Introduction to Okmulgee, Oklahoma

Okmulgee, Oklahoma, in Okmulgee county, is 31 miles S of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and 36 miles S of Tulsa, Oklahoma. There are 13,022 residents in the city.

Okmulgee History

Okmulgee was originally inhabited by the Creek Indians. Since the American Civil War, the city served as the capital of the Creek Nation. The city derived its name from a Creek term meaning boiling or bubbling water. Okmulgee is the county seat of Okmulgee County.

Okmulgee and nearby Attractions

  • Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge
  • Mission Lane Shopping Center
  • Okmulgee Game Reserve
  • Creek Council House Museum
  • Okmulgee Lake
  • Henryetta Territorial Museum

Things To Do In Okmulgee

Okmulgee offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. One can shop at the 2000 Shopping Center and the Mission Lane Shopping Center. The Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge is a popular tourist destination. Okmulgee Lake and Dripping Springs Lake offer facilities for boating and fishing. Local festivals include the Pecan Festival, the Okmulgee County Fair, the Creek Festival & Rodeo, the Indian Art Festival, Septemberfest, Great West Chili and Bluegrass Festival and the Doo - Dah Day.

Okmulgee Transportation

Tulsa International is the nearest major airport.

Okmulgee Higher Education

Oklahoma State University Okmulge and Green Country Technology Center are the local institutions of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include Oral Roberts University and the University of Tulsa.


Total Population 12,350
Male Share of the Population 50.1%
Female Share of the Population 49.9%
Senior Citizens 15.8%
Employed Population 16+ 3,813
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 32%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $36,861
% Above Poverty Level 70.5%
% Below Poverty Level 29.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.2%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 39.2%
Median Gross Rent $572
Median House Value $64,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 47.9%
US/American 0.1%
English 4%
Irish 4.9%

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

Okmulgee Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 31 miles S of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma (center to center)
Nearest Large City 36 miles S of Tulsa, Oklahoma
County Okmulgee
Standard Zip Codes 74447
Phone Area Codes 918
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.623
Longitude -95.96

Okmulgee Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 3.2 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 48 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 93 F
Oct Temp 47 to 75 F
Annual Precip 43.4 inches
Station BIXBY
Distance 25.3 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 36.2 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 48 F
Apr Temp 51 to 74 F
Jul Temp 73 to 94 F
Oct Temp 54 to 75 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Okmulgee, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Nuyaka (74447)

Twin Hills (74447)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Beggs 1,189 $32,500
Dewar 898 $46,500
Grayson 139 $68,056
Hoffman 135 $38,214
Morris 1,511 $51,406
Schulter 457 $33,500

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

Okmulgee Public Libraries

Okmulgee Public Library
Okmulgee, Oklahoma
(918) 756-1448

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Okmulgee Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(918) 756-4233
Emergency Service: Yes

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Okmulgee High Schools

A Title I School.
Serves 554 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

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