Canadian County is located in the heart of Central Oklahoma. It is located adjacent to Oklahoma County and within the Oklahoma City MSA. Accessibility is key, with I-40 running East-West directly through the county and the intersection with I-35 and I-44 just to the east.
Canadian County is the state's fastest growing county, with a population exceeding 129,000 (2014). Residents enjoy the quality relaxed lifestyle, with all the amenities of a major city nearby.
The county was organized in 1890 and consists of 897 square miles (2010). It provides a growing and diversified mix of business and industry, including agribusiness, manufacturing, oil & gas and retail trade. Plus it offers the added benefit of close proximity to the growing Oklahoma City market.
Canadian County offers extensive economic development opportunities, including top ranked schools, a productive and competitive labor force, excellent business climate and the nation's top career-technology network, Canadian Valley. Cost of living is just 80% of the national average.
Major cities include El Reno (County Seat), Mustang, and Yukon. A 3-member County Commission governs the county.