OKLAHOMA CITY — Over the last seven years, Oklahomans did more welcoming than waving goodbye.
From 2010 to 2017, the Sooner State saw a net population gain of 179,266 people, ranking No. 21 in state population growth, according to figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau.
The 4.8 percent increase made Oklahoma No. 25 in the nation for percentage growth and brought the population to 3,930,864 people in July 2017.
“This backs up what most of us see happening across our state — the construction of new apartments and houses, along with the development of new businesses and entertainment venues,” Gov. Mary Fallin said.