Introduction to Vinita, Oklahoma

Vinita, Oklahoma, in Craig county, is 53 miles NE of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma (center to center) and 57 miles NE of Tulsa, Oklahoma. There are an estimated 6,472 people in the city.

Vinita History

Vinita was originally an African American community and was known as Downingville. It was established in 1871 as a railroad town. It was the first city of Oklahoma with electricity. Later on, it was renamed after Vinnie Ream, the American sculptor who created the statue of Abraham Lincoln. The city is the county seat of Craig County.

Vinita and nearby Attractions

  • Cherokee State Park
  • Delaware County Historical Society & Mariee Wallace Museum
  • Will Rogers Memorial and Birthplace

Things To Do In Vinita

The Eastern Trails Museum provides insight into the area’s history. Grand Lake O" the Cherokees is located few miles away from the city. Shopping opportunities are available at the Carters Shopping Center and the Bull Creek Shopping Center. Some of the local celebrations include the World's Largest Calf Fry, Oktoberfest and the Summer Fest. Visitors can also play a game or two at the Cherokee Grove Golf Course, the Osage Creek Golf Club and the Patricia Island Golf Club.

Vinita Transportation

Tulsa International is the nearest major airport.

Vinita Higher Education

One can pursue higher education at Northeastern State University, Pittsburg State University or Missouri Southern State College.


Total Population 5,637
Male Share of the Population 46.4%
Female Share of the Population 53.6%
Senior Citizens 20.6%
Employed Population 16+ 2,220
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 39.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.5%
Median Earnings25+ $23,408
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $14,333
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,997


Median Family Income $39,250
% Above Poverty Level 77.7%
% Below Poverty Level 22.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%


People Living Alone 38.2%
Median Gross Rent $604
Median House Value $73,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 44.2%
US/American 0%
English 5%
Irish 10.6%

Vinita Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 53 miles NE of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma (center to center)
Nearest Large City 57 miles NE of Tulsa, Oklahoma
County Craig
Standard Zip Codes 74301
Phone Area Codes 918
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.638
Longitude -95.153

Vinita Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station VINITA 2 N
Distance 2.3 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 45 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 48 to 73 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches
Station MIAMI
Distance 22.6 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 45 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 43.8 inches
Distance 41.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 42 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 68 to 92 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 45.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Vinita, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Centralia (74301)

White Oak (74301)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Afton 930 $36,607
Bernice 499 $50,625
Big Cabin 290 $36,250
Bluejacket 319 $49,792
Disney 168 $32,500
Ketchum 464 $43,438

Vinita Public Libraries

Vinita Public Library
Vinita, Oklahoma
(918) 256-2115

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Vinita Hospitals

(Government - Local)
(918) 256-7551
Emergency Service: Yes

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Vinita High Schools

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801 N. ADAIR ST.
Serves 527 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21

27355 S. 4340 RD.
A Title I School.
Serves 51 students.

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