The 10 Most Diverse Cities In Oklahoma For 2022


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

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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 2022:

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

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 2022

Anadarko, OK

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 6,600

HHI: 2,554
% White: 32.2%
% African American: 6.8%
% Asian: 2.2%
More on Anadarko: PhotosData

Idabel, OK

Overall SnackAbility

1
/10

Population: 6,872

HHI: 2,842
% White: 46.8%
% African American: 17.9%
% Asian: 1.4%
More on Idabel: PhotosData

Hugo, OK

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,114

HHI: 3,008
% White: 47.5%
% African American: 19.1%
% Asian: 0.0%
More on Hugo: PhotosData

Muskogee, OK

Overall SnackAbility

2
/10

Population: 37,337

HHI: 3,092
% White: 49.3%
% African American: 15.4%
% Asian: 0.7%
More on Muskogee: PhotosData

Lawton, OK

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 93,535

HHI: 3,189
% White: 50.3%
% African American: 18.1%
% Asian: 2.8%
More on Lawton: PhotosData

Okmulgee, OK

Overall SnackAbility

1
/10

Population: 11,768

HHI: 3,217
% White: 49.8%
% African American: 16.6%
% Asian: 0.9%
More on Okmulgee: PhotosData

Warr Acres, OK

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,169

HHI: 3,240
% White: 47.7%
% African American: 12.4%
% Asian: 5.2%
More on Warr Acres: PhotosData

Tahlequah, OK

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 16,684

HHI: 3,432
% White: 50.0%
% African American: 2.0%
% Asian: 1.4%
More on Tahlequah: PhotosData

Tulsa, OK

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 402,441

HHI: 3,440
% White: 53.4%
% African American: 14.8%
% Asian: 3.4%
More on Tulsa: PhotosData

Oklahoma City, OK

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 649,821

HHI: 3,447
% White: 52.8%
% African American: 14.2%
% Asian: 4.4%
More on Oklahoma City: PhotosData

Methodology: How we determined the most diverse cities in Oklahoma for 2022

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 2016-2020 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 2,554 (Anadarko) to 7,208 (Newcastle).

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 Newcastle 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.

Summary: 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. Newcastle
  2. Noble
  3. Tuttle

For more Oklahoma reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Race By City In Oklahoma For 2022

Rank City Population HHI
1 Anadarko, OK 6,600 2,554
2 Idabel, OK 6,872 2,842
3 Hugo, OK 5,114 3,008
4 Muskogee, OK 37,337 3,092
5 Lawton, OK 93,535 3,189
6 Okmulgee, OK 11,768 3,217
7 Warr Acres, OK 10,169 3,240
8 Tahlequah, OK 16,684 3,432
9 Tulsa, OK 402,441 3,440
10 Oklahoma City, OK 649,821 3,447
11 Clinton, OK 9,117 3,507
12 Del City, OK 21,762 3,671
13 Holdenville, OK 5,662 3,709
14 Vinita, OK 5,367 3,913
15 Sallisaw, OK 8,536 4,001
16 Ada, OK 17,399 4,069
17 Guymon, OK 11,381 4,076
18 El Reno, OK 19,539 4,180
19 Ardmore, OK 24,834 4,184
20 Midwest City, OK 57,392 4,219
21 Seminole, OK 7,155 4,232
22 Bethany, OK 19,292 4,261
23 Altus, OK 18,533 4,276
24 Miami, OK 13,176 4,335
25 Catoosa, OK 7,930 4,376
26 Claremore, OK 18,875 4,567
27 Durant, OK 18,516 4,665
28 Wagoner, OK 9,061 4,731
29 Pauls Valley, OK 6,128 4,741
30 Shawnee, OK 31,361 4,761
31 Pryor Creek, OK 9,417 4,777
32 Mcalester, OK 18,042 4,790
33 Glenpool, OK 13,836 4,918
34 Poteau, OK 8,866 4,943
35 Henryetta, OK 5,586 5,002
36 Broken Arrow, OK 108,875 5,079
37 Enid, OK 50,116 5,146
38 Jenks, OK 22,933 5,150
39 Moore, OK 61,683 5,204
40 Norman, OK 124,086 5,236
41 Collinsville, OK 7,140 5,307
42 Tecumseh, OK 6,721 5,311
43 Ponca City, OK 23,940 5,318
44 Sulphur, OK 5,023 5,326
45 Bartlesville, OK 36,495 5,383
46 Purcell, OK 6,508 5,553
47 Owasso, OK 36,395 5,576
48 The Village, OK 9,500 5,635
49 Chickasha, OK 16,326 5,640
50 Stillwater, OK 50,183 5,661
51 Lone Grove, OK 5,105 5,683
52 Guthrie, OK 11,296 5,704
53 Sapulpa, OK 21,170 5,724
54 Blackwell, OK 6,634 5,778
55 Elk City, OK 11,544 5,873
56 Coweta, OK 9,803 5,875
57 Duncan, OK 22,529 5,917
58 Weatherford, OK 11,908 5,931
59 Edmond, OK 93,101 6,008
60 Bixby, OK 27,315 6,031
61 Cushing, OK 7,759 6,054
62 Grove, OK 7,060 6,065
63 Sand Springs, OK 19,912 6,186
64 Yukon, OK 27,557 6,225
65 Piedmont, OK 8,155 6,390
66 Mustang, OK 22,228 6,454
67 Harrah, OK 6,480 6,458
68 Woodward, OK 12,213 6,465
69 Choctaw, OK 12,467 6,547
70 Alva, OK 5,046 6,669
71 Blanchard, OK 8,362 6,751
72 Tuttle, OK 7,348 7,157
73 Noble, OK 6,956 7,186
74 Newcastle, OK 10,425 7,208

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Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the most diverse places in Oklahoma.

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