US Population Change 2010-16
Oklahoma Population Change 2010-16
Oklahoma Metropolitan Areas
The Oklahoma City and Tulsa metropolitan areas continued to grow in 2016. The Lawton metropolitan area (Comanche County) declined slightly. Canadian County in the Oklahoma City area continues to be the fastest growing county, with a growth rate of 18.2%.
Oklahoma City Metro
Fastest-Growing Oklahoma Micropolitan Areas
The counties containing Durant, Woodward, and Stillwater were the three fastest-growing places outside of the Oklahoma City and Tulsa areas. Other notable growth areas include Shawnee, Tahlequah, Woodward, and Enid.
Durant (Bryan County)
Weatherford (Custer County)
Stillwater (Payne County)
Rate of Population Change 2015-16
If you isolate just the last year of estimated population change, from 2015-2016, there are several areas that stand out with major changes in patterns. Below this national map, check out the comparisons of growth so far this decade versus growth in 2015-16 in selected regions. These three examples from North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Texas reflect a reversal or slowdown of booming populations in shale drilling regions.