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Chart shows a population boom in Oklahoma, and it’s one you might not expect

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NEW YORK, New York –  The New York Times has published charts that show Americans have moved between states since 1900, and there are some surprising stats involving Oklahoma.

The charts show where people who live in each state were born, including in the state of Oklahoma.

The article states that even though ‘Okies’ moved to California during the Great Depression, it seems the roles have reversed.

According to the New York Times article,  the California-born population of Oklahoma has doubled since 1980.

Also, a  chart shows there’s been a decline in the number of Texas-born people in Oklahoma.

In 1900, 13% of people living in Oklahoma were born in Texas, according to article.

In 2012,  that number dropped to 6%.

Click here to see more about how Oklahoma and other states have changed.