Forbes: OKC Among Fastest Growing Cities in the U.S.

Forbes recently looked at demographic trends to determine which cities in the U.S. were growing the fastest and unsurprisingly Oklahoma City made the list. In fact, OKC ranked 12th with a growth rate 60 percent above the national average. The metro was one of the biggest risers, as Oklahoma City ranked 20th over the past decade.
(April 2, 2013)

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Quality of Life



CLIMATE CONDITIONS

Region

January High

January Low

July High

July Low

Average Annual Temprature

Annual Precipitation (inches)

OKC MSA

45.3

26.8

92.2

71.3

61.1

32.53

Source: National Weather Service, 2010.



CRIME RATES

Region

Violent Crimes

Violent Crime Rate Per 100,000

Property Crimes

Property Crime Rate Per 100,000

OKC MSA

6,697

534

54,704

4,366

Source: FBI Uniform Crime Report, 2010.



RECREATION

Region

18 Hole Golf Courses

Top 10 Restaurants Average Rating

Professional Sports
Team(s)

National Basketball Association (NBA)

Pacific Coast League (PCL)

American Hockey League (AHL)

Indoor Football League (IFL)

OKC MSA

28

87.2%

4

Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma City RedHawks

Oklahoma City Barons

Bricktown Brawlers

Source: Golf Link; Urban Spoon.



ARTS & CULTURE

Region

Galleries, Museums, Zoos

Ballet, Music, Theater Companies

Public Libaries

OKC MSA

110

7

35

Source: Oklahoma Museums Association; Civic Center Music Hall, Resident Companies.