OKC has added nearly a half million people since 1980

Monday, December 14, 2015

The Oklahoma City metro area’s population has grown by nearly 500,000 people since 1980, according to information from the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s research team.

And we’re still growing as more businesses arrive and people choose Oklahoma City as the place they want to live. Here is more information about our population growth uncovered by the research team:

  • The metro area’s current population growth rate of 1.2 percent each year exceeds both the state’s and the nation’s rates. (Source: U.S. Census annual population estimates from 2013 to 2014)
  • Based upon the most recent Census population estimates (2014), we added more than 16,000 people to the Oklahoma City metro (16,182) over the past year (2013 to 2014). That is still nearly 1,500 people per month (1,343). (Source: Census annual population estimates, 2013 to 2014; OKC Metropolitan Stastistical Area, or MSA).
  • The largest in-migration is coming from Dallas, Los Angeles, Houston, Atlanta and Phoenix. (Source: American Community Survey, or ACS, 2009-2013 Metro Area to Metro Area Migration Flows; in-state metro migration omitted).

If you would like more data or information, the Chamber has put together a list of economic development tools available for your research and also has a team that can help you.

See a list of additional tools, including links to the Chamber’s retail website, business advocacy efforts, work in the bioscience sector and regional economy information.