These Are The 10 Best Small Towns In Oklahoma


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. Here are the 10 Best Small Towns in Oklahoma (in which to live):

  1. Woodlawn Park
  2. Okarche
  3. Cimarron City
  4. Arapaho
  5. East Duke
  6. Cheyenne
  7. Grand Lake Towne
  8. Mountain View
  9. Arnett
  10. Kremlin

If you live in one of these small towns like Woodlawn Park, 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. Or feel free to check out the worst small towns in Oklahoma.

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How We Determined The Best Small Towns In Oklahoma

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using FBI crime data, the Census’s 2010-2014 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)
  • High School Dropouts (Lower is better)
  • Crime Rates (Lower is better)

We looked at places with populations lower than 1,000 people, of which, there were a lot – 296 to be exact.

We then ranked each place in each category with scores from 1 to 296, averaged them out, and the lowest scores went to our Best Small Towns in Oklahoma. Top of that list — Woodlawn Park.

Keep reading to find out more about our top 10 best small towns in Oklahoma.

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1. Woodlawn Park


Population 2014: 153
Median Income: $54,000
Median Home Price: $201,600
Crime Per 100k: 914

2. Okarche


Population 2014: 1,153
Median Income: $60,729
Median Home Price: $137,000
Crime Per 100k: 601

3. Cimarron City

Source: Google Maps

Population: 217
Median Income: $64,286
Median Home Price: $144,600
Crime Per 100k: 914

4. Arapaho


Population 2014: 734
Median Income: $46,944
Median Home Price: $71,000
Crime Per 100k: 2,802

5. East Duke


Population 2014: 380
Median Income: $45,833
Median Home Price: $81,500
Crime Per 100k: 2,525

6. Cheyenne


Population 2014: 1,022
Median Income: $51,250
Median Home Price: $81,400
Crime Per 100k: 897

7. Grand Lake Towne


Population 2014: 121
Median Income: $83,125
Median Home Price: $203,000
Crime Per 100k: 914

8. Mountain View


Population 2014: 904
Median Income: $45,882
Median Home Price: $58,200
Crime Per 100k: 510

9. Arnett


Population 2014: 558
Median Income: $58,182
Median Home Price: $66,200
Crime Per 100k: 2,708

10. Kremlin


Population 2014: 378
Median Income: $63,750
Median Home Price: $66,800
Crime Per 100k: 2,686

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 10 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. Wainwright
  2. Moffett
  3. Haworth

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Detailed List Of The Best Small Towns In Oklahoma

City Rank Population Median Income Median Home Price Crime Per 100k
Woodlawn Park 1 153 $54,000 $201,600 914
Okarche 2 1,153 $60,729 $137,000 601
Cimarron City 3 217 $64,286 $144,600 914
Arapaho 4 734 $46,944 $71,000 2,802
East Duke 5 380 $45,833 $81,500 2,525
Cheyenne 6 1,022 $51,250 $81,400 897
Grand Lake Towne 7 121 $83,125 $203,000 914
Mountain View 8 904 $45,882 $58,200 510
Arnett 9 558 $58,182 $66,200 2,708
Kremlin 10 378 $63,750 $66,800 2,686
Copan 11 1,037 $41,750 $76,900 1,030
Elmer 12 112 $51,667 $95,000 2,512
Silo 13 275 $48,750 $101,800 2,468
Corn 14 497 $46,250 $63,800 2,986
Foster 15 110 $51,667 $100,000 2,341
Cedar Valley 16 282 $78,750 $235,000 914
Taloga 17 330 $49,038 $61,400 2,446
Empire City 18 690 $51,852 $91,500 2,260
Cashion 19 854 $56,406 $106,300 842
Canute 20 398 $52,778 $62,300 2,620
Fitzhugh 21 303 $75,313 $98,000 2,287
Chattanooga 22 373 $46,429 $77,200 2,593
Bridge Creek 23 423 $70,739 $132,400 1,662
Garber 24 885 $44,327 $61,600 3,003
Velma 25 857 $56,250 $64,500 2,852
Breckenridge 26 287 $55,417 $75,000 2,673
Vici 27 819 $34,464 $76,300 3,017
Lahoma 28 627 $43,500 $57,900 470
Burlington 29 219 $35,769 $62,500 2,825
Ninnekah 30 976 $58,472 $95,800 292
North Enid 31 945 $60,476 $112,200 442
Geronimo 32 1,207 $41,688 $86,500 981
Sportsmen Acres 33 323 $46,875 $84,000 2,427
Morrison 34 812 $42,578 $66,400 2,840
Leedey 35 506 $48,472 $44,400 3,112
Ochelata 36 297 $42,667 $67,500 2,829
Stuart 37 263 $56,563 $57,600 3,105
Westport 38 472 $56,250 $89,700 2,174
Fort Supply 39 334 $42,750 $60,000 3,086
Pond Creek 40 887 $40,365 $60,200 2,914
Hillsdale 41 103 $55,694 $50,000 2,859
Talala 42 328 $40,833 $84,200 2,855
Freedom 43 239 $33,750 $65,700 3,042
Bernice 44 512 $44,583 $76,600 2,640
Seiling 45 804 $41,458 $56,700 2,209
Savanna 46 634 $42,200 $88,100 2,527
Spaulding 47 200 $72,650 $108,000 2,539
Hammon 48 581 $51,429 $65,800 3,192
Covington 49 547 $45,000 $52,200 3,063
Rocky 50 197 $43,438 $52,500 2,841
Vera 51 225 $72,031 $91,300 2,412
Gage 52 459 $40,000 $57,900 3,031
Norge 53 325 $62,702 $77,400 2,830
Cleo Springs 54 371 $50,417 $50,900 2,931
Wayne 55 636 $39,125 $71,300 2,873
Welch 56 503 $32,841 $63,900 2,997
Ratliff City 57 93 $45,568 $65,000 3,114
Sweetwater 58 126 $53,125 $60,800 3,081
Colony 59 139 $37,500 $57,900 1,679
Meno 60 288 $51,875 $88,500 2,741
South Coffeyville 61 778 $30,375 $72,500 1,806
Calumet 62 427 $58,977 $82,300 2,393
Blair 63 662 $31,328 $68,300 3,051
Sterling 64 596 $29,375 $81,000 2,863
Depew 65 461 $31,912 $57,300 847
Camargo 66 243 $42,045 $72,000 3,055
Carter 67 267 $58,333 $54,300 2,976
Sentinel 68 827 $39,659 $60,000 2,998
Canton 69 708 $29,638 $63,400 490
Davenport 70 1,097 $45,114 $61,900 1,599
Wynona 71 436 $50,179 $46,100 3,014
Tyrone 72 724 $46,406 $67,500 3,101
Crowder 73 460 $45,682 $71,000 2,907
Bessie 74 183 $65,104 $51,000 2,696
Adair 75 644 $37,188 $83,800 2,834
Bokchito 76 534 $34,083 $61,600 2,847
Alderson 77 306 $39,500 $65,000 2,951
Braman 78 168 $41,250 $43,600 3,251
Lawrence Creek 79 229 $69,643 $117,300 2,560
Liberty 80 279 $37,188 $76,300 2,930
Liberty 81 279 $37,188 $76,300 2,930
Dewar 82 1,010 $38,150 $46,500 229
Carney 83 865 $38,650 $75,300 2,144
Dover 84 398 $58,438 $51,100 3,090
Wann 85 168 $54,167 $49,300 3,257
Lamar 86 355 $43,750 $82,100 1,567
Paden 87 614 $31,563 $68,200 3,101
Paoli 88 602 $35,139 $65,900 3,131
Cole 89 667 $42,500 $92,200 2,626
Canadian 90 231 $45,625 $90,400 2,904
Bradley 91 159 $33,393 $82,900 3,036
Ramona 92 509 $35,208 $77,300 2,842
Winchester 93 588 $44,167 $87,900 2,815
Peoria 94 117 $34,375 $65,000 3,124
Goltry 95 215 $43,393 $48,600 2,937
Ringling 96 1,027 $25,438 $53,700 2,244
Lamont 97 362 $43,750 $42,700 2,392
Tipton 98 783 $34,554 $48,900 3,175
Medicine Park 99 277 $43,438 $90,700 2,133
Nash 100 187 $36,563 $52,500 2,942

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