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      Living in Edmond, OK

      Edmond is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Oklahoma. The city has a population of 88,342 residents. If we look at the most recent Census, Edmond is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Edmond might be a good fit as 81% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 55% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

      Are you trying to ascertain if living in Edmond is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a positive experience before relocating to any new city in Oklahoma, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. Several key factors deserve attention. For one, safety is paramount, ensuring that your new area is low in crime is key. Proximity to workplaces or schools minimizes commute times and fosters convenience. Access to essential amenities like parks, grocery stores, food, fitness, shops and healthcare facilities enhances daily life. Efficient public transportation options provide mobility and connectivity. The sense of community creates a welcoming and supportive environment. Lastly, the overall atmosphere, encompassing the vibe, aesthetics, and lifestyle offerings, contributes to a fulfilling living experience. Considering these elements helps identify the ideal neighborhood for your needs and preferences. The best areas in Edmond and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from crime, cost of living, commute, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Oklahoma and national averages.

      Edmond, OK receives 79/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #5 in Oklahoma and #1,672 in the USA. This is a great score, as Edmond ranks well in multiple categories! Edmond has also earned the rare honor of ranking in the top 10 percentile among all cities. There are seven total categories that create the livability score. Edmond scores well for crime (A), cost of living (B+), education (A-), employment (A+) and housing (A+).

      Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area as the result is often a greater level of safety and security as well as an improved quality of life. Edmond gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 139 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

      Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Edmond can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category. A healthy real estate market can lead to wealth appreciation for property owners, as rising property values can contribute to homeowners' equity, financial stability and the ability to build long-term wealth.

      Assuming that Edmond meets all of your requirements like low crime rates, good schools and great local amenities, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Edmond. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Edmond are simply unattainable. 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.

      Edmond transportation information

      Statistic Edmond Oklahoma National
      Average one way commute23min21min26min
      Workers who drive to work80.3%82.6%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.2%10.1%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.4%0.5%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.3%0.2%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.9%1.8%2.8%
      Working from home8.4%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 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).