These Are The 20 Best Small Towns In Oklahoma For 2019


We used science and data to determine which small towns in Oklahoma are the best of the best.

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You’ve seen these lists before: Best places to live in Oklahoma, Most Beautiful Downtowns, etc., etc. But all of them focus on major cities and towns in the Sooner State and no one pays attention to the little guy.

Well, that’s all about to change as we put together a list of the best small towns in Oklahoma based on numbers–not opinions or hearsay.

We’ll dive right into our methodology in the next section; but first, we thought you might just want to know which places in Oklahoma ranked the based–you know, based on science.

Before we get to the top 20, here’s a look at the 10 Best Small Towns To Live in Oklahoma for 2019:

  1. Nichols Hills (Photos | Homes)
  2. Okarche (Homes)
  3. North Enid (Homes)
  4. Hydro (Homes)
  5. Hooker (Photos | Homes)
  6. Kiefer (Photos | Homes)
  7. Thomas (Homes)
  8. Verdigris (Photos | Homes)
  9. Beaver (Photos | Homes)
  10. Elgin (Homes)

If you live in one of these small towns like Nichols Hills, chances are, you’re not surprised. After all, you know how great you have it.

But for the rest of you–keep reading and we’ll get to just why these small towns made our list.

For more reading on the Sooner State check out:

How We Determined The Coolest Towns In Oklahoma

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using the most recent data from the Census’s 2012-2016 American Community Survey and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this is the criteria we used:

  • Population Density (Higher is better)
  • Lowest Unemployment Rates
  • Housing costs (Higher is better. More demand.)
  • Adjusted Median Income (Higher is better)
  • Highly Educated Adults (Higher is better)
  • Insurance Rates (Higher is better)
  • Commute Times (Lower is better)

We looked at places with populations lower than 5,000 people and greater than 1,000, of which, there were a lot – 165 to be exact.

We then ranked each place in each category with scores from 1 to 165, averaged them out, and the lowest scores went to our Best Small Towns in Oklahoma. Top of that list — Nichols Hills.

Keep reading to find out more about our top 20 best small towns in Oklahoma.

Nichols Hills, OK

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 3,866
Median Income: $144,833 (1st Best)
Median Home Value: $686,300 (1st Best)
More on Nichols Hills: PhotosData | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 1,346
Median Income: $70,938 (5th Best)
Median Home Value: $155,900 (8th Best)
More on Okarche: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 1,110
Median Income: $72,321 (3rd Best)
Median Home Value: $149,000 (11th Best)
More on North Enid: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 1,012
Median Income: $40,417 (80th Best)
Median Home Value: $85,200 (58th Best)
More on Hydro: Data | Homes For Sale

Hooker, OK

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 1,660
Median Income: $50,230 (39th Best)
Median Home Value: $82,100 (73rd Best)
More on Hooker: PhotosData | Homes For Sale

Kiefer, OK

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 2,434
Median Income: $61,635 (13th Best)
Median Home Value: $143,000 (14th Best)
More on Kiefer: PhotosData | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 1,309
Median Income: $51,250 (35th Best)
Median Home Value: $78,200 (83rd Best)
More on Thomas: Data | Homes For Sale

Verdigris, OK

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 4,291
Median Income: $57,292 (21st Best)
Median Home Value: $151,900 (9th Best)
More on Verdigris: PhotosData | Homes For Sale

Beaver, OK

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 1,624
Median Income: $48,750 (43rd Best)
Median Home Value: $84,100 (64th Best)
More on Beaver: PhotosData | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 2,950
Median Income: $69,710 (6th Best)
Median Home Value: $167,700 (6th Best)
More on Elgin: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 2,100
Median Income: $78,750 (2nd Best)
Median Home Value: $218,600 (2nd Best)
More on Goldsby: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 1,390
Median Income: $66,250 (9th Best)
Median Home Value: $188,900 (4th Best)
More on Justice: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 1,000
Median Income: $62,050 (11th Best)
Median Home Value: $149,600 (10th Best)
More on Central High: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 1,168
Median Income: $40,573 (79th Best)
Median Home Value: $65,900 (126th Best)
More on Buffalo: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 2,270
Median Income: $52,202 (32nd Best)
Median Home Value: $77,400 (86th Best)
More on Burns Flat: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 1,190
Median Income: $61,458 (15th Best)
Median Home Value: $116,300 (24th Best)
More on Byng: Data | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 2,132
Median Income: $52,865 (30th Best)
Median Home Value: $107,700 (29th Best)
More on Chouteau: Data | Homes For Sale

Source: Public Domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 1,576
Median Income: $71,250 (4th Best)
Median Home Value: $176,900 (5th Best)
More on Union City: Data | Homes For Sale

Kingfisher, OK

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 4,821
Median Income: $53,407 (28th Best)
Median Home Value: $127,000 (19th Best)
More on Kingfisher: PhotosData | Homes For Sale

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 1,293
Median Income: $52,150 (33rd Best)
Median Home Value: $125,400 (20th Best)
More on Oologah: Data | Homes For Sale

Science Can Tackle Any Issue, Even Small Ones

We said it once and we’ll say it again — this list: it’s just science. We did the research, we crunched the numbers, and it turns out, these 20 small towns in Oklahoma are the best, in which to live.

And who can argue with that?

If you’re curious, here are the worst small towns in Oklahoma:

  1. Colcord
  2. Panama
  3. Turley

For more Oklahoma reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Small Towns In Oklahoma

Rank City Population Median Income Median Home Value
1 Nichols Hills 3,866 $144,833.0 $686,300.0
2 Okarche 1,346 $70,938.0 $155,900.0
3 North Enid 1,110 $72,321.0 $149,000.0
4 Hydro 1,012 $40,417.0 $85,200.0
5 Hooker 1,660 $50,230.0 $82,100.0
6 Kiefer 2,434 $61,635.0 $143,000.0
7 Thomas 1,309 $51,250.0 $78,200.0
8 Verdigris 4,291 $57,292.0 $151,900.0
9 Beaver 1,624 $48,750.0 $84,100.0
10 Elgin 2,950 $69,710.0 $167,700.0
11 Goldsby 2,100 $78,750.0 $218,600.0
12 Justice 1,390 $66,250.0 $188,900.0
13 Central High 1,000 $62,050.0 $149,600.0
14 Buffalo 1,168 $40,573.0 $65,900.0
15 Burns Flat 2,270 $52,202.0 $77,400.0
16 Byng 1,190 $61,458.0 $116,300.0
17 Chouteau 2,132 $52,865.0 $107,700.0
18 Union City 1,576 $71,250.0 $176,900.0
19 Kingfisher 4,821 $53,407.0 $127,000.0
20 Oologah 1,293 $52,150.0 $125,400.0
21 Medford 1,153 $60,536.0 $68,400.0
22 Forest Park 1,128 $69,583.0 $203,300.0
23 Mooreland 1,771 $63,009.0 $94,000.0
24 Ninnekah 1,147 $56,250.0 $101,900.0
25 Goodwell 1,370 $39,340.0 $100,000.0
26 Mccord 1,606 $61,477.0 $107,800.0
27 New Cordell 2,895 $55,317.0 $81,700.0
28 Helena 1,485 $61,719.0 $75,000.0
29 Okeene 1,217 $42,055.0 $71,900.0
30 Cache 2,902 $60,762.0 $131,400.0
31 Boise City 1,137 $44,063.0 $51,900.0
32 Lindsay 2,820 $39,787.0 $77,800.0
33 Hinton 3,251 $57,321.0 $109,900.0
34 Bethel Acres 3,099 $69,241.0 $161,800.0
35 Fort Gibson 4,097 $52,829.0 $132,400.0
36 Perkins 2,854 $43,288.0 $97,200.0
37 Cleveland 3,180 $45,444.0 $84,700.0
38 Mannford 3,132 $49,318.0 $121,000.0
39 Hennessey 2,420 $59,226.0 $103,300.0
40 Fletcher 1,173 $48,412.0 $98,700.0
41 Jones 2,971 $55,559.0 $136,300.0
42 Watonga 2,932 $51,891.0 $85,000.0
43 Laverne 1,646 $50,714.0 $73,900.0
44 Nicoma Park 2,389 $52,875.0 $108,900.0
45 Madill 3,864 $44,239.0 $83,900.0
46 Meridian 1,667 $49,125.0 $79,400.0
47 Cherokee 1,577 $51,190.0 $64,600.0
48 Cyril 1,113 $46,250.0 $82,400.0
49 Prague 2,144 $41,350.0 $89,100.0
50 Fairland 1,117 $37,188.0 $86,200.0
51 Krebs 2,054 $41,364.0 $98,500.0
52 Geronimo 1,037 $43,125.0 $76,500.0
53 Waynoka 1,149 $35,682.0 $55,600.0
54 Marietta 2,699 $43,065.0 $77,800.0
55 Dickson 1,307 $60,000.0 $132,900.0
56 Davis 2,774 $48,295.0 $84,100.0
57 Waukomis 1,526 $54,352.0 $75,900.0
58 Fairview 2,634 $48,264.0 $73,200.0
59 Tonkawa 3,109 $43,594.0 $67,300.0
60 Wilson 1,470 $48,164.0 $63,800.0
61 Inola 1,910 $46,898.0 $102,700.0
62 Luther 1,176 $50,625.0 $147,100.0
63 Cleora 1,402 $46,250.0 $148,600.0
64 Minco 1,657 $47,500.0 $100,700.0
65 Gore 1,019 $40,972.0 $94,000.0
66 Dewey 3,485 $39,818.0 $73,100.0
67 Newkirk 2,358 $37,500.0 $72,000.0
68 Slaughterville 4,291 $45,820.0 $114,200.0
69 Stroud 2,719 $45,882.0 $83,200.0
70 Caddo 1,167 $37,619.0 $72,700.0
71 Hollis 2,023 $33,167.0 $43,400.0
72 Meeker 1,149 $35,833.0 $84,400.0
73 Snyder 1,438 $34,479.0 $63,500.0
74 Wynnewood 2,141 $35,542.0 $70,000.0
75 Mangum 2,886 $33,735.0 $64,700.0
76 Crescent 1,306 $36,938.0 $83,700.0
77 Drumright 2,880 $34,977.0 $72,200.0
78 Calera 2,741 $44,881.0 $91,900.0
79 Marlow 4,553 $37,281.0 $103,500.0
80 Shattuck 1,257 $44,432.0 $72,000.0
81 Pawnee 2,076 $33,092.0 $83,800.0
82 Kellyville 1,366 $38,571.0 $79,400.0
83 Morris 1,521 $42,625.0 $93,300.0
84 Pink 2,164 $56,447.0 $94,700.0
85 Walters 2,779 $48,456.0 $76,800.0
86 Salina 1,282 $38,850.0 $79,000.0
87 Oakhurst 2,543 $42,531.0 $85,400.0
88 Mcloud 4,616 $48,115.0 $119,300.0
89 Oakland 1,035 $45,380.0 $65,000.0
90 Lexington 2,381 $50,000.0 $75,300.0
91 Bristow 4,197 $29,982.0 $79,200.0
92 Hartshorne 2,206 $43,529.0 $76,900.0
93 Sayre 4,625 $29,500.0 $69,700.0
94 Roland 3,529 $34,342.0 $91,600.0
95 Longtown 2,798 $39,303.0 $83,700.0
96 Barnsdall 1,081 $34,375.0 $56,600.0
97 Kingston 1,705 $39,444.0 $75,600.0
98 Wilburton 2,699 $32,875.0 $73,500.0
99 Park Hill 3,985 $39,531.0 $99,800.0
100 Stigler 2,713 $28,848.0 $85,000.0

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