Introduction to Jenks, Oklahoma

Jenks, Oklahoma, in Tulsa county, is 9 miles S of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The city is considered part of the Tulsa metropolitan area. Jenks has a population of 9,557.

Jenks History

The community of Jenks was originally settled in by the Midland Valley Railroad in 1904. The town was named honoring Elmer E. Jenks, the director of the Midland Valley Railroad. With the discovery of petroleum in the area in 1905, the town experienced rapid industrial and economical growth. However, with the decline of oil production, agriculture became the major contributor to the town’s economy.

Jenks and nearby Attractions

  • Oklahoma Aquarium
  • Civic Park
  • Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art
  • Big Splash Water Park
  • South Lakes Golf Course

Things To Do In Jenks

Jenks offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. The area has numerous parks, including Civic Park and the Tulsa Municipal Rose Garden. The South Lakes Golf Course provides excellent facilities for golfers, while the Big Splash Water Park offers recreational facilities to visitors of all ages.

Jenks Transportation

Air transportation facilities are available at Tulsa International Airport.

Jenks Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are available from Oral Roberts University, Tulsa Community College, the University of Tulsa and Oklahoma State University.


Total Population 18,312
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 9.2%
Employed Population 16+ 9,345
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 63.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 46.8%
Median Earnings25+ $46,446
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,280
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,479


Median Family Income $91,565
% Above Poverty Level 95.7%
% Below Poverty Level 4.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 14.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,096
Median House Value $184,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 29.4%
US/American 0%
English 9.3%
Irish 16.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2014, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Jenks Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 9 miles S of Tulsa, Oklahoma
County Tulsa
Metro Area Tulsa
Standard Zip Codes 74037
Phone Area Codes 918
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.022
Longitude -95.968

Jenks Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station BIXBY
Distance 5.5 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 46 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 70 to 93 F
Oct Temp 47 to 74 F
Annual Precip 40.4 inches
Distance 18.1 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 46 F
Apr Temp 47 to 71 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 48 to 74 F
Annual Precip 39.8 inches
Distance 27.8 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 48 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 50 to 74 F
Annual Precip 40.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bixby 22,480 $83,466
Broken Arrow 101,917 $76,213
Glenpool 11,398 $63,681
Kiefer 2,005 $55,917
Sapulpa 20,308 $52,618
Tulsa 395,599 $52,394

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2014, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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