Edmond 88 Exceptional
Edmond Livability #3 ranked city in Oklahoma#466 ranked city in the USARanks better than 98% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Edmond Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C+ Edmond Cost of Living Cost of living is 12% higher than Oklahoma
973% less expensive than the US average
8614% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Edmond cost of living
A- Edmond Crime Total crime is 46% lower than Oklahoma
Total crime
1,69828% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5928% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-7%Year over year crime is down
Edmond crime
B Edmond Employment Household income is 55% higher than Oklahoma
Median household income
$74,63235% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$39,64333% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
2%49% lower than the US average
Edmond employment
C- Edmond Housing Home value is 71% higher than Oklahoma
Median home value
$207,00012% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$9621% higher than the US average
Home ownership
69%8% higher than the US average
Edmond real estate or Edmond rentals
B Edmond Schools HS graduation rate is 14% higher than Oklahoma
High school grad. rates
94%13% higher than the US average
School test scores
54%13% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
18:115% higher than the US average
Edmond K-12 schools
A+ Edmond User Ratings There are a total of 32 ratings in Edmond
Overall user rating
88% 32 total ratings
User reviews rating
85% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
88% 30 total surveys
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      Living in Edmond, OK

      Edmond, Oklahoma is a medium-sized city with a population of 88,342 inhabitants. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (81% White). Given that fact, Edmond could be considered less diverse than other cities. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 81% of the population considered married and 55% with kids under the age of 18, Edmond could be considered a very suitable city for families.

      Living in Edmond can be a great experience for anyone relocating to the town. Having said that, in the state of Oklahoma, there are many desirable places to live, so choose wisely! With useful information like amenities, crime, cost of living, weather and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Edmond and in the areas around Edmond is a much easier task.

      With a livability score of 89 out of 100, Edmond is ranked #77 in the United States and #1 in Oklahoma. Clearly, Edmond is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. Another exciting tidbit, is that Edmond ranks better than 90% of all US cities! For each of the livability categories, we know that Edmond ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (A), education (A+) and employment (B).

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Edmond has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the notable things to do include: Arcadia Lake, Mitch Park, and University of Central Oklahoma Jazz Lab.

      Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Edmond gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 166 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

      Knowing that the Edmond schools rank highly for test scores plays an important factor in deciding if this area is the right place to live. The average school test scores are 86%, which is far higher than the national average.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Edmond. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Edmond are affordable. Median real estate prices in Edmond come in at $207,000, which is 70.7% higher than the Oklahoma average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Edmond, the home price to income ratio is 2.8, which is 12% higher than the Oklahoma average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Edmond will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Edmond, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 1.6%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 4.4%.

      Edmond transportation information

      Average one way commute22min21min26min
      Workers who drive to work84.7%82.6%76.4%
      Workers who carpool6.3%10.1%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.3%0.5%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%0.2%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.0%1.8%2.8%
      Working from home5.4%3.6%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Edmond, OK data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).