The 10 Oklahoma Cities With The Largest Black Population For 2022


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

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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 282,134 - 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 2022:

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

What's the blackest city in Oklahoma? Midwest City took the number one over all spot for the largest Black population in Oklahoma for 2022. 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 2022

1. Midwest City

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 57,392
% African American: 23.51%
# Of African American Residents: 13,490
Percent Change Since 2010: 25.72%
More on Midwest City: Real Estate | Data

Source: Public Domain

2. Del City

Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 21,762
% African American: 21.97%
# Of African American Residents: 4,782
Percent Change Since 2010: 9.93%
More on Del City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Del City, OK

3. Hugo

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 5,114
% African American: 19.12%
# Of African American Residents: 978
Percent Change Since 2010: 0.72%
More on Hugo: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hugo, OK

4. Lawton

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 93,535
% African American: 18.08%
# Of African American Residents: 16,911
Percent Change Since 2010: -14.07%
More on Lawton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lawton, OK

5. Idabel

Overall SnackAbility

1
/10

Population: 6,872
% African American: 17.87%
# Of African American Residents: 1,228
Percent Change Since 2010: -24.8%
More on Idabel: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Idabel, OK

6. Okmulgee

Overall SnackAbility

1
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Population: 11,768
% African American: 16.61%
# Of African American Residents: 1,955
Percent Change Since 2010: -14.78%
More on Okmulgee: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Okmulgee, OK

7. Muskogee

Overall SnackAbility

2
/10

Population: 37,337
% African American: 15.35%
# Of African American Residents: 5,733
Percent Change Since 2010: -4.4%
More on Muskogee: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Muskogee, OK

8. Tulsa

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 402,441
% African American: 14.79%
# Of African American Residents: 59,513
Percent Change Since 2010: -0.18%
More on Tulsa: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Tulsa, OK

9. Oklahoma City

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 649,821
% African American: 14.18%
# Of African American Residents: 92,127
Percent Change Since 2010: 14.85%
More on Oklahoma City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Oklahoma City, OK

10. Warr Acres

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,169
% African American: 12.39%
# Of African American Residents: 1,260
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.11%
More on Warr Acres: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Warr Acres, OK

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Oklahoma With The Largest Black Population For 2022

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 2016-2020 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 23.5% 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.

Summary: 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. Harrah

For more Oklahoma reading, check out:

African American Population By City In Oklahoma

Rank City % African American Population
1 Midwest City 23.51% 57,392
2 Del City 21.97% 21,762
3 Hugo 19.12% 5,114
4 Lawton 18.08% 93,535
5 Idabel 17.87% 6,872
6 Okmulgee 16.61% 11,768
7 Muskogee 15.35% 37,337
8 Tulsa 14.79% 402,441
9 Oklahoma City 14.18% 649,821
10 Warr Acres 12.39% 10,169
11 Guthrie 12.3% 11,296
12 Ardmore 9.43% 24,834
13 Bethany 8.52% 19,292
14 Altus 8.24% 18,533
15 Holdenville 7.82% 5,662
16 El Reno 7.71% 19,539
17 Clinton 7.6% 9,117
18 The Village 7.49% 9,500
19 Chickasha 7.01% 16,326
20 Anadarko 6.85% 6,600
21 Wagoner 6.24% 9,061
22 Edmond 5.58% 93,101
23 Guymon 5.41% 11,381
24 Cushing 5.36% 7,759
25 Mcalester 5.15% 18,042
26 Pauls Valley 4.99% 6,128
27 Moore 4.96% 61,683
28 Norman 4.8% 124,086
29 Broken Arrow 4.7% 108,875
30 Shawnee 4.7% 31,361
31 Owasso 4.65% 36,395
32 Stillwater 4.5% 50,183
33 Vinita 4.43% 5,367
34 Coweta 4.25% 9,803
35 Ada 4.13% 17,399
36 Seminole 3.63% 7,155
37 Bartlesville 3.49% 36,495
38 Collinsville 3.39% 7,140
39 Ponca City 3.17% 23,940
40 Choctaw 3.15% 12,467
41 Enid 3.01% 50,116
42 Duncan 2.9% 22,529
43 Sapulpa 2.74% 21,170
44 Durant 2.72% 18,516
45 Elk City 2.64% 11,544
46 Jenks 2.32% 22,933
47 Blanchard 2.18% 8,362
48 Bixby 2.13% 27,315
49 Miami 2.03% 13,176
50 Glenpool 2.0% 13,836
51 Tahlequah 1.99% 16,684
52 Claremore 1.93% 18,875
53 Sand Springs 1.81% 19,912
54 Catoosa 1.75% 7,930
55 Yukon 1.72% 27,557
56 Purcell 1.63% 6,508
57 Mustang 1.56% 22,228
58 Tecumseh 1.32% 6,721
59 Newcastle 1.23% 10,425
60 Henryetta 1.16% 5,586
61 Piedmont 1.14% 8,155
62 Poteau 1.13% 8,866
63 Weatherford 1.1% 11,908
64 Blackwell 0.78% 6,634
65 Pryor Creek 0.66% 9,417
66 Woodward 0.61% 12,213
67 Sallisaw 0.54% 8,536
68 Grove 0.47% 7,060
69 Harrah 0.46% 6,480
70 Noble 0.03% 6,956
71 Tuttle 0.0% 7,348

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Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the cities in Oklahoma with the largest African American population.

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