Introduction to Pauls Valley, Oklahoma

Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, in Garvin county, is 35 miles S of Norman, Oklahoma and 53 miles S of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. There are an estimated 6,256 people in the city.

Pauls Valley History

Pauls Valley was founded by Pioneer Smith Paul in the early 19th century. In its early years, the economy of the city largely depended upon agriculture. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad first entered the city in 1887. The first court house of the area was built in 1895. The city is the county seat of Garvin County.

Pauls Valley and nearby Attractions

  • Valley Plaza Shopping Center
  • Longmire Lake
  • Toy and Action Figure Museum
  • Santa Fe Depot Museum
  • Chickasaw National Recreation Area

Things To Do In Pauls Valley

Pauls Valley includes a number of lakes, such as the Pauls Valley City Lake and the R.C. Longmire Lake. These lakes offer facilities for fishing, camping, boating, jet skiing and hunting. The Pauls Valley Municipal Golf Course provides facilities for local golfers. One can shop at the Burr Shopping Center and the Valley Plaza Shopping Center. Apart from these, Pauls Valley hosts the Brickfest every May.

Pauls Valley Transportation

Will Rogers World Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Pauls Valley Higher Education

The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Oklahoma City Community College and East Central University are the local centers of higher education.


Total Population 6,073
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 15.5%
Employed Population 16+ 2,394
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 40.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18%
Median Earnings25+ $31,431
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,510
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,895


Median Family Income $47,813
% Above Poverty Level 78.3%
% Below Poverty Level 21.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%


People Living Alone 38.3%
Median Gross Rent $634
Median House Value $81,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 52.5%
US/American 0%
English 4.3%
Irish 12.4%

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

Pauls Valley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 35 miles S of Norman, Oklahoma (center to center)
Nearest Large City 53 miles S of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
County Garvin
Standard Zip Codes 73075
Phone Area Codes 405
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.74
Longitude -97.221

Pauls Valley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 3.5 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 49 F
Apr Temp 47 to 73 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 49 to 76 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Distance 21.9 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 48 F
Apr Temp 48 to 72 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 49 to 75 F
Annual Precip 41.6 inches
Distance 22.1 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 49 F
Apr Temp 49 to 73 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Byars 198 $29,167
Maysville 1,288 $36,667
Paoli 573 $45,000

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

Pauls Valley Public Libraries

Pauls Valley Nora Sparks Warren Library
Pauls Valley, Oklahoma
(405) 238-5188

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Pauls Valley Hospitals

(Government - Local)
(405) 238-5501
Emergency Service: Yes

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Pauls Valley High Schools

A Title I School.
Serves 321 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

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