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 10,668
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 15.7%
Employed Population 16+ 4,483
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 40.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24%
Median Earnings25+ $25,211
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,011
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,458


Median Family Income $54,053
% Above Poverty Level 78.1%
% Below Poverty Level 21.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%


People Living Alone 32.2%
Median Gross Rent $659
Median House Value $104,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 38.4%
US/American 0%
English 7.3%
Irish 7.7%

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 145 $40,625
Cashion 704 $65,909
Coyle 310 $41,250
Crescent 1,384 $37,778
Langston 1,457 $49,412
Mulhall 195 $52,083

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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