Elk City, OK (Merritt)




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About Elk City, OK (Merritt)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Merritt median real estate price is $151,967, which is more expensive than 73.3% of the neighborhoods in Oklahoma and 38.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Merritt is currently $808, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 53.0% of Oklahoma neighborhoods.

Merritt is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Elk City, Oklahoma.

Merritt real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Merritt neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Merritt has a 16.4% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 78.0% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Elk City, the Merritt neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Residents of the Merritt neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 66.1% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Merritt neighborhood has more Czechoslovakian and Slovak ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Czechoslovakian ancestry and 1.3% have Slovak ancestry.

Merritt is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.7% of the neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Merritt neighborhood in Elk City are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 61.1% of the neighborhoods in America. With 19.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 56.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Merritt neighborhood, 34.2% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 28.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (20.9%), and 15.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Merritt neighborhood in Elk City, OK, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (18.2%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (12.4%), and residents who report English roots (7.5%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (5.2%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (3.6%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Merritt neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.1% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (4.0%).

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Merritt neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (66.1% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (92.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (5.7%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Merritt 0.101011101001110
Elk City 0.101011101001110
Oklahoma 4.22
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Merritt 0.101011101001110
Elk City 0.101011101001110
Oklahoma 28.86
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Merritt 0.101011101001110
Elk City 0.101011101001110
Oklahoma 19

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 15 Condition Alerts found.

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ELK CITY


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District Quality Compared to Oklahoma

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to OK Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Pioneer Es
2601 West Ave C
Elk City, OK, 73644
PK-KG
Northeast Es
301 E Country Club
Elk City, OK, 73644
01-02
Elk City Hs
1221 N Pioneer Rd
Elk City, OK, 73644
10-12
8 Th And 9 Th Grade Ctr
400 N Boone
Elk City, OK, 73644
07-09
Fairview Es
1501 West 7 Th
Elk City, OK, 73644
03-04
Grandview 5 Th/6 Th Grade Ctr
80 N Pioneer Rd
Elk City, OK, 73644
05-06

School District Enrollment By Group

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE
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District Quality Compared to Oklahoma

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Better than of OK school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to OK Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Sayre Es
716 Northeast Highway 66
Sayre, OK, 73662
PK-05
Sayre Hs
716 Northeast Highway 66
Sayre, OK, 73662
09-12
Sayre Ms
716 Northeast Highway 66
Sayre, OK, 73662
06-08

School District Enrollment By Group

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MERRITT


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District Quality Compared to Oklahoma

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Better than of OK school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to OK Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Merritt Hs
19693 East 1130 Road
Elk City, OK, 73644
09-12
Merritt Es
19693 East 1130 Road
Elk City, OK, 73644
PK-08

School District Enrollment By Group

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Hispanic
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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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