There's been a big change in Oklahoma's population as a new survey finds that more and more people are moving to the Sooner State or have decided to stay. The word is out, OK. is a great place to live and work.

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The state is well known for its friendliness, rich culture, and incredible beauty. We're also becoming known for our amazing employment, educational, and business opportunities for companies and individuals alike.

New survey finds that more & more people are moving to or remaining in Oklahoma

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Unlike a lot of other places, especially in the Northeast and Northwest Oklahoma is very business friendly. Our state and local laws encourage and even assist new businesses of all kinds to open and call OK. home.

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Our cost of living is also much lower when compared to other states. Your paycheck will go a lot further here so you'll get more for your money. Everything from housing costs to groceries is a lot more affordable here.

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When it comes to education Oklahoma has some of the very best schools, colleges, and vocational institutions in the country. The cost of higher education in the Sooner State is also much lower.

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Another reason people from all over are moving to Oklahoma or deciding to remain here is the employment opportunities. From blue to white collar and everything in between, we have jobs and careers for all.

The future is bright for the Sooner State and the word is getting out about Oklahoma

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Sure the weather can be a little challenging but when compared to other places Oklahoma has mild winters. Now our spring and summer months can be brutal at times but overall the weather here is pretty decent.

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The video above from the YouTube channel The World According to Briggs details the top 10 reasons people are moving to, or staying in Oklahoma. It's great to see how the Sooner State is turning things around and becoming a more attractive place for people to live and work. It's a really big improvement from years past.

What To Know When Moving To Oklahoma

Against popular in-state belief, Oklahoma is currently growing. In fact, the Sooner State has been steadily growing for the last thirty-ish years. We haven't had a population dip since the mid-90s.

As of 2023, native-born and adopted Okies now make up a wolfpack of over 4 million people, and if trends continue, we'll just keep adding new residents to the mix. Whether Americans are coming to Oklahoma for a more cost-effective lifestyle or just for work, here are a few things they can expect when they get here.

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Top 10 safest towns & cities in Oklahoma

These 10 Oklahoma towns and cities have been ranked and named as the safest in the entire Sooner State. If you're looking for someplace to move, retire or visit and are worried about crime, these are the safest places. They have some of the lowest crime rates in the state, some have the lowest in the Nation according to FBI crime statistics. Most of the cities and towns that made the top 10 safest places year are located in the southwest central portion of the state. One town made it to the top of the list at #1 for its 5th or 6th time.

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The Best Things About Oklahoma

It seems we've reached a point in human history where the norm is to sit around and complain about anything and everything. Oklahoma is a sore subject on both political sides of the aisle. So instead of adding to the morose nature of being bummed, here are some 100% pure Sooner State things Okies can't help but think positively about.

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Oklahoma's Top 24 Terrific Towns & Prettiest Cities

It's the delightful double dozen, the top 24 most terrific Oklahoma towns and prettiest cities in the Sooner State. These incredible places are just as friendly and inviting, as they are beautiful and picturesque. While Oklahoma has more than just a few terrific towns and pretty cities these are the crème de la crème, and more than deserving of making the top 24 list. The list was created by using Google. It ranked each city by beauty, lifestyle, friendliness, scenery, entertainment, and overall positive feedback from those who have experienced their charm firsthand. Scroll through the photo gallery below to see the top 24 towns & cities in Oklahoma.

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