Introduction to Sand Springs, Oklahoma

Sand Springs, Oklahoma, in Tulsa county, is 6 miles W of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The city is conveniently located inside the Tulsa metropolitan area. There are an estimated 17,451 people in Sand Springs.

Sand Springs History

Sand Springs was founded by Charles Page, the Oklahoma philanthropist. He wanted to develop it as a model city. The city was named after the springs on the Arkansas River. Sand Springs was incorporated in 1912. It is partly located in Osage County, which was founded in 1907; and partly in Tulsa County, which was formed in 1850.

Sand Springs and nearby Attractions

  • Prattville Shopping Center
  • Sand Springs Cultural and Historical Museum
  • Walnut Creek State Park
  • Gilcrease Museum
  • Lake Keystone State Park
  • Fred Drummond House

Things To Do In Sand Springs

While staying in Sand Springs, one can pay a visit to the Sand Springs Cultural and Historical Museum, which provides insight into the history of this area. The Sand Springs Shopping Center, the Harris Shopping Center and the Prattville Shopping Center are some of the local shopping destinations. The Osage Hills Country Club provides excellent facilities for golfers. Visitors can also plan a day trip to the Walnut Creek State Park and the Lake Keystone State Park.

Sand Springs Transportation

Tulsa International Airport is nearby.

Sand Springs Higher Education

The University of Tulsa, Oklahoma State University, Tulsa Community College and Oral Roberts University are nearby.


Total Population 19,397
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 14.1%
Employed Population 16+ 9,154
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 54.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.6%
Median Earnings25+ $35,848
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,345
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,860


Median Family Income $62,063
% Above Poverty Level 89.4%
% Below Poverty Level 10.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%


People Living Alone 25%
Median Gross Rent $757
Median House Value $118,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 31.6%
US/American 0%
English 8.3%
Irish 14.1%

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

Sand Springs Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 6 miles W of Tulsa, Oklahoma
County Tulsa
Metro Area Tulsa
Standard Zip Codes 74063
Phone Area Codes 918
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.139
Longitude -96.108

Sand Springs Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 7.9 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 BIXBY
Distance 16.6 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 25.7 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 47 F
Apr Temp 48 to 73 F
Jul Temp 70 to 93 F
Oct Temp 50 to 74 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Jenks 19,030 $93,855
Prue 508 $43,750
Sapulpa 20,399 $52,709
Sperry 1,140 $52,625
Tulsa 398,082 $52,988

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

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Student/teacher ratio: 18.4

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Student/teacher ratio: 6.8

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