These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Cities In Oklahoma For 2018


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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 Perry, 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 2018 according to the most recent census data:

  1. Jenks (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Piedmont (Homes For Sale)
  3. Owasso (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Newcastle (Homes For Sale)
  5. Bixby (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Glenpool (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Mustang (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Blanchard (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Collinsville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Tuttle (Photos | Homes For Sale)

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–but first, a bit about our methodology.

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.

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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 sine the begining of the decade, according to the American Community Survey put out by the census every year. Specifically:

  • Population in 2016
  • Population in 2010
  • Growth rate from 2010 to 2016 (The latest available data which came out in Dec 2017)

We ranked all 76 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 2016 – 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

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1. Jenks

Jenks, Oklahoma

Population: 19,852
Population 2010: 15,446
Growth Rate: 28.53%
Absolute Growth: 4,406
More on Jenks: Homes For Sale | Data
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.

2. Piedmont


Population: 6,779
Population 2010: 5,314
Growth Rate: 27.57%
Absolute Growth: 1,465
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.

3. Owasso

Owasso, Oklahoma

Population: 33,598
Population 2010: 26,905
Growth Rate: 24.88%
Absolute Growth: 6,693
More on Owasso: Homes For Sale | Data
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.

4. Newcastle


Population: 9,030
Population 2010: 7,255
Growth Rate: 24.47%
Absolute Growth: 1,775
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.

5. Bixby

Bixby, Oklahoma

Population: 23,956
Population 2010: 19,419
Growth Rate: 23.36%
Absolute Growth: 4,537
More on Bixby: Homes For Sale | Data

6. Glenpool

Glenpool, Oklahoma

Population: 12,351
Population 2010: 10,319
Growth Rate: 19.69%
Absolute Growth: 2,032
More on Glenpool: Homes For Sale | Data
Glenpool is a city in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States. It is part of the Tulsa Metropolitan Statistical Area (TMSA). 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.

7. Mustang

Mustang, Oklahoma

Population: 19,637
Population 2010: 16,529
Growth Rate: 18.8%
Absolute Growth: 3,108
More on Mustang: Homes For Sale | Data
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.

8. Blanchard

Blanchard, Oklahoma

Population: 8,267
Population 2010: 7,222
Growth Rate: 14.47%
Absolute Growth: 1,045
More on Blanchard: Homes For Sale | Data
Blanchard is a city in McClain and Grady counties in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. The population was 7,670 at the 2010 census, up from 2,816 at the 2000 census. Blanchard is part of a rapidly growing area of northern McClain and Grady counties known as the ‘Tri-City Area’ with Newcastle and Tuttle.

9. Collinsville

Collinsville, Oklahoma

Population: 6,293
Population 2010: 5,516
Growth Rate: 14.09%
Absolute Growth: 777
More on Collinsville: Homes For Sale | Data
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.

10. Tuttle

Tuttle, Oklahoma

Population: 6,576
Population 2010: 5,786
Growth Rate: 13.65%
Absolute Growth: 790
More on Tuttle: Homes For Sale | Data
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[Data 1] at the close of the 2000 census.

These Places Grew Up So Fast, 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!

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Detailed List Of Fastest Growing Places In Oklahoma

City Rank Pop 2016 Pop 2010 Growth % Growth
Jenks 1 19,852 15,446 4,406 28.5%
Piedmont 2 6,779 5,314 1,465 27.6%
Owasso 3 33,598 26,905 6,693 24.9%
Newcastle 4 9,030 7,255 1,775 24.5%
Bixby 5 23,956 19,419 4,537 23.4%
Glenpool 6 12,351 10,319 2,032 19.7%
Mustang 7 19,637 16,529 3,108 18.8%
Blanchard 8 8,267 7,222 1,045 14.5%
Collinsville 9 6,293 5,516 777 14.1%
Tuttle 10 6,576 5,786 790 13.7%
Yukon 11 25,293 22,265 3,028 13.6%
Moore 12 59,501 52,506 6,995 13.3%
Weatherford 13 11,856 10,515 1,341 12.8%
Harrah 14 5,714 5,073 641 12.6%
Edmond 15 88,342 78,598 9,744 12.4%
Choctaw 16 11,989 10,782 1,207 11.2%
Guthrie 17 11,063 9,987 1,076 10.8%
Broken Arrow 18 104,869 94,755 10,114 10.7%
Catoosa 19 7,487 6,802 685 10.1%
Oklahoma City 20 620,015 563,571 56,444 10.0%
Norman 21 118,974 108,265 10,709 9.9%
El Reno 22 18,170 16,542 1,628 9.8%
Guymon 23 11,934 10,904 1,030 9.4%
Purcell 24 6,349 5,805 544 9.4%
Durant 25 17,042 15,612 1,430 9.2%
Stillwater 26 48,104 44,681 3,423 7.7%
Skiatook 27 7,958 7,407 551 7.4%
Elk City 28 12,426 11,567 859 7.4%
Noble 29 6,664 6,249 415 6.6%
Clinton 30 9,436 8,876 560 6.3%
Enid 31 50,891 48,126 2,765 5.7%
Sand Springs 32 19,509 18,455 1,054 5.7%
Midwest City 33 56,930 53,919 3,011 5.6%
Tahlequah 34 16,478 15,621 857 5.5%
Woodward 35 12,693 12,075 618 5.1%
Holdenville 36 5,756 5,490 266 4.8%
Lone Grove 37 5,197 4,963 234 4.7%
Grove 38 6,724 6,427 297 4.6%
Wagoner 39 8,647 8,266 381 4.6%
Shawnee 40 31,091 29,757 1,334 4.5%
Alva 41 5,070 4,855 215 4.4%
Ada 42 17,240 16,543 697 4.2%
Warr Acres 43 10,374 9,984 390 3.9%
Sulphur 44 5,042 4,856 186 3.8%
Ardmore 45 25,027 24,145 882 3.7%
Tecumseh 46 6,614 6,391 223 3.5%
Poteau 47 8,687 8,419 268 3.2%
Claremore 48 18,999 18,416 583 3.2%
Bartlesville 49 36,499 35,391 1,108 3.1%
Tulsa 50 399,906 388,247 11,659 3.0%
Del City 51 21,962 21,380 582 2.7%
Lawton 52 96,728 94,217 2,511 2.7%
The Village 53 9,310 9,105 205 2.3%
Bethany 54 19,582 19,202 380 2.0%
Seminole 55 7,470 7,335 135 1.8%
Anadarko 56 6,768 6,647 121 1.8%
Cushing 57 7,865 7,767 98 1.3%
Chickasha 58 16,342 16,196 146 0.9%
Sapulpa 59 20,546 20,434 112 0.5%
Pryor Creek 60 9,484 9,433 51 0.5%
Coweta 61 9,572 9,524 48 0.5%
Duncan 62 23,240 23,157 83 0.4%
Idabel 63 7,007 6,996 11 0.2%
Okmulgee 64 12,284 12,302 -18 -0.1%
Miami 65 13,631 13,663 -32 -0.2%
Mcalester 66 18,255 18,365 -110 -0.6%
Muskogee 67 38,605 39,052 -447 -1.1%
Sallisaw 68 8,650 8,757 -107 -1.2%
Pauls Valley 69 6,096 6,174 -78 -1.3%
Perry 70 5,056 5,130 -74 -1.4%
Hugo 71 5,257 5,352 -95 -1.8%
Altus 72 19,422 19,784 -362 -1.8%
Ponca City 73 24,753 25,326 -573 -2.3%
Henryetta 74 5,799 5,966 -167 -2.8%
Vinita 75 5,599 5,795 -196 -3.4%
Blackwell 76 6,880 7,131 -251 -3.5%

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