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Jenks, Oklahoma


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Jenks, Oklahoma

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.

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High Points

Jenks strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Oklahoma):

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Jenks Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
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Top 2% trophy Jenks Well-Paid Single Women
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Jenks Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Jenks Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Jenks People in Middle Class or Better
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Jenks College Educated Adults
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 15% Jenks Low Violent Crime

Comparative Profile of Jenks, Oklahoma

Comparing Jenks to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Oklahoma (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).


The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 6 10
Well-Paid Single Women 6 10
Racial Diversity 5 7
Age of the Population 4 4
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Senior Citizens 2 1

Families

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 8 10

Wealth

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
People Above Poverty 8 10
College Educated Adults 8 10
Median Family Income 8 10
People in Middle Class or Better 7 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Short Commute Times 7 8
Working at Home 5 6
Walking and Biking to Work 5 8
Public Transportation Use 2 7

Housing

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 1
Affordability of Rents 5 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 2
People Living Alone 2 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 2

Crime

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Low Violent Crime 8 9
Low Property Crime 8 7

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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

Notes:
  • 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
Station KEYSTONE DAM
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
Station MANNFORD 6 NW
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
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Jenks Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 9,557 100%
Male 4,699 49.2%
Female 4,858 50.8%
Under 18 2,840 29.7%
18+ 6,717 70.3%
65+ 872 9.1%
Median Age 35
Average Family Size 3.12
White 8,352 87.4%
African-American 151 1.6%
Asian 77 0.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 453 4.7%
Other 165 1.7%
Mixed Race 357 3.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 394 4.1%

Estimated Jenks Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 13,095
Growth 3,538
Growth % 37%

Jenks Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 22%
German 20.7%
English 12.9%
US/American 12.4%
Irish 11.4%
French (except Basque) 2.9%
Scottish 2.6%
Italian 2.2%
Norwegian 1.8%
Dutch 1.4%
Swedish 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Swiss 0.8%
Russian 0.7%
Czech 0.7%
British 0.6%
Lebanese 0.5%
New Zealander 0.5%
Iranian 0.4%
Arab/Arabic 0.4%
Canadian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Eastern European 0.3%
Danish 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Polish 0.2%
African 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Jenks 9,557 $61,050
Bixby 13,336 $58,104
Broken Arrow 74,859 $58,891
Glenpool 8,123 $47,093
Kiefer 1,026 $42,500
Sapulpa 19,166 $37,558
Tulsa 393,049 $44,518
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Jenks High Schools (2004)

JENKS HS
205 E B ST
918-299-4411
Serves 2,086 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.6

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1. Bixby, Oklahoma 93.2   18.1% 9.8% 26.6% 23 $58,104 7.7% 13.1% 13,336 5.4% 22.3 0.3% 2
2. Hewitt, Texas 91.2   14.3% 6.7% 33.2% 21 $59,409 7.8% 15.9% 11,085 2.9% 22.8 0.1% 1.3
3. Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 90.9   15.6% 7.5% 30.9% 23 $58,891 8% 14.7% 74,859 4.5% 29.2 0.1% 2.7
4. Windsor, Colorado 90.8   18.7% 7.8% 30.5% 24 $60,305 8.6% 8.2% 9,896 5.6% 13.3 0.1% 1.7
5. Schertz, Texas 90.2   16.5% 8.8% 27.5% 25 $59,745 7.5% 18% 18,694 5.2% 24 0.2% 2.3
6. Andover, Kansas 90   19.2% 10.5% 37.1% 20 $65,781 8.1% 4.9% 6,698 6.3% 24 0.1% 0.6
7. Pleasant Hill, Iowa 89.9   19% 9.6% 25.7% 22 $68,889 8.5% 5% 5,070 1.3% 26.8 0.2% 1.4
8. Maumelle, Arkansas 89.8   19.1% 6.7% 45.7% 25 $71,826 8.3% 7.5% 10,557 2.9% 28.9 0.2% 1.9
9. Whitehouse, Texas 89.6   15.8% 8.5% 22.1% 23 $49,393 8% 6.9% 5,346 8.6% 13.5 0.3% 1.9
10. Bel Aire, Kansas 89.2   15.3% 7.6% 54.6% 19 $72,091 10.7% 14.5% 5,836 4.8% 11 0.2% 0.7
11. Meridian, Idaho 89   14.6% 6.4% 27.1% 22 $57,077 11.4% 5.7% 34,919 5.6% 36.2 0.2% 2.7
12. Carmel, Indiana 88.9   18.9% 9.7% 58.4% 25 $94,210 7.9% 7.4% 37,733 2.5% 24.8 0.3% 0.5
13. Springboro, Ohio 88.9   12.5% 6.2% 41.9% 24 $78,786 10% 4% 12,380 3% 18.4 0.2% 1.5
14. Edmond, Oklahoma 88.9   20.6% 8.8% 47.8% 23 $65,230 7% 13.4% 68,315 7.2% 24.4 0.2% 1.5
15. Madison, Mississippi 88.8   16.2% 8.5% 55.1% 24 $77,202 8.1% 6.8% 14,692 2.5% 17.5 0.2% 0.8
16. Holmen, Wisconsin 88.6   20% 7.5% 20.9% 20 $49,375 8.6% 4.7% 6,200 7.8% 23.7 0.3% 0.7
17. North Ogden, Utah 88.5   11.4% 8.2% 30.5% 24 $63,252 8.4% 4.1% 15,026 3.6% 21.3 0.3% 0.3
18. Papillion, Nebraska 88.3   17.1% 8% 38.1% 20 $70,737 6.5% 7% 16,363 2.7% 15.5 0.1% 0.9
19. Brandon, Mississippi 88.2   24% 11.5% 34.4% 25 $63,098 6.7% 13.4% 16,436 6% 19.3 0.1% 0.7
20. Shawnee, Kansas 87.9   22.8% 8.5% 39.5% 22 $70,288 7.7% 9.7% 47,996 3.3% 28 0.2% 2.5
21. Mason, Ohio 87.9   20.3% 8.4% 39.5% 24 $75,697 9.2% 5.2% 22,016 2.8% 21.1 0.2% 0.3
22. Glenpool, Oklahoma 87.8   16% 5.7% 17.9% 24 $47,093 9% 23.1% 8,123 6.4% 24.7 0.1% 0.7
23. Germantown, Wisconsin 87.7   20.4% 9.4% 29.4% 22 $68,975 7.3% 4.2% 18,260 2.5% 17.4 0.3% 0.2
24. Yukon, Oklahoma 87.5   20.1% 10.7% 23.2% 22 $52,646 6.5% 9.1% 21,043 6.6% 29.1 0.3% 2.1
25. Gahanna, Ohio 87.4   20.7% 8.7% 40.4% 22 $74,260 6.8% 13.5% 32,636 3.7% 27.9 0.5% 0.9
26. Gibsonville, North Carolina 87.1   23.5% 9.9% 23.8% 23 $51,164 7.1% 19.8% 4,372 8.9% 18.8 0.1% 1.6
27. Clive, Iowa 87   18.2% 5.6% 56% 18 $90,863 8.9% 6.9% 12,855 3.5% 31 0.2% 2.2
28. Carl Junction, Missouri 87   16.7% 9.3% 23.4% 22 $47,723 6.7% 3.9% 5,294 5.1% 26.6 0.1% 0.4
29. Vadnais Heights, Minnesota 86.9   24.7% 7.8% 37% 24 $74,178 6.9% 8.3% 13,069 3.2% 20.6 0.4% 0.4
30. Lynn Haven, Florida 86.8   22.2% 12% 22.2% 19 $48,904 6.5% 13.8% 12,451 7.2% 34.5 0.5% 1.9
31. Apple Valley, Minnesota 86.6   19.2% 5.5% 41% 25 $79,335 7.2% 8.2% 45,527 2.1% 32.8 0.2% 1.4
32. Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota 86.5   21.6% 7.8% 29.6% 23 $68,629 7.2% 8.2% 29,751 4.2% 35.4 0.2% 1.7
33. West Linn, Oregon 85.9   17.9% 7.8% 49.2% 25 $83,252 6.6% 6.7% 22,261 3.9% 19.2 0.3% 1.1
34. Bellevue, Nebraska 85.7   23.4% 9.6% 25.2% 20 $54,422 7.1% 14.2% 44,382 5.9% 31.9 0.1% 1.1
35. Sun Prairie, Wisconsin 85.7   23.8% 9.3% 34.4% 21 $61,197 8.2% 7.3% 20,369 4.4% 32.2 0.1% 1.3
36. Urbandale, Iowa 85.4   24.1% 10.8% 43.7% 19 $70,548 6.7% 4.8% 29,072 3.7% 25.4 0.3% 2.5
37. Hilliard, Ohio 85.3   18.9% 7.2% 46.1% 23 $76,207 9.4% 7.2% 24,230 2.2% 33.6 0.5% 0.7
38. Portland, Texas 85.3   16.2% 7.9% 25.5% 21 $52,220 8.2% 16.2% 14,827 7.4% 26.6 0.4% 2.2
39. Lehi, Utah 85.3   8.3% 5.2% 26.1% 24 $55,664 15.7% 4.3% 19,028 5.5% 31.3 0.3% 1.2
40. Syracuse, Utah 85.2   8.2% 3.9% 25% 25 $60,000 11.8% 5.2% 9,398 2.4% 21.9 0.1% 2.2
41. Pleasant Grove, Utah 85.1   9.2% 5.9% 28% 23 $54,182 13.2% 4.8% 23,468 6.8% 31.4 0.3% 0.7
42. Stow, Ohio 85   23.8% 12% 36.2% 25 $67,822 6.6% 4.8% 32,139 4% 21.8 0.4% 0.4
43. Sandy, Utah 85   11.3% 5.2% 34.7% 25 $70,801 7.9% 6.5% 88,418 3.8% 35.5 0.3% 2
44. Lebanon, Ohio 84.6   23.8% 8.9% 25% 24 $52,578 8.5% 9% 16,962 6.4% 34.5 0.2% 1.3
45. Smithfield, Utah 84.6   12.3% 8% 23.4% 18 $49,828 10.2% 4.8% 7,261 6.2% 13.2 0.5% 0.3
46. Eagan, Minnesota 84.5   22.9% 4.2% 47.7% 23 $80,062 8.1% 12% 63,557 2.9% 26.8 0.3% 1.1
47. Converse, Texas 84.5   16.2% 6.4% 19% 25 $49,396 7.8% 30.6% 11,508 6.5% 21.3 0.1% 1
48. Cottage Grove, Wisconsin 84   16.5% 6% 38.2% 22 $68,667 10.9% 4.3% 4,059 3.8% 27.6 0.1% 2.5
49. Clinton, Utah 83.9   8.8% 4% 19.8% 23 $55,282 11.4% 9.7% 12,585 3.6% 18.2 0% 0.9
50. West University Place, Texas 83.6   19.4% 7.6% 79.4% 19 $157,312 8.6% 7.6% 14,211 1.7% 17 0.3% 0.9
51. Grove City, Ohio 83.3   23% 11.1% 22.1% 23 $62,059 7.7% 3.8% 27,075 4.6% 35.1 0.3% 2.3
52. Plymouth, Minnesota 83.2   21.7% 7.6% 51% 24 $90,134 7% 8.6% 65,894 2.6% 24.4 0.5% 0.9
53. La Vista, Nebraska 83.2   21.3% 4.5% 20.1% 20 $52,819 8.2% 9.5% 11,699 5.7% 36.9 0% 1.5
54. Franklin, Tennessee 83   25.5% 7.4% 42.3% 24 $69,431 8.5% 15.5% 41,842 6.7% 22.2 0.3% 2.2
55. Burnsville, Minnesota 82.5   24.8% 7.2% 36.8% 24 $67,979 7.1% 12.5% 60,220 5.1% 31.1 0.4% 1.3
56. Bellaire, Texas 82.4   23.6% 11.9% 66.6% 22 $104,200 7.3% 10.9% 15,642 2.6% 29.4 0.2% 2.8
57. Spring Valley, Texas 82.3   18.9% 13.7% 63.7% 22 $109,020 7.1% 5.2% 3,611 2.7% 22.7 0.2% 0.6
58. Louisville, Colorado 81.5   22.7% 6.1% 59.9% 23 $81,512 6.3% 8.8% 18,937 3% 22.3 0.4% 1.2
59. Owatonna, Minnesota 81.5   26.6% 12.9% 23.2% 15 $54,883 7.3% 5.9% 22,434 6.6% 34.2 0.2% 2.4
60. Rockford, Michigan 80.6   25.3% 9% 27.9% 23 $55,954 9.9% 3.8% 4,626 8.1% 35.9 0.2% 2
61. Universal City, Texas 80.4   24.7% 12% 29.6% 22 $59,109 6.4% 19.5% 14,849 7.7% 26.1 0.2% 2.4
62. Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin 80.4   22.9% 11.8% 70.9% 21 $95,744 7.9% 4.9% 14,163 3.2% 11.9 0.2% 0.5
63. Goose Creek, South Carolina 80.3   13.1% 4.3% 20.6% 23 $47,937 8.6% 21.5% 29,208 6.8% 24.1 0.1% 2.4
64. Oak Creek, Wisconsin 79.5   25.2% 8.9% 24.4% 24 $63,381 6.7% 8% 28,456 3.1% 32.3 0.1% 1
65. Keizer, Oregon 79.2   21.6% 12.2% 20.4% 24 $49,977 8.1% 14.5% 32,203 9.3% 36.1 0.2% 2.5
66. Falcon Heights, Minnesota 68.8   25.5% 12.2% 70.3% 21 $59,415 7.6% 22.3% 5,572 9.6% 24.2 0.3% 0.5
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