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Does Oklahoma seem more crowded?

Census Reveals Oklahoma Population on the Rise

Did you notice the lines at Walmart seem a little longer lately?
Traffic seem a little heavier during rush hour?

As a matter of fact, the population of the state of Oklahoma increased by 8.7% over the last decade. While still behind the regional average growth of 14.3%, Oklahoma has proven to be the home-of-choice for Americans from the Northeast and Midwest.

Growth was primarily concentrated in urban areas, while the population of many rural areas shrunk, an indication that Oklahomans are becoming increasingly more domesticated. Most notably, Canadian and Wagoner counties ranked in at more than 25% growth.

I’m curious, what are local businesses doing to accomodate this growth rate?