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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population19,852
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens9.5%
Employed Population 16+10,141
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married62.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher45%
Median Earnings25+$48,810
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$29,444
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,708

Wealth

Median Family Income$96,724
% Above Poverty Level95.9%
% Below Poverty Level4.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone15.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,145
Median House Value$195,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)30.8%
German19.6%
Irish14.1%
English9.4%
Italian3.7%
French Except Basque2.6%
Scottish2.2%
Norwegian1.5%
Polish1.5%
Swedish1.1%
Greek1%
Welsh0.7%
Russian0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Lebanese0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Romanian0.3%
African0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Czech0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Bahamian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
US/American0.1%
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Jenks Almanac

CategoryValue
County Tulsa County
Standard Zip Codes74037
Phone Area Codes918
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude36
Approximate Longitude-95.97

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)

StationBIXBY
Distance5.5 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
StationKEYSTONE DAM
Distance18.1 miles
Jan Temp23 to 46 F
Apr Temp47 to 71 F
Jul Temp70 to 92 F
Oct Temp48 to 74 F
Annual Precip39.8 inches
StationMANNFORD 6 NW
Distance27.8 miles
Jan Temp25 to 48 F
Apr Temp49 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 94 F
Oct Temp50 to 74 F
Annual Precip40.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bixby23,956$91,071
Broken Arrow104,869$77,673
Glenpool12,351$69,678
Kiefer2,125$56,938
Sapulpa20,546$55,216
Tulsa399,906$53,941

Jenks Public Schools

Jenks East Es
8925 S Harvard
ZIP: 74037
(918) 299-4411
Primary
Total Enrollment 1999
Jenks Hs
205 East B Street
ZIP: 74037
(918) 299-4411
High
Total Enrollment 3330
Jenks Ms
3019 E 101st St
ZIP: 74037
(918) 299-4411
Middle
Total Enrollment 1658
Jenks West Es
900 N Adam
ZIP: 74037
(918) 299-4411
Primary
Total Enrollment 1951
Jenks West Intermediate Es
909 W Adam
ZIP: 74037
(918) 299-4415
Middle
Total Enrollment 691
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