Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area
Greater Oklahoma City
Top: left to right, downtown Oklahoma City, Bell Street Historic District of Shawnee, downtown Edmond, downtown Norman
Map of Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area
Highlighted in yellow indicates CSA.
Coordinates: 35°30′N 97°30′W / 35.5°N 97.5°W / 35.5; -97.5
CountryUnited States
State(s)Oklahoma
Principal CitiesOklahoma City
Shawnee (CSA)
Secondary CitiesNorman
Edmond
Area
 • Total6,359 sq mi (16,470 km2)
Population
 (2020 Census)
 • Total1,425,695
 • Rank41st in the U.S.
 • Density221.6/sq mi (85.3/km2)
 • CSA Population
1,498,693
 • CSA rank
39th in the U.S.
GDP
 • MSA$94.742 billion (2022)
Time zoneUTC−06:00 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−05:00 (CDT)
Area codes405, 572
Interstates

The Oklahoma City metropolitan area is an urban region in Central Oklahoma. It is the largest metropolitan area in the state of Oklahoma and contains the state capital and principal city, Oklahoma City. It is often known as the Oklahoma City Metro (sometimes shortened to simply "the Metro"), Oklahoma City Metroplex, or Greater Oklahoma City in addition to the nicknames Oklahoma City itself is known for, such as OKC or "the 405".

Counties in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area include Canadian, Cleveland, Grady, Lincoln, Logan, McClain, and Oklahoma. According to the 2020 U.S. census, the metropolitan region had a population of 1,425,695, up from 1,083,346 at the 2000 census.

The Micropolitan Statistical Area of Shawnee (in Pottawatomie County) is included in Oklahoma City's Combined Statistical Area (CSA) which brings the area population to 1,498,693.

Principal communities

Principal cities
Secondary cities
Suburbs
Exurbs
Counties

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
190025,915
191085,232228.9%
1920116,30736.5%
1930221,73890.6%
1940244,15910.1%
1950325,35233.3%
1960511,83357.3%
1970640,88925.2%
1980860,96934.3%
1990958,83911.4%
20001,083,34613.0%
20101,252,98715.7%
20201,425,69513.8%
2022 (est.)1,459,3802.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

The Oklahoma City metropolitan area, being the state's principal and largest metropolitan statistical area, had a population of 1,425,695 at the 2020 census, up from 1,252,987 in 2010; the 2021 American Community Survey estimated its population increased to 1,441,647.[2] With a 2021 median age of 36.1, the sex ratio was 51% female and 49% male.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau in 2010, its racial and ethnic makeup was 67.4% non-Hispanic white, 10.4% African American, 4.1% Native American, 2.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 5.5% from other races or ethnicities, 5.2% multiracial, and 11.3% Hispanic or Latino of any race. During the 2021 American Community Survey, its racial and ethnic makeup was 62% white, 10% African American, 3% Native American, 3% Asian, 1% other, 8% multiracial, and 14% Hispanic or Latino of any race.[2]

In 2021, there were an estimated 565,309 households with an average of 2.5 persons per household; among them, 61% were married-couples and 18% were non-family households. Approximately 51% of its population was married. Of its 615,726 housing units at the census estimates, 92% were occupied and 64% were owner-occupied. An estimated 32% of its housing units were constructed since 2017, reflecting the metropolitan population growth.[2] There was a median owner-occupied value of $190,800 and 36% of its units ranged from $100-200,000, while 17% were valued at under $100,000.

As of 2016, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the median household income in the MSA was $55,065, and the median family income was $68,797. The per capita income for the MSA in 2015 was $27,316. For the population age 25 years and over, 88.4% was a high school graduate for higher, and 29.8% had a bachelor's degree or higher. By the 2021 ACS census estimates, its median household income increased to $61,815; 40% of the population made under $50,000 while 32% made from $50-100,000 annually.[2] The metropolis had a per capita income of $32,703. Among the population economically, 14.5% of its population lived at or below the poverty line. According to Forbes, its cost of living was 6% below the national average.[3]

Religiously and spiritually, the Association of Religion Data Archives in 2020 reported that the Southern Baptist Convention was the metropolitan area's largest Christian tradition with 213,008 members, Christianity being the area's predominant religion. Non/interdenominational Protestants were the second largest tradition with 195,158 members. The Roman Catholic Church claimed 142,491 adherents throughout the metropolitan region and Pentecostals within the Assemblies of God USA numbered 48,470.[4] The remainder of Christians in the area held to predominantly Evangelical Christian beliefs in numerous evangelical Protestant denominations. Outside of Christendom, there were 4,230 practitioners of Hinduism and 2,078 Mahayana Buddhists. An estimated 8,904 residents practiced Islam during this study, making it the second-largest religion in the area.[4]

Economy

See also: List of companies based in Oklahoma City

The metropolitan region has, since the 21st century, grown into a diversified economy.[3][5][6] Its diverse economy has been primarily stimulated by oil and natural gas, fast food, retail, banking, telecommunications, and technology companies. Notable companies with a large presence in the area have been or currently include Chesapeake Energy, Devon Energy, Sonic, Taco Mayo, Hobby Lobby, Bank of America, AT&T and Verizon, and U.S. Cellular.

Sports

Team Sport League Stadium
Oklahoma City Thunder Basketball National Basketball Association Paycom Center
Oklahoma City Blue Basketball NBA G League
Oklahoma City Dodgers Baseball Pacific Coast League Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark
Oklahoma City Energy Men's soccer USL Championship (Division 2) Taft Stadium
Oklahoma City Football Club Women's soccer Women's Premier Soccer League Stars Field

Transportation

Major airports

Major highways

Mass transit

Campus mass transportation

References

  1. ^ "Total Gross Domestic Product for Oklahoma City, OK (MSA)". fred.stlouisfed.org.
  2. ^ a b c d "Census profile: Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area". Census Reporter. Retrieved January 24, 2023.
  3. ^ a b "Oklahoma City, OK". Forbes. Retrieved January 24, 2023.
  4. ^ a b "Maps and data files for 2020 | U.S. Religion Census | Religious Statistics & Demographics". www.usreligioncensus.org. Retrieved January 24, 2023.
  5. ^ "Strong job growth projected for OKC metro in 2022 | VeloCityOKC". www.velocityokc.com. Retrieved January 24, 2023.
  6. ^ "Oklahoma Economic Indicators" (PDF). Oklahoma.gov.
  7. ^ "EMBARK Norman". embarkok.com. Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority. Retrieved February 7, 2021.
  8. ^ "Campus Area Rapid Transit". Campus Area Rapid Transit. University of Oklahoma. Retrieved February 7, 2021.

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