Buying a Home in Edmond: Know Your City

May 27, 2014 9:50 pm

French Construction Company has been building homes in Edmond, OK since 1988. From the lavish beauty of Fallbrook Neighborhood to the traditional elegance of Iron Horse Ranch, we have seen Edmond blossom into a booming suburb of an ever-growing and changing metro area in Oklahoma City. For those that crave city life but don’t exactly want to be in the heart of downtown, Edmond is the best getaway in the state. While Edmond has a plethora of attractions, such as Quail Springs Mall, Armstrong Auditorium and a handful of lovely parks, it’s only a 15-minute drive to Oklahoma City Thunder games, the Oklahoma City Zoo and Frontier City theme park.

If you’re still weary of moving to a suburb, let me present you with a few facts (all of which were gathered by City-Data).

Updated: December 2015 

Population

Males: 43,145
Females: 43,859
Total: 87,004

Population Growth since 2000: +27.4%

Edmond is the sixth most populous city in Oklahoma behind: Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Norman, Broken Arrow, and Lawton. As the metro area grows, so does Edmond. The median resident age is 34.8. People move to Edmond to start a family.

Income

Estimated median household income: $76,464

This is just over $30K more than Oklahoma’s median household income. If you’re making decent money, Edmond is a great place to build a home. Check out a few of the neighborhoods that we primarily build in.

Estimated median house or condo value: $194,000

This is well over Oklahoma’s median household income ($116,500). You get what you pay for in Edmond, though. Check out a few of the homes that we have sold in the past!

Crime/Unemployment

Per 100,00 crimes in Edmond, there are only 2.4 murder committed. That is outrageously (in a good way) low. The total crime rate for Edmond, OK is 137, whereas the U.S. average crime rate is 301.1.

To say the least, Edmond is a good place to feel safe and comfortable. The unemployment rate in Edmond is also lower than the rest of Oklahoma by comparison.

Edmond unemployment: 3.7%
Oklahoma unemployment: 5.1%

Most Common Jobs/Industries

If you’re moving into Edmond and looking for work, here are the most common jobs you’ll be able to find:

  • Accountants and auditors (24%)
  • Other protective service workers (22%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (10%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (10%)
  • Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers (7%)
  • Other food preparation and serving related workers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers (6%)

And the most common industries:

  • Construction (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Finance and Insurance (5%)

Education

Colleges/Universities:

  • University of Central Oklahoma (FT Enrollment: 10,514)
  • Oklahoma Christian University (FT Enrollment: 1,866)

Public High Schools:

  • North High School (Enrollment: 2,147)
  • Memorial High School (Enrollment: 1,978)
  • Santa Fe High School (Enrollment: 1,908)
  • Deer Creek High School (Enrollment: 799)

Private High Schools:

  • Oklahoma Christian School (Enrollment: 841)
  • Oklahoma Christian Academy (Enrollment: 331)

There are also many reputable public and private elementary/middle schools in Edmond, as well as a host of family friendly activities available year-round. All in all, Edmond is one of Oklahoma’s gems. Low crime rate, high median income and a lot of great education options; Edmond truly is a great place to grow.