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Old 05-26-2017, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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2016 population estimates for cities/towns were just released on 26 May 2017.

Here is the state's 10 largest cities:

1. Oklahoma City - 638,367
+58,368 since 2010 Census (+10.1%)
+7,749 since 2015

2. Tulsa - 403,090
+11,184 since 2010 (+2.9%)
-15 since 2015

3. Norman - 122,180
+11,255 since 2010 (+10.1%)
+1,996 since 2015

4. Broken Arrow - 107,403
+8,553 since 2010 (+8.7%)
+871 since 2015

5. Lawton - 94,653
-2,214 since 2010 (-2.3%)
-1,658 since 2015

6. Edmond - 91,191
+9,786 since 2010 (+12.0%)
+1,200 since 2015

7. Moore - 61,415
+6,334 since 2010 (+11.5%)
+1,024 since 2015

8. Midwest City - 57,305
+2,934 since 2010 (+5.4%)
+117 since 2015

9. Enid - 51,004
+1,625 since 2010 (+3.3%)
-600 since 2015

10. Stillwater - 49,504
+3,816 since 2010 (+8.4%)
+671 since 2015



My hometown of Durant - 17,583
+1,727 since 2010 (+10.9%)
+266 since July 2015

The state's 2016 population estimate is 3,923,561.
+172,210 since 2010 (+4.6%)

2016 Census population estimates for every U.S. city, county, state (database) | cleveland.com
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Old 05-26-2017, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Lawton kind of gets screwed because they don't get to count the people who actually live at Ft. Sill. There are about 20K on base.

Norman, Edmond, Broken Arrow, and Stillwater have really grown in the last 30 or so years. I bet Edmond would be as big as Norman if they could count the part of west Edmond that is actually in the OKC limits.

And of the small towns Durant seems like it has about doubled in size in the last 30-40 years.
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Old 05-26-2017, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Tornadoes don't scare people from moving to Moore.
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Old 05-26-2017, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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Lawton kind of gets screwed because they don't get to count the people who actually live at Ft. Sill. There are about 20K on base.

Norman, Edmond, Broken Arrow, and Stillwater have really grown in the last 30 or so years. I bet Edmond would be as big as Norman if they could count the part of west Edmond that is actually in the OKC limits.

And of the small towns Durant seems like it has about doubled in size in the last 30-40 years.
I actually calculated this using census tracts from the 2010 Census. In the area bounded by Waterloo, May, Kilpatrick, and I-35, the population comes to 115,568 compared to Norman's 2010 population of 110,925. Expand the west boundary to County Line Rd and the population comes to 125,102.
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Old 05-27-2017, 06:53 AM
 
Location: SW OK (AZ Native)
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Lawton kind of gets screwed because they don't get to count the people who actually live at Ft. Sill. There are about 20K on base.

Norman, Edmond, Broken Arrow, and Stillwater have really grown in the last 30 or so years. I bet Edmond would be as big as Norman if they could count the part of west Edmond that is actually in the OKC limits.

And of the small towns Durant seems like it has about doubled in size in the last 30-40 years.
For metropolitan statistical purposes, Fort Sill is counted. However, in Lawton proper, the population fluctuates when a unit relocates or deploys. If you have two thousand soldiers deployed overseas, and they live in town, they cancel their lease and move all their stuff into a storage unit, the population of the area goes down. When they come back, you'll suddenly see a 2000 person increase. Additionally, Fort Sill recently added a significant amount of on base housing, which a lot of people jumped at. They moved back on base.
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Old 05-29-2017, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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For metropolitan statistical purposes, Fort Sill is counted. However, in Lawton proper, the population fluctuates when a unit relocates or deploys. If you have two thousand soldiers deployed overseas, and they live in town, they cancel their lease and move all their stuff into a storage unit, the population of the area goes down. When they come back, you'll suddenly see a 2000 person increase. Additionally, Fort Sill recently added a significant amount of on base housing, which a lot of people jumped at. They moved back on base.
Hmmm, I stand corrected but I DO remember when I lived in Norman and Norman passed Lawton in size that the Lawton people were complaining that they didn't get to count Ft. Sill. But that's been 20 years ago or more.
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Old 05-29-2017, 08:35 PM
 
Location: SW OK (AZ Native)
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Hmmm, I stand corrected but I DO remember when I lived in Norman and Norman passed Lawton in size that the Lawton people were complaining that they didn't get to count Ft. Sill. But that's been 20 years ago or more.
No, you are also correct. The population of Lawton is as published in this thread, but Fort Sill counts for other things, such as schools.
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Old 05-30-2017, 01:42 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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Lawton kind of gets screwed because they don't get to count the people who actually live at Ft. Sill. There are about 20K on base.

Norman, Edmond, Broken Arrow, and Stillwater have really grown in the last 30 or so years. I bet Edmond would be as big as Norman if they could count the part of west Edmond that is actually in the OKC limits.

And of the small towns Durant seems like it has about doubled in size in the last 30-40 years.
But Norman will always be better than Edmond because of OU. Sorry Edmond Snoots.
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Old 05-30-2017, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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But Norman will always be better than Edmond because of OU. Sorry Edmond Snoots.
I went to HS in Edmond, lived in Norman for many years. I preferred Norman BECAUSE of OU.

I love Norman around the University but I'd like to go back in time and strangle some of the developers who put up all that crap housing stock in Norman. Edmond has a little of that west of downtown but they did a far better job developing the community there.
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Old 06-01-2017, 10:52 AM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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I went to HS in Edmond, lived in Norman for many years. I preferred Norman BECAUSE of OU.

I love Norman around the University but I'd like to go back in time and strangle some of the developers who put up all that crap housing stock in Norman. Edmond has a little of that west of downtown but they did a far better job developing the community there.
Amen. And yes, when I've been in the Norman area lately, the cookie-cutter stuff (especially the development on the eastside of town) has really gotten out of control.
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