The 5 Fastest Growing Towns in Oklahoma Everyone Is Talking About

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA downtown skyline in the late afternoon.
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Written by Oak Simmons

Published: October 6, 2023

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Oklahoma is in the South-Central United States. With a population of 4,019,800, it is the 28th-largest U.S. state and the 12th-largest southern state by population. Oklahoma saw a 1.5% population change from 2020 to 2022, with much of the growth centered around the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. This article covers the five fastest-growing towns in Oklahoma, ranked by their percentage of population change from 2020 to 2022. Additionally, it explores what draws people to these towns, along with some exciting points of interest.

Before we discover the fastest-growing towns in Oklahoma, let’s first explore Oklahoma City, the capital and largest city in Oklahoma. Nearly all of Oklahoma’s fastest-growing towns are in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.

Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA downtown skyline at twilight.

With an area of 606 square miles, Oklahoma City is even larger than Los Angeles.

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Oklahoma City is Oklahoma’s largest city, with a population of 694,800. It is also the 20th-largest city in the United States and the 8th-largest city in the South. Oklahoma City has a higher population than Las Vegas, Nashville, Boston, or Washington, D.C. It is also growing rapidly. In fact, of the 20 largest cities in the United States, Oklahoma City is the sixth-fastest growing. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city saw a 2% population change from 2020 to 2022. Its population increased from 681,084 in 2020 to 694,800. If Oklahoma City continues to grow at its current rate, it will be home to over two million people by 2040.

As Oklahoma City grows, so does its entire metropolitan area. Let’s explore the five fastest-growing towns in Oklahoma. Four are in the Oklahoma City metro area, including the top two!

The Fastest Growing Towns In Oklahoma

1. Newcastle

Newcastle is in McClain County and borders Oklahoma City to the north. According to the United States Census Bureau, Newcastle saw an 18.8% population change from 2020 to 2022. Its population grew from 10,989 in 2020 to 13,055 in 2022.

Newcastle is a rapidly growing community due to its beautiful location on the Canadian River and its proximity to Oklahoma City. It is a 15-minute drive from Will Rogers World Airport and within 30 minutes of 20 college campuses. Although Newcastle itself is small, one fun activity the town offers is visiting the adorable alpacas at the Magnolia and Prayers Ranches.

2. Piedmont

Piedmont is in Canadian County and borders Oklahoma City to the southeast. According to the United States Census Bureau, Piedmont saw a 14.2% population change from 2020 to 2022. Its population increased from 7,394 in 2020 to 8,445 in 2022.

Piedmont’s population is growing due to its proximity to Oklahoma City and high-performing public schools. One fun attraction in Piedmont is Chester’s Party Barn and Farm, which has farm animals and a massive pumpkin patch.

3. Collinsville

Collinsville is in Rogers and Tulsa Counties. It is just 10 miles north of Tulsa, the second-largest city in Oklahoma. According to the United States Census Bureau, Collinsville saw an 11.9% population change from 2020 to 2022. Its population grew from 7,898 in 2020 to 8,840 in 2022.

Collinsville is a small town, but it is growing due to its proximity to Tulsa. It has several parks, museums, and a library. Additionally, it has beautiful hiking and mountain biking trails around Collinsville Lake.

4. Mustang

Mustang is in Canadian County and borders Oklahoma City on all sides. According to the United States Census Bureau, Mustang saw an 11.8% population change from 2020 to 2022. Its population increased from 19,887 in 2020 to 22,232 in 2022, making it the largest town on this list!

Mustang is growing due to its proximity to Oklahoma City, where many residents work. It has several large and beautiful parks. It also has a large town center with a library, recreation center, 55+Active Adult Center, and Conference Center.

5. El Reno

Building at the historic Fort Reno in El Reno, Oklahoma

Fort Reno, built in 1874, is on the U.S. National Historic Register of Places.

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El Reno is the county seat of Canadian County and is just west of Oklahoma City. According to the United States Census Bureau, El Reno saw a 9.2% population change from 2020 to 2022. Its population grew from 16,996 in 2020 to 18,560 in 2022.

Like many other towns on this list, El Reno is growing due to its proximity to Oklahoma City. It is home to the Canadian County Historical Society Museum and Fort Reno, a historical United States Army cavalry post. One fun attraction in El Reno is its Fried Onion Burger Day Festival, which takes place each May. It features a classic car show and a fried onion hamburger that weighs over 850 pounds!


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About the Author

Oak Simmons is a writer at A-Z Animals primarily covering North American wildlife and geography. They graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. A resident of Washington state, Oak enjoys tracking mammals and watching birds.

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