For the first time in history, Oklahoma City is now the 20th largest city in the U.S. Unlike many of the major cities that have dominated this ranking, OKC has seen a 0.7% increase in its population.
The increase is thought to be linked to the long-term effects the U.S. has faced since the pandemic. OKC lacked a long-term economic shutdown and the job opportunities continued to expand as the city grew.
The pandemic and the economic crisis encouraged people to search for comfortable, affordable and flourishing places to live, making OKC a part of this list.