Which States Send the Most Residents to Oklahoma?

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Do you want to find out which states have the highest population of people moving to Oklahoma? Below we answer this question and also shed light on some of the state’s most common stereotypes.

Population Growth in the United States (2019-2020)

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of the United States rose by just .35 percent between 2019 and 2020. Although population growth is low, it did not deter many individuals from relocating further west and south, where populations increased. Interestingly, however, the number of people living in California and New York declined during this time.

2019 National Movers Study Results for Oklahoma

U.S. Census Bureau data was used to reveal the states sending the most individuals to Oklahoma.

Rankings are sorted by the states with the highest number of residents that left the state in 2019 and relocated to Oklahoma.

There were more new residents from Texas than any other state, according to this year’s National Movers Study.

Continue reading to see which states are the most responsible for the influx of people moving to Oklahoma.

Top 10 States Sending Residents to Oklahoma in 2019

Without further ado, here are states with the most folks leaving for Oklahoma.

#1 Texas

Moved from Texas to Oklahoma in 2019: 26,383

  • 25.9 percent of new residents that moved from another state
  • #3 most common destination from Texas

Moved from Oklahoma to Texas in 2019: 23,535

  • #1 most common destination from Oklahoma

#2 Colorado

Moved from Colorado to Oklahoma in 2019: 9,020

  • 8.9 percent of new residents that moved from another state
  • #5 most common destination from Colorado

Moved from Oklahoma to Colorado in 2019: 4,412

  • #5 most common destination from Oklahoma

#3 Arkansas

Moved from Arkansas to Oklahoma in 2019: 7,421

  • 7.3 percent of new residents that moved from another state
  • #2 most common destination from Arkansas

Moved from Oklahoma to Arkansas in 2019: 5,826

  • #3 most common destination from Oklahoma

#4 California

Moved from California to Oklahoma in 2019: 7,408

  • 7.3 percent of new residents that moved from another state
  • #25 most common destination from California

Moved from Oklahoma to California in 2019: 3,747

  • #7 most common destination from Oklahoma

#5 Kansas

Moved from Kansas to Oklahoma in 2019: 4,371

  • 4.3 percent of new residents that moved from another state
  • #4 most common destination from Kansas

Moved from Oklahoma to Kansas in 2019: 4,258

  • #6 most common destination from Oklahoma

#6 Missouri

Moved from Missouri to Oklahoma in 2019: 4,166

  • 4.1 percent of new residents that moved from another state
  • #9 most common destination from Missouri

Moved from Oklahoma to Missouri in 2019: 4,644

  • #4 most common destination from Oklahoma

#7 Florida

Moved from Florida to Oklahoma in 2019: 4,109

  • 4.0 percent of new residents that moved from another state
  • #30 most common destination from Florida

Moved from Oklahoma to Florida in 2019: 6,488

  • #2 most common destination from Oklahoma

#8 New Mexico

Moved from New Mexico to Oklahoma in 2019: 3,447

  • 3.4 percent of new residents that moved from another state
  • #5 most common destination from New Mexico

Moved from Oklahoma to New Mexico in 2019: 702

  • #26 most common destination from Oklahoma

#9 Arizona

Moved from Arizona to Oklahoma in 2019: 2,962

  • 2.9 percent of new residents that moved from another state
  • #18 most common destination from Arizona

Moved from Oklahoma to Arizona in 2019: 2,042

  • #9 most common destination from Oklahoma

#10 North Carolina

Moved from North Carolina to Oklahoma in 2019: 2,745

  • 2.7 percent of new residents that moved from another state
  • #23 most common destination from North Carolina

Moved from Oklahoma to North Carolina in 2019: 1,705

  • #13 most common destination from Oklahoma

5 Fun Things to Know About Oklahoma Before Moving Here

Want to know a thing or two about Oklahoma before making your move? If so, here are a few tidbits.

1. The Word “Sooner” is Made Up

The term “Sooner” alludes to some of the first immigrants who traveled to Oklahoma from the West. Many individuals crossed the border early in an effort to claim the finest sites for themselves since the regulations allowed people to claim their own property if they made the move after a certain date. As a result, they went “sooner” than the rest of the population.

2. “Calf Fries” Are a Local Delicacy

Although they are deep-fried and include calves, the label “calf fries” for this local culinary treat is still rather deceptive. In reality, these are sliced calf testicles that are more commonly known as “Rocky Mountain Oysters.”

3. Grocery Store-bought Beer is Limited to 3.2%

Beer sold at grocery stores is only allowed to have a 3.2 percent alcohol level due to some odd alcohol rules. You’ll need to visit a liquor shop if you’re seeking for a regular beer with an alcohol content of roughly 5 percent. Additionally, be aware that in this state, alcohol cannot be sold on Sundays.

4. It’s a Barbecue State

It’s simple to declare that your state has the “best barbecue” in the nation, but in Oklahoma, this is really the case. Texas has a strong effect on the meat in this state, which is often thought of as a combination of numerous styles, including the usage of sauces from Memphis and Kansas City. However, go for the smoked-then-fried chicken if you want some amazing meat that is uniquely an Oklahoma innovation.

See also: 5 Best BBQ Joints in OKC You Must Try

5. It Truly is a Diverse State

The media portrays Oklahoma as being full of gun-toting cowboys who cruise about in pickup trucks while playing banjo music. Even though Oklahoma has a fair proportion of inhabitants that fit this description, the state’s population is considerably more diversified than the general public in America is led to think.

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