Introduction to Skiatook, Oklahoma

Skiatook, Oklahoma, in Osage county, is 14 miles N of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The town is in the Tulsa area. There are 5,396 residents in Skiatook.

Skiatook History

Skiatook was founded in 1872 by William C. Rogers. It was named after a local Indian. However, some believe that the town derived its name from a Cherokee term describing a vast tract of land or a large man. The first post office of the town was established in the 1880s. At that time it was known as Ski-a-took. In 1892, the name was given its present name. The Midland Valley Railroad reached the area in 1904. The town was incorporated in 1905 and A.E. Townsend became the first mayor of Skiatook.

Skiatook and nearby Attractions

  • Skiatook Museum
  • Tulsa Zoo And Living Museum
  • Skiatook Lake
  • Will Rogers Memorial and Birthplace
  • Walnut Creek State Park
  • Philbrook Museum of Art

Things To Do In Skiatook

While in Skiatook, one can visit the Skiatook Museum to learn more about the area’s history. The Skiatook Lake and the Healing Rock are also worth visiting. Local parks include the Osage Park, Smith Park, John Zink Park and the Skiatook Sports Park. The Osage Prairie Trail offers facilities for hiking and biking. Apart from these, the town hosts the Pioneer Days Festival every September.

Skiatook Transportation

Tulsa International is the nearest major airport.

Skiatook Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at the University of Tulsa, Oral Roberts University and Tulsa Community College.


Total Population 7,571
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 13.1%
Employed Population 16+ 3,282
Age of the Population 33


% of people married 47.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.7%
Median Earnings25+ $32,136
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,081
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,755


Median Family Income $53,762
% Above Poverty Level 82.1%
% Below Poverty Level 17.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 0.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 26.6%
Median Gross Rent $727
Median House Value $106,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.9%
US/American 0%
English 7.1%
Irish 14.6%

Skiatook Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 14 miles N of Tulsa, Oklahoma
County Osage
Metro Area Tulsa
Standard Zip Codes 74070
Phone Area Codes 918
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.368
Longitude -96.001

Skiatook Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 13.4 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 16.5 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 47 F
Apr Temp 47 to 73 F
Jul Temp 69 to 94 F
Oct Temp 48 to 74 F
Annual Precip 42.6 inches
Distance 26.4 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 47 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 95 F
Oct Temp 48 to 75 F
Annual Precip 38.9 inches

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Location Population Median Family Income
Avant 369 $43,125
Collinsville 5,970 $69,375
Owasso 31,738 $73,163
Ramona 503 $42,639
Sperry 1,040 $52,974
Vera 130 $36,667
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