Introduction to Guthrie, Oklahoma

Guthrie, Oklahoma, in Logan county, is 15 miles N of Edmond, Oklahoma and 28 miles N of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The city is considered part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Guthrie has a population of 9,925.

Guthrie History

Guthrie was permanently settled on April 22, 1889. The first brick block building in the area was built by Hobart Johnstone Whitley, the Father of Hollywood. The first post office of the area was established on April 4, 1889. The city became the first capital of Oklahoma in 1907, a title it held until June 11, 1910. The city was named after John Guthrie, a Kansas judge.

Guthrie and nearby Attractions

  • Oklahoma Territorial Museum
  • Noble Park
  • State Capital Publishing Museum
  • National Lighter Museum
  • Frontier City Theme Park
  • State Capital State Park

Things To Do In Guthrie

Guthrie offers easy access to several museums, including the Edmond Historical Society Museum, the State Capital Publishing Museum, the National Four-String Banjo Hall of Fame Museum and the Oklahoma Frontier Drugstore Museum. Highland Park and Noble Park provide amenities for several different types of recreational opportunities. Local celebrations include the Apples & Quilts Festival, the International Bluegrass Festival and the Jazz Banjo Festival.

Guthrie Transportation

Stillwater Regional Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Guthrie Higher Education

The University of Central Oklahoma, Southern Nazarene University and Langston University provide higher education in the area.


Total Population 10,871
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 16.5%
Employed Population 16+ 4,759
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 41.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $56,067
% Above Poverty Level 81.4%
% Below Poverty Level 18.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%


People Living Alone 32%
Median Gross Rent $691
Median House Value $108,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 40.9%
US/American 0%
English 6.9%
Irish 10.2%

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

Guthrie Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles N of Edmond, Oklahoma (center to center)
Nearest Large City 28 miles N of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
County Logan
Metro Area Oklahoma City
Standard Zip Codes 73044
Phone Area Codes 405
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.878
Longitude -97.425

Guthrie 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 4.5 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 26.7 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 CHANDLER 1
Distance 32.8 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 47 F
Apr Temp 47 to 71 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Arcadia 175 $49,375
Cashion 747 $60,833
Coyle 282 $42,250
Crescent 1,277 $41,250
Langston 1,434 $48,750
Mulhall 273 $52,000

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

Guthrie Public Libraries

Guthrie Public Library
Guthrie, Oklahoma
(405) 282-0050
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Guthrie Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
(405) 282-6700
Emergency Service: Yes

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Guthrie High Schools

Serves 895 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

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