It's a surprising thought, but Oklahoma has been steadily growing in population for over a decade.

Not that you would believe it while listening to angsty locals who are convinced Texas or Colorado are perfect states and constantly talk about leaving, but we're growing.


So where are people moving from? That's always the follow up question when Sooner State expansion is brought up. While the #1 state is obvious, the rest are curious.

Like, honestly, who packs up the family to make a change from the frozen tundra of Alaska for the unforgiving arid sandy soils of Oklahoma? But to each their own.

California is shockingly high on the list too, and the response to that news is generally the same. I mentioned it to my Boomer parents, and they responded with the same "Better not bring their pinko-commie politics with 'em..." but I'd wager it's the conservative Orange County-type Californians skipping back to Oklahoma a century after their ancestors fleed the Dust Bowl.

Here's the rundown.

LOOK: States Sending the Most People to Oklahoma

Stacker compiled a list of states where the most people are moving to Oklahoma using data from the Census Bureau.

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The Best Places to Live in Oklahoma

When it comes to living in Oklahoma, there is no shortage of opinions on where you should live. If you compare all of the different metrics--schools, cost of living, diversity, amenities, etc--you'll get a slightly different list every time... but if you compound all of them into one, you get this list. The best places to live in Oklahoma.

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America's Most Boring Major Cities

Any and everyone who lives in a small Oklahoma town complains about how there's "nothing to do," but it's such a common complaint that living in bigger cities isn't always any better. Case and point, here's a quick list of big cities where people constantly complain about how boring it is living there.

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Look inside this EPIC $4.4 Million Oklahoma Estate

It's being called the premier luxury listing in all of Oklahoma on This massive mansion in Arcadia, OK. at 400 Deep Fork Circle is listed by Ty Burnett of Engel & Voelkers Edmond. It currently has an asking price of $4,416,600 making it one of the most expensive houses for sale in the Sooner State. This epic 12,020 square foot estate sits on over 2.5 acres and features 7 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms. It comes with its own guest house, resort infinity pool, cabana, and gym. The chef-inspired kitchen features all professional, commercial-grade appliances. There's a THX theater room and entertainment suite complete with its own bar. The master bedroom has a see-through fireplace, huge celebrity-style closets a garden room, and heated marble floors in the master bath. It has a basement a wine cellar and tons of outdoor patio and sitting areas. Scroll through the pictures below and take a virtual tour of this epic estate in Arcadia, OK.

Gallery Credit: Don "Critter" Brown

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