These Are The 10 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 Perry 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:

  1. Jenks
  2. Owasso
  3. Piedmont
  4. Bixby
  5. Newcastle
  6. Mustang
  7. Glenpool
  8. Moore
  9. Guymon
  10. Catoosa

If you happen to be a resident of one of these communities, you’re probably not too surprised to find it on our list.

If you’re not–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–but first, a bit about our methodology.

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How We Measured The Fastest Growing Cities In Sooner State

To figure out which cities are growing the most, we simply had to look at the growth rates for cities over the last five years, according to the American Community Survey put out by the census every year. Specifically:

  • Population in 2014
  • Population in 2010
  • Growth rate from 2010 to 2014 (The latest available data)

We ranked all 74 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:

[Population 2014 – Population 2010] / [Population 2010]

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1. Jenks

Jenks, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 18,312
Population 2010: 15,446
Growth Rate: 18.55%
Absolute Growth: 2,866

2. Owasso

Owasso, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 31,738
Population 2010: 26,905
Growth Rate: 17.96%
Absolute Growth: 4,833

3. Piedmont

Piedmont, Oklahoma

Source: Flickr

Population: 6,232
Population 2010: 5,314
Growth Rate: 17.28%
Absolute Growth: 918

4. Bixby

Bixby, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 22,480
Population 2010: 19,419
Growth Rate: 15.76%
Absolute Growth: 3,061

5. Newcastle

Newcastle, Oklahoma

Source: Ok Highways

Population: 8,383
Population 2010: 7,255
Growth Rate: 15.55%
Absolute Growth: 1,128

6. Mustang

Mustang, Oklahoma

Source: Flickr

Population: 18,575
Population 2010: 16,529
Growth Rate: 12.38%
Absolute Growth: 2,046

7. Glenpool

Glenpool, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 11,398
Population 2010: 10,319
Growth Rate: 10.46%
Absolute Growth: 1,079

8. Moore

Moore, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 57,563
Population 2010: 52,506
Growth Rate: 9.63%
Absolute Growth: 5,057

9. Guymon


Population 2014: 11,921
Population 2010: 10,904
Growth Rate: 9.33%
Absolute Growth: 1,017

10. Catoosa

Catoosa, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,407
Population 2010: 6,802
Growth Rate: 8.89%
Absolute Growth: 605

Adding It Up

So there you have it, the fastest growing cities in Oklahoma are led by Jenks which has been growing a blistering pace these past five years relative to other places around the state.

It’ll be interesting to see if these places can keep growing at the same pace over the next five years. We’ll be here to let you know!
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Detailed List Of Fastest Growing Places In Oklahoma

City Rank Pop 2014 Pop 2010 Growth % Growth
Jenks 1 18,312 15,446 2,866 18.6%
Owasso 2 31,738 26,905 4,833 18.0%
Piedmont 3 6,232 5,314 918 17.3%
Bixby 4 22,480 19,419 3,061 15.8%
Newcastle 5 8,383 7,255 1,128 15.5%
Mustang 6 18,575 16,529 2,046 12.4%
Glenpool 7 11,398 10,319 1,079 10.5%
Moore 8 57,563 52,506 5,057 9.6%
Guymon 9 11,921 10,904 1,017 9.3%
Catoosa 10 7,407 6,802 605 8.9%
Weatherford 11 11,410 10,515 895 8.5%
Yukon 12 24,127 22,265 1,862 8.4%
Edmond 13 85,084 78,598 6,486 8.3%
Collinsville 14 5,970 5,516 454 8.2%
Tuttle 15 6,252 5,786 466 8.1%
Purcell 16 6,259 5,805 454 7.8%
Choctaw 17 11,619 10,782 837 7.8%
Broken Arrow 18 101,917 94,755 7,162 7.6%
Guthrie 19 10,668 9,987 681 6.8%
Norman 20 115,521 108,265 7,256 6.7%
Harrah 21 5,412 5,073 339 6.7%
Oklahoma City 22 600,729 563,571 37,158 6.6%
El Reno 23 17,515 16,542 973 5.9%
Durant 24 16,507 15,612 895 5.7%
Noble 25 6,602 6,249 353 5.6%
Blanchard 26 7,625 7,222 403 5.6%
Elk City 27 12,198 11,567 631 5.5%
Holdenville 28 5,768 5,490 278 5.1%
Stillwater 29 46,851 44,681 2,170 4.9%
Clinton 30 9,281 8,876 405 4.6%
Sand Springs 31 19,277 18,455 822 4.5%
Enid 32 50,232 48,126 2,106 4.4%
Midwest City 33 55,964 53,919 2,045 3.8%
Lawton 34 97,788 94,217 3,571 3.8%
Tahlequah 35 16,190 15,621 569 3.6%
Lone Grove 36 5,142 4,963 179 3.6%
Grove 37 6,658 6,427 231 3.6%
Ada 38 17,061 16,543 518 3.1%
Ardmore 39 24,877 24,145 732 3.0%
Shawnee 40 30,609 29,757 852 2.9%
Warr Acres 41 10,268 9,984 284 2.8%
Wagoner 42 8,499 8,266 233 2.8%
Woodward 43 12,389 12,075 314 2.6%
Tecumseh 44 6,556 6,391 165 2.6%
Claremore 45 18,849 18,416 433 2.4%
Bartlesville 46 36,193 35,391 802 2.3%
Skiatook 47 7,571 7,407 164 2.2%
Seminole 48 7,493 7,335 158 2.2%
Anadarko 49 6,786 6,647 139 2.1%
Tulsa 50 395,599 388,247 7,352 1.9%
Del City 51 21,756 21,380 376 1.8%
Poteau 52 8,563 8,419 144 1.7%
Cushing 53 7,870 7,767 103 1.3%
Bethany 54 19,390 19,202 188 1.0%
Duncan 55 23,364 23,157 207 0.9%
Okmulgee 56 12,398 12,302 96 0.8%
Pryor Creek 57 9,479 9,433 46 0.5%
The Village 58 9,147 9,105 42 0.5%
Idabel 59 7,015 6,996 19 0.3%
Sallisaw 60 8,761 8,757 4 0.0%
Miami 61 13,669 13,663 6 0.0%
Chickasha 62 16,195 16,196 -1 -0.0%
Mcalester 63 18,354 18,365 -11 -0.1%
Muskogee 64 38,937 39,052 -115 -0.3%
Altus 65 19,716 19,784 -68 -0.3%
Coweta 66 9,483 9,524 -41 -0.4%
Sapulpa 67 20,308 20,434 -126 -0.6%
Perry 68 5,087 5,130 -43 -0.8%
Hugo 69 5,294 5,352 -58 -1.1%
Ponca City 70 24,951 25,326 -375 -1.5%
Pauls Valley 71 6,054 6,174 -120 -1.9%
Henryetta 72 5,848 5,966 -118 -2.0%
Blackwell 73 6,957 7,131 -174 -2.4%
Vinita 74 5,637 5,795 -158 -2.7%

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