Fastest growing cities in Oklahoma

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February 6, 2022
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Fastest growing cities in Oklahoma

Population growth in the United States is slowing. From 2010 to 2020, the population grew by just 7.4%—the lowest rate since the 1930s. Declining birth rates, an aging population, and fewer immigrants are all contributing to historically slow growth rates. But depending on where you are in the country, it might not always feel that way.

In every state, there were cities that experienced cumulative population gains over the course of the decade. But when you look at the growth rates from year to year, cities across the country are following a similar trajectory. Small, medium, and large cities all saw declining growth since 2016. Some of the largest cities—those with populations over 1 million—have actually seen a decrease in overall population, not just slower population growth.

Stacker compiled a list of the fastest-growing cities in Oklahoma using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Cities are ranked by the highest population growth from 2010 to 2020.

Many cities experienced their most significant growth within the first few years of the decade. Experts postulate that the housing bubble burst in tandem with economic hardships of the Great Recession pushed many people of home-buying age to the cities. A decade later, in the wake of the pandemic, the U.S. is in a similar position.

#20. Guymon
- 2010 to 2020 population change: +2,061
--- #2,103 among all cities nationwide
- 2010 to 2020 percent population change: 18.9%
--- #148 among cities in Oklahoma, #5,889 among all cities nationwide
- 2020 population: 12,965
--- #36 largest city in Oklahoma, #3,307 largest city nationwide

#19. Piedmont
- 2010 to 2020 population change: +2,088
--- #2,081 among all cities nationwide
- 2010 to 2020 percent population change: 39.3%
--- #83 among cities in Oklahoma, #2,900 among all cities nationwide
- 2020 population: 7,402
--- #58 largest city in Oklahoma, #5,090 largest city nationwide

#18. Hinton
- 2010 to 2020 population change: +2,363
--- #1,897 among all cities nationwide
- 2010 to 2020 percent population change: 92.5%
--- #25 among cities in Oklahoma, #952 among all cities nationwide
- 2020 population: 4,917
--- #77 largest city in Oklahoma, #6,616 largest city nationwide

#17. Collinsville
- 2010 to 2020 population change: +2,365
--- #1,896 among all cities nationwide
- 2010 to 2020 percent population change: 42.9%
--- #75 among cities in Oklahoma, #2,647 among all cities nationwide
- 2020 population: 7,881
--- #54 largest city in Oklahoma, #4,868 largest city nationwide

#16. Durant
- 2010 to 2020 population change: +2,977
--- #1,592 among all cities nationwide
- 2010 to 2020 percent population change: 19.1%
--- #145 among cities in Oklahoma, #5,842 among all cities nationwide
- 2020 population: 18,589
--- #28 largest city in Oklahoma, #2,424 largest city nationwide

#15. Enid
- 2010 to 2020 population change: +3,182
--- #1,512 among all cities nationwide
- 2010 to 2020 percent population change: 6.6%
--- #230 among cities in Oklahoma, #10,609 among all cities nationwide
- 2020 population: 51,308
--- #9 largest city in Oklahoma, #836 largest city nationwide

#14. Mustang
- 2010 to 2020 population change: +3,350
--- #1,425 among all cities nationwide
- 2010 to 2020 percent population change: 20.3%
--- #135 among cities in Oklahoma, #5,557 among all cities nationwide
- 2020 population: 19,879
--- #24 largest city in Oklahoma, #2,272 largest city nationwide

#13. Glenpool
- 2010 to 2020 population change: +3,372
--- #1,415 among all cities nationwide
- 2010 to 2020 percent population change: 32.7%
--- #99 among cities in Oklahoma, #3,535 among all cities nationwide
- 2020 population: 13,691
--- #34 largest city in Oklahoma, #3,157 largest city nationwide

#12. Stillwater
- 2010 to 2020 population change: +3,713
--- #1,322 among all cities nationwide
- 2010 to 2020 percent population change: 8.3%
--- #214 among cities in Oklahoma, #9,698 among all cities nationwide
- 2020 population: 48,394
--- #10 largest city in Oklahoma, #894 largest city nationwide

#11. Newcastle
- 2010 to 2020 population change: +3,729
--- #1,314 among all cities nationwide
- 2010 to 2020 percent population change: 51.4%
--- #55 among cities in Oklahoma, #2,138 among all cities nationwide
- 2020 population: 10,984
--- #42 largest city in Oklahoma, #3,776 largest city nationwide

#10. Midwest City
- 2010 to 2020 population change: +4,490
--- #1,103 among all cities nationwide
- 2010 to 2020 percent population change: 8.3%
--- #213 among cities in Oklahoma, #9,690 among all cities nationwide
- 2020 population: 58,409
--- #8 largest city in Oklahoma, #720 largest city nationwide

#9. Bixby
- 2010 to 2020 population change: +9,190
--- #564 among all cities nationwide
- 2010 to 2020 percent population change: 47.3%
--- #62 among cities in Oklahoma, #2,352 among all cities nationwide
- 2020 population: 28,609
--- #15 largest city in Oklahoma, #1,567 largest city nationwide

#8. Moore
- 2010 to 2020 population change: +10,287
--- #501 among all cities nationwide
- 2010 to 2020 percent population change: 19.6%
--- #143 among cities in Oklahoma, #5,723 among all cities nationwide
- 2020 population: 62,793
--- #7 largest city in Oklahoma, #648 largest city nationwide

#7. Jenks
- 2010 to 2020 population change: +10,503
--- #491 among all cities nationwide
- 2010 to 2020 percent population change: 68.0%
--- #43 among cities in Oklahoma, #1,499 among all cities nationwide
- 2020 population: 25,949
--- #16 largest city in Oklahoma, #1,739 largest city nationwide

#6. Owasso
- 2010 to 2020 population change: +11,335
--- #456 among all cities nationwide
- 2010 to 2020 percent population change: 42.1%
--- #76 among cities in Oklahoma, #2,701 among all cities nationwide
- 2020 population: 38,240
--- #11 largest city in Oklahoma, #1,150 largest city nationwide

#5. Edmond
- 2010 to 2020 population change: +15,830
--- #289 among all cities nationwide
- 2010 to 2020 percent population change: 20.1%
--- #136 among cities in Oklahoma, #5,584 among all cities nationwide
- 2020 population: 94,428
--- #5 largest city in Oklahoma, #364 largest city nationwide

#4. Broken Arrow
- 2010 to 2020 population change: +18,785
--- #228 among all cities nationwide
- 2010 to 2020 percent population change: 19.8%
--- #142 among cities in Oklahoma, #5,668 among all cities nationwide
- 2020 population: 113,540
--- #4 largest city in Oklahoma, #276 largest city nationwide

#3. Norman
- 2010 to 2020 population change: +19,761
--- #209 among all cities nationwide
- 2010 to 2020 percent population change: 18.3%
--- #150 among cities in Oklahoma, #6,066 among all cities nationwide
- 2020 population: 128,026
--- #3 largest city in Oklahoma, #220 largest city nationwide

#2. Tulsa
- 2010 to 2020 population change: +24,819
--- #141 among all cities nationwide
- 2010 to 2020 percent population change: 6.4%
--- #232 among cities in Oklahoma, #10,718 among all cities nationwide
- 2020 population: 413,066
--- #2 largest city in Oklahoma, #46 largest city nationwide

#1. Oklahoma City
- 2010 to 2020 population change: +117,483
--- #14 among all cities nationwide
- 2010 to 2020 percent population change: 20.8%
--- #131 among cities in Oklahoma, #5,423 among all cities nationwide
- 2020 population: 681,054
--- #1 largest city in Oklahoma, #22 largest city nationwide

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