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Overview

Introduction to Skiatook, Oklahoma

Skiatook, Oklahoma, in Osage county, is 14 miles N of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The town is in the Tulsa area.

Skiatook History

Skiatook was founded in 1872 by William C. Rogers. It was named after a local Indian. However, some believe that the town derived its name from a Cherokee term describing a vast tract of land or a large man. The first post office of the town was established in the 1880s. At that time it was known as Ski-a-took. In 1892, the name was given its present name. The Midland Valley Railroad reached the area in 1904. The town was incorporated in 1905 and A.E. Townsend became the first mayor of Skiatook.

Skiatook and nearby Attractions

  • Skiatook Museum
  • Tulsa Zoo And Living Museum
  • Skiatook Lake
  • Will Rogers Memorial and Birthplace
  • Walnut Creek State Park
  • Philbrook Museum of Art

Things To Do In Skiatook

While in Skiatook, one can visit the Skiatook Museum to learn more about the area’s history. The Skiatook Lake and the Healing Rock are also worth visiting. Local parks include the Osage Park, Smith Park, John Zink Park and the Skiatook Sports Park. The Osage Prairie Trail offers facilities for hiking and biking. Apart from these, the town hosts the Pioneer Days Festival every September.

Skiatook Transportation

Tulsa International is the nearest major airport.

Skiatook Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at the University of Tulsa, Oral Roberts University and Tulsa Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,958
Male Share of the Population47.3%
Female Share of the Population52.7%
Senior Citizens15.1%
Employed Population 16+3,477
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married52.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13%
Median Earnings25+$34,655
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,063
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,631

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,027
% Above Poverty Level83.6%
% Below Poverty Level16.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone26.2%
Median Gross Rent$782
Median House Value$117,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)28.8%
Irish11.2%
German10%
English6.6%
Scottish2.3%
French Except Basque1.1%
West Indian1.1%
Italian1.1%
Dutch1.1%
Welsh0.7%
Canadian0.7%
Polish0.7%
Norwegian0.6%
Swedish0.5%
Iranian0.4%
Brazilian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Croatian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
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Skiatook Almanac

CategoryValue
County Osage County
Standard Zip Codes74070
Phone Area Codes918
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude36.36
Approximate Longitude-96.03

Skiatook Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationTULSA INTL AP
Distance13.4 miles
Jan Temp26 to 47 F
Apr Temp50 to 72 F
Jul Temp73 to 94 F
Oct Temp51 to 74 F
Annual Precip42.4 inches
StationBARNSDALL
Distance16.5 miles
Jan Temp23 to 47 F
Apr Temp47 to 73 F
Jul Temp69 to 94 F
Oct Temp48 to 74 F
Annual Precip42.6 inches
StationBARTLESVILLE 2 W
Distance26.4 miles
Jan Temp24 to 47 F
Apr Temp48 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 95 F
Oct Temp48 to 75 F
Annual Precip38.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Avant292$46,667
Collinsville6,293$77,881
Owasso33,598$76,088
Ramona463$43,333
Sperry1,144$52,361
Vera182$45,714

Skiatook Public Schools

Marrs Es
1100 South Osage Street
ZIP: 74070
(918) 396-2295
Primary
Total Enrollment 694
Newman Ms
2000 West Oak Street
ZIP: 74070
(918) 396-2307
Middle
Total Enrollment 526
Skiatook Hs
1000 West Fourth Street
ZIP: 74070
(918) 396-1790
High
Total Enrollment 776
Skiatook Intermediate Es
2200 West Oak Street
ZIP: 74070
(918) 396-5745
Primary
Total Enrollment 539

Skiatook Private Schools

Hope Christian Academy
612 S Broadway St
ZIP: 74070
Elementary
Total Enrollment 57
Joy Kindergarten & Preschool
940 W Oak St
ZIP: 74070
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
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