The 10 Fastest Growing Cities In Oklahoma For 2021


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 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the fastest growing cities in Oklahoma.

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 2021 according to the most recent census data:

The 10 Fastest Growing Cities In Oklahoma For 2021

  1. Piedmont
  2. Jenks
  3. Newcastle
  4. Bixby
  5. Owasso
  6. Glenpool
  7. Mustang
  8. Tuttle
  9. Collinsville
  10. Harrah

What's the fastest growing city in Oklahoma for 2021? Based on the most recent ACS data, Piedmont ranks as the fastest growing city in Oklahoma. If you happen to be a resident of Piedmont, 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.

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The 10 Fastest Growing Cities In Oklahoma For 2021

1. Piedmont

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,747
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Population 2010: 5,314
Percent Growth 45.8%
Absolute Growth: 2,433
More on Piedmont: Homes For Sale | Data

2. Jenks

Jenks, OK

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 22,488
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 1)
Population 2010: 15,446
Percent Growth 45.6%
Absolute Growth: 7,042
More on Jenks: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

3. Newcastle

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,967
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Population 2010: 7,255
Percent Growth 37.4%
Absolute Growth: 2,712
More on Newcastle: Homes For Sale | Data

4. Bixby

Bixby, OK

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 26,541
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Population 2010: 19,419
Percent Growth 36.7%
Absolute Growth: 7,122
More on Bixby: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

5. Owasso

Owasso, OK

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 36,173
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Population 2010: 26,905
Percent Growth 34.4%
Absolute Growth: 9,268
More on Owasso: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

6. Glenpool

Glenpool, OK

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 13,666
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Population 2010: 10,319
Percent Growth 32.4%
Absolute Growth: 3,347
More on Glenpool: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

7. Mustang

Mustang, OK

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 21,459
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Population 2010: 16,529
Percent Growth 29.8%
Absolute Growth: 4,930
More on Mustang: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

8. Tuttle

Tuttle, OK

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 7,294
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 1)
Population 2010: 5,786
Percent Growth 26.1%
Absolute Growth: 1,508
More on Tuttle: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

9. Collinsville

Collinsville, OK

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,882
Rank Last Year: 8 (Down 1)
Population 2010: 5,516
Percent Growth 24.8%
Absolute Growth: 1,366
More on Collinsville: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

10. Harrah

Harrah, OK

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 6,189
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Population 2010: 5,073
Percent Growth 22.0%
Absolute Growth: 1,116
More on Harrah: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

How We Measured The Fastest Growing Cities In the Sooner State for 2021

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 2021

Click to enlarge

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

So there you have it, the fastest growing cities in Oklahoma are led by Piedmont 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. Blackwell
  3. Henryetta

For more Oklahoma reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Fastest Growing Places In Oklahoma For 2021

Rank City Growth Population Population 2010
1 Piedmont 45.8% 7,747 5,314
2 Jenks 45.6% 22,488 15,446
3 Newcastle 37.4% 9,967 7,255
4 Bixby 36.7% 26,541 19,419
5 Owasso 34.4% 36,173 26,905
6 Glenpool 32.4% 13,666 10,319
7 Mustang 29.8% 21,459 16,529
8 Tuttle 26.1% 7,294 5,786
9 Collinsville 24.8% 6,882 5,516
10 Harrah 22.0% 6,189 5,073

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