Introduction to Enid, Oklahoma

Enid, Oklahoma, in Garfield county, is 56 miles NW of Edmond, Oklahoma and 67 miles N of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Enid History

Enid was founded in 1893, when the Cherokee Outlet was opened. It is believed that the city was named after a character in the "Idylls of the King," a story written by Alfred Lord Tennyson. The city is the county seat of Garfield County. The economy of the city largely depends on oil and agriculture.

Enid and nearby Attractions

  • Indian Hills Shopping Center
  • Southern Heights Heritage Center and Museum
  • Great Salt Plains State Park
  • Railroad Museum of Oklahoma
  • Leonardo's Discovery Warehouse & Adventure Quest
  • Museum of the Cherokee Strip

Things To Do In Enid

The Museum of the Cherokee Strip, the Southern Heights Heritage Center and Museum, the Railroad Museum of Oklahoma and Midgley Museum provide insight into the history of the area. Some of the local parks include Frisco Park, Hoover Park, the Weldon Park and Bird Sanctuary, Oakwood Naturse Park and the WaterWorks Lake Park. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Meadowlake Municipal Golf Course, Pheasant Run Golf Club, Rolling Meadows Golf Club, Golden Oaks Golf Course or at the Oakwood Country Club. Every year, the city hosts the Cherokee Strip Days, the Tri-State Music Festival, the Garfield County Fair and Oktoberfest.

Enid Transportation

Stillwater Regional Airport is nearby.

Enid Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at Langston University, Southern Nazarene University and the University of Central Oklahoma.


Total Population 50,685
Male Share of the Population 49.4%
Female Share of the Population 50.6%
Senior Citizens 14.9%
Employed Population 16+ 23,008
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 53.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.5%
Median Earnings25+ $30,640
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,127
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,943


Median Family Income $55,251
% Above Poverty Level 86.4%
% Below Poverty Level 13.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%


People Living Alone 27.3%
Median Gross Rent $734
Median House Value $95,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 34%
US/American 0%
English 7.4%
Irish 9.9%

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

Enid Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 56 miles NW of Edmond, Oklahoma (center to center)
Nearest Large City 67 miles N of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
County Garfield
Metro Area Enid
Standard Zip Codes 73701, 73703, 73705
P.O. Box Zip Codes 73702, 73706
Phone Area Codes 580
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.395
Longitude -97.878

Enid Climate

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

Station ENID
Distance 1.6 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 44 F
Apr Temp 45 to 69 F
Jul Temp 71 to 94 F
Oct Temp 48 to 73 F
Annual Precip 34.2 inches
Station HELENA 1 SSE
Distance 24.5 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 44 F
Apr Temp 44 to 70 F
Jul Temp 69 to 95 F
Oct Temp 47 to 73 F
Annual Precip 31.6 inches
Distance 25.6 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 44 F
Apr Temp 44 to 70 F
Jul Temp 71 to 94 F
Oct Temp 48 to 73 F
Annual Precip 35.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Drummond 433 $32,500
Fairmont 221 $60,313
Garber 683 $46,250
Kremlin 193 $51,528
Lahoma 735 $61,304

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

Enid Public Libraries

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Enid, Oklahoma
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Enid Hospitals

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(405) 233-2300
Emergency Service: Yes

(580) 233-6100
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 18.1

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