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Overview

Introduction to Sapulpa, Oklahoma

Sapulpa, Oklahoma is 12 miles SW of Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is in Creek County. The city is part of the Tulsa metro area. The population of Sapulpa is 19,166.

Sapulpa History

Sapulpa was originally settled by Creek Indians and was named Sapulpa Station. In fact, it was named after Chief Sapulpa, a Creek leader. The Atlantic and Pacific Railroad first reached the area in 1886. The first post office was established in 1889. The city was incorporated as Sapulpa in 1898. The discovery of oil in Glenn Pool in 1905 catalyzed the development of the area. Sapulpa is the county seat of Creek County.

Sapulpa and nearby Attractions

  • Sapulpa Historical Museum
  • Rock Creek Shopping Center
  • Oklahoma Aquarium
  • Big Splash Water Park
  • Philbrook Museum of Art
  • Walnut Creek State Park

Things To Do In Sapulpa

Sapulpa has numerous parks, including Aaron's Angels Park, Hollier Park, Heritage Park, Kelly Lane Park, Overlook Park and Reynolds Park. Trout fishing can be enjoyed at Pretty Water Lake. The Sapulpa Municipal Golf Course provides facilities for local golfers. Local celebrations include the International Celebration, the Royal Jazz Festival and the Route 66 Blowout.

Sapulpa Transportation

Tulsa International is the nearest major airport.

Sapulpa Higher Education

Oral Roberts University, the University of Tulsa and Tulsa Community College are in the neighborhood.

People

Total Population 20,308
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 16.8%
Employed Population 16+ 8,456
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 48.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.1%
Median Earnings25+ $32,210
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,535
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,659

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,618
% Above Poverty Level 82.8%
% Below Poverty Level 17.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.3%
Median Gross Rent $718
Median House Value $104,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.3%
US/American 0%
English 8.2%
Irish 12.4%

Sapulpa Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 12 miles SW of Tulsa, Oklahoma
County Creek
Metro Area Tulsa
Standard Zip Codes 74066
P.O. Box Zip Codes 74067
Phone Area Codes 918
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.998
Longitude -96.113

Sapulpa 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 KEYSTONE DAM
Distance 12.9 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 12.9 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
Station MANNFORD 6 NW
Distance 21.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Glenpool 11,398 $63,681
Jenks 18,312 $91,565
Kellyville 1,429 $46,071
Kiefer 2,005 $55,917
Mounds 1,169 $47,708
Sand Springs 19,277 $61,091

Sapulpa Public Libraries

Library
Sapulpa Public Library
27 W DEWEY
Sapulpa, Oklahoma
(918) 224-5624

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Sapulpa Hospitals

ST JOHN SAPULPA
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
1004 EAST BRYAN
(918) 224-4280
Emergency Service: Yes

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SAPULPA HS
3 SOUTH MISSION
918-224-6560
Serves 1,065 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.6

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