Resident:

Daniel Buckmaster, South Oklahoma City

Context: Buckmaster said although the area has well-maintained homes, there are also many abandoned and vacant properties, and he views it all as a reflection of inequity. The homes in disrepair work to bring down the overall property values in low-income areas such as south and northeast Oklahoma City.


Response:

Pete White, Oklahoma City Ward 4 Councilman

Context: White said an increase in renters has caused high residential turnover rates and disinvestment in parts of the community, including south Oklahoma City. Low community involvement in schools and local government, including low voter turnout, keeps those communities from improving.


A Deeper Look:

Home Values in Oklahoma City

Use this map to look at how average home values vary by census tract across Oklahoma City. Click on each census tract to see its average home value. The median home value for Oklahoma City was $137,100, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2013 American Community Survey.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau’s 2013 American Community Survey.


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