Cities in Oklahoma

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This page contains a list of cities in Oklahoma, and other information about local governments.

Oklahoma allows municipal charter cities and counties. There are 77 total counties in Oklahoma. All 77 counties are General law.[1]

There are 594 total municipalities in Oklahoma. Of those 594, 508 of them are General law municipalities while the remaining 86 are Charter/Home rule cities.[1]

Types of local government

Local government in Oklahoma consists of:

  • Counties: There are 77 counties in Oklahoma. No county operates under a charter.
  • Municipalities: There are 594 municipalities in Oklahoma. Municipalities with fewer than 1,000 residents are considered towns. Those with more than 1,000 residents may become a city by local referendum vote. There are 163 cities and 431 towns. Municipalities with a population over 2,000 may adopt a charter--86 have done so.[2][3]
  • In addition, there are 637 special districts and 550 independent school districts.[4]

Initiative process availability

See also: Laws governing local ballot measures in Oklahoma

All 86 charter municipalities have mandated charter amendment through initiative and referendum.

All 508 general law municipalities have mandated initiative and referendum for ordinances.

No counties in Oklahoma have the powers of initiative and referendum.[5]

10 most populated cities

List of Most Populated Cities in Oklahoma
City[6] Population City Type Next election
Oklahoma City 591,967 Charter N/A
Tulsa 396,466 Charter N/A
Norman 113,273 Charter N/A
Broken Arrow 100,073 General law N/A
Lawton 98,177 Charter N/A
Edmond 82,963 Charter N/A
Moore 56,315 Charter N/A
Midwest City 55,427 Charter N/A
Enid 49,451 Charter N/A
Stillwater 46,048 Charter N/A

Full List of Cities

A guide to local ballot initiatives
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As of the 2010 Census, there are 594 incorporated cities and towns in Oklahoma. Population figures below are based on the updated estimates as of July 1, 2011.[7]

See also