Introduction to Choctaw, Oklahoma

Choctaw, Oklahoma, in Oklahoma county, is 7 miles NE of Midwest City, Oklahoma and 14 miles E of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Oklahoma City metropolitan area with. Choctaw contains a population of approximately 9,377.

Choctaw History

Choctaw is Oklahoma’s oldest chartered town. In 1890, the area became a community. It was given the status of a town in the year 1893, at the same time a territorial governor was appointed. In 1993, Choctaw officially celebrated its 100th anniversary.

Choctaw and nearby Attractions

  • Oklahoma Historical Society
  • 45th Infantry Division Museum
  • Lake Thunderbird State Park
  • National Cowboy Hall of Fame
  • State Capital State Park
  • World of Wings Pigeon Center

Things To Do In Choctaw

While at Choctaw, one can visit museums like Omniplex Science Museum, the Edmond Historical Society Museum, the State Capital Publishing Museum and the Oklahoma Historical Society, among others. The Choctaw Shopping Center is a popular shopping center in the area. Lake Thunderbird State Park and State Capital State Park offer multiple recreational facilities.

Choctaw Transportation

Stillwater Regional Airport is the nearest major airport.

Choctaw Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Rose State College, Oklahoma City University and Oklahoma City Community College.


Total Population 11,828
Male Share of the Population 50.1%
Female Share of the Population 49.9%
Senior Citizens 15.3%
Employed Population 16+ 5,147
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 60.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $79,068
% Above Poverty Level 93.5%
% Below Poverty Level 6.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%


People Living Alone 21.8%
Median Gross Rent $916
Median House Value $156,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 30.2%
US/American 0.1%
English 9.2%
Irish 10.5%

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

Choctaw Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles NE of Midwest City, Oklahoma (center to center)
Nearest Large City 14 miles E of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
County Oklahoma
Metro Area Oklahoma City
Standard Zip Codes 73020
Phone Area Codes 405
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.497
Longitude -97.268

Choctaw Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station MEEKER 5 W
Distance 16.1 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 46 F
Apr Temp 45 to 70 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 48 to 72 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
Station GUTHRIE 5 S
Distance 23.3 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 47 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 95 F
Oct Temp 47 to 75 F
Annual Precip 36 inches
Distance 32.6 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 48 F
Apr Temp 48 to 72 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 49 to 75 F
Annual Precip 41.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Del City 21,898 $47,029
Harrah 5,551 $71,926
Jones 2,860 $64,833
Midwest City 56,507 $54,348
Nicoma Park 2,440 $59,620
Spencer 4,004 $45,075

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

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Choctaw High Schools

14300 N. E. TENTH ST.
Serves 1,085 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

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