Introduction to Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Bartlesville, Oklahoma, in Washington county, is 41 miles N of Tulsa, Oklahoma. As of the year 2000 census, 34,748 people lived in Bartlesville.

Bartlesville History

Jacob Bartles established a trading post in the present day town of Bartlesville in 1875. The first post office of the area was established on May 6, 1879. It was incorporated on January 15, 1897. The city flourished in the early 1900s when huge oil fields were developed on the Osage Indian reservation. The Santa Fe Railroad built a depot in 1909, which was donated to the Chamber of Commerce in 1998.

Bartlesville and nearby Attractions

  • Eastland Shopping Center
  • Bartlesville Area History Museum
  • Osage Hills State Park
  • Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve
  • Price Tower
  • Frank Phillips Home

Things To Do In Bartlesville

Bartlesville offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. The local parks include the Westside Park, South Side Park, Johnstone Park and Sooner Park. One can shop at the Washington Park Mall, Eastland Shopping Center or at the Quarters Shopping Center. The Adams Municipal Golf Course provides facilities for golfers. Those interested in the region’s history should visit the Bartlesville Area History Museum, the Price Tower Arts Center and the Frank Phillips House. In addition, Bartlesville hosts the Indian Summer Festival, Sunfest, the Mozart International Festival and the Woolaroc Kidsfest every year.

Bartlesville Transportation

Tulsa International is the nearest major airport.

Bartlesville Higher Education

One can pursue higher education at Bartlesville Wesleyan College, the University of Tulsa, Oral Roberts University and Tulsa Community College.


Total Population 36,360
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 17.9%
Employed Population 16+ 16,037
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 52.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.4%
Median Earnings25+ $32,461
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,111
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,887


Median Family Income $60,793
% Above Poverty Level 84.3%
% Below Poverty Level 15.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%


People Living Alone 31%
Median Gross Rent $687
Median House Value $111,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.6%
US/American 0%
English 11.9%
Irish 13.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bartlesville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 41 miles N of Tulsa, Oklahoma
County Washington
Standard Zip Codes 74003, 74006
P.O. Box Zip Codes 74005
Company Zip Codes 74004
Phone Area Codes 918
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.747
Longitude -95.98

Bartlesville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 1.1 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 47 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 95 F
Oct Temp 48 to 75 F
Annual Precip 38.9 inches
Distance 16.2 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 47 F
Apr Temp 47 to 73 F
Jul Temp 69 to 94 F
Oct Temp 48 to 74 F
Annual Precip 42.6 inches
Distance 37 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 42 F
Apr Temp 45 to 69 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 43.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Bartlesville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Eastside (74006)

Glenoak (74003)

Hog Shooter (74003)

Okesa (74003)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Barnsdall 1,085 $47,708
Copan 768 $52,222
Dewey 3,497 $44,775
Ochelata 380 $46,250
Ramona 530 $43,977
Wann 191 $50,625

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bartlesville Public Libraries

Bartlesville Public Library
Bartlesville, Oklahoma
(918) 337-5353
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Bartlesville Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(918) 333-7200
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 21.3

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