Introduction to Owasso, Oklahoma

Owasso, Oklahoma is 11 miles NE of Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is in Tulsa County. The city is part of the Tulsa metro area. The population of Owasso is 18,502.

Owasso History

Owasso was first settled in by H.T. Richardson 1881. It was originally named Elm Creek. after a tributary of Bird Creek. The first post office of the area was established on February 10, 1898 and Preston Ballard became the first postmaster. The Kansas, Oklahoma Central & Southwestern Railway first entered the area on November 1, 1899. However, the depot was torn down in 1942. The city adopted its present name on January 24, 1900. It was incorporated on March 26, 1904.

Owasso and nearby Attractions

  • Echelon Shopping Center
  • Owasso Historical Museum
  • Tulsa Zoo
  • Sand Springs Cultural and Historical Museum
  • Lake Keystone State Park
  • Will Rogers Memorial and Birthplace

Things To Do In Owasso

Owasso offers easy access to many museums and historic, including the J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum, the Owasso Historical Museum, the Philbrook Museum of Art, the Gilcrease Museum, the Sand Springs Cultural and Historical Museum and the Will Rogers Memorial and Birthplace. The Wah-Sha-She State Park and the Lake Keystone State Park provide facilities for camping, biking, boating and hiking. The Walnut Creek State Park also provides facilities for horseback riding, swimming and fishing.

Owasso Transportation

Tulsa International Airport is nearby.

Owasso Higher Education

The University of Tulsa, Oral Roberts University and Tulsa Community College are a short distance away.


Total Population 32,650
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 9.5%
Employed Population 16+ 16,725
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 55.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32.2%
Median Earnings25+ $41,117
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,175
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,932


Median Family Income $73,868
% Above Poverty Level 92.1%
% Below Poverty Level 7.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%


People Living Alone 24%
Median Gross Rent $903
Median House Value $151,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.3%
US/American 0%
English 9%
Irish 11.8%

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

Owasso Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 11 miles NE of Tulsa, Oklahoma
County Tulsa
Metro Area Tulsa
Standard Zip Codes 74055, 74073
Phone Area Codes 918
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.269
Longitude -95.854

Owasso Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 5.1 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 47 F
Apr Temp 50 to 72 F
Jul Temp 73 to 94 F
Oct Temp 51 to 74 F
Annual Precip 42.4 inches
Distance 15.5 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 45 F
Apr Temp 46 to 70 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 47 to 73 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
Station BIXBY
Distance 19.9 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Catoosa 7,406 $54,700
Collinsville 6,103 $73,698
Skiatook 7,827 $53,769
Sperry 1,140 $52,625
Tulsa 398,082 $52,988
Vera 164 $43,333

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

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12901 E. 86TH ST. N.
Serves 1,012 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.9

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