red Man make the good too! I’d suggest that you start in Ft. Gibson Oklahoma and the history that is there there. Check out the beautiful town that is in many ways just like going back in time! Where Sam Houston lived during the time of the settlement of the Native Americans who were forced to live here after being driven from their homes and that the Trail of Tears ended right here! Then take a break and travel a short distance through the country to the banks of the Virdigris river at sunset! Get a local guide. There on that little river bank where Sam Houston married and then had to leave and travel to Texas leaving his bride behind to cry on her honeymoon.Then go visit Tahlequah where the Cherokee made a way and now have one of the most beautiful and scenic places in the state. Not to mention how rich they are in art and culture! Native American Caucasion, African American, Where ever you come from you will find it home in Tahlequah if you want! Then just look at Wagoner, Porter, Tulsa OKC come and see it! Visit people. Then write a good places article for Oklahoma because you dug pretty deep to find what you found so hey, I just gave you your first places to start! Just be friendly and nieborly and have a smile on your face! That’s how we greet people here with a smile or nod or a how do! I want to read this article and I really hope you do it! It would turn out great!

  6. I’m hoping that this outsider has also made video on all other states in the Union. I’m also hoping that he includes good research on regional pronunciations, if he intends to be taken seriously. Oklahoma is my state of residence, but I have lived, and traveled to every other state, and seen its poverty and crime statistics. One must be careful in painting a picture, not to use such a broad brush.

  7. Who is the idiot that is dissing Oklahoma ? Do we have problems ??? Of course we do, just like anywhere else you could go visit ! We are not immune from that fact ! But, I will defend the true Okies. They are hard working, fun loving, salt of the earth good folks. I was born in Muskogee and grew up in Ft. Gibson, moved to Muskogee and the back to the Fort. It is home to me. And I wouldn’t trade my life there for anywhere else. The “Dude” who wrote about Oklahoma, doesn’t know anything about it or us !!!!

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