Introduction to Edmond, Oklahoma

Edmond, Oklahoma is 13 miles N of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The municipality is included in the "Top 100 Places to Live in 2007" list created by Relocate America. 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.


Total Population 85,084
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 12.1%
Employed Population 16+ 42,725
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 56.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 51.9%
Median Earnings25+ $44,821
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,136
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,372


Median Family Income $92,297
% Above Poverty Level 89.6%
% Below Poverty Level 10.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%


People Living Alone 23.4%
Median Gross Rent $909
Median House Value $196,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 30.8%
US/American 0%
English 10%
Irish 11.7%

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


  • 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
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 145 $40,625
Bethany 19,390 $56,552
Jones 2,773 $66,019
Nichols Hills 3,797 $239,028
Spencer 3,979 $44,479
Warr Acres 10,268 $51,628

Edmond Hospitals

(405) 341-6100
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 19.4

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Student/teacher ratio: 19.8

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Student/teacher ratio: 18.9

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Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

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