Moore Continues to Grow

The latest numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau ranks Moore 89th in the nation in population increase from 2010-2011. Moore, with an increase of 1,234 people (or 2.1 percent), was the only Oklahoma city included in the burea's national ranking of 100 cities experiencing the most growth (50,000-plus population cities only).

Deidre Ebrey, director of economic development and marketing for the city of Moore, said that the city's growth is taking place naturally and goes hand-in-hand with development across the Oklahoma City metro area. She adds that while Moore's high-quality school district and lower commute time than comparable cities has helped the numerical increase, it has taken careful planning to capture and direct the growth.

"It's just the consistent management of our larger growth that we did have back in the early parts of 2000, 2001, 2003 - I think we managed that really well," Ebrey said, "I think the perception and reality now are kind of matching up that this is a great place to raise a family."

Oklahoma City led the state in total population increase for 2010-2011, jumping from 580,001 to 591,967. Statewide, the fastest growing cities were Mustang and Piedmont (3.5 percent growth) and Yukon (3.4 percent). Eight of the state's 10 cities experiencing the largest numeric growth were in the Oklahoma City metro area.

Statewide, the population increased by 40,154 people to 3,791,508. that's a growth rate of 1 percent over the previous year, according to the Census data