But Oklahoma City is now one of the country’s fastest-growing large cities, climbing past Boston and Washington to become the 20th largest by population, with 687,000 people. “But it’s getting overcrowded,” he said, noting that commute times around Oklahoma City are far shorter than those in Dallas-Fort Worth. Company executives had visited Oklahoma City and found they simply could not make their employees live there. “It was terrible,” said David Holt, 43, who grew up in Oklahoma City in the 1990s and is now in his second term as mayor. It’s the combination Austin offered 20 years ago, and then everybody took them up on it, and now it’s too crowded.”The post Oklahoma Wants to Be the ‘Next Texas.’ Imagine That.