Introduction to Bixby, Oklahoma

Bixby, Oklahoma, in Tulsa county, is 9 miles SW of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and 15 miles SE of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Part of the surrounding Tulsa metro area, Bixby is home to some 13,336 residents.

Bixby History

Bixby became a town in 1899. The city was named after Tams Bixby, the chairman of the Dawes Commission. The Midland Valley Railroad built a depot in this area in 1904. It was incorporated in 1906 and its first election was held in February of 1907. Oil fields were discovered near the city in 1913, which helped Bixby develop economically.

Bixby and nearby Attractions

  • Spartan Family Shopping Center
  • Bixby Historical Museum
  • Oklahoma Aquarium
  • Big Splash Water Park
  • Battle of Honey Springs Site
  • Lake Keystone State Park

Things To Do In Bixby

While in Bixby, one can shop at the Spartan Family Shopping Center and the Town and Country Shopping. Bentley Park, Charley Young Park and the Washington Irving Memorial Park and Arboretum are some of the local parks. The city also offers easy access to the Okmulgee/Dripping Springs State Park, the Walnut Creek State Park, Lake Keystone State Park, Woody Guthrie House, Fort Gibson and the Fred Drummond House. Every July, Bixby hosts the Green Corn Festival.

Bixby Transportation

Tulsa International is the nearest major airport.

Bixby Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Oral Roberts University, the University of Tulsa and Tulsa Community College.


Total Population 23,171
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 12.1%
Employed Population 16+ 10,693
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 63.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 42.5%
Median Earnings25+ $43,246
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,125
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,284


Median Family Income $84,821
% Above Poverty Level 93.3%
% Below Poverty Level 6.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%


People Living Alone 19.6%
Median Gross Rent $893
Median House Value $192,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 30.4%
US/American 0%
English 11.5%
Irish 13.5%

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

Bixby Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles SW of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma (center to center)
Nearest Large City 15 miles SE of Tulsa, Oklahoma
County Tulsa
Metro Area Tulsa
Standard Zip Codes 74008
Phone Area Codes 918
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.941
Longitude -95.883

Bixby Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station BIXBY
Distance 2.9 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 46 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 70 to 93 F
Oct Temp 47 to 74 F
Annual Precip 40.4 inches
Distance 23.7 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 48 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 93 F
Oct Temp 47 to 75 F
Annual Precip 43.4 inches
Distance 29 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 48 F
Apr Temp 49 to 73 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 52 to 74 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Broken Arrow 103,437 $75,928
Coweta 9,517 $57,927
Glenpool 11,982 $64,281
Jenks 19,030 $93,855
Kiefer 2,055 $55,750
Mounds 1,192 $43,295

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

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Serves 1,161 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.9

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