Fastest Growing Cities In Oklahoma For 2020


We used data and science to determine the places in Oklahoma everyone wants to move to today.

Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the fastest growing cities in Oklahoma.

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Is being in an area that's growing quickly a good thing or a bad thing?

Depends on who you ask. Some want bigger, more exciting cities like Oklahoma City and Tulsa, while others want peace and quiet like in Sulphur and Lone Grove, thank you very much.

But today we're going to put opinions aside and just look at the cold hard facts -- over the past five years, which cities in Oklahoma have the grown the fastest.

After getting knee deep in the Census's American Community Survey, we emerged with this set of cities in the Sooner State that have people climbing over each other to get in.

These are the 10 fastest growing cities in Oklahoma for 2020 according to the most recent census data:

What's the fastest growing city in Oklahoma for 2020? Based on the most recent ACS data, Jenks ranks as the fastest growing city in Oklahoma. If you happen to be a resident of Jenks, you're probably not too surprised to find it on our list.

If you're surprised--and you're wondering why these places are kind of a big deal--keep reading. We'll tell you what makes each of these 10 places in Oklahoma are growing like weeds.

And if you already knew these places were happening, check out the best places to live in Oklahoma or the Fastest Growing States In America.

For more Oklahoma state reading:

The 10 Fastest Growing Cities In Oklahoma For 2020

Jenks, OK

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 21,793
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Population 2010: 15,446
Percent Growth 41.1%
Absolute Growth: 6,347
More on Jenks: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

Jenks is a city in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States, and a suburb of Tulsa, in the northeastern part of the state. It is situated between the Arkansas River and U.S. Route 75. Jenks is one of the fastest growing cities in Oklahoma. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 9,557, but by 2010, the population was 16,924, an increase of 77.1 percent.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,424
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Population 2010: 5,314
Percent Growth 39.7%
Absolute Growth: 2,110
More on Piedmont: Homes For Sale | Data

Piedmont is a city primarily in Canadian County, Oklahoma, though a small part of it is in Kingfisher County. It is a part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. The population was 5,720 at the 2010 census, a 56.7 percent increase from 3,650 at the 2000 census. Piedmont is a home rule city served by a council-manager government.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,657
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 1)
Population 2010: 7,255
Percent Growth 33.1%
Absolute Growth: 2,402
More on Newcastle: Homes For Sale | Data

Newcastle is a city in McClain County, Oklahoma, United States, and part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. The population was 7,685 at the 2010 census.

Bixby, OK

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 25,818
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 1)
Population 2010: 19,419
Percent Growth 33.0%
Absolute Growth: 6,399
More on Bixby: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

Owasso, OK

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 35,646
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 2)
Population 2010: 26,905
Percent Growth 32.5%
Absolute Growth: 8,741
More on Owasso: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

Owasso is a city in Rogers and Tulsa Counties in the U.S. state of Oklahoma, and a northern suburb of Tulsa. The population was 28,915 at the 2010 census. Originally settled in 1881 in Indian Territory, the town incorporated in 1904 just prior to Oklahoma statehood and was chartered as a city in 1972.

Glenpool, OK

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 13,313
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Population 2010: 10,319
Percent Growth 29.0%
Absolute Growth: 2,994
More on Glenpool: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

Glenpool is a city in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States. It is part of the Tulsa Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2010, the population was 10,808. This was an increase of 33.1% since the 2000 census, which reported total population as 8,123.

Mustang, OK

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 20,735
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Population 2010: 16,529
Percent Growth 25.4%
Absolute Growth: 4,206
More on Mustang: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

Mustang is a growing city in the southeast corner of Canadian County, Oklahoma, United States. It is part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 17,395 at the 2010 census, a 32.2 percent increase from 13,156 at the 2000 census. The city is now primarily known as a bedroom community for Oklahoma City.

Collinsville, OK

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,720
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Population 2010: 5,516
Percent Growth 21.8%
Absolute Growth: 1,204
More on Collinsville: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

Collinsville is a city in Rogers and Tulsa counties in the U.S. state of Oklahoma, and a part of the Tulsa, Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. It was named for Dr. A. H. Collins, an engineer and surveyor who first surveyed the land that became this community. The population was 5,606 according to the 2010 census, an increase of 37.5 percent from 4,077 at the 2000 census.

Tuttle, OK

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 6,982
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Population 2010: 5,786
Percent Growth 20.7%
Absolute Growth: 1,196
More on Tuttle: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

Tuttle is a city in Grady County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 6,019 with the close of the 2010 census, seeing a 40.2% increase from 4,294 at the close of the 2000 census.

Harrah, OK

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 6,083
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Population 2010: 5,073
Percent Growth 19.9%
Absolute Growth: 1,010
More on Harrah: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

Harrah is a city in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States, and a part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Located 25 miles east of downtown Oklahoma City, Harrah had a population of 5,095 people as of 2012.

How We Measured The Fastest Growing Cities In the Sooner State for 2020

To figure out which cities are growing the most, we simply had to look at the growth rates for cities sine the beginning of the decade, according to the American Community Survey put out by the census every year. Specifically:

  • Current Population
  • Population in 2010
  • Growth rate from 2010 to Current (The latest available data which came out in Dec 2018)

We ranked all 75 Oklahoma cities with a population over 5,000 people from highest growth rate to lowest.

The city with the highest growth rate during this time was crowned the fastest growing city in the Sooner State.

And for those of you who are a little rusty with their statistics, you can calculate the growth rate by the following formula:

[Current Population - Population 2010] / [Population 2010]

Here's a graph of the cities in Oklahoma with the largest percent increase in population:
Fastest Growing Cities in Oklahoma Graph For 2020

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These Places Grew Up So Fast In Oklahoma, You Know?

So there you have it, the fastest growing cities in Oklahoma are led by Jenks which has been growing at a blistering pace this decade relative to other cities and towns around the state.

It'll be interesting to see if these places can keep growing at the same rate over the next couple of years. We'll be here to let you know!

These places have been growing (or shrinking) the slowest (fastest):

  1. Vinita
  2. Henryetta
  3. Blackwell

For more Oklahoma reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Fastest Growing Places In Oklahoma For 2020

Rank City Growth Population Population 2010
1 Jenks 41.1% 21,793 15,446
2 Piedmont 39.7% 7,424 5,314
3 Newcastle 33.1% 9,657 7,255
4 Bixby 33.0% 25,818 19,419
5 Owasso 32.5% 35,646 26,905
6 Glenpool 29.0% 13,313 10,319
7 Mustang 25.4% 20,735 16,529
8 Collinsville 21.8% 6,720 5,516
9 Tuttle 20.7% 6,982 5,786
10 Harrah 19.9% 6,083 5,073

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