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Overview

Introduction to Cushing, Oklahoma

Cushing, Oklahoma, in Payne county, is 45 miles W of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Cushing History

Cushing was originally inhabited by the Sac and Fox Native Americans. On September 21, 1891, it was opened to homesteaders. William R. Little was one of the first settlers in the area. The city was named after Marshall Cushing. It was established as a town in 1892. By 1915, Cushing was nationally recognized for its oil field. The city is in Payne County, which was founded in 1907 and named in honor of Captain David L. Payne.

Cushing and nearby Attractions

  • Cushing Aquatic Center
  • Richard O. Dodrill's Museum of Rocks, Minerals & Fossils
  • Jim Thorpe House
  • Washington Irving Trail Museum
  • Drumright Historical Museum
  • Bell's Amusement Park

Things To Do In Cushing

The city also offers easy access to several museums, including the Drumright Historical Museum, the Richard O. Dodrill's Museum of Rocks and the Washington Irving Trail Museum. The Cushing Aquatic Center also attracts a number of visitors. Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Lutheran Church Our Redeemer and the Oak Street Baptist Church are the local houses of worship.

Cushing Transportation

Tulsa International is the nearest major airport.

Cushing Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Oklahoma State University, Oral Roberts University and Langston University.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,865
Male Share of the Population51.3%
Female Share of the Population48.7%
Senior Citizens16%
Employed Population 16+2,716
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married44.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.4%
Median Earnings25+$28,426
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,350
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,855

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,659
% Above Poverty Level78.4%
% Below Poverty Level21.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home0.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.7%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone30%
Median Gross Rent$655
Median House Value$75,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)29.6%
German13.5%
Irish8.6%
English5.3%
French Except Basque1.9%
Scottish1.8%
African1%
Norwegian0.9%
Polish0.8%
Dutch0.7%
West Indian0.7%
Italian0.6%
Welsh0.4%
Russian0.3%
Iranian0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Arab0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Czech0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
South African0.1%
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Cushing Almanac

CategoryValue
County Payne County
Standard Zip Codes74023
Phone Area Codes918
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude35.97
Approximate Longitude-96.76

Cushing Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCUSHING
Distance0.6 miles
Jan Temp25 to 46 F
Apr Temp48 to 71 F
Jul Temp71 to 93 F
Oct Temp50 to 73 F
Annual Precip38.1 inches
StationCHANDLER 1
Distance20.6 miles
Jan Temp24 to 47 F
Apr Temp47 to 71 F
Jul Temp71 to 93 F
Oct Temp49 to 74 F
Annual Precip37.2 inches
StationCLEVELAND 4 WSW
Distance24.7 miles
Jan Temp25 to 47 F
Apr Temp48 to 73 F
Jul Temp70 to 93 F
Oct Temp50 to 74 F
Annual Precip38.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Agra322$32,500
Drumright2,898$42,169
Oilton951$38,167
Ripley299$49,167
Shamrock57$35,938
Yale1,082$40,278

Cushing Public Libraries

Cushing Public Library
215 NORTH STEELE AVENUE
Cushing, Oklahoma
(918) 225-4188

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Cushing Hospitals

Hillcrest Hospital Cushing
(Proprietary)
1027 East Cherry Street
(918) 225-2915

Cushing Public Schools

Cushing Hs
1700 East Walnut Street
ZIP: 74023
(918) 225-6622
High
Total Enrollment 493
Cushing Ms
316 North Steele Street
ZIP: 74023
(918) 225-1311
Middle
Total Enrollment 369
Deep Rock Es
2601 North Linwood Avenue
ZIP: 74023
(918) 225-4497
Primary
Total Enrollment 180
Harmony Es
1601 South Harmony Road
ZIP: 74023
(918) 225-4697
Primary
Total Enrollment 271
Harrison Es
610 South Noble Avenue
ZIP: 74023
(918) 225-4433
Primary
Total Enrollment 140
Oak Grove Public School
8409 East Ninth Street
ZIP: 74023
(918) 352-2889
Primary
Total Enrollment 193
Sunnyside Es
1919 South Kings Highway
ZIP: 74023
(918) 225-1635
Primary
Total Enrollment 253
Wilson School
1140 East Cherry
ZIP: 74023
(918) 225-4683
Primary
Total Enrollment 100
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