The 10 Most Diverse Cities In Oklahoma For 2021


We used data and science to determine the most diverse cities in Oklahoma.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the most diverse places in Oklahoma.


Most Diverse Cities In Oklahoma

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Race relations in America seem to be hitting a tipping point.

While we still haven't dealt with racism as a society, the election of Donald Trump to the presidency has only flamed the tensions that have been mounting for years.

Part of the reason for that tension? The country as a whole continues to self segregate across race, income, and party lines. But it's not all bad on the race relations front.

There are parts of Oklahoma where there's a high level of diversity -- where people of all walks of life come together. We decided to shine a light on those places today.

Using a standard measure of diversity, we ranked all 74 cities in Oklahoma from most to least diverse.

Here are the 10 most diverse places in Oklahoma for 2021:

  1. Anadarko
  2. Idabel
  3. Okmulgee
  4. Muskogee
  5. Lawton
  6. Tahlequah
  7. Hugo
  8. Tulsa
  9. Oklahoma City
  10. Warr Acres

So what city is the most diverse in Oklahoma? According to the most Census data, Anadarko took the number one over all spot for diversity in Oklahoma.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked. To see where Oklahoma ranked as a state, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in Ameria.

And if you already knew these places were diverse, check out:

The 10 Most Diverse Places In Oklahoma For 2021

Anadarko, OK

Overall SnackAbility

1
/10

Population: 6,626

HHI: 2,738
% White: 31.8%
% African American: 6.0%
% Asian: 1.1%
More on Anadarko: PhotosData

Idabel, OK

Overall SnackAbility

1
/10

Population: 6,924

HHI: 2,738
% White: 44.3%
% African American: 21.1%
% Asian: 1.1%
More on Idabel: PhotosData

Okmulgee, OK

Overall SnackAbility

2
/10

Population: 11,846

HHI: 2,996
% White: 46.8%
% African American: 17.7%
% Asian: 1.1%
More on Okmulgee: PhotosData

Muskogee, OK

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 37,624

HHI: 3,182
% White: 50.5%
% African American: 15.1%
% Asian: 0.8%
More on Muskogee: PhotosData

Lawton, OK

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 94,017

HHI: 3,235
% White: 50.8%
% African American: 18.8%
% Asian: 2.8%
More on Lawton: PhotosData

Tahlequah, OK

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 16,667

HHI: 3,288
% White: 48.0%
% African American: 2.3%
% Asian: 1.8%
More on Tahlequah: PhotosData

Hugo, OK

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,142

HHI: 3,341
% White: 51.6%
% African American: 20.2%
% Asian: 0.0%
More on Hugo: PhotosData

Tulsa, OK

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 402,324

HHI: 3,482
% White: 54.0%
% African American: 15.0%
% Asian: 3.3%
More on Tulsa: PhotosData

Oklahoma City, OK

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 643,692

HHI: 3,505
% White: 53.5%
% African American: 14.1%
% Asian: 4.5%
More on Oklahoma City: PhotosData

Warr Acres, OK

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 10,180

HHI: 3,581
% White: 53.6%
% African American: 11.5%
% Asian: 5.3%
More on Warr Acres: PhotosData

How we determined the most diverse cities in Oklahoma for 2021

We still believe in the accuracy of data -- especially from the census. So that's where we went to get the breakdown of race across Oklahoma.

That lead us to the Census's most recently available data, the 2015-2019 American Community Survey data from the US Census.

Specifically, we looked at table B03002: HISPANIC OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE. Here are the category names as defined by the Census:

  • White alone*
  • Black or African American alone*
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone*
  • Asian alone*
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone*
  • Some other race alone*
  • Two or more races*
  • Hispanic or Latino
* Not hispanic or latino

We limited our analysis to non-CDPs with a population greater than 5,000 people. That left us with 74 cities.

We then calculated the HHI for each city by finding the racial breakdown of a city in percent terms, squaring them, and then adding the squares together. This left us with scores ranging from 2,738 (Anadarko) to 7,210 (Noble).

Finally, we ranked each city based on the HHI with a lower score being more diverse than a high score. Anadarko took the distinction of being the most diverse, while Noble was the least diverse city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Oklahoma ranked for diversity or, for a more general take on diversity in america, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.

There You Have It - Diversity Across Oklahoma

If you're looking for a scientific breakdown of diversity across Oklahoma, this is an accurate list.

If you're curious enough, here are the least diverse places in Oklahoma:

  1. Noble
  2. Newcastle
  3. Tuttle

For more Oklahoma reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Diverse Cities In Oklahoma For 2021

Rank City Population HHI
1 Anadarko, OK 6,626 2,738
2 Idabel, OK 6,924 2,738
3 Okmulgee, OK 11,846 2,996
4 Muskogee, OK 37,624 3,182
5 Lawton, OK 94,017 3,235
6 Tahlequah, OK 16,667 3,288
7 Hugo, OK 5,142 3,341
8 Tulsa, OK 402,324 3,482
9 Oklahoma City, OK 643,692 3,505
10 Warr Acres, OK 10,180 3,581
11 Clinton, OK 9,217 3,680
12 Holdenville, OK 5,559 3,830
13 Sallisaw, OK 8,571 4,123
14 Ada, OK 17,260 4,156
15 Del City, OK 21,822 4,169
16 Vinita, OK 5,423 4,180
17 Altus, OK 18,744 4,207
18 Midwest City, OK 57,288 4,247
19 Ardmore, OK 24,821 4,287
20 Guymon, OK 11,488 4,292
21 El Reno, OK 19,095 4,360
22 Miami, OK 13,289 4,431
23 Seminole, OK 7,219 4,467
24 Bethany, OK 19,366 4,498
25 Catoosa, OK 7,705 4,613
26 Claremore, OK 18,753 4,736
27 Pauls Valley, OK 6,139 4,741
28 Wagoner, OK 8,920 4,768
29 Durant, OK 17,856 4,833
30 Mcalester, OK 18,045 4,875
31 Pryor Creek, OK 9,394 4,892
32 Shawnee, OK 31,235 5,041
33 Tecumseh, OK 6,643 5,056
34 Henryetta, OK 5,633 5,161
35 Purcell, OK 6,401 5,167
36 Enid, OK 50,394 5,225
37 Poteau, OK 8,843 5,236
38 Moore, OK 60,943 5,251
39 Norman, OK 122,837 5,258
40 Broken Arrow, OK 108,496 5,281
41 Ponca City, OK 24,134 5,337
42 Glenpool, OK 13,666 5,353
43 Lone Grove, OK 5,063 5,402
44 Bartlesville, OK 36,412 5,413
45 Sulphur, OK 5,023 5,484
46 Sapulpa, OK 21,041 5,548
47 Stillwater, OK 49,952 5,554
48 Guthrie, OK 11,376 5,584
49 Coweta, OK 9,739 5,610
50 Jenks, OK 22,488 5,657
51 Owasso, OK 36,173 5,667
52 Weatherford, OK 11,949 5,683
53 Chickasha, OK 16,337 5,775
54 Edmond, OK 92,009 5,829
55 Duncan, OK 22,618 5,945
56 Elk City, OK 11,824 5,981
57 The Village, OK 9,452 6,015
58 Bixby, OK 26,541 6,041
59 Collinsville, OK 6,882 6,125
60 Cushing, OK 7,746 6,156
61 Sand Springs, OK 19,794 6,237
62 Grove, OK 6,957 6,244
63 Yukon, OK 26,943 6,312
64 Woodward, OK 12,448 6,557
65 Blackwell, OK 6,696 6,581
66 Harrah, OK 6,189 6,640
67 Mustang, OK 21,459 6,659
68 Blanchard, OK 8,386 6,698
69 Choctaw, OK 12,474 6,879
70 Piedmont, OK 7,747 6,967
71 Alva, OK 5,109 7,021
72 Tuttle, OK 7,294 7,182
73 Newcastle, OK 9,967 7,193
74 Noble, OK 6,837 7,210

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