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Overview

Introduction to Yukon, Oklahoma

Yukon, Oklahoma, in Canadian county, is 14 miles W of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The people of the city are in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.

Yukon History

Yukon was founded in 1891 by a cattleman from Texas named A. N. Spencer. It was incorporated in 1901. The city was named after the Yukon River in Alaska. The telephone system of the area began in 1892. The city is the hometown of actor Dale Robertson and country singer Garth Brooks.

Yukon and nearby Attractions

  • Yukon Hills Plaza Shopping Center
  • White Water Bay Water Park
  • Oklahoma State Museum of History
  • Henry Overholser Mansion
  • State Capital State Park
  • World of Wings Pigeon Center

Things To Do In Yukon

Yukon offers easy access to the Edmond Historical Society Museum, the Oklahoma State Museum of History, the Harn Homestead Museum, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and the Omniplex Science Museum. The State Capital State Park is a few minutes' drive away. One can also pay a visit to the White Water Bay Water Park. One can shop at the Yukon Hills Plaza Shopping Center or the Chisholm Shopping Center. Every October, Yukon hosts the Oklahoma Czech Festival.

Yukon Transportation

Will Rogers World Airport is nearby.

Yukon Higher Education

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City University and Oklahoma City Community College offer courses in higher education.

People

Total Population 24,746
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 14.9%
Employed Population 16+ 12,040
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 54.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.8%
Median Earnings25+ $38,916
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,530
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,801

Wealth

Median Family Income $73,104
% Above Poverty Level 92.9%
% Below Poverty Level 7.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 20.2%
Median Gross Rent $799
Median House Value $127,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.9%
US/American 0%
English 12.3%
Irish 12.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Yukon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 14 miles W of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
County Canadian
Metro Area Oklahoma City
Standard Zip Codes 73099
P.O. Box Zip Codes 73085
Phone Area Codes 405
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.506
Longitude -97.762

Yukon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station EL RENO 1 N
Distance 11 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 47 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 48 to 74 F
Annual Precip 34.2 inches
Station KINGFISHER 2 SE
Distance 25 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 46 F
Apr Temp 45 to 70 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 48 to 74 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches
Station GUTHRIE 5 S
Distance 29.6 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 47 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 95 F
Oct Temp 47 to 75 F
Annual Precip 36 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bethany 19,478 $54,913
El Reno 17,852 $57,500
Mustang 19,112 $75,041
Nichols Hills 3,839 $192,330
Piedmont 6,502 $78,963
Warr Acres 10,342 $53,220

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Yukon Public Libraries

Library
Mabel C. Fry Public Library
1200 LAKESHORE DRIVE
Yukon, Oklahoma
(405) 354-8232
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Yukon Hospitals

INTEGRIS CANADIAN VALLEY REGIONAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
1201 HEALTH CENTER PARKWAY
(405) 717-7999
Emergency Service: Yes

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Yukon High Schools

YUKON HS
1000 YUKON AVE
405-354-6661
Serves 1,833 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.3

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