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Overview

Introduction to Okmulgee, Oklahoma

Okmulgee, Oklahoma, in Okmulgee county, is 31 miles S of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and 36 miles S of Tulsa, Oklahoma. There are 13,022 residents in the city.

Okmulgee History

Okmulgee was originally inhabited by the Creek Indians. Since the American Civil War, the city served as the capital of the Creek Nation. The city derived its name from a Creek term meaning boiling or bubbling water. Okmulgee is the county seat of Okmulgee County.

Okmulgee and nearby Attractions

  • Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge
  • Mission Lane Shopping Center
  • Okmulgee Game Reserve
  • Creek Council House Museum
  • Okmulgee Lake
  • Henryetta Territorial Museum

Things To Do In Okmulgee

Okmulgee offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. One can shop at the 2000 Shopping Center and the Mission Lane Shopping Center. The Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge is a popular tourist destination. Okmulgee Lake and Dripping Springs Lake offer facilities for boating and fishing. Local festivals include the Pecan Festival, the Okmulgee County Fair, the Creek Festival & Rodeo, the Indian Art Festival, Septemberfest, Great West Chili and Bluegrass Festival and the Doo - Dah Day.

Okmulgee Transportation

Tulsa International is the nearest major airport.

Okmulgee Higher Education

Oklahoma State University Okmulge and Green Country Technology Center are the local institutions of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include Oral Roberts University and the University of Tulsa.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,284
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens16.5%
Employed Population 16+4,071
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married32.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.3%
Median Earnings25+$25,762
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,472
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,864

Wealth

Median Family Income$35,350
% Above Poverty Level72.3%
% Below Poverty Level27.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone38.9%
Median Gross Rent$569
Median House Value$65,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)50.6%
German7.2%
English5.6%
Irish4.6%
Dutch2%
Italian1.7%
French Except Basque1.4%
Scottish0.8%
Polish0.7%
Czech0.6%
Norwegian0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Russian0.2%
Belgian0.1%
African0.1%
US/American0.1%
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Okmulgee Almanac

CategoryValue
County Okmulgee County
Standard Zip Codes74447
Phone Area Codes918
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude35.63
Approximate Longitude-95.95

Okmulgee Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationOKMULGEE WATER WORKS
Distance3.2 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
StationBIXBY
Distance25.3 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
StationEUFAULA 6 SSW
Distance36.2 miles
Jan Temp30 to 48 F
Apr Temp51 to 74 F
Jul Temp73 to 94 F
Oct Temp54 to 75 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beggs1,321$41,875
Dewar898$40,357
Grayson135$60,000
Hoffman123$36,875
Morris1,512$47,813
Schulter403$36,875

Okmulgee Public Libraries

Okmulgee Public Library
218 S OKMULGEE
Okmulgee, Oklahoma
(918) 756-1448

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Okmulgee Hospitals

Muscogee Creek Nation Physical Rehabilitation Center
(Government - State)
900 East Airport Road
(918) 756-9211
Muscogee (creek) Nation Medical Center
1401 Morris Drive
(918) 756-4233
George Nigh Long Term Acute Care Hospital
(Government - State)
900 East Airport Road
(918) 756-9211

Okmulgee Public Schools

Okmulgee Es
1614 E 9th
ZIP: 74447
(918) 758-2020
Primary
Total Enrollment 328
Okmulgee Hs
415 West 3rd Street
ZIP: 74447
(918) 758-2075
High
Total Enrollment 399
Okmulgee Ms
1421 E Martin Luther King Dr
ZIP: 74447
(918) 758-2050
Middle
Total Enrollment 313
Okmulgee Primary Es
1003 North Okmulgee St
ZIP: 74447
(918) 758-2030
Primary
Total Enrollment 521
Twin Hills Public School
7225 Twin Hills Road
ZIP: 74447
(918) 733-2531
Primary
Total Enrollment 370
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