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Overview

Introduction to Bixby, Oklahoma

Bixby, Oklahoma, in Tulsa county, is 9 miles SW of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and 15 miles SE of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Bixby is part of the surrounding Tulsa metro area.

Bixby History

Bixby became a town in 1899. The city was named after Tams Bixby, the chairman of the Dawes Commission. The Midland Valley Railroad built a depot in this area in 1904. It was incorporated in 1906 and its first election was held in February of 1907. Oil fields were discovered near the city in 1913, which helped Bixby develop economically.

Bixby and nearby Attractions

  • Spartan Family Shopping Center
  • Bixby Historical Museum
  • Oklahoma Aquarium
  • Big Splash Water Park
  • Battle of Honey Springs Site
  • Lake Keystone State Park

Things To Do In Bixby

While in Bixby, one can shop at the Spartan Family Shopping Center and the Town and Country Shopping. Bentley Park, Charley Young Park and the Washington Irving Memorial Park and Arboretum are some of the local parks. The city also offers easy access to the Okmulgee/Dripping Springs State Park, the Walnut Creek State Park, Lake Keystone State Park, Woody Guthrie House, Fort Gibson and the Fred Drummond House. Every July, Bixby hosts the Green Corn Festival.

Bixby Transportation

Tulsa International is the nearest major airport.

Bixby Higher Education

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

Demographics

People

Total Population23,956
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens11.9%
Employed Population 16+11,377
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married62%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher41.9%
Median Earnings25+$44,379
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,375
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,443

Wealth

Median Family Income$91,071
% Above Poverty Level94%
% Below Poverty Level6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone20.4%
Median Gross Rent$894
Median House Value$195,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31%
German19.9%
Irish14.1%
English10.4%
Italian3.1%
Scottish3.1%
French Except Basque2.3%
Polish1.8%
Norwegian1.5%
Welsh1.2%
Swedish1%
Arab0.7%
Czech0.6%
Canadian0.5%
West Indian0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Jordanian0.4%
African0.3%
Russian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Australian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Bahamian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Bixby Almanac

CategoryValue
County Tulsa County
Standard Zip Codes74008
Phone Area Codes918
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude35.94
Approximate Longitude-95.87

Bixby Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBIXBY
Distance2.9 miles
Jan Temp24 to 46 F
Apr Temp46 to 72 F
Jul Temp70 to 93 F
Oct Temp47 to 74 F
Annual Precip40.4 inches
StationOKMULGEE WATER WORKS
Distance23.7 miles
Jan Temp23 to 48 F
Apr Temp46 to 72 F
Jul Temp69 to 93 F
Oct Temp47 to 75 F
Annual Precip43.4 inches
StationWAGONER
Distance29 miles
Jan Temp27 to 48 F
Apr Temp49 to 73 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp52 to 74 F
Annual Precip45.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Broken Arrow104,869$77,673
Coweta9,572$56,291
Glenpool12,351$69,678
Jenks19,852$96,724
Kiefer2,125$56,938
Mounds1,181$42,727

Bixby Public Schools

Bixby Hs
601 South Riverview
ZIP: 74008
(918) 366-2234
High
Total Enrollment 1615
Bixby Ms
9401 East 161st Street
ZIP: 74008
(918) 366-2201
Middle
Total Enrollment 872
Bixby North Es
7101 East 121st Street
ZIP: 74008
(918) 366-2690
Primary
Total Enrollment 891
Central Es
201 South Main Street
ZIP: 74008
(918) 366-2282
Primary
Total Enrollment 833
Central Intermediate School
9401 E 161st St
ZIP: 74008
(918) 366-2248
Middle
Total Enrollment 526
North Intermediate School
6941 East 121st Street South
ZIP: 74008
(918) 366-2669
Middle
Total Enrollment 546
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