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Best Cities for Homeownership in Oklahoma – Full Ranking

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Rank City Homeownership Rate Median Selected Monthly Homeowner Costs Median Monthly Household Income Homeowner Costs as % of Household Income Median Home Values 2012 Population 2010 Population 2010-2012 Population Growth
1 Piedmont 92.4% $1,461 $6,844 21.3% $169,300 5,783 5,314 8.8%
2 Jenks 81.6% $1,556 $6,792 22.9% $176,900 16,918 15,446 9.5%
3 Owasso 70.3% $1,380 $5,506 25.1% $149,900 29,487 26,905 9.6%
4 Newcastle 82.9% $1,366 $6,030 22.7% $151,300 7,740 7,255 6.7%
5 Bixby 80.2% $1,635 $5,995 27.3% $185,700 20,964 19,419 8.0%
6 Glenpool 75.3% $1,143 $5,210 21.9% $115,900 10,868 10,319 5.3%
7 Mustang 73.8% $1,217 $5,532 22.0% $132,500 17,534 16,529 6.1%
8 Moore** 74.6% $1,189 $4,741 25.1% $116,500 55,265 52,506 5.3%
9 Blanchard 85.4% $1,409 $5,466 25.8% $166,800 7,569 7,222 4.8%
10 Choctaw 82.2% $1,334 $5,205 25.6% $142,700 11,202 10,782 3.9%
11 Broken Arrow 79.4% $1,332 $5,368 24.8% $149,000 98,648 94,755 4.1%
12 Yukon 76.7% $1,196 $5,147 23.2% $124,200 23,038 22,265 3.5%
13 Noble 72.0% $1,113 $4,371 25.5% $107,000 6,466 6,249 3.5%
14 Lone Grove 76.7% $950 $3,532 26.9% $98,500 5,069 4,963 2.1%
15 Sand Springs 71.5% $1,206 $4,406 27.4% $117,400 19,157 18,455 3.8%
16 Catoosa 65.8% $970 $4,324 22.4% $115,500 7,074 6,802 4.0%
17 Holdenville 69.8% $712 $2,189 32.5% $49,500 5,628 5,490 2.5%
18 Skiatook 63.4% $1,009 $3,595 28.1% $96,300 7,753 7,407 4.7%
19 Guymon 59.6% $997 $3,981 25.0% $92,100 11,414 10,904 4.7%
20 Tuttle 83.4% $1,519 $4,518 33.6% $165,500 6,015 5,786 4.0%
21 Clinton 65.9% $852 $3,601 23.7% $77,000 9,071 8,876 2.2%
22 Tecumseh 71.0% $879 $3,442 25.5% $76,100 6,480 6,391 1.4%
23 Purcell 75.6% $1,070 $3,826 28.0% $95,200 5,885 5,805 1.4%
24 El Reno 65.4% $973 $3,624 26.9% $82,900 16,955 16,542 2.5%
25 Harrah 73.4% $1,228 $4,726 26.0% $133,100 5,162 5,073 1.8%
26 Bartlesville 69.1% $1,017 $4,003 25.4% $107,900 35,876 35,391 1.4%
27 Enid 63.1% $932 $3,460 26.9% $87,600 49,122 48,126 2.1%
28 Elk City 63.0% $1,114 $4,694 23.7% $117,600 11,860 11,567 2.5%
29 Collinsville 67.9% $1,124 $4,694 23.9% $127,900 5,612 5,516 1.7%
30 Grove 71.3% $1,009 $2,987 33.8% $126,900 6,587 6,427 2.5%
31 Poteau 63.7% $832 $3,180 26.2% $82,500 8,502 8,419 1.0%
32 Cushing 64.7% $836 $2,963 28.2% $69,900 7,818 7,767 0.7%
33 Del City 65.3% $930 $3,546 26.2% $78,700 21,469 21,380 0.4%
34 Woodward 63.1% $877 $4,318 20.3% $93,200 12,110 12,075 0.3%
35 Anadarko 56.6% $733 $2,715 27.0% $58,900 6,744 6,647 1.5%
36 Henryetta 70.3% $835 $3,103 26.9% $65,700 5,898 5,966 (1.1%)
37 Edmond 69.1% $1,647 $5,935 27.8% $195,900 81,594 78,598 3.8%
38 Blackwell 64.7% $805 $2,960 27.2% $45,900 7,064 7,131 (0.9%)
39 Duncan 66.4% $991 $3,449 28.7% $96,100 23,332 23,157 0.8%
40 The Village 71.2% $1,031 $4,443 23.2% $107,600 9,034 9,105 (0.8%)
41 Vinita 70.6% $741 $2,676 27.7% $70,800 5,721 5,795 (1.3%)
42 Coweta 71.4% $1,108 $3,711 29.9% $110,600 9,555 9,524 0.3%
43 Warr Acres 66.3% $1,060 $3,507 30.2% $99,700 10,080 9,984 1.0%
44 Pauls Valley 68.3% $919 $3,064 30.0% $77,700 6,156 6,174 (0.3%)
45 Wagoner 64.4% $998 $2,907 34.3% $89,900 8,395 8,266 1.6%
46 Midwest City 61.4% $1,067 $3,631 29.4% $97,600 54,773 53,919 1.6%
47 Guthrie 59.1% $1,055 $2,883 36.6% $99,100 10,314 9,987 3.3%
48 Seminole 61.2% $868 $2,559 33.9% $73,500 7,438 7,335 1.4%
49 Ponca City 65.8% $949 $3,370 28.2% $82,600 25,223 25,326 (0.4%)
50 Miami 65.9% $824 $2,854 28.9% $76,600 13,588 13,663 (0.5%)
51 Perry 61.8% $921 $3,126 29.5% $66,400 5,121 5,130 (0.2%)
52 Oklahoma City 60.4% $1,268 $3,809 33.3% $131,000 581,094 563,571 3.1%
53 Sapulpa 66.0% $1,113 $3,344 33.3% $102,200 20,609 20,434 0.9%
54 Pryor Creek 57.6% $911 $3,271 27.9% $87,000 9,519 9,433 0.9%
55 Ardmore 60.7% $1,010 $3,199 31.6% $92,200 24,392 24,145 1.0%
56 McAlester 60.9% $941 $3,274 28.7% $91,000 18,412 18,365 0.3%
57 Shawnee 59.3% $989 $3,055 32.4% $91,300 30,058 29,757 1.0%
58 Chickasha 61.5% $905 $3,070 29.5% $80,400 16,129 16,196 (0.4%)
59 Norman 58.0% $1,302 $4,021 32.4% $149,900 111,753 108,265 3.2%
60 Okmulgee 55.7% $867 $2,669 32.5% $71,600 12,402 12,302 0.8%
61 Bethany 63.7% $1,073 $3,452 31.1% $106,400 19,188 19,202 (0.1%)
62 Lawton 50.8% $1,058 $3,663 28.9% $105,300 96,187 94,217 2.1%
63 Claremore 54.9% $1,067 $3,369 31.7% $112,300 18,669 18,416 1.4%
64 Ada 51.0% $937 $2,686 34.9% $90,800 16,852 16,543 1.9%
65 Muskogee 58.1% $939 $2,718 34.5% $83,000 39,045 39,052 (0.0%)
66 Durant 46.9% $1,016 $3,072 33.1% $99,800 16,014 15,612 2.6%
67 Weatherford 47.8% $1,076 $3,362 32.0% $138,200 10,891 10,515 3.6%
68 Altus 56.3% $1,048 $3,369 31.1% $85,100 19,708 19,784 (0.4%)
69 Sallisaw 56.7% $824 $2,460 33.5% $96,900 8,779 8,757 0.3%
70 Tulsa 53.8% $1,194 $3,398 35.1% $121,700 391,486 388,247 0.8%
71 Hugo 52.3% $732 $1,803 40.6% $60,700 5,325 5,352 (0.5%)
72 Idabel 43.3% $795 $2,001 39.7% $73,400 7,002 6,996 0.1%
73 Tahlequah 43.4% $1,031 $2,283 45.2% $115,300 15,912 15,621 1.9%
74 Stillwater 38.4% $1,344 $2,604 51.6% $151,300 45,584 44,681 2.0%

**City excluded from top 20 due to ongoing disaster recovery

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Methodology

The overall score for each city was derived from these measures:

1. Homeownership rate made up 33.3% of the total score. A higher rate earned a higher score. The rate comes from the U.S. Census American Community Survey 5-year Estimates for all places in the state, Table DP 04.

2. Selected monthly owner costs as a percentage of median household income made up 16.7% of the total score. A lower percentage earned a higher score. Monthly homeowner costs as a percentage of median household income made up one-half of the affordability score. Median household income comes from the U.S. Census American Community Survey 5-year Estimates for all places in the state, Table DP 03. The monthly homeowner costs measurement comes from the U.S. Census American Community Survey 5-year Estimates for all places in the state, Table DP 04.

3. Median home value made up 16.7% of the total score. A lower value earned a higher score. Median home value made up one-half of the affordability score. Median home value comes from the U.S. Census American Community Survey 5-year Estimates for all places in the state, Table DP 04.

4. Population change from 2010 to 2012 made up 33.3% of the total score. A higher percent change earned a higher score. The 2010 population comes from the 2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates for all places in the state, Table DP 05. The 2012 population data comes from the 2012 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates for all places in the state, Table DP 05. NerdWallet calculated the percent change.

Only Oklahoma places with 5,000 or more residents were included in the study. Cities recovering from disasters were excluded.