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Oklahoma Communities

Successful. Empowered. Engaged.
The Community and Economic Development program seeks to empower Oklahoma’s communities to achieve their local visions through education and technical assistance. With a focus on sustainable economic development, this Extension program facilitates strategic planning for economic development and provides various types of data and analysis to support local economic development efforts. 
The links listed under this category provides more specific information and recent reports for each of the services available. In addition, the Community and Economic Development staff is available to assist with customized data requests.

The Data Corner

Distressed Communities in Oklahoma

June 3, 2023

Upjohn Institute's distress index shows widespread economic distress in Oklahoma's counties based on prime-age employment rates.

Unpacking the 2020 Decennial Census

June 3, 2023

Examining the 2020 Decennial Census data, this article explores age distribution and housing vacancy in Oklahoma, revealing the relationship between older and younger residents and patterns of residential vacancy.

Population Change in Oklahoma's Counties & Municipalities

May 19, 2023

The article highlights population changes in Oklahoma's municipalities and counties, with metropolitan areas experiencing growth while rural regions, particularly in the Northwest, facing decline.

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