Langston also has an urban campus in the eastside section of the city. The 2016 estimate of 638,367 is the largest population Oklahoma City has ever recorded. There are 246 people per square mile aka population density. The population grew following the 2010 census and is estimated to have reached 655,057 as of July 2019. The population grew following the 2010 Census, with the population estimated to have increased to 631,346 as of July 2015. This statistic shows the population of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area in the United States from 2010 to 2019. [99] OU is one of only four major universities in the nation to operate six medical schools. Oklahoma City Metro Area's population is 1,353,504 people. [53], Oklahoma City has a very active severe weather season from March through June, especially during April and May. In 1950, the Census Bureau reported city's population as 8.6% black and 90.7% white. [3] Of this group, the largest drop was in the youngest segment—25 to 34 years old. Oklahoma City's city limits extend somewhat into Canadian, Cleveland, and Pottawatomie counties, though much of those areas outside the core Oklahoma County area are suburban tracts or protected rural zones (watershed). The 6.9 mi (11.1 km) system serves the greater Downtown area using modern, low-floor streetcars. By 2017, however, neither the Oklahoma City nor Tulsa metro areas were seeing positive net inflows of people either. The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum has galleries of western art and is home to the Hall of Great Western Performers. As of the 2010 census, there were 579,999 people, 230,233 households, and 144,120 families residing in the city. Lake Hefner Parkway runs through northwest Oklahoma City, while Airport Road runs through southwest Oklahoma City and leads to Will Rogers World Airport. The Museum of Osteology is the only one of its kind in America. Since 2005, the Oklahoma City metro has averaged a 1.5 percent annual growth rate, nearly double that of the nation. Oklahoma City is protected by the Oklahoma City Fire Department (OKCFD), which employs 1015 paid, professional firefighters. The population of all incorporated and census … The Oklahoma City Fire Department responds to over 70,000 emergency calls annually.[106][107][108]. An upscale lifestyle publication called 405 Magazine (formerly Slice Magazine) is circulated throughout the metropolitan area. The Oklahoma City metropolitan area is one of the most tornado-prone major cities in the world, with about 150 tornadoes striking within the city limits since 1890. The Science Museum Oklahoma (formerly Kirkpatrick Science and Air Space Museum at Omniplex) houses exhibits on science, aviation, and an IMAX theater. Since the time weather records have been kept, Oklahoma City has been struck by thirteen violent tornadoes, eleven rated F/EF4 and two rated F/EF5. The downturn in the state’s economy following the oil price drop of 2014-15, reviewed in previous editions of the Oklahoma Economist, is consistent with this narrative. The initial system consists of two lines that connecting Oklahoma City's Central Business District with the entertainment district, Bricktown, and the Midtown District. Northeast of the city is Langston University, the state's historically black college (HBCU). [1] During the previous decade, Arizona had been one of the top four contributors to net inflows to Oklahoma, surpassed only by Florida (which like Arizona suffered a severe housing bust in the late 2000s), Texas and California (Chart 4). The states gaining the most from Oklahoma’s net outflows of residents in 2016 and 2017 (detailed data are not yet available for 2018) were Arizona and Virginia (Chart 3). [103] KIPP Reach College Preparatory School in Oklahoma City received the 2012 National Blue Ribbon along with its school leader, Tracy McDaniel Sr., being awarded the Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding Leadership. Oklahoma City has experienced significant population increases since the late 1990s. $47,120 ... Oklahoma City's population is becoming increasingly diverse, attracting new residents from all over the world. _______________________________________________. Also find Oklahoma City Area races, gender, age, and other demography info and rankings. But residents of some geographic areas and in some education categories have had longer-term out-migration trends. The team ultimately returned to New Orleans full-time for the 2007–08 season. [86] In March 2009, the Mat Hoffman Action Sports Park was named by the National Geographic Society Travel Guide as one of the "Ten Best. Focusing on the form and function of the skeletal system, this 7,000 sq ft (650 m2) museum displays hundreds of skulls and skeletons from all corners of the world. In addition, even prior to the state’s economic recession in 2015-16, Oklahoma already was losing more college graduates than it was gaining. By 2020, the metro is expected to have added nearly 200,000 people over the past decade. Oklahoma City Community College in south Oklahoma City is the second-largest community college in the state. Oklahoma City is traversed by the following major expressways: Oklahoma City is served by two primary airports, Will Rogers World Airport and the much smaller Wiley Post Airport (incidentally, the two honorees died in the same plane crash in Alaska)[109] Will Rogers World Airport is the state's busiest commercial airport, with 4,341,159 passengers served in 2018, a historic record.[110]. Freight service is provided by BNSF and Union Pacific. Oklahoma City (/oʊkləˌhoʊmə -/ (listen)), officially the City of Oklahoma City, and often shortened to OKC, is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. Across Oklahoma and Texas generally, there was a record flooding in the latter part of the month. (212) 419-8286 According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 620.34 square miles (1,606.7 km2),[31] of which 601.11 square miles (1,556.9 km2) is land and 19.23 square miles (49.8 km2) is water. The population density was 956.4 inhabitants per square mile (321.9/km2). The average temperature is 61.4 °F (16.3 °C), with the monthly daily average ranging from 39.2 °F (4.0 °C) in January to 83.0 °F (28.3 °C) in July. Oklahoma City metro is home to 1.41 million residents, up from 1.25 million in 2010. Water taxis transport passengers within the district, adding color and activity along the canal. Since weather records have been kept, Oklahoma City has been struck by 13 violent tornadoes, 11 of which were rated F4 or EF4 on the Fujita and Enhanced Fujita scales, and two F5 or EF5.[13]. Looking across the state, the steepest drop in net domestic migration in recent years has been in nonmetro areas (Chart 5). Providence Hall is a Protestant school. Major state expressways through the city include Lake Hefner Parkway (SH-74), the Kilpatrick Turnpike, Airport Road (SH-152), and Broadway Extension (US-77) which continues from I-235 connecting Central Oklahoma City to Edmond. Consistent winds, usually from the south or south-southeast during the summer, help temper the hotter weather. The state of Oklahoma hosts a highly competitive high school football culture, with many teams in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. 17.1% of the population and 12.4% of families were below the poverty line. Thus, economic difficulties in the state following the drop in oil prices do not appear to be the only reason for the greater outflow of higher-educated workers, although the pace of college-educated residents leaving Oklahoma increased in 2016 and 2017. Casady School and Heritage Hall School are both examples of a private college preparatory school with vigorous academics that range among the top in Oklahoma. Additionally, winds of >295 mph (475 km/h) were measured, one of the two highest wind records for a tornado. [1]ACS 1-year sample—Census Bureau. But these trends both reversed following the 2014-15 drop in oil prices and persisted through 2018, as GDP weakened and prime-aged workers moved out beginning in 2016 (Chart 8). OU Medicine, an academic medical institution on the campus of The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, is home to OU Medical Center. Embark maintains limited coverage of the city's main street grid using a hub-and-spoke system from the main terminal, making many journeys impractical due to the rather small number of bus routes offered and that most trips require a transfer downtown.