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 pat of Oklahoma, where would you go? To answer that we looked at crime, cost of living, and demographic data for all 72 counties in the state.
After the analytic dust settled, we identified the 10 best counties to live in Sooner State for 2018:
- Woods County (Photos)
- Beaver County
- Major County
- Dewey County
- Noble County (Photos)
- McClain County (Photos)
- Canadian County (Photos)
- Alfalfa County
- Kingfisher County (Photos)
- Woodward County (Photos)
Woods County is the county to be when it comes to living the good life in Oklahoma. And you might want to avoid Mccurtain 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.
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 72, 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 Woods County is the best county, while Mccurtain County is probably in contention for being the worst county in Oklahoma.
1. Woods County
3. Major County
4. Dewey County
5. Noble County
10. Woodward County
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:
- Mccurtain County
- Adair County
- Okfuskee County
For more Oklahoma reading, check out:
- 10 Most Dangerous Cities In Oklahoma
- 10 Safest Places In Oklahoma
- 10 Worst Places To Live In Oklahoma
- 10 Best Cities For Singles In Oklahoma