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Ranked: The 50 U.S. cities with the lowest gas prices

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The Fourth of July is perhaps the country’s most beloved holiday, and this year, revelers had an additional reason to celebrate — the national average price for a gallon of gasoline dropped to $2.29, the lowest price in 13 years. The price had dropped seven cents by month’s end, most likely a result of lower oil prices and “an abundant gasoline supply,” according to industry analyst Trilby Lundberg.

This is good news for everybody, but where are people especially pumped about the lower prices? CareerTrends — an employment and career research site powered by the Graphiq network — found the cities with the lowest gas prices. The data comes from the Council for Community and Economic Research’s Cost of Living Index, which is compiled by pricing items across different locations at a specified time. The list is ranked by the cost of one gallon of regular unleaded gas from a national brand, including all taxes.

Each city included has an average gas price of $2.16 or less, and the South is the most represented region. Five of the top 10 cities are located in Oklahoma, but the Sooner State does not lay claim to the city with the cheapest gas — that distinction goes to a location where gas costs less than $2 per gallon. The cost of gas has fluctuated quite a bit over the years, but it appears to be trending in the right direction for consumers.

 

Note: In the event of ties, the city with the highest population was ranked ahead on the list.

 

#50. Texarkana, TX

Texarkana, TX

Gasoline price: $2.16
Population: 36,999

 

#49. Monroe, LA

Monroe, LA

Gasoline price: $2.16
Population: 49,455

 

#48. Conroe, TX

Conroe, TX

Gasoline price: $2.16
Population: 61,268

 

#47. Conway, AR

Conway, AR

Gasoline price: $2.16
Population: 62,455

 

#46. Dothan, AL

Dothan, AL

Gasoline price: $2.16
Population: 67,574

 

#45. Columbus, GA

Columbus, GA

Gasoline price: $2.16
Population: 198,247

 

#44. Corpus Christi, TX

Corpus Christi, TX

Gasoline price: $2.16
Population: 312,680

 

#43. Omaha, NE

Omaha, NE

Gasoline price: $2.16
Population: 435,454

 

#42. Kansas City, MO

Kansas City, MO

Gasoline price: $2.16
Population: 465,005

 

#41. Lafayette, LA

Lafayette, LA

Gasoline price: $2.15
Population: 123,528

 

#40. Amarillo, TX

Amarillo, TX

Gasoline price: $2.15
Population: 194,930

 

#39. Slidell-St. Tammany Parish, LA

Slidell, LA

Gasoline price: $2.15
Population: 239,814

 

#38. Ponca City, OK

Ponca City, OK

Gasoline price: $2.14
Population: 24,951

 

#37. Hilton Head Island, SC

Hilton Head Island, SC

Gasoline price: $2.14
Population: 38,497

 

#36. Danville, VA

Danville, VA

Gasoline price: $2.14
Population: 42,704

 

#35. Stillwater, OK

Stillwater, OK

Gasoline price: $2.14
Population: 46,851

 

#34. Temple, TX

Temple, TX

Gasoline price: $2.14
Population: 68,877

 

#33. Jonesboro, AR

Jonesboro, AR

Gasoline price: $2.14
Population: 70,217

 

#32. Fayetteville, AR

Fayetteville, AR

Gasoline price: $2.14
Population: 77,264

 

#31. Waco, TX

Waco, TX

Gasoline price: $2.14
Population: 127,796

 

#30. Richmond, VA

Richmond, VA

Gasoline price: $2.14
Population: 211,063

 

#29. Memphis, TN

Memphis, TN

Gasoline price: $2.13
Population: 656,715

 

#28. Tupelo, MS

Tupelo, MS

Gasoline price: $2.12
Population: 35,345

 

#27. Harrisburg, PA

Harrisburg, PA

Gasoline price: $2.12
Population: 49,297

 

#26. Harlingen, TX

Harlingen, TX

Gasoline price: $2.12
Population: 65,677

 

#25. Lynchburg, VA

Lynchburg, VA

Gasoline price: $2.12
Population: 77,626

 

#24. Columbia, MO

Columbia, MO

Gasoline price: $2.12
Population: 113,155

 

#23. Montgomery, AL

Montgomery, AL

Gasoline price: $2.12
Population: 204,095

 

#22. Chattanooga, TN

Chattanooga, TN

Gasoline price: $2.11
Population: 171,863

 

#21. Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge, LA

Gasoline price: $2.11
Population: 229,353

 

#20. Oklahoma City, OK

Oklahoma City, OK

Gasoline price: $2.11
Population: 600,729

 

#19. Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

Shreveport, LA

Gasoline price: $2.10
Population: 64,895

 

#18. Roanoke, VA

Roanoke, VA

Gasoline price: $2.10
Population: 97,949

 

#17. Round Rock, TX

Round Rock, TX

Gasoline price: $2.10
Population: 106,972

 

#16. Columbia, SC

Columbia, SC

Gasoline price: $2.10
Population: 131,331

 

#15. McAllen, TX

McAllen, TX

Gasoline price: $2.10
Population: 135,048

 

#14. Lubbock, TX

Lubbock, TX

Gasoline price: $2.10
Population: 236,868

 

#13. Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado Springs, CO

Gasoline price: $2.10
Population: 433,547

 

#12. Greenville, SC

Greenville, SC

Gasoline price: $2.08
Population: 60,670

 

#11. Joplin, MO

Joplin, MO

Gasoline price: $2.07
Population: 50,900

 

#10. Cleveland, TN

Cleveland, TN

Gasoline price: $2.06
Population: 42,331

 

#9. Springfield, MO

Springfield, MO

Gasoline price: $2.06
Population: 162,333

 

#8. San Antonio, TX

San Antonio, TX

Gasoline price: $2.06
Population: 1.39 million

 

#7. Pryor Creek, OK

Pryor Creek, OK

Gasoline price: $2.05
Population: 9,479

 

#6. Jackson, MS

Jackson, MS

Gasoline price: $2.05
Population: 173,631

 

#5. Lawton, OK

Lawton, OK

Gasoline price: $2.04
Population: 97,788

 

#4. Norman, OK

Norman, OK

Gasoline price: $2.03
Population: 115,521

 

#3. Edmond, OK

Edmond, OK

Gasoline price: $2.02
Population: 85,084

 

#2. Tulsa, OK

Tulsa, OK

Gasoline price: $2.02
Population: 395,599

 

#1. Hattisburg, MS

Hattisburg, MS

Gasoline price: $1.99
Population: 46,629

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