Counties with the most born-and-bred residents in Oklahoma

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August 9, 2021
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Counties with the most born-and-bred residents in Oklahoma

In certain corners of the U.S., the only way you’ll ever be considered a local is if you were born there. Elsewhere, particularly in major metropolitan centers, the constant influx of new businesses, college students, and families can transform neighborhoods every few years and certainly decade over decade.

Americans change their addresses at higher rates than most other countries, but that “move, move, move” mentality may be shifting. In 2016, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that only 11.2% of respondents had moved within the last year. Additionally, 72% of Americans reported living in or close to the city they grew up in. To learn more about where people are staying put, Stacker compiled a list of counties with the most born-and-bred residents in Oklahoma using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by the highest percentage of residents that were born in the state as of 2019.

Keep reading to discover which counties in your state have the most born-and-bred residents.

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#30. Kiowa County

- Population: 8,886
- Born in Oklahoma: 5,944 (66.9% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 2,721 (30.6% of population)
--- Midwest (7.8%), Northeast (1.2%), South (12.6%), West (8.9%)
- Born in another country: 190 (2.1% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.4%), Europe (0.3%), Latin America (1.4%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#29. Carter County

- Population: 48,319
- Born in Oklahoma: 32,326 (66.9% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 14,206 (29.4% of population)
--- Midwest (5.6%), Northeast (1.3%), South (14.3%), West (8.2%)
- Born in another country: 1,572 (3.3% of population)
--- Africa (0.1%), Asia (1.0%), Europe (0.1%), Latin America (2.0%), North America (0.1%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#28. Johnston County

- Population: 11,064
- Born in Oklahoma: 7,458 (67.4% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 3,432 (31.0% of population)
--- Midwest (4.2%), Northeast (1.5%), South (16.7%), West (8.6%)
- Born in another country: 139 (1.3% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.5%), Europe (0.2%), Latin America (0.6%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#27. Cherokee County

- Population: 48,664
- Born in Oklahoma: 33,090 (68.0% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 13,667 (28.1% of population)
--- Midwest (7.7%), Northeast (0.9%), South (11.2%), West (8.3%)
- Born in another country: 1,679 (3.5% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.9%), Europe (0.3%), Latin America (2.1%), North America (0.1%), Oceania (0.1%)
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#26. Washita County

- Population: 11,225
- Born in Oklahoma: 7,674 (68.4% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 3,279 (29.2% of population)
--- Midwest (8.0%), Northeast (1.2%), South (11.0%), West (8.9%)
- Born in another country: 251 (2.2% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.1%), Europe (0.2%), Latin America (2.0%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#25. Kingfisher County

- Population: 15,694
- Born in Oklahoma: 10,737 (68.4% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 3,469 (22.1% of population)
--- Midwest (5.3%), Northeast (1.0%), South (10.0%), West (5.7%)
- Born in another country: 1,371 (8.7% of population)
--- Africa (0.1%), Asia (0.2%), Europe (0.2%), Latin America (8.2%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#24. Blaine County

- Population: 9,556
- Born in Oklahoma: 6,556 (68.6% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 2,173 (22.7% of population)
--- Midwest (6.8%), Northeast (0.8%), South (7.6%), West (7.5%)
- Born in another country: 818 (8.6% of population)
--- Africa (0.1%), Asia (0.1%), Europe (0.3%), Latin America (8.1%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#23. McIntosh County

- Population: 19,725
- Born in Oklahoma: 13,533 (68.6% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 5,950 (30.2% of population)
--- Midwest (7.5%), Northeast (1.4%), South (10.5%), West (10.8%)
- Born in another country: 167 (0.8% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.0%), Europe (0.4%), Latin America (0.3%), North America (0.1%), Oceania (0.1%)
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#22. McClain County

- Population: 39,247
- Born in Oklahoma: 27,331 (69.6% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 10,371 (26.4% of population)
--- Midwest (7.7%), Northeast (1.4%), South (10.5%), West (6.9%)
- Born in another country: 1,246 (3.2% of population)
--- Africa (0.1%), Asia (0.2%), Europe (0.4%), Latin America (2.3%), North America (0.1%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#21. Mayes County

- Population: 41,044
- Born in Oklahoma: 28,591 (69.7% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 11,790 (28.7% of population)
--- Midwest (9.1%), Northeast (1.3%), South (9.5%), West (8.8%)
- Born in another country: 488 (1.2% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.3%), Europe (0.2%), Latin America (0.6%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.1%)
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#20. Osage County

- Population: 47,226
- Born in Oklahoma: 33,073 (70.0% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 13,405 (28.4% of population)
--- Midwest (10.1%), Northeast (1.9%), South (10.0%), West (6.5%)
- Born in another country: 617 (1.3% of population)
--- Africa (0.1%), Asia (0.2%), Europe (0.2%), Latin America (0.6%), North America (0.1%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#19. Muskogee County

- Population: 68,736
- Born in Oklahoma: 48,169 (70.1% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 18,352 (26.7% of population)
--- Midwest (7.0%), Northeast (1.5%), South (10.2%), West (7.9%)
- Born in another country: 1,833 (2.7% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.5%), Europe (0.2%), Latin America (1.8%), North America (0.1%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#18. Roger Mills County

- Population: 3,667
- Born in Oklahoma: 2,570 (70.1% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 1,023 (27.9% of population)
--- Midwest (6.2%), Northeast (0.2%), South (15.0%), West (6.4%)
- Born in another country: 71 (1.9% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.0%), Europe (0.1%), Latin America (1.9%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#17. Pottawatomie County

- Population: 72,154
- Born in Oklahoma: 50,843 (70.5% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 19,626 (27.2% of population)
--- Midwest (6.4%), Northeast (1.7%), South (10.2%), West (8.8%)
- Born in another country: 1,222 (1.7% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.6%), Europe (0.2%), Latin America (0.7%), North America (0.1%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#16. Grady County

- Population: 55,071
- Born in Oklahoma: 39,280 (71.3% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 14,200 (25.8% of population)
--- Midwest (6.7%), Northeast (1.3%), South (10.2%), West (7.6%)
- Born in another country: 1,141 (2.1% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.3%), Europe (0.3%), Latin America (1.4%), North America (0.1%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#15. Garvin County

- Population: 27,835
- Born in Oklahoma: 19,867 (71.4% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 7,020 (25.2% of population)
--- Midwest (5.4%), Northeast (0.7%), South (11.9%), West (7.2%)
- Born in another country: 820 (2.9% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.3%), Europe (0.0%), Latin America (2.6%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#14. Creek County

- Population: 71,427
- Born in Oklahoma: 51,323 (71.9% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 18,389 (25.7% of population)
--- Midwest (8.3%), Northeast (1.6%), South (8.5%), West (7.4%)
- Born in another country: 1,430 (2.0% of population)
--- Africa (0.1%), Asia (0.4%), Europe (0.4%), Latin America (1.1%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#13. Lincoln County

- Population: 34,895
- Born in Oklahoma: 25,105 (71.9% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 9,185 (26.3% of population)
--- Midwest (6.6%), Northeast (1.6%), South (9.0%), West (9.0%)
- Born in another country: 385 (1.1% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.2%), Europe (0.4%), Latin America (0.4%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#12. Murray County

- Population: 13,946
- Born in Oklahoma: 10,062 (72.1% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 3,414 (24.5% of population)
--- Midwest (5.6%), Northeast (0.7%), South (10.6%), West (7.7%)
- Born in another country: 378 (2.7% of population)
--- Africa (0.1%), Asia (0.3%), Europe (0.1%), Latin America (2.2%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#11. Coal County

- Population: 5,581
- Born in Oklahoma: 4,032 (72.2% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 1,487 (26.6% of population)
--- Midwest (3.8%), Northeast (1.3%), South (13.5%), West (8.0%)
- Born in another country: 62 (1.1% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.1%), Europe (0.0%), Latin America (0.8%), North America (0.2%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#10. Pontotoc County

- Population: 38,355
- Born in Oklahoma: 27,809 (72.5% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 9,542 (24.9% of population)
--- Midwest (5.6%), Northeast (1.3%), South (10.7%), West (7.3%)
- Born in another country: 844 (2.2% of population)
--- Africa (0.1%), Asia (0.7%), Europe (0.2%), Latin America (1.2%), North America (0.1%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#9. Major County

- Population: 7,692
- Born in Oklahoma: 5,582 (72.6% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 1,589 (20.7% of population)
--- Midwest (7.1%), Northeast (0.7%), South (7.1%), West (5.6%)
- Born in another country: 462 (6.0% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (1.0%), Europe (0.5%), Latin America (4.2%), North America (0.4%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#8. Noble County

- Population: 11,335
- Born in Oklahoma: 8,273 (73.0% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 2,915 (25.7% of population)
--- Midwest (9.4%), Northeast (1.6%), South (7.5%), West (7.1%)
- Born in another country: 82 (0.7% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.1%), Europe (0.2%), Latin America (0.4%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#7. Seminole County

- Population: 24,832
- Born in Oklahoma: 18,185 (73.2% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 6,121 (24.6% of population)
--- Midwest (5.7%), Northeast (1.0%), South (8.6%), West (9.3%)
- Born in another country: 454 (1.8% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.4%), Europe (0.2%), Latin America (1.1%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#6. Okmulgee County

- Population: 38,749
- Born in Oklahoma: 28,659 (74.0% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 9,582 (24.7% of population)
--- Midwest (6.3%), Northeast (1.0%), South (9.0%), West (8.4%)
- Born in another country: 430 (1.1% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.4%), Europe (0.1%), Latin America (0.5%), North America (0.1%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#5. Hughes County

- Population: 13,372
- Born in Oklahoma: 10,078 (75.4% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 3,064 (22.9% of population)
--- Midwest (4.8%), Northeast (0.9%), South (8.7%), West (8.5%)
- Born in another country: 190 (1.4% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.0%), Europe (0.1%), Latin America (1.3%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#4. Pawnee County

- Population: 16,412
- Born in Oklahoma: 12,383 (75.5% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 3,827 (23.3% of population)
--- Midwest (8.2%), Northeast (1.2%), South (8.1%), West (5.8%)
- Born in another country: 121 (0.7% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.2%), Europe (0.3%), Latin America (0.3%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#3. Okfuskee County

- Population: 12,067
- Born in Oklahoma: 9,136 (75.7% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 2,712 (22.5% of population)
--- Midwest (4.7%), Northeast (0.7%), South (8.3%), West (8.5%)
- Born in another country: 185 (1.5% of population)
--- Africa (0.1%), Asia (0.0%), Europe (0.1%), Latin America (1.1%), North America (0.2%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#2. Caddo County

- Population: 29,242
- Born in Oklahoma: 22,228 (76.0% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 5,224 (17.9% of population)
--- Midwest (3.6%), Northeast (1.3%), South (6.4%), West (6.5%)
- Born in another country: 1,626 (5.6% of population)
--- Africa (0.1%), Asia (0.2%), Europe (0.0%), Latin America (5.2%), North America (0.1%), Oceania (0.0%)
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#1. Dewey County

- Population: 4,922
- Born in Oklahoma: 3,840 (78.0% of population)
- Born in another U.S. state or territory: 950 (19.3% of population)
--- Midwest (5.3%), Northeast (0.4%), South (6.9%), West (6.7%)
- Born in another country: 124 (2.5% of population)
--- Africa (0.0%), Asia (0.1%), Europe (0.1%), Latin America (2.3%), North America (0.0%), Oceania (0.0%)

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