Introduction to Catoosa, Oklahoma

Catoosa, Oklahoma, in Rogers county, is 9 miles N of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and 14 miles E of Tulsa, Oklahoma. There are 5,449 residents in Catoosa.

Catoosa History

The community is in Rogers County. The name of the area has been derived from a Cherokee term meaning "on the hill" or "new settlement place." The community was established in 1882. The Frisco Railroad was completed in 1882. Acting secretary Thomas Ryan approved the town’s site in 1902, and it was officially founded in the same year.

Catoosa and nearby Attractions

  • Philbrook Museum of Art
  • Fort Gibson
  • J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum
  • Fred Drummond House
  • Gilcrease Museum
  • Cherokee State Park

Things To Do In Catoosa

Some of the local churches include Catoosa United Methodist Church, First Baptist Church and Rock House. Local parks offering recreational facilities are Lake Keystone State Park, Snowdale State Park and Greenleaf State Park. The Three Rivers Museum, Five Civilized Tribes Museum and Woolaroc Museum are all nearby as well.

Catoosa Transportation

Tulsa International is the nearest major airport.

Catoosa Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Oral Roberts University, Tulsa Community College, Langston University and Northeastern State University.


Total Population 7,407
Male Share of the Population 53.3%
Female Share of the Population 46.7%
Senior Citizens 11%
Employed Population 16+ 3,582
Age of the Population 33


% of people married 52%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.5%
Median Earnings25+ $33,024
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $27,550
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,094


Median Family Income $54,263
% Above Poverty Level 86.4%
% Below Poverty Level 13.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%


People Living Alone 22.3%
Median Gross Rent $813
Median House Value $102,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 41.5%
US/American 0%
English 6.5%
Irish 10.9%

Catoosa Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles N of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma (center to center)
Nearest Large City 14 miles E of Tulsa, Oklahoma
County Rogers
Metro Area Tulsa
Standard Zip Codes 74015
Phone Area Codes 918
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.188
Longitude -95.745

Catoosa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 7.7 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 47 F
Apr Temp 50 to 72 F
Jul Temp 73 to 94 F
Oct Temp 51 to 74 F
Annual Precip 42.4 inches
Distance 12.6 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 45 F
Apr Temp 46 to 70 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 47 to 73 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
Station BIXBY
Distance 16.2 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Broken Arrow 101,917 $76,213
Claremore 18,849 $53,592
Collinsville 5,970 $69,375
Inola 1,838 $54,181
Owasso 31,738 $73,163

Catoosa Public Libraries

Catoosa Public Library
Catoosa, Oklahoma
(918) 266-1684

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