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Overview

Introduction to Jenks, Oklahoma

Jenks, Oklahoma, in Tulsa county, is 9 miles S of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The city is considered part of the Tulsa metropolitan area.

Jenks History

The community of Jenks was originally settled in by the Midland Valley Railroad in 1904. The town was named honoring Elmer E. Jenks, the director of the Midland Valley Railroad. With the discovery of petroleum in the area in 1905, the town experienced rapid industrial and economical growth. However, with the decline of oil production, agriculture became the major contributor to the town’s economy.

Jenks and nearby Attractions

  • Oklahoma Aquarium
  • Civic Park
  • Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art
  • Big Splash Water Park
  • South Lakes Golf Course

Things To Do In Jenks

Jenks offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. The area has numerous parks, including Civic Park and the Tulsa Municipal Rose Garden. The South Lakes Golf Course provides excellent facilities for golfers, while the Big Splash Water Park offers recreational facilities to visitors of all ages.

Jenks Transportation

Air transportation facilities are available at Tulsa International Airport.

Jenks Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are available from Oral Roberts University, Tulsa Community College, the University of Tulsa and Oklahoma State University.

People

Total Population 19,030
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 9.4%
Employed Population 16+ 9,738
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 62.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 46.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $93,855
% Above Poverty Level 96.4%
% Below Poverty Level 3.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 15.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,098
Median House Value $187,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 29.9%
US/American 0%
English 9.5%
Irish 15%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Jenks Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 9 miles S of Tulsa, Oklahoma
County Tulsa
Metro Area Tulsa
Standard Zip Codes 74037
Phone Area Codes 918
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.022
Longitude -95.968

Jenks Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station BIXBY
Distance 5.5 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 46 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 70 to 93 F
Oct Temp 47 to 74 F
Annual Precip 40.4 inches
Station KEYSTONE DAM
Distance 18.1 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 46 F
Apr Temp 47 to 71 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 48 to 74 F
Annual Precip 39.8 inches
Station MANNFORD 6 NW
Distance 27.8 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 48 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 50 to 74 F
Annual Precip 40.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bixby 23,171 $84,821
Broken Arrow 103,437 $75,928
Glenpool 11,982 $64,281
Kiefer 2,055 $55,750
Sapulpa 20,399 $52,709
Tulsa 398,082 $52,988

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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JENKS HS
205 E B ST
918-299-4411
Serves 2,086 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.6

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