The 10 Oklahoma Cities With The Largest Black Population For 2021


We used science and data to determine which cities in Oklahoma have the largest African American population.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the cities in Oklahoma with the largest African American population.

The Black community is one of the fastest growing communities in America this decade.

There are now 42 million people who identify as Black or African American living in America, making up 12% of the total population. According to the most recent American Community Survey, the Black population in oklahoma is 280,944 - at 7.1% of the total population of oklahoma.

The percentage growth of Blacks in America is the third largest percentage change for any race according to the Census's race and ethnicity definition. As most scholars and historians agree, an increase in the diversity in America is a good thing.

We agree.

But how has the increase in the black population impacted oklahoma? Which cities and towns in oklahoma have seen the greatest increase in its Black population?

We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in oklahoma with the largest African American population in 2021:

  1. Midwest City
  2. Idabel
  3. Del City
  4. Hugo
  5. Lawton
  6. Okmulgee
  7. Muskogee
  8. Tulsa
  9. Guthrie
  10. Oklahoma City

What's the blackest city in Oklahoma? Midwest City took the number one over all spot for the largest Black population in oklahoma for 2021. See if it ranked as one of the most african american cities in America.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.

To see where oklahoma ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.

And if you already knew these places were Black, check out the best places to live in oklahoma or the most diverse places in oklahoma.

The 10 Blackest Cities In Oklahoma For 2021

1. Midwest City

Source: Public Domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 57,288
% African American: 23.78%
# Of African American Residents: 13,622
Percent Change Since 2010: 26.95%
More on Midwest City: Real Estate | Data

2. Idabel

Idabel, OK

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1
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Population: 6,924
% African American: 21.1%
# Of African American Residents: 1,461
Percent Change Since 2010: -10.53%
More on Idabel: Real Estate | Data | Photos

3. Del City

Del City, OK

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4
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Population: 21,822
% African American: 20.93%
# Of African American Residents: 4,568
Percent Change Since 2010: 5.01%
More on Del City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

4. Hugo

Hugo, OK

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Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 5,142
% African American: 20.21%
# Of African American Residents: 1,039
Percent Change Since 2010: 7.0%
More on Hugo: Real Estate | Data | Photos

5. Lawton

Lawton, OK

Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 94,017
% African American: 18.79%
# Of African American Residents: 17,664
Percent Change Since 2010: -10.24%
More on Lawton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

6. Okmulgee

Okmulgee, OK

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2
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Population: 11,846
% African American: 17.68%
# Of African American Residents: 2,094
Percent Change Since 2010: -8.72%
More on Okmulgee: Real Estate | Data | Photos

7. Muskogee

Muskogee, OK

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Overall SnackAbility

3
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Population: 37,624
% African American: 15.12%
# Of African American Residents: 5,690
Percent Change Since 2010: -5.12%
More on Muskogee: Real Estate | Data | Photos

8. Tulsa

Tulsa, OK

Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 402,324
% African American: 15.04%
# Of African American Residents: 60,492
Percent Change Since 2010: 1.46%
More on Tulsa: Real Estate | Data | Photos

9. Guthrie

Guthrie, OK

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 11,376
% African American: 14.64%
# Of African American Residents: 1,666
Percent Change Since 2010: -4.53%
More on Guthrie: Real Estate | Data | Photos

10. Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City, OK

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 643,692
% African American: 14.06%
# Of African American Residents: 90,482
Percent Change Since 2010: 12.8%
More on Oklahoma City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In oklahoma With The Largest Black Population For 2021

We still believe in the accuracy of data -- especially from the census. So that's where we went to get the breakdown of race across oklahoma.

That lead us to the Census's most recently available data, the 2015-2019 American Community Survey data from the US Census.

Specifically, we looked at table B03002: Hispanic OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE. Here are the category names as defined by the Census:

  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White alone*
  • Black or African American alone*
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone*
  • Asian alone*
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone*
  • Some other race alone*
  • Two or more races*
* Not Hispanic or latino

Our particular column of interest here was the number of people who identified as Black or African American.

We limited our analysis to non-CDPs with a population greater than 5,000 people. That left us with 71 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Black or African American. The percentages ranked from 23.8% to 0.0%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Black population with a higher score being more Black than a lower score. Midwest City took the distinction of being the most Black, while Tuttle was the least African American city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in oklahoma ranked by population of African American residents or, for a more general take on diversity in America, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.

There You Have It - Black Populations Across Oklahoma

If you're looking for a breakdown of African American populations across Oklahoma according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.

If you're curious enough, here are the least African American places in Oklahoma:

  1. Tuttle
  2. Noble
  3. Grove

For more Oklahoma reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most African American Cities In Oklahoma

Rank City % African American Population
1 Midwest City 23.78% 57,288
2 Idabel 21.1% 6,924
3 Del City 20.93% 21,822
4 Hugo 20.21% 5,142
5 Lawton 18.79% 94,017
6 Okmulgee 17.68% 11,846
7 Muskogee 15.12% 37,624
8 Tulsa 15.04% 402,324
9 Guthrie 14.64% 11,376
10 Oklahoma City 14.06% 643,692
11 Warr Acres 11.45% 10,180
12 Holdenville 11.4% 5,559
13 Ardmore 9.58% 24,821
14 Bethany 8.51% 19,366
15 Altus 8.44% 18,744
16 Wagoner 8.21% 8,920
17 Chickasha 7.27% 16,337
18 The Village 6.91% 9,452
19 El Reno 6.64% 19,095
20 Anadarko 6.01% 6,626
21 Moore 5.83% 60,943
22 Edmond 5.29% 92,009
23 Mcalester 4.89% 18,045
24 Clinton 4.73% 9,217
25 Shawnee 4.65% 31,235
26 Pauls Valley 4.64% 6,139
27 Cushing 4.61% 7,746
28 Stillwater 4.59% 49,952
29 Seminole 4.36% 7,219
30 Norman 4.36% 122,837
31 Broken Arrow 4.07% 108,496
32 Ada 3.99% 17,260
33 Vinita 3.76% 5,423
34 Guymon 3.65% 11,488
35 Bartlesville 3.63% 36,412
36 Coweta 3.56% 9,739
37 Weatherford 3.48% 11,949
38 Ponca City 3.44% 24,134
39 Choctaw 3.26% 12,474
40 Tecumseh 3.25% 6,643
41 Sapulpa 3.23% 21,041
42 Owasso 3.17% 36,173
43 Jenks 2.99% 22,488
44 Elk City 2.91% 11,824
45 Duncan 2.82% 22,618
46 Enid 2.77% 50,394
47 Bixby 2.66% 26,541
48 Purcell 2.39% 6,401
49 Tahlequah 2.3% 16,667
50 Durant 2.26% 17,856
51 Catoosa 2.18% 7,705
52 Sand Springs 2.03% 19,794
53 Miami 1.99% 13,289
54 Collinsville 1.76% 6,882
55 Glenpool 1.7% 13,666
56 Claremore 1.7% 18,753
57 Mustang 1.63% 21,459
58 Henryetta 1.51% 5,633
59 Newcastle 1.39% 9,967
60 Blanchard 1.35% 8,386
61 Poteau 1.1% 8,843
62 Yukon 1.03% 26,943
63 Woodward 0.75% 12,448
64 Sallisaw 0.72% 8,571
65 Pryor Creek 0.71% 9,394
66 Piedmont 0.71% 7,747
67 Harrah 0.5% 6,189
68 Blackwell 0.37% 6,696
69 Grove 0.14% 6,957
70 Noble 0.01% 6,837
71 Tuttle 0.0% 7,294

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