Fastest-Growing Counties In Oklahoma


Monday, June 14th 2021, 6:55 am
By: Stacker


Written by: Stacker

From 2018 to 2019, the U.S. population grew by .48%, its slowest rate in 100 years. Declining births, increasing deaths largely due to the graying Baby Boomer population, and a crackdown on immigration have contributed to many states seeing net population losses in recent years.

But in other pockets of the country, populations are growing. These shifts can be due to job opportunities, high quality of life, easy commutability to job centers, low rents, or any combination of these or other factors. Stacker compiled a list of the fastest-growing counties in Oklahoma using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by the highest population growth from 2010 to 2019, based on 5-year estimates.

A county typically sees population growth as a “bedroom community” (a municipality with an atypically large commuting population) to a large city. These communities are typically quieter than their feeder cities, offer lower rents and a higher quality of living, and are remote enough to be immune to the feeder city’s crime, traffic, and crowds. Keep reading to see if your home county made the list.

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#30. Woods County

- 2010 to 2019 population change: +387

--- #1,215 among all counties nationwide

- 2010 to 2019 percent population change: +4.5%

--- #22 among counties in Oklahoma, #859 among all counties nationwide

- 2019 population: 9,043

--- #61 largest county in Oklahoma, #2,498 largest county nationwideCrimsonedge34 // Wikimedia Commons

#29. Beckham County

- 2010 to 2019 population change: +451

--- #1,180 among all counties nationwide

- 2010 to 2019 percent population change: +2.1%

--- #35 among counties in Oklahoma, #1,199 among all counties nationwide

- 2019 population: 22,268

--- #38 largest county in Oklahoma, #1,717 largest county nationwideMelodibit // Wikimedia Commons

#28. Murray County

- 2010 to 2019 population change: +753

--- #1,052 among all counties nationwide

- 2010 to 2019 percent population change: +5.7%

--- #16 among counties in Oklahoma, #728 among all counties nationwide

- 2019 population: 13,946

--- #48 largest county in Oklahoma, #2,165 largest county nationwideMelodibit // Wikimedia Commons

#27. Love County

- 2010 to 2019 population change: +757

--- #1,051 among all counties nationwide

- 2010 to 2019 percent population change: +8.1%

--- #10 among counties in Oklahoma, #528 among all counties nationwide

- 2019 population: 10,063

--- #59 largest county in Oklahoma, #2,424 largest county nationwideCanva

#26. Woodward County

- 2010 to 2019 population change: +760

--- #1,050 among all counties nationwide

- 2010 to 2019 percent population change: +3.8%

--- #27 among counties in Oklahoma, #940 among all counties nationwide

- 2019 population: 20,727

--- #41 largest county in Oklahoma, #1,788 largest county nationwideMARELBU // Wikimedia Commons

#25. Kingfisher County

- 2010 to 2019 population change: +918

--- #1,002 among all counties nationwide

- 2010 to 2019 percent population change: +6.2%

--- #15 among counties in Oklahoma, #674 among all counties nationwide

- 2019 population: 15,694

--- #45 largest county in Oklahoma, #2,056 largest county nationwideAmmodramus // Wikimedia Commons

#24. Texas County

- 2010 to 2019 population change: +979

--- #978 among all counties nationwide

- 2010 to 2019 percent population change: +4.9%

--- #19 among counties in Oklahoma, #806 among all counties nationwide

- 2019 population: 20,805

--- #40 largest county in Oklahoma, #1,784 largest county nationwideCanva

#23. Marshall County

- 2010 to 2019 population change: +1,040

--- #966 among all counties nationwide

- 2010 to 2019 percent population change: +6.7%

--- #14 among counties in Oklahoma, #631 among all counties nationwide

- 2019 population: 16,505

--- #43 largest county in Oklahoma, #2,009 largest county nationwidekennethaw88 // Wikimedia Commons

#22. Lincoln County

- 2010 to 2019 population change: +1,072

--- #955 among all counties nationwide

- 2010 to 2019 percent population change: +3.2%

--- #30 among counties in Oklahoma, #1,023 among all counties nationwide

- 2019 population: 34,895

--- #30 largest county in Oklahoma, #1,304 largest county nationwideMichael Barera // Wikimedia Commons

#21. Carter County

- 2010 to 2019 population change: +1,326

--- #900 among all counties nationwide

- 2010 to 2019 percent population change: +2.8%

--- #32 among counties in Oklahoma, #1,083 among all counties nationwide

- 2019 population: 48,319

--- #17 largest county in Oklahoma, #1,014 largest county nationwidecher1127 // Wikimedia Commons

#20. Delaware County

- 2010 to 2019 population change: +1,416

--- #884 among all counties nationwide

- 2010 to 2019 percent population change: +3.5%

--- #29 among counties in Oklahoma, #987 among all counties nationwide

- 2019 population: 42,433

--- #24 largest county in Oklahoma, #1,123 largest county nationwideCanva

#19. Washington County

- 2010 to 2019 population change: +1,547

--- #848 among all counties nationwide

- 2010 to 2019 percent population change: +3.1%

--- #31 among counties in Oklahoma, #1,037 among all counties nationwide

- 2019 population: 51,886

--- #14 largest county in Oklahoma, #958 largest county nationwideCanva

#18. Pontotoc County

- 2010 to 2019 population change: +1,711

--- #818 among all counties nationwide

- 2010 to 2019 percent population change: +4.7%

--- #21 among counties in Oklahoma, #836 among all counties nationwide

- 2019 population: 38,355

--- #29 largest county in Oklahoma, #1,217 largest county nationwideRaksyBH // Shutterstock

#17. Comanche County

- 2010 to 2019 population change: +1,860

--- #796 among all counties nationwide

- 2010 to 2019 percent population change: +1.6%

--- #36 among counties in Oklahoma, #1,279 among all counties nationwide

- 2019 population: 121,762

--- #5 largest county in Oklahoma, #516 largest county nationwideJeffrey Beall // Wikimedia Commons

#16. Custer County

- 2010 to 2019 population change: +2,328

--- #729 among all counties nationwide

- 2010 to 2019 percent population change: +8.7%

--- #9 among counties in Oklahoma, #493 among all counties nationwide

- 2019 population: 29,152

--- #34 largest county in Oklahoma, #1,454 largest county nationwideCaleb Long // Wikimedia Commons

#15. Cherokee County

- 2010 to 2019 population change: +2,482

--- #711 among all counties nationwide

- 2010 to 2019 percent population change: +5.4%

--- #17 among counties in Oklahoma, #755 among all counties nationwide

- 2019 population: 48,664

--- #16 largest county in Oklahoma, #1,010 largest county nationwideMelodibit // Wikimedia Commons

#14. Creek County

- 2010 to 2019 population change: +2,513

--- #708 among all counties nationwide

- 2010 to 2019 percent population change: +3.6%

--- #28 among counties in Oklahoma, #964 among all counties nationwide

- 2019 population: 71,427

--- #10 largest county in Oklahoma, #756 largest county nationwideCanva

#13. Garfield County

- 2010 to 2019 population change: +2,805

--- #682 among all counties nationwide

- 2010 to 2019 percent population change: +4.7%

--- #20 among counties in Oklahoma, #825 among all counties nationwide

- 2019 population: 61,898

--- #12 largest county in Oklahoma, #848 largest county nationwideSmall Town OK // Wikimedia Commons

#12. Pottawatomie County

- 2010 to 2019 population change: +3,403

--- #633 among all counties nationwide

- 2010 to 2019 percent population change: +4.9%

--- #18 among counties in Oklahoma, #805 among all counties nationwide

- 2019 population: 72,154

--- #9 largest county in Oklahoma, #750 largest county nationwideCrimsonedge34 // Wikimedia Commons

#11. Grady County

- 2010 to 2019 population change: +3,526

--- #622 among all counties nationwide

- 2010 to 2019 percent population change: +6.8%

--- #13 among counties in Oklahoma, #621 among all counties nationwide

- 2019 population: 55,071

--- #13 largest county in Oklahoma, #923 largest county nationwideMichael Barera // Wikimedia Commons

#10. Bryan County

- 2010 to 2019 population change: +5,262

--- #529 among all counties nationwide

- 2010 to 2019 percent population change: +12.8%

--- #5 among counties in Oklahoma, #260 among all counties nationwide

- 2019 population: 46,457

--- #20 largest county in Oklahoma, #1,041 largest county nationwideCanva

#9. Payne County

- 2010 to 2019 population change: +6,128

--- #495 among all counties nationwide

- 2010 to 2019 percent population change: +8.1%

--- #11 among counties in Oklahoma, #532 among all counties nationwide

- 2019 population: 81,815

--- #7 largest county in Oklahoma, #691 largest county nationwideDavid Dobbs // Wikimedia Commons

#8. McClain County

- 2010 to 2019 population change: +6,140

--- #492 among all counties nationwide

- 2010 to 2019 percent population change: +18.5%

--- #2 among counties in Oklahoma, #119 among all counties nationwide

- 2019 population: 39,247

--- #27 largest county in Oklahoma, #1,194 largest county nationwideCanva

#7. Rogers County

- 2010 to 2019 population change: +6,309

--- #486 among all counties nationwide

- 2010 to 2019 percent population change: +7.4%

--- #12 among counties in Oklahoma, #574 among all counties nationwide

- 2019 population: 91,353

--- #6 largest county in Oklahoma, #643 largest county nationwideSteven C. Price // Wikimedia Commons

#6. Logan County

- 2010 to 2019 population change: +6,906

--- #470 among all counties nationwide

- 2010 to 2019 percent population change: +17.4%

--- #3 among counties in Oklahoma, #143 among all counties nationwide

- 2019 population: 46,683

--- #19 largest county in Oklahoma, #1,036 largest county nationwideCanva

#5. Wagoner County

- 2010 to 2019 population change: +8,726

--- #424 among all counties nationwide

- 2010 to 2019 percent population change: +12.4%

--- #6 among counties in Oklahoma, #277 among all counties nationwide

- 2019 population: 78,958

--- #8 largest county in Oklahoma, #707 largest county nationwideMisterBadmoon // Wikimedia Commons

#4. Canadian County

- 2010 to 2019 population change: +30,641

--- #177 among all counties nationwide

- 2010 to 2019 percent population change: +27.9%

--- #1 among counties in Oklahoma, #44 among all counties nationwide

- 2019 population: 140,455

--- #4 largest county in Oklahoma, #459 largest county nationwideMichael Barera // Wikimedia Commons

#3. Cleveland County

- 2010 to 2019 population change: +32,443

--- #166 among all counties nationwide

- 2010 to 2019 percent population change: +13.1%

--- #4 among counties in Oklahoma, #245 among all counties nationwide

- 2019 population: 279,274

--- #3 largest county in Oklahoma, #246 largest county nationwideCaleb Long // Wikimedia

#2. Tulsa County

- 2010 to 2019 population change: +56,662

--- #92 among all counties nationwide

- 2010 to 2019 percent population change: +9.6%

--- #8 among counties in Oklahoma, #427 among all counties nationwide

- 2019 population: 646,419

--- #2 largest county in Oklahoma, #103 largest county nationwideGreater Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau // Wikimedia Commons

#1. Oklahoma County

- 2010 to 2019 population change: +83,193

--- #57 among all counties nationwide

- 2010 to 2019 percent population change: +11.8%

--- #7 among counties in Oklahoma, #306 among all counties nationwide

- 2019 population: 787,216

--- #1 largest county in Oklahoma, #80 largest county nationwide