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Some of you might be asking yourself, at this very moment: is Oklahoma a good place?
The answer is unequivocally yes... if you know where to locate the best places to live in Oklahoma.
Lucky for you, we're here to help you identify the best counties to live in the Sooner State based on the most recently available data from the Census. And this isn't our first rodeo -- we've been helping people find the best places to live in America for years.
So, the question becomes, if you wanted to relocate to the best part of Oklahoma, where would you go? To answer that we looked at crime, cost of living, and demographic data for all 77 counties in the state.
After the analytic dust settled, we identified the 10 best counties to live in Sooner State for 2021.
Canadian County is the county to be when it comes to living the good life in Oklahoma. And you might want to avoid Okfuskee County if you can -- at least according to the data.
So if you're thinking of making the move Oklahoma, we've got you covered. Keep on reading for a detailed methodology.
The Best Counties To Live In Oklahoma For 2021
Biggest Place: Oklahoma City
Biggest Place: Newcastle
3. Grant County
Biggest Place: Pond Creek
Median Income: $57,727 (11th best)
Median Home Price: $81,000.0 (65th best)
Unemployment Rate: 370.2% (13th best)
More on Grant County: Data
4. Logan County
Biggest Place: Guthrie
5. Woods County
Biggest Place: Alva
Biggest Place: Tulsa
Biggest Place: Oklahoma City
8. Major County
Biggest Place: Fairview
Median Income: $54,332 (16th best)
Median Home Price: $101,800.0 (40th best)
Unemployment Rate: 290.5% (6th best)
More on Major County: Data
9. Noble County
Biggest Place: Perry
10. Woodward County
Biggest Place: Woodward
How do you determine which Oklahoma county is the best?
To give you the best county in Oklahoma, we have to look at a handful of metrics that signal the quality of a place. To do that, we need to make some assumptions about what's a "best county" and what isn't. And, for reference, we are trying to make the kind of argument you'd make at a bar using facts, don't take this analysis to court.
We paid particular attention to:
- Violent Crime Rates
- Property Crime Rates
- Median Home Values
- Median Income
- Unemployment Rates
- Adult Education Levels
- Health Insurance Coverage
- Poverty Rates
We then ranked each county in Oklahoma across each of the criteria from one to 77, with one being the best.
Taking the average rank across all criteria, we created a quality of life score with the county posting the lowest overall score being the "Best County To Live In Oklahoma".
The result is some of the safest, quiet, and best counties to raise a family in the Sooner State.
Read on to see why Canadian County is the best county, while Okfuskee County is probably in contention for being the worst county in Oklahoma.
There You Have It - The Best Counties In Oklahoma To Call Home For 2018
It turns out living in Oklahoma can vary from one part of the state to the next -- who woulda thought?
But now you the know the really good parts and the parts to avoid and that's why you came here to learn at the end of the day. And for that, you are welcome.
Here's a look at the worst counties in Oklahoma according to the data:
- Okfuskee County
- Mccurtain County
- Choctaw County
For more Oklahoma reading, check out:
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- Richest Cities In Oklahoma
- Best Places To Raise A Family In Oklahoma
- Best Places To Retire In Oklahoma