Best places to raise a family in Oklahoma

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April 20, 2021
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Best places to raise a family in Oklahoma

Choosing a place to raise children can be a daunting task for any family. If it takes a village to raise a child, that may just extend all the way to your next-door neighbor, fifth-grade teacher, or volunteer soccer coach. While all parents are looking for a great place to raise their kids, oftentimes this decision means balancing—and prioritizing—certain community resources and costs.

Stacker compiled a list of the best places to raise a family in Oklahoma using data from Niche. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather. Keep reading to see if where you grew up or currently live made the list.

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Best places to raise a family in Oklahoma

Choosing a place to raise children can be a daunting task for any family. If it takes a village to raise a child, that may just extend all the way to your next-door neighbor, fifth-grade teacher, or volunteer soccer coach. While all parents are looking for a great place to raise their kids, oftentimes this decision means balancing—and prioritizing—certain community resources and costs.

Stacker compiled a list of the best places to raise a family in Oklahoma using data from Niche. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather. Keep reading to see if where you grew up or currently live made the list.

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#25. Coweta

- Population: 9,739
- Median home value: $137,600 (71% own)
- Median rent: $858 (29% rent)
- Median household income: $55,331
- Top public schools: Highland Park Elementary School (A-), Southside Elementary School (B+), Heritage Intermediate Center (B)

- Pictured: 30425 E 133rd St S, Coweta ($410,000, 4 bedrooms)

#24. Tahlequah

- Population: 16,667
- Median home value: $124,600 (44% own)
- Median rent: $681 (56% rent)
- Median household income: $37,177
- Top public schools: Tahlequah Middle School (A-), Heritage Elementary School (B+), Cherokee Elementary School (B)
- Top private schools: Shiloh Christian School (unavailable)

- Pictured: 17050 S Muskogee Ave, Tahlequah ($699,000, 3 bedrooms)

#23. Oklahoma City

- Population: 643,692
- Median home value: $158,500 (59% own)
- Median rent: $871 (41% rent)
- Median household income: $55,557
- Top public schools: Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (A+), Oakdale Public School (A), Memorial High School (A)
- Top private schools: Heritage Hall (A+), Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School (A+), Crossings Christian School (A)

- Pictured: 6424 SW 104th St, Oklahoma City ($3.5 million, 3 bedrooms)

#22. Tuttle

- Population: 7,294
- Median home value: $197,600 (91% own)
- Median rent: $759 (9% rent)
- Median household income: $87,170
- Top public schools: Tuttle Middle School (A-), Tuttle Intermediate School (A-), Newcastle Middle School (A-)

- Pictured: 1406 Whispering Ridge Dr, Tuttle ($800,000, 3 bedrooms)

#21. Weatherford

- Population: 11,949
- Median home value: $169,600 (50% own)
- Median rent: $696 (50% rent)
- Median household income: $47,770
- Top public schools: Weatherford East Elementary School (A), Weatherford Middle School (A), Weatherford West Elementary School (A-)

- Pictured: 1214 Hickory St, Weatherford ($539,000, 5 bedrooms)

#20. Blanchard

- Population: 8,386
- Median home value: $191,700 (86% own)
- Median rent: $743 (14% rent)
- Median household income: $78,828
- Top public schools: Middleberg Public School (A), Amber-Pocasset Junior High School (A-), Amber-Pocasset Elementary School (A-)

- Pictured: 1025 N Morgan Ave, Blanchard ($655,000, 3 bedrooms)

#19. Tonkawa

- Population: 3,052
- Median home value: $70,900 (67% own)
- Median rent: $626 (33% rent)
- Median household income: $46,134
- Top public schools: Tonkawa Elementary School (A-), Tonkawa High School (B), Tonkawa Middle School (B-)

- Pictured: 640 Meadow Lane Dr, Tonkawa ($118,450, 3 bedrooms)

#18. Tulsa

- Population: 402,324
- Median home value: $139,900 (51% own)
- Median rent: $829 (49% rent)
- Median household income: $47,650
- Top public schools: Jenks High School (A), Booker T. Washington High School (A), Deborah Brown Community School (A)
- Top private schools: Holland Hall (A+), Cascia Hall Preparatory School (A+), Peace Academy (A+)

- Pictured: 1396 E 27th Pl, Tulsa ($4.8 million, 6 bedrooms)

#17. Ada

- Population: 17,260
- Median home value: $106,900 (46% own)
- Median rent: $701 (54% rent)
- Median household income: $40,175
- Top public schools: Latta Middle School (A), Homer Elementary School (A), Francis Elementary School (A)

- Pictured: 500 S Highland St, Ada ($699,000, 5 bedrooms)

#16. Verdigris

- Population: 4,460
- Median home value: $159,600 (88% own)
- Median rent: $1,007 (12% rent)
- Median household income: $69,650
- Top public schools: Verdigris Elementary School (A-), Verdigris Upper Elementary School (B+), Catalayah Elementary School (B+)

- Pictured: 18920 S Kiowa Rd, Claremore ($399,000, 3 bedrooms)

#15. Moore

- Population: 60,943
- Median home value: $139,300 (68% own)
- Median rent: $1,021 (32% rent)
- Median household income: $65,915
- Top public schools: Brink Junior High School (A), Eastlake Elementary School (A), Oakridge Elementary School (A)
- Top private schools: St. Johns Lutheran School (unavailable), Childcare Network Moore (unavailable), La Petite Academy of Moore (unavailable)

- Pictured: 13001 Country Ln, Moore ($834,000, 4 bedrooms)

#14. Stillwater

- Population: 49,952
- Median home value: $184,900 (37% own)
- Median rent: $832 (63% rent)
- Median household income: $34,309
- Top public schools: Stillwater High School (A), Stillwater Middle School (A), Westwood Elementary School (A)
- Top private schools: Sunnybrook Christian School (unavailable)

- Pictured: 2521 S Trophy Ln, Stillwater ($1.2 million, 5 bedrooms)

#13. Yukon

- Population: 26,943
- Median home value: $143,100 (72% own)
- Median rent: $948 (28% rent)
- Median household income: $66,419
- Top public schools: Banner Public School (A), Parkland Elementary School (A), Lakeview Elementary School (A-)
- Top private schools: St. John Nepomuk Catholic School (unavailable)

- Pictured: 13920 Timber Ridge Estates Blvd, Yukon ($652,000, 4 bedrooms)

#12. Newcastle

- Population: 9,967
- Median home value: $197,900 (83% own)
- Median rent: $769 (17% rent)
- Median household income: $81,306
- Top public schools: Norman High School (A), Prairie Vale Elementary School (A), Wayland Bonds Elementary School (A)

- Pictured: 3200 NW 36th St, Newcastle ($789,900, 4 bedrooms)

#11. McCord

- Population: 1,588
- Median home value: $131,800 (87% own)
- Median rent: $600 (13% rent)
- Median household income: $60,625
- Top public schools: McCord Elementary School (A)

- Pictured: 139 Lee Ave, Ponca City ($99,500, 2 bedrooms)

#10. Bartlesville

- Population: 36,412
- Median home value: $123,200 (67% own)
- Median rent: $744 (33% rent)
- Median household income: $54,778
- Top public schools: Wayside Elementary School (A), Central Middle School (A), Madison Middle School (A-)
- Top private schools: Wesleyan Christian School (B)

- Pictured: 403690 E 60th Hwy, Bartlesville ($595,000, 4 bedrooms)

#9. Alva

- Population: 5,109
- Median home value: $94,900 (59% own)
- Median rent: $692 (41% rent)
- Median household income: $44,646
- Top public schools: Longfellow Elementary School (A), Lincoln Elementary School (B+), Alva Middle School (B)

- Pictured: 411 Lake Dr, Alva ($325,000, 3 bedrooms)

#8. Goldsby

- Population: 2,100
- Median home value: $240,100 (90% own)
- Median rent: $777 (10% rent)
- Median household income: $72,120
- Top public schools: Norman High School (A), Newcastle Middle School (A-), Blanchard Middle School (A-)

- Pictured: 208 SW 24th Ave, Goldsby ($599,000, 5 bedrooms)

#7. Broken Arrow

- Population: 108,496
- Median home value: $166,900 (74% own)
- Median rent: $1,037 (26% rent)
- Median household income: $73,119
- Top public schools: Cedar Ridge Elementary School (A), Marshall T. Moore Elementary School (A), Union High School (A)
- Top private schools: Summit Christian Academy (B+), Immanuel Christian Academy (B), All Saints Catholic School (unavailable)

- Pictured: 5808 W Twin Oaks St, Broken Arrow ($1.4 million, 5 bedrooms)

#6. Norman

- Population: 122,837
- Median home value: $183,200 (53% own)
- Median rent: $876 (47% rent)
- Median household income: $58,119
- Top public schools: Robin Hill Public School (A), Cleveland Elementary School (A), Norman High School (A)
- Top private schools: Community Christian School (B), All Saints Catholic School (unavailable), Gingerbread Nursery School (unavailable)

- Pictured: 18855 310th St, Norman ($1.7 million, 4 bedrooms)

#5. Fort Gibson

- Population: 4,021
- Median home value: $131,700 (65% own)
- Median rent: $637 (35% rent)
- Median household income: $54,044
- Top public schools: Fort Gibson Intermediate Elementary School (A), Fort Gibson Middle School (B+), Fort Gibson High School (B)

- Pictured: 318 S Gladd Rd, Fort Gibson ($329,000, 4 bedrooms)

#4. Owasso

- Population: 36,173
- Median home value: $172,700 (68% own)
- Median rent: $996 (32% rent)
- Median household income: $72,443
- Top public schools: Pamela Hodson Elementary School (A), Owasso Sixth Center (A), Barnes Elementary School (A)
- Top private schools: Rejoice Christian School (A-), 76th Street KinderCare - Owasso (unavailable), The Goddard School - Owasso (unavailable)

- Pictured: 18127 Anthem Ridge Rd, Owasso ($1.4 million, 5 bedrooms)

#3. Bixby

- Population: 26,541
- Median home value: $223,900 (77% own)
- Median rent: $1,012 (23% rent)
- Median household income: $83,119
- Top public schools: Jenks High School (A), Jenks East Intermediate Elementary School (A), Bixby North Elementary School (A)
- Top private schools: Primrose School of South Tulsa (unavailable)

- Pictured: 6906 E 115th St S, Bixby ($1.1 million, 4 bedrooms)

#2. Jenks

- Population: 22,488
- Median home value: $214,300 (78% own)
- Median rent: $1,203 (22% rent)
- Median household income: $94,132
- Top public schools: Jenks High School (A), Jenks West Intermediate Elementary School (A), Jenks East Intermediate Elementary School (A)
- Top private schools: The Goddard School - Jenks (unavailable)

- Pictured: 10709 S Gum St, Jenks ($1.6 million, 5 bedrooms)

#1. Edmond

- Population: 92,009
- Median home value: $240,600 (68% own)
- Median rent: $1,047 (32% rent)
- Median household income: $81,473
- Top public schools: Memorial High School (A), Sequoyah Middle School (A), Central Middle School (A)
- Top private schools: Oklahoma Christian School (A-), Oklahoma Christian Academy (A-), St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School (unavailable)

- Pictured: 11200 Sorentino Dr, Edmond ($3.4 million, 7 bedrooms)

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