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Overview

Introduction to Edmond, Oklahoma

Edmond, Oklahoma is 13 miles N of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It was named "America's best small town" by Universal Publications of New York. Edmond is also well known for rodeos.

Edmond History

Edmond was formerly known as "Summit" and was a watering location for the railroad. The first school house built in Oklahoma is located in the city. In the early 1880's the area was primarily prairie and home to bison and black bears. Occasionally, Indians hunted in the region. The city was quickly established during the great Oklahoma land run in 1889. The agriculture and trading based economy of Edmond was very dependent on the railroad.

Edmond Attractions

  • Festival Market Place
  • Pelican Bay
  • Historic downtown includes a variety of shops and restaurants
  • Arcadian Inn is a historic register house
  • First Public School House built in Edmond
  • Howard Home is a beautiful restored structure
  • Round Barn of Arcadia
  • The Old North Building located at University of Central Oklahoma is included in the National Register of Historic Places

Edmond Entertainment and Culture

  • The Jazz Lab features local and well known performers
  • The Lazy E Arena is one of the largest indoor arenas in the nation and is well known for rodeos
  • Mitchell Hall Theater
  • National Softball Hall of Fame is recognized as one of the premier softball venues in the country
  • Edmond's Mitch Park Amphitheater
  • National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum includes some of the best exhibits of western art and artifacts in the world
  • Edmond Historical Society & Museum
  • Fine Arts Institute of Edmond
  • Kirkpatrick Center includes seven notable museums
  • The Edmond Cultural District features numerous noteworthy sculptures
  • Shadid Fine Art Gallery

Edmond Activities

Arcadia Lake provides opportunities for boating, swimming, camping, hiking and bird watching. The Arctic Edge Ice Arena is popular for ice skating and is utilized by hockey leagues. Residents and visitors enjoy the Frontier City theme park which includes roller coasters, gunfighter stunt shows and other types of entertainment. The nearby Remington Park features horse racing. Golf enthusiasts enjoy the Kickingbird Golf Club, Fairfax Golf Club and the Coffee Creek Golf Club which is included in the top 10 Oklahoma courses by Golf Digest.

Edmond Higher Education

The city is home to the University of Central Oklahoma and Oklahoma Christian University.

People

Total Population 86,739
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 12.8%
Employed Population 16+ 43,609
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 56.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 52.1%
Median Earnings25+ $43,554
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,176
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,778

Wealth

Median Family Income $90,673
% Above Poverty Level 89.9%
% Below Poverty Level 10.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.4%
Median Gross Rent $927
Median House Value $199,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 30.4%
US/American 0%
English 10.5%
Irish 12%

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

Edmond Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 13 miles N of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
County Oklahoma
Metro Area Oklahoma City
Standard Zip Codes 73003, 73013, 73034
P.O. Box Zip Codes 73083
Phone Area Codes 405
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.652
Longitude -97.477

Edmond Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station GUTHRIE 5 S
Distance 12.1 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
Station KINGFISHER 2 SE
Distance 27.3 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 46 F
Apr Temp 45 to 70 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 48 to 74 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches
Station MEEKER 5 W
Distance 29.8 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Arcadia 175 $49,375
Bethany 19,478 $54,913
Jones 2,860 $64,833
Nichols Hills 3,839 $192,330
Spencer 4,004 $45,075
Warr Acres 10,342 $53,220

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

Edmond Hospitals

EDMOND MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
ONE SOUTH BRYANT
(405) 341-6100
Emergency Service: Yes

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Edmond High Schools

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MEMORIAL HS
1000 E. 15TH
405-340-2850
Serves 2,008 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.4

NORTH HS
215 W. DANFORTH
405-340-2875
Serves 1,998 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.8

SANTA FE HS
1901 SW 15TH STREET
405-340-2230
Serves 1,786 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.9

DEER CREEK HS
6101 N. W. 206TH STREET
405-348-5720
Serves 614 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

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