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Overview

Introduction to Vinita, Oklahoma

Vinita, Oklahoma, in Craig county, is 53 miles NE of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma (center to center) and 57 miles NE of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Vinita History

Vinita was originally an African American community and was known as Downingville. It was established in 1871 as a railroad town. It was the first city of Oklahoma with electricity. Later on, it was renamed after Vinnie Ream, the American sculptor who created the statue of Abraham Lincoln. The city is the county seat of Craig County.

Vinita and nearby Attractions

  • Cherokee State Park
  • Delaware County Historical Society & Mariee Wallace Museum
  • Will Rogers Memorial and Birthplace

Things To Do In Vinita

The Eastern Trails Museum provides insight into the area’s history. Grand Lake O' the Cherokees is located few miles away from the city. Shopping opportunities are available at the Carters Shopping Center and the Bull Creek Shopping Center. Some of the local celebrations include the World's Largest Calf Fry, Oktoberfest and the Summer Fest. Visitors can also play a game or two at the Cherokee Grove Golf Course, the Osage Creek Golf Club and the Patricia Island Golf Club.

Vinita Transportation

Tulsa International is the nearest major airport.

Vinita Higher Education

One can pursue higher education at Northeastern State University, Pittsburg State University or Missouri Southern State College.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,512
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens20.8%
Employed Population 16+2,084
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married40.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15%
Median Earnings25+$24,408
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$13,167
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,923

Wealth

Median Family Income$42,459
% Above Poverty Level76.3%
% Below Poverty Level23.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone38.1%
Median Gross Rent$662
Median House Value$77,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)42.4%
German10.7%
Irish8.5%
English6.5%
Scottish0.9%
French Except Basque0.9%
Danishn0.6%
Polish0.6%
Russian0.6%
African0.3%
Italian0.3%
Dutch0.2%
Croatian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Canadian0.1%
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Vinita Almanac

CategoryValue
County Craig County
Standard Zip Codes74301
Phone Area Codes918
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude36.64
Approximate Longitude-95.15

Vinita Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationVINITA 2 N
Distance2.3 miles
Jan Temp24 to 45 F
Apr Temp46 to 72 F
Jul Temp69 to 92 F
Oct Temp48 to 73 F
Annual Precip45.1 inches
StationMIAMI
Distance22.6 miles
Jan Temp21 to 45 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp68 to 91 F
Oct Temp46 to 72 F
Annual Precip43.8 inches
StationMOUND VALLEY 3 WSW
Distance41.1 miles
Jan Temp19 to 42 F
Apr Temp44 to 68 F
Jul Temp68 to 92 F
Oct Temp46 to 72 F
Annual Precip45.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Afton1,176$38,375
Bernice536$41,071
Big Cabin225$51,250
Bluejacket326$45,313
Disney202$38,250
Ketchum444$36,307

Vinita Public Libraries

Vinita Public Library
215 W ILLINOIS
Vinita, Oklahoma
(918) 256-2115

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Vinita Hospitals

Craig General Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
735 North Foreman Street
(918) 256-7551

Vinita Public Schools

Ewing Halsell Ms
226 North Miller
ZIP: 74301
(918) 256-2402
Middle
Total Enrollment 348
Vinita Es
101 S Smith
ZIP: 74301
(918) 256-5350
Primary
Total Enrollment 764
Vinita Hs
801 North Adair
ZIP: 74301
(918) 256-6777
High
Total Enrollment 513
White Oak Public School
27355 South 4340 Road
ZIP: 74301
(918) 256-4484
Primary
Total Enrollment 41

Vinita Private Schools

Cowboy Junction Christian School
27502 S 4380 Rd
ZIP: 74301
Elementary
Total Enrollment 61
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