Introduction to Claremore, Oklahoma

Claremore, Oklahoma, in Rogers county, is 20 miles NE of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and 23 miles NE of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The city is part of the Tulsa metropolitan statistical area. About 15,873 people live in Claremore.

Claremore History

Claremore is the county seat of Rogers County. A group of Osage Indians were among the initial settlers in the area. The town got its name from an Osage Chief known as "Gra-moi." French traders pronounced his name "Clairmont," meaning "mountain with a clear view." The area became part of the Cherokee Nation and the Indian Territory after the Indian Removal Act of 1830 was passed. The city was incorporated within the Cherokee Nation in 1883.

Claremore and nearby Attractions

  • Cherokee National Museum
  • Lake Keystone State Park
  • Three Rivers Museum
  • Afton Station
  • Walnut Creek State Park
  • Bernice State Park

Things To Do In Claremore

The Will Rogers Memorial and Birthplace, Frank Phillips House and Fort Gibson offer insight into the area’s history. Claremore Plaza Shopping Center, the Ne-Mar Shopping Center and Plaza Shopping Center are some popular local shopping destinations.

Claremore Transportation

Tulsa International is the nearest major airport.

Claremore Higher Education

Rogers State University is the local institution of higher education. Other nearby institutions include Tulsa Community College, Oral Roberts University and the University of Tulsa.


Total Population 18,849
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 17.7%
Employed Population 16+ 8,328
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 46.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.5%
Median Earnings25+ $32,723
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,431
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,889


Median Family Income $53,592
% Above Poverty Level 85.5%
% Below Poverty Level 14.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%


People Living Alone 34.5%
Median Gross Rent $769
Median House Value $112,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 42.2%
US/American 0%
English 7.4%
Irish 13.1%

Claremore Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles NE of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma (center to center)
Nearest Large City 23 miles NE of Tulsa, Oklahoma
County Rogers
Metro Area Tulsa
Standard Zip Codes 74017, 74019
P.O. Box Zip Codes 74018
Phone Area Codes 918
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.312
Longitude -95.615

Claremore Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 1.8 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 PRYOR
Distance 16.7 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 45 F
Apr Temp 46 to 71 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 47 to 73 F
Annual Precip 44.3 inches
Station BIXBY
Distance 27.2 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Tiawah (74017)

Verdigris (74017)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Catoosa 7,407 $54,263
Collinsville 5,970 $69,375
Foyil 285 $44,250
Inola 1,838 $54,181
Oologah 1,054 $57,273
Owasso 31,738 $73,163

Claremore Public Libraries

Claremore - Will Rogers Library
Claremore, Oklahoma
(918) 341-1564

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Claremore Hospitals

(Government - Federal)
(918) 341-8430
Emergency Service: Yes

(918) 342-6777
Emergency Service: Yes

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Claremore High Schools

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Serves 1,221 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

8104 E.540 RD.
Serves 312 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.6

16401 SOUTH 4180 ROAD
Serves 306 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.3

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