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1. Edmond, Oklahoma

Suburb of: Oklahoma City
Metro area unemployment rate: 4.9%
Median house value: $201,770
Safer from crime than this percent of all U.S. communities: 71%

Edmond is the sixth-largest community in Oklahoma. It has better public schools than 59% of all U.S. communities, and its public schools are better than 96% of schools in the rest of the state. Just under half of Edmond’s populace holds a four-year degree (47.8%), and a majority are homeowners (69.7%). Further analysis of the suburb is found on its Neighborhood Scout profile.