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Overview

Introduction to El Reno, Oklahoma

El Reno, Oklahoma is 25 miles W of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It is in Canadian county. The city is part of the Oklahoma City metro area.

El Reno History

El Reno was originally known as Reno City. A land developer named Hobart Johnstone Whitley founded El Reno. Fort Reno was established in 1874. Both the fort and the city were named in honor of Union General Jesse Lee Reno. The city became the county seat of Canadian County in 1890.

El Reno and nearby Attractions

  • Crimson Creek Golf Course
  • Fort Reno
  • Canadian County Museum
  • Lake El Reno
  • Whitewater Bay
  • Red Rock Canyon State Park

Things To Do In El Reno

El Reno is home to the Canadian County Historical Museum. The Crimson Creek Golf Course offers facilities for golfers. Lake El Reno provides facilities for water skiing, boating, jet skiing, fishing and swimming. Fort Reno and historic downtown El Reno provide insight into the history of the area. Local celebrations include the Canadian County Free Fair, the Heritage & Arts Festival, the Appetite for the Arts Festival and the Fried Onion Burger Day Festival.

El Reno Transportation

Will Rogers World Airport is the nearest major airport.

El Reno Higher Education

Redlands Community College and the Canadian Valley Technology Center are the local institutions providing higher education. Others in the neighborhood include Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City and Oklahoma City Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population18,170
Male Share of the Population53.6%
Female Share of the Population46.4%
Senior Citizens13%
Employed Population 16+7,464
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married44.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.2%
Median Earnings25+$27,065
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,309
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,333

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,829
% Above Poverty Level83.5%
% Below Poverty Level16.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone30.6%
Median Gross Rent$728
Median House Value$97,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)38%
Irish9.3%
English5.9%
French Except Basque1.7%
Scottish1.3%
Italian0.8%
African0.6%
Polish0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Dutch0.3%
German0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Greek0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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El Reno Almanac

CategoryValue
County Canadian County
Standard Zip Codes73036
Phone Area Codes405
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude35.54
Approximate Longitude-97.96

El Reno Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationEL RENO 1 N
Distance1.3 miles
Jan Temp23 to 47 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp70 to 94 F
Oct Temp48 to 74 F
Annual Precip34.2 inches
StationKINGFISHER 2 SE
Distance22.2 miles
Jan Temp22 to 46 F
Apr Temp45 to 70 F
Jul Temp70 to 94 F
Oct Temp48 to 74 F
Annual Precip32.8 inches
StationBLANCHARD 2 SSW
Distance33 miles
Jan Temp28 to 50 F
Apr Temp50 to 74 F
Jul Temp71 to 94 F
Oct Temp52 to 75 F
Annual Precip34.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Calumet735$63,625
Minco1,450$57,266
Okarche1,338$80,000
Piedmont6,779$83,506
Yukon25,293$75,442

El Reno Public Libraries

El Reno Carnegie Library
215 E WADE
El Reno, Oklahoma
(405) 262-2409

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El Reno Hospitals

Mercy Hospital El Reno, Inc
(Non-profit)
2115 Parkview Drive
(405) 262-2640

El Reno Public Schools

Banner Public School
2455 North Banner Road
ZIP: 73036
(405) 262-0598
Primary
Total Enrollment 209
Darlington Public School
4408 North Highway 81
ZIP: 73036
(405) 262-0137
Primary
Total Enrollment 234
El Reno Hs
407 South Choctaw
ZIP: 73036
(405) 262-3254
High
Total Enrollment 832
Etta Dale Jhs
601 S Choctaw
ZIP: 73036
(405) 262-3253
Other
Total Enrollment 160
Hillcrest Es
1302 S Miles
ZIP: 73036
(405) 262-2396
Primary
Total Enrollment 359
Leslie F. Roblyer Ms
427 Sw 27th
ZIP: 73036
(405) 262-2700
Middle
Total Enrollment 310
Lincoln Es
425 Mercy Drive
ZIP: 73036
(405) 262-1941
Primary
Total Enrollment 330
Riverside Public School
4800 East Foreman Street
ZIP: 73036
(405) 262-2907
Primary
Total Enrollment 169
Rose Witcher Es
901 S Williams
ZIP: 73036
(405) 262-5592
Primary
Total Enrollment 393
Webster Es
100 N "l"
ZIP: 73036
(405) 262-1943
Middle
Total Enrollment 170

El Reno Private Schools

Sacred Heart Catholic School
210 S Evans Ave
ZIP: 73036
Elementary
Total Enrollment 66
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