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
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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Why Everyone’s Moving to Oklahoma? The Sooner State Surge!
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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
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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You can see really far in some places.
Yeah, Oklahoma may be included in the Great Plains, but that ecological region makes up just a small portion of the state.
You can see farther if you climb a mountain.
Oklahoma is home to a couple of mountain ranges. The Wichita, Quachita, Kiamichi, Quartz, portions of the Ozarks, and the Glass Mountains.
Water management at its finest.
Oddly enough, the Sooner State doesn’t have a single natural lake. No even one… but we dammed up a bunch of the big rivers to make giant reservoirs to ensure we don’t run out, make power, control flooding, etc…
The manmade lakes can only do so much.
Even though we’ve tamed the rivers in the state, sometimes we don’t get enough rain. While it’s nice not to mow grass in the middle of summer, drought is never a good thing.
You’ll probably earn less money.
The median income in Oklahoma is only $28k, far below the national average.
The economy makes up for it.
All the same, the cost of living is far cheaper too, especially if you buy a home instead of renting.
It gets ridiculously hot here.
Oklahoma is unique in the sense the temperature can be 120° with 40% humidity at the same time. Summer is brutal.
Winter is just as brutal.
In the truest sense of yin-yang, winter is also a wildcard for oppressive weather. Sometimes we get deep snow, but we’re really known for serious ice storms.
Twisters aren’t that big of a deal.
Oklahoma holds a bunch of tornado records. We make the biggest of them all, 5 of the 6 largest and windiest in history. Four of those happened in the OKC metro alone.
Meeting new people is really easy.
Whether you’re at a concert, the fair, or the grocery store, if you start a conversation with an Okie, that’s usually all it takes to make a new friend.
The rules of the road trump kindness.
As polite as Oklahomans are, this doesn’t apply to traffic. In fact, Oklahoma has the most reported occurrences of road rage in the country on average.
Don’t make it weird.
Oklahoma is a top cattle-producing state, as such we eat a lot of beef. If that’s not your thing, it’s cool… Just don’t try to convince us your hot salad is as good as our ribeye.
It’s all about the smoke.
If you get invited to a barbeque, it would be polite to ask if you need to bring anything. Trust me, you won’t be obligated to do so, but asking will set a good tone. Be sure to mention how good the smoke flavor and tenderness is. You’ll look like an old pro.
This is the official Oklahoma vegan option.
Fish is super popular in America, mostly on the coasts. We don’t do tuna steak and salmon on the regular, but you’ll find catfish on just about every menu. Learn to love it.
The Texans always get this wrong.
When it comes to chili, there are no rules. You can toss whatever you like in the pot. As long as it tastes good, it is good.
Walk the line…
There is an unofficial code of conduct in Oklahoma commonly referred to as F.A.F.O. If you decide you want something that isn’t yours, don’t be surprised if you get shot at. Also, as a capital punishment state, if you kill an Okie we will kill you back. It’s just the way it works here.
This is my boomstick!
There’s something very American about Oklahoma’s love affair with guns. We may only be the 26th biggest state, but we’re 7th in firearm ownership in the nation… Honestly, the number is probably a lot higher, but Sooners typically don’t shoot-and-tell.
It’s about more than just driving big trucks.
Since before Oklahoma was even a state, oil has been the lifeblood of the economy. The industry provides a ton of good-paying jobs, and the refineries provide the power companies with something to turn into electricity.
Those are rookie numbers…
I cannot even find the right words to describe how much we love guns.
Everything in moderation…
While the media makes it a habit of putting the loudest and most annoying people in the news, Oklahoma is shockingly moderate in an almost perfect 50/50 split in politics and we all get along just fine.
From our cold dead hands…
If you try to spark up a debate, don’t be surprised if someone admits they lost their guns in a boating accident. It’s far more common than you’d think.
Enjoy your stay.
If you’re moving to Oklahoma, let us be the first to say ‘Welcome.’
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