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A+ Midwest City Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
A Midwest City Cost of Living Cost of living is 3% lower than Oklahoma
Midwest City
8317% less expensive than the US average
Oklahoma
8614% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Midwest City cost of living
C Midwest City Crime Total crime is 2% higher than Oklahoma
Total crime
3,42233% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3033% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-16%Year over year crime is down
Midwest City crime
D+ Midwest City Employment Household income is 5% lower than Oklahoma
Median household income
$45,69517% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$23,82220% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%22% lower than the US average
Midwest City employment
D Midwest City Housing Home value is 16% lower than Oklahoma
Median home value
$101,50045% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$79416% lower than the US average
Home ownership
58%9% lower than the US average
Midwest City real estate or Midwest City rentals
A- Midwest City Schools HS graduation rate is 3% higher than Oklahoma
High school grad. rates
84%2% higher than the US average
School test scores
64%31% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Midwest City K-12 schools or Midwest City colleges

Living in Midwest City, OK

Located in the state of Oklahoma, Midwest City is a moderately-sized city with a population of 56,930 residents. According to the most recent Census, 67% of Midwest City residents are White, 21% Black and 4% American Indian and Alaskan. Not a fan of sitting in traffic? One big advantage of living in Midwest City is the reasonable commute times to work. With an average one way commute time of 21 minutes, getting to work is faster than the national average of 26 minutes.

If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a positive experience if you are willing to get to know the city before actually living in Midwest City, Oklahoma. With useful information like amenities, crime, weather and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Midwest City and in the areas around Midwest City is a much easier task.

Midwest City has a livability score of 79/100 and is ranked #73 in Oklahoma and #2,233 in the USA. This is a fantastic score, as Midwest City ranks well in multiple categories! This city is also ranked in the top 10 percentile of all cities across the USA. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Midwest City has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+), cost of living (A) and education (A-). Unfortunately for Midwest City, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: housing (D).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Midwest City 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.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Midwest City is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Midwest City come in at $101,500, which is 16.3% lower than the Oklahoma average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Midwest City, the home price to income ratio is 2.2, which is 12% lower 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 Midwest City will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Midwest City, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 1.3%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 3.8%.

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If you're looking for a city to live in that has all the seasons in one state, then Midwest City, OK is for you! I have lived in Midwest City, OK for about ten years and I have loved every minute of it. The only downfall to the city is that when it snows, you aren't getting out of your driveway unless you have a four-wheel drive truck. However, the snow is gorgeous and you can see the tops of the mountains from just about anywhere in the city. One of the things I like about the city is that it focuses a great deal on sports and getting the community active. There is a large soccer complex as well as golf courses that you can visit during the year. There is also a large water park that has the best slides I have ever been on.

If you are thinking about moving to Midwest City, you should be prepared for the onslaught of business people. There is a large convention center where meetings are held through the year. Most of the people who attend the center are respectful of those who live in the city. The city is also home to several hotels.

Finding something unique to eat is not that hard to do. On almost every corner it seems there is a different kind of restaurant. This is not a problem if you like to eat, but if you like shopping for clothes and other items, you have to travel to the next city over. There are not as many malls and retail stores as some of the larger cities.
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Source: The Midwest City, OK data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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