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Overview

Introduction to Stillwater, Oklahoma

The Oklahoma city of Stillwater, county seat of Payne County, is located in north central Oklahoma, 70 miles west of Tulsa and 65 miles northeast of the state capital of Oklahoma City. The city is home to Oklahoma State University.

Founded in 1889 and incorporated in 1899, Stillwater is located in the heart of a region whose vast agricultural land is used mainly to produce wheat and whose fertile pasture land has long supported a thriving cattle-breeding industry. Very much a college town, Stillwater over time has expanded its economic base to include other industries such as manufacturing and advanced technology. The city today is known as an academic and cultural center, as students and staff of Oklahoma State University together comprise about half of the city's population.

Arts and Culture in Stillwater

Stillwater holds many annual events which attract people from all over the region. These include the Boomer Blast 4th of July Celebration, the Stillwater Home Builders Association Home and Garden Show, the Fine Art & Music Festival, the Tumbleweed Calf Fry, the Oklahoma Special Olympics State Games, and the Payne County Free Fair. Some of the major attractions of the area include the following:

  • Oklahoma Botanical Garden and Arboretum
  • Jim Thorpe Museum
  • Pawnee Bill's Ranch and State Museum
  • OSU Museum of Natural and Cultural History
  • Sheerar Cultural and Heritage Center
  • Gardiner Art Gallery
  • The Washington Irving Trail Museum
  • Stillwater Airport Memorial Museum
  • Payne County Courthouse
  • Stillwater Opera House

Oklahoma State University has a long tradition of strong athletic programs. The Oklahoma State Cowboys (Cowgirls) compete in the NCAA's Division I-A as a member of the Big 12 Conference's South division. Oklahoma State boasts over 45 national titles, the fourth-highest total in the county. These national titles have come in wrestling (the Cowboy wrestling program is one of the most successful in all of college sports), golf, basketball, baseball, and cross country.

Stillwater is the proud home of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, whose museum honors amateur and Olympic wrestling champions. Featured at this site are sculptures, photographs, banners, trophies, plaques, medals, uniforms, and other memorabilia celebrating the accomplishments of famous wrestlers and teams of the past.

For professional sports, fans can look towards nearby Oklahoma City or Tulsa to catch some action. Oklahoma City shares its only major league franchise with the city of New Orleans. The New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets of the National Basketball Association play a portion of their home schedule in the city. Also in Oklahoma City are the Redhawks, a Minor League Baseball Triple-A franchise affiliated with the Texas Rangers. Hockey fans can watch the Oklahoma City Blazers, a team in the Central Hockey League (CHL). The city of Tulsa is home to the Drillers, a Minor League Baseball Double-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. Tulsa is also home to the Tulsa Talons of the Arena Football 2 (AF2) league.

Demographics

People

Total Population48,104
Male Share of the Population51.2%
Female Share of the Population48.8%
Senior Citizens8.4%
Employed Population 16+21,303
Age of the Population24

Families

% of people married32%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher48.4%
Median Earnings25+$30,014
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,615
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,473

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,787
% Above Poverty Level65.7%
% Below Poverty Level34.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work9.6%
% Using Public Transportation2.4%

Housing

People Living Alone37.6%
Median Gross Rent$751
Median House Value$157,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31.2%
German16%
Irish10.2%
English8.3%
Italian2.1%
Scottish1.9%
French Except Basque1.7%
Swedish1.4%
Arab1.2%
Polish1.1%
Norwegian0.8%
Canadian0.6%
African0.5%
Russian0.4%
Iranian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Ethiopian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Stillwater Almanac

CategoryValue
County Payne County
Standard Zip Codes74074, 74075
P.O. Box Zip Codes74076
Company Zip Codes74077, 74078
Phone Area Codes405
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude36.08
Approximate Longitude-97.07

Stillwater Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSTILLWATER 2 W
Distance2.3 miles
Jan Temp22 to 47 F
Apr Temp46 to 72 F
Jul Temp71 to 94 F
Oct Temp48 to 75 F
Annual Precip36.7 inches
StationPERRY
Distance17.1 miles
Jan Temp22 to 46 F
Apr Temp46 to 72 F
Jul Temp71 to 95 F
Oct Temp48 to 75 F
Annual Precip36.4 inches
StationCUSHING
Distance18.7 miles
Jan Temp25 to 46 F
Apr Temp48 to 71 F
Jul Temp71 to 93 F
Oct Temp50 to 73 F
Annual Precip38.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Coyle266$49,375
Glencoe474$40,368
Langston1,412$51,250
Morrison784$65,417
Perkins2,858$60,104
Ripley299$49,167

Stillwater Public Libraries

Stillwater Public Library
1107 S. DUCK
Stillwater, Oklahoma
(405) 372-3633

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Stillwater Hospitals

Stillwater Medical Center
(Government - District/authority)
1323 West Sixth Avenue
(405) 372-1480

Stillwater Public Schools

Highland Park Es
400 South Drury
ZIP: 74074
(405) 533-6350
Primary
Total Enrollment 619
Sangre Ridge Es
2500 South Sangre Road
ZIP: 74074
(405) 533-6360
Primary
Total Enrollment 617
Stillwater Ms
2200 South Sangre Road
ZIP: 74074
(405) 533-6430
Middle
Total Enrollment 866
Westwood Es
502 Kings Highway
ZIP: 74074
(405) 533-6370
Primary
Total Enrollment 572
Richmond Es
201 West Richmond Road
ZIP: 74075
(405) 533-6400
Primary
Total Enrollment 443
Skyline Es
1402 East Sunrise
ZIP: 74075
(405) 533-6390
Primary
Total Enrollment 520
Stillwater Hs
1224 North Husband
ZIP: 74075
(405) 533-6450
High
Total Enrollment 1098
Stillwater Jhs
1900 North Skyline Street
ZIP: 74075
(405) 533-6420
Other
Total Enrollment 818
Will Rogers Es
1211 North Washington
ZIP: 74075
(405) 533-6380
Primary
Total Enrollment 528

Stillwater Private Schools

Covenant Community Christian School
424 S Squires St
ZIP: 74074
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 48
Sunnybrook Christian School
421 E Richmond Rd
ZIP: 74075
Elementary
Total Enrollment 76
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