Common name: Oklahoma City Metro Area
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|- Total||1,262,027 (2007 est. Oklahoma City is the capital and largest city of the US state of Oklahoma. Norman is the largest city in and the County seat of Cleveland County in the U Edmond is a city in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States, and a part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area in the central part of the state Shawnee is a city in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, United States. In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology See also Metropolitan Statistical Area, Core Based Statistical Area Table of United States Core Based Statistical AreasThe United States Census Bureau has defined )|
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The Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area is a large urban region located in the central part of the state of Oklahoma. Oklahoma ( is a state located in the South Central region of the United States of America. Central Oklahoma is the geographical name for the central region of the U Oklahoma ( is a state located in the South Central region of the United States of America. It is often known as Oklahoma City Metroplex or Greater Oklahoma City, and contains the state capital and principal city, Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City is the capital and largest city of the US state of Oklahoma.
Seven counties make up the Oklahoma City Metroplex; Canadian, Cleveland, Grady, Lincoln, Logan, McClain, and Oklahoma. Canadian County is a County located in the US state of Oklahoma. Cleveland County is a County in the central part of the US state of Oklahoma. Grady County is a County located in the US state of Oklahoma. Lincoln County is a County located in the US state of Oklahoma. Logan County is a County located in the US state of Oklahoma. McClain County is a County located in the US state of Oklahoma. Oklahoma County is a County located in the central partof the U The region had 1,192,989 residents in 2007, and continues to grow rapidly.
The micro urban area of Shawnee (in Pottawatomie County) is included in Oklahoma City's Consolidated Statistical Area (CSA) which brings the region's population to 1,262,027. Shawnee is a city in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, United States. Pottawatomie County is a County located in the US state of Oklahoma.
The following communities are suburbs and exurbs of Oklahoma City with populations of at least 1,000 found within the bounds of State Highway 33 to the north, State Highway 18 and US-177 to the east, State Highway 39 and State Highway 9 to the south, and US-81 to the west. South San Jose (cropjpg||thumb|A suburban development in San Jose California. A commuter town is an urban community that is primarily residential from which most of the Workforce commute out to earn their livelihood Oklahoma's State Highway 33 (abbreviated SH-33 or OK-33) is a major highway that traverses most of the state and at one time traversed the entire state State Highway 18, abbreviated as SH-18 or OK-18, is a highway maintained by the U US Route 177 is a spur of US Route 77. It currently runs for 233 miles (375 km from South Haven Kansas at US 81 to Madill Oklahoma State Highway 39, abbreviated as SH-39 or OK-39, is a State highway in the U State Highway 9, abbreviated as SH-9, OK-9, or simply Highway 9, is a major east–west highway in the U US Route 81 is one of the many United States Numbered Highways established in 1926 by the US Department of Agriculture Bureau of Public Roads
These are separate small cities, surrounded by Oklahoma City. Nichols Hills, just north of Belle Isle, is an enclave of the affluent with many historic homes, upscale shops, and some of the metro's best restaurants. The Village, immediately north, is a middle class post-World War II neighborhood where property values have increased in recent years due to its proximity to Lake Hefner and Nichols Hills neighborhoods.
Edmond is a suburb of 75,000 people northeast of and adjacent to Oklahoma City. Edmond is a city in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States, and a part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area in the central part of the state The famous Route 66 ran through downtown Edmond before turning southward into Oklahoma City. Edmond is a pioneer in Oklahoma education, with the University of Central Oklahoma (1890), the state's first place of higher education, and the first public school building constructed in the state. The University of Central Oklahoma, often referred to as UCO, is a four year Coeducational public University located in Edmond, Edmond was also home to the first Junior League Roller Derby Team, The Snooty Dogs. Edmond is the hometown of 1996 Olympic gold medal-winner Shannon Miller as well as the popular alternative rock band Andeline. Magnificent Seven (gymnastics Shannon Lee Miller (born March 10 1977 in Rolla, Missouri, United States is a former artistic gymnast from Edmond ---- Andeline is an American experimental Indie (music band that formed in Edmond Oklahoma in 2004.
Guthrie, the first capital of the State of Oklahoma, lies to the north of Edmond in Logan County. Logan County is a County located in the US state of Oklahoma. Guthrie is home to the drive-in theater used in the movie Twister, as well as some Victorian homes, which tend to be uncommon in Oklahoma. Twister is a 1996 Disaster film starring Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton as storm chasers researching Tornadoes Recently, Guthrie and Edmond formed a pact to create the Edmond-Guthrie Regional Airport.
Jones is a small community of around 2,500 situated a few miles south of I-44. Interstate 44 runs diagonally through the US state of Oklahoma, spanning from the Texas state line near Wichita Falls to the Missouri border near Its location east of Edmond is isolated and hilly, but convenient to Oklahoma City at large.
Chandler is one of many towns along the famous Route 66 and contains a number of attractions of interest to devotees of "The Mother Road". Among these attractions are a number of murals including the newly restored old cottage-style Phillips 66 gas station, P. J. 's Bar-b-que, and the last remaining painted barn adverting Meramec Caverns (west of town).
Strung out along US-62 to the east of Oklahoma City are Choctaw, Harrah, Nicoma Park, Spencer, and Meeker. These towns are not as densely populated as Oklahoma City, but as with most other areas that surround The City, they are experiencing rapid growth.
Meeker was home to "King" Carl Hubbell, an American baseball player and Hall of Famer. Carl Owen Hubbell ( June 22, 1903 &ndash November 21, 1988) was a left-handed Screwball Pitcher in Major League Baseball
Located 5 miles southeast of OKC and adjacent to Tinker Air Force Base, Del City is a city of about 23,000. Del City maintains a strong link to the military, serving as home to many base personnel and military retirees. After facing hard times due to regional economic decline and the devastating effects of the May 3, 1999 tornado, the City is experiencing a period of significant growth and redevelopment. A new Wal-Mart Supercenter and several new national/regional chain stores (Advance Auto Parts, Starbucks, Albertsons) serve as the groundwork for future economic development. Continued expansion at several major employers, including the opening of the international corporate headquarters of Midwest Trophy/MTM Recognition and dramatic expansion at Mayco (oil field parts) are bringing quality jobs to the City. Easy commuting access to I-40 and I-35, strong community organizations and neighborhood watch groups, and affordable housing prices make Del City particularly attractive to young families. Del City is quickly becoming known for its outstanding recreational opportunities, including walking and bicycling on several sections of improved trail, kite-flying or hosting a family reunion in Ray Trent Park, or fishing at Eagle Lake. Two recreational facilities, the Eagle Harbor Aquatics Center and the Wiggly Field Dog Park, are recognized as being among the best of their kind.
Midwest City, with 55,000 people, is a mix of middle class post-war housing and upscale newer housing, based largely around the sprawling Tinker Air Force Base. The eastern part of the city is home to generally newer housing additions built in the past two decades. City leaders have enjoyed success in reinventing their downtown area, and attracting numerous eateries and shops to the Town Center Plaza, a new shopping center along I-40 anchored by Lowe's, Target, and J. Interstate 40 (I-40 is an Interstate Highway in Oklahoma that runs 331 miles (530 km across the state from Texas to Arkansas Lowe's Companies Inc ( is a US -based chain of Retail Home improvement and appliance stores Target Corporation ( is an American Retailing company that was founded in Minneapolis Minnesota in 1902 C. Penney locations. The city's dying mall, Heritage Park, has planned a large-scale renovation. In the late 1990s the mall slowly started losing tenants, and what once was a thriving mall had turned into a collection of "mom-and-pop" stores. By 2006, it was left with two anchor stores - Sears and Dillard's - but Dillard's closed in March 2006, leaving the mall with even less traffic than before. Rose State College and its Performing Arts Center are located here as well as much of the metro's automobile market. The devastation from the May 3rd, 1999 tornado opened the door to new development of numerous hotels and the Reed Convention Center, which is connected to a Sheraton hotel. Mwc is a wrestling and football powerhouse with its 15 State Wrestling Titles (1971, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1995, 2007, 2008) and 5 Football State Championships(1960,1985,1988,1994,1995)
Shawnee, Oklahoma is an exurb of Oklahoma City, somewhat removed from the immediate metropolitan area by its isolation, which has about 30,000 people and is home to two colleges. Shawnee is a city in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, United States. St. Gregory's University, the first college in Oklahoma, is a liberal arts school which in 2000 began granting baccalaureate degrees. St Gregory's University is a private co-educational Catholic Liberal arts University. Oklahoma Baptist University, also a liberal arts institution, was founded in 1910. Oklahoma Baptist University is a Christian Liberal arts university located in Shawnee Oklahoma, and owned by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma The historic downtown area has seen a flurry of redevelopment, including the conversion of the vacant Aldridge Hotel into a large apartment building.
These communities are exurbs of Oklahoma City and form a micropolitan area with Shawnee.
Valley Brook is a small town of less than 1,000 nestled into Oklahoma City's south side. Valley Brook is a town in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States, and a part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area It has somewhat relaxed laws for strip clubs compared to the rest of the metro, and several are prominently advertised on nearby I-35. A strip club is a Nightclub or bar that offers Striptease (the erotic removal of a performer's clothing and possibly other related services such as Oklahoma is the second state that Interstate 35 (I-35 passes through from south to north
Moore surrounds I-35 between Oklahoma City and Norman, and is rapidly growing both south towards Norman and north towards the increasingly-affluent southwest area of Oklahoma City. Oklahoma is the second state that Interstate 35 (I-35 passes through from south to north Moore's population is approaching 55,000 people, and there is massive commercial development under construction along the freeway at S. 19th St. Residential additions have been recently built on the eastern and western edges of the city limits, with more planned. Moore's school district supports two high schools, Moore and Westmoore. A third high school, Southmoore High School, is to open up for the 2008-2009 school year. Country music star Toby Keith is a Moore native. Toby Keith Covel (born July 8 1961 is an American Country music singer-songwriter record producer and actor
Norman, Oklahoma is the anchor city of the south Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area and has a growing full-time population of over 106,000 residents, making it the state's third-largest city. Norman is the largest city in and the County seat of Cleveland County in the U Norman is home to the University of Oklahoma, the state's largest university. University of Oklahoma, abbreviated OU, is a Coeducational public Research university located in the U Norman is a combination of a well-established "college town," historic neighborhoods among the state's oldest, 1950's-era middle-class areas, and newer developments mostly on the town's north side. Always a hub of alternative music, Norman was home to indie rockers the Chainsaw Kittens and was a starting place for international super stars the Flaming Lips. Norman is also the hometown of movie star James Garner and country music stars Vince Gill and Toby Keith.
These four suburbs/exurbs lie south of Norman along the I-35 and US-77 corridors. Oklahoma is the second state that Interstate 35 (I-35 passes through from south to north US Route 77 is a north-south United States highway. It is unsigned in and around Dallas Texas. Multi-million dollar horse farms give the area much commerce and appearance of great wealth. Steady growth continues, although not as rapid as the southwest metro, it is growing in popularity with new residents seeking acreages and small school systems as numbers of Norman residents experience changing dynamics of traffic, and crowded schools, stores that follow rapid population growth.
Noble is known as the "Rose-Rock Capital of the World" for its abundance of soil-bound barium sulfate. Slaughterville was thrust into the public spotlight by a recent campaign by PETA to change the name of the town to "Veggieville," though the town was named after a James Slaughter, not for the killing of animals.
Purcell was founded as a railroad town in 1887, with the coming of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad and is the retail hub of 35,000 residents including several surrounding communities including Lexington, Wayne, Washington, and communities of Payne, Criner, Woody Chapel,and surrounding unincorporated rural areas of McClain and southern Cleveland counties. Year 1887 ( MDCCCLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, often abbreviated as Santa Fe, was one of the larger railroads in the United States.
These small communities lie along I-35 just west of the South Canadian River. Oklahoma is the second state that Interstate 35 (I-35 passes through from south to north Goldsby is known for its Chickasaw Nation casinos: Goldsby Gaming Center, and the recently opened Riverwind Casino, which is currently the largest casino in Oklahoma. Riverwind Casino is the largest casino in Oklahoma, at. It is located in Goldsby at the Interstate 35 / State Highway 9 west junction
Traveling along I-44 southwest from the City takes one in to the fastest-growing part of the metro, which is known as "Tri-City" after its major constituents: Newcastle, Tuttle, and Blanchard. Interstate 44 runs diagonally through the US state of Oklahoma, spanning from the Texas state line near Wichita Falls to the Missouri border near The area surrounding the tiny town of Bridge Creek is included in this area as well. These suburbs have experienced rapid growth over the past 5-10 years as the result of people moving further and further from downtown. The growth rates of these cities are outstripping the abilities of the cities to provide a proper tax base, so infrastructure development tends to lag far behind housing development. This, taken with the separation from the rest of the metro by the South Canadian River, has caused the area to retain a very rural feel.
Bridge Creek suffered incredible damage in the May 3rd Tornado of 1999. The 1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak was a Severe weather event that lasted from May 3 until May 6, 1999 and brought violent storms to Oklahoma
Chickasha, an exurb of Oklahoma City, is located along I-44 southwest of the City. Interstate 44 runs diagonally through the US state of Oklahoma, spanning from the Texas state line near Wichita Falls to the Missouri border near With over 15,000 people, Chickasha is home to the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, the state's only public liberal arts institution. The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, or USAO, is Oklahoma's only public Liberal arts college
Bethany and Warr Acres are located in the suburban inner western part of the city and are largely surrounded by parts of Oklahoma City proper. These suburbs are home to the metro's most competitive tax rates, and have attracted numerous big box retailers. There are a large number of historic motels, restaurants, and bars along old Route 66 (now NW 39th St). Lake Overholser, the city's oldest lake, is surrounded by upscale housing and has recently seen proposals for resort development on its shores. There are growing Korean, East Indian, and Pakistani communities in this area.
Bethany is home to Southern Nazarene University and Southwestern Christian University and has a small, well-preserved main street area along 39th Street near the SNU campus. Southern Nazarene University (also known as SNU and So-Naz) is a Christian Liberal arts college located in Bethany, Oklahoma. Southwestern Christian University was founded in 1946 as an educational institution based on the Bible. Unique compared to other suburbs, these suburban "enclaves" have a stagnant population.
The eastern Mustang city limits are cut off from the rest of the metro by Will Rogers World Airport, which makes Mustang one of the most remote areas in the metro. Will Rogers World Airport is located in southwestern Oklahoma City Oklahoma. Mustang Schools service a large area outside Mustang limits into Oklahoma City, which surrounds Mustang completely. The city of about 15,000 is rapidly growing and until recently could sometimes not be found on maps.
Yukon, the home of Garth Brooks and Cross Canadian Ragweed, is a growing suburb located 13 miles west of downtown on I-40 and the recently-completed West Loop of Kilpatrick Turnpike. Troyal Garth Brooks, known professionally as Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962) is an American Country music Singer-songwriter. Cross Canadian Ragweed is an American Country music quartet The band's name comes from three of the members' last names Grady Cross, Cody Canada Interstate 40 (I-40 is an Interstate Highway in Oklahoma that runs 331 miles (530 km across the state from Texas to Arkansas The city is currently in the midst of a population and retail boom.
El Reno, named after Fort Reno which once stood there, is an active Main Street community. The Oklahoma Main Street Program is a downtown revitalization program. El Reno was formerly a Certified City and has successfully transitioned to a Century Community. Also notable in El Reno is the trolley that runs through the downtown area.
These small, rural communities are located south of I-40 along US-81 in Grady and Canadian Counties, respectively, between El Reno and Chickasha. Interstate 40 (I-40 is an Interstate Highway in Oklahoma that runs 331 miles (530 km across the state from Texas to Arkansas US Route 81 is one of the many United States Numbered Highways established in 1926 by the US Department of Agriculture Bureau of Public Roads Grady County is a County located in the US state of Oklahoma. Canadian County is a County located in the US state of Oklahoma.
Piedmont is the fastest-growing city in the metro. While it is rapidly approaching some 5,000 residents, it has retained a small-town/rural feel overall. It is located just a few miles north of the intersection of State Highway 3 and State Highway 4 (at the north end of the latter), north of Yukon. State Highway 3, also abbreviated as SH-3 or OK-3, is a highway maintained by the U State Highway 4, abbreviated as SH-4 or OK-4, is a designation for two distinct highways maintained by the U
Okarche and Kingfisher are two towns located in rural Kingfisher County. Kingfisher County is a County located in the US state of Oklahoma. Kingfisher, the county seat, is situated on a part of the Chisholm Trail, and is the birthplace of Sam Walton. The Chisholm Trail was a dirt Trail used in the later 19th century to drive cattle overland from ranches in Texas to Kansas Railheads The trail stretched Samuel Moore Walton ( March 29 1918 &ndash April 5 1992) was an American businessman and entrepreneur born in Kingfisher Oklahoma
There are many towns in the Oklahoma City MSA with less than 1,000 population.
In 2005, Hall Park was annexed by Norman and ceased to be a town, becoming instead a group of housing subdivisions. Arcadia is a town in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States, and a part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area Calumet is a town in Canadian County, Oklahoma, United States and is part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. Cedar Valley is a city in Logan County, Oklahoma, United States. Cimarron City is a town in Logan County, Oklahoma, United States. Fallis is a town in Lincoln County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 28 at the 2000 census. Forest Park is a town in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States, and a part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area Lake Aluma is a town in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States, and a part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area Luther is a town in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States, and a part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area Newalla, is a small community located in rural eastern Oklahoma County Oklahoma. Smith Village is a town in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States, and a part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area Wayne is a town in McClain County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 714 at the 2000 census. Woodlawn Park is a town in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States, and a part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area Hall Park was a town in Cleveland County, Oklahoma and part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area Norman is the largest city in and the County seat of Cleveland County in the U