Oklahoma City city, Oklahoma

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Oklahoma City city, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City city, Oklahoma
Nickname(s):OKC, The City, The 405
Population
- Total:579.999 (2010)
- Density:955,5/sq mi (369,2/sq km)
Area code(s):405
Time zone:CST (UTC-6)
Summer Time zone:CDT (UTC-5)
Website:www.okc.gov
Area
- Total:622 sq mi (1.609 sq km)
- Land:607 sq mi (1.571 sq km)
- Water:15 sq mi (38 sq km)
- % water:2,36 %
Latitude:+35.4670795
Longitude:-097.5136565

Quick information summary of the Oklahoma City city area.

Oklahoma City city is located in the state of Oklahoma. It occupies the area of 622 square miles. 15 square miles are water areas and 607 square miles remain for land areas. Center of the Oklahoma City city lies at +35.4670795, -097.5136565 coordinates. According to the 2010 Census, there are 579.999 living in the Oklahoma City city. The racial makeup shows these 3 races as the most frequent : White (62.7%), Black or African American (15.06%) and Some Other Race (9.41%). Median age is 33 for the males and 35 for the females.

Oklahoma City is the capital of the U.S. state of Oklahoma and the seat of Oklahoma County. With a population of 579,999 (according to the 2010 U.S. Census) it is the largest city in the state and the 31st most populous city in the USA.

The nicknames for Oklahoma City include “The City,” “OKC” and “405” (after the city’s area code). It occupies an area of 621,2 square miles, which makes it the eighth-largest U.S. city by land area. Oklahoma City lies in the Central Time Zone (UTC-6).

Founded in central Oklahoma in the late 19th century during the Land Run, Oklahoma City is sadly known as the site of the devastating 1995 bombing attack.

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Statistical data for the Oklahoma City city based on the 2010 U.S. Census

Racial makeup

Total
579,999
White alone
363,64662.70 %
Black or African American alone
87,35415.06 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
20,5333.54 %
Asian alone
23,3104.02 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
5860.10 %
Some Other Race alone
54,5939.41 %
Two or More races
29,9775.17 %

Profile of the Oklahoma City city

History of Oklahoma City

Before the arrival of the first white settlers, the area of present-day Oklahoma City was part of the “unassigned lands,” parts of Indian Territory not assigned to any particular tribe. In 1889, the territory was opened for “The Land Run” (also known as the Oklahoma Land Rush of 1889) and Oklahoma City was founded by some 10,000 homesteaders. The population doubled in the following ten years. At the time, the territorial capital was Guthrie. When Oklahoma became a U.S. state in 1907, Oklahoma City was bigger than Guthrie and it was also a commercial hub for the state. It was logical that it soon became the state capital. In the early 20th century, Oklahoma City was an important stop on the famous Route 66.

During the first several decades of the 20th century, Oklahoma City became a major stockyard center, even bigger than Omaha and Chicago. It also became an oil industry center after the discovery of oil in the city area in 1928. After the World War II, the city also became a transportation hub, boosted by the construction of interstate highways. The construction of Tinker Air Force Base provided additional boost.

In the 1970s and 1980s, like in many other large American cities, there was a decline in urban population in Oklahoma City as more and more residents moved to suburbs. The city center was due for a renewal and many old structures were destroyed, however, most of them were never replaced by new ones, and the city was left with many vacant lots, used mostly as parking space. In the 1990s, the city passed a redevelopment package that involved reconstruction of existing structures and construction of several new ones, which resulted in an increase in downtown population.

Probably the most important event in the history of Oklahoma City and an event that shook the entire nation was the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building (also known as the Oklahoma City Bombing) in 1995, in which 168 people died, the entire building was destroyed and more than 100 surrounding buildings sustained significant damage. The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum was opened in 2000 at the site of the Murrah Building.

Geography and Climate

Oklahoma City has a very central position within the state, located in the Frontier Country region, along one of the most important corridors to Texas and Mexico. Geographically, the city belongs to the Sandstone Hills region (known for 250 ft. to 400 ft. hills covered in blackjack oak and post oak) and also, partly, to a region called Cross Timbers. The city lies on the North Canadian River (called simply Oklahoma River inside the city limits) which used to flood frequently in the past. The city has three lakes: Lake Hefner, Lake Overholser and Lake Stanley Draper.

Oklahoma City has a humid subtropical climate. The summers are hot and humid and all the other seasons have frequent weather variations, even on daily basis. The severe weather season lasts from march through August. Oklahoma City is one of the most tornado prone cities in the entire USA.

Population

As of 2010 U.S. Census, Oklahoma City has 579,999 inhabitants (a 2011 estimate puts the city population at 591,967). The racial makeup in the city is 56.7% non-Hispanic Whites, 17.2% Hispanics or Latinos, 15.1% African Americans, 4% Asians, 3.5% Native Americans, 0.1% Pacific Islanders, 9.4% some other race and 5.2% two or more races.

In 1999, the median household income in Oklahoma City was $34,947 and the per capita income for the city was $19,098.

Economy

Oklahoma City was once a government and energy center but today its economy is much more diversified and based also on healthcare, services, information technology and administration. Some of the major companies in the city include Devon Energy Corporation, Chesapeake Energy Corporation, Devon Energy and Sonic Drive-In.

Other large employers include McKesson Corp, Tinker Air Force Base, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Central Oklahoma, AAA, AT&T, Bank of America, Bank of Oklahoma, The Boeing Company, Xerox, Cox, Farmers Insurance and others. Of course, federal and state government are among the top employers in Oklahoma City.

Culture and Attractions

Major cultural institutions in Oklahoma City include the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Stage Center for the Performing Arts, Civic Center Music Hall, Lyric Theatre, Kirkpatrick Auditorium, Poteet Theatre, Jewel Box Theatre, Science Museum Oklahoma, The museum of Osteology, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and, of course, the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum at the site of the Murrah Building destroyed in the bomb attack of 1995.

The city is also home to the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, the Myriad Botanical Garden with its famous Chrystal Bridge, Mat Hoffman Action Sports Park, Frontier City amusement park and many public parks and gardens in almost every city quadrant.

Education

Notable institutions of higher education in Oklahoma City include Oklahoma City University (formerly the Epworth University), the University of Oklahoma (main campus, OU Medicine and University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center), University of Central Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Community College and Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center.

Sports

As of 2008, Oklahoma City is the home of the NBA Oklahoma City Thunder, formerly the Seattle Supersonics. After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the NBA New Orleans Hornets relocated to Oklahoma City, temporarily changing name to Oklahoma City Hornets. The team returned to New Orleans for the 2007/2008 season.

Transportation

Oklahoma City is an important point in the United States Interstate Network, as an intersection of three major highways: I-35, I-40 and I-44. The city has two airports - Will Rogers World Airport and Wiley Post Airport. The city is served by Amtrak on the Heartland Flyer line. It is also served by Greyhound and several other intercity bus companies. The public transit company in Oklahoma City is METRO Transit but it only covers the main street grid.

Oklahoma City is one of the least walkable cities in the United States.

Statistical data for the Oklahoma City city

Data Source : US Census Bureau

Racial makeup

Total
579,999
White alone
363,64662.70 %
Black or African American alone
87,35415.06 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
20,5333.54 %
Asian alone
23,3104.02 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
5860.10 %
Some Other Race alone
54,5939.41 %
Two or More races
29,9775.17 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin

Total
579,999
Not Hispanic or Latino
479,96182.75 %
Hispanic or Latino
100,03817.25 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin by Race

Total
579,999
Not Hispanic or Latino
479,96182.75 %
White alone
328,58268.46 %
Black or African American alone
85,74417.86 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
18,2083.79 %
Asian alone
23,0514.80 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
4640.10 %
Some Other Race alone
7000.15 %
Two or More races
23,2124.84 %
Hispanic or Latino
100,03817.25 %
White alone
35,06435.05 %
Black or African American alone
1,6101.61 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
2,3252.32 %
Asian alone
2590.26 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
1220.12 %
Some Other Race alone
53,89353.87 %
Two or More races
6,7656.76 %

Median Age by Sex

Both sexes
34
Male
33
Female
35

Household Type

Total
230,233
Family households
144,12062.60 %
Husband-wife family
99,96869.36 %
Other family
44,15230.64 %
Male householder, no wife present
12,13227.48 %
Female householder, no husband present
32,02072.52 %
Nonfamily households
86,11337.40 %
Householder living alone
70,29581.63 %
Householder not living alone
15,81818.37 %

Geographical and Cultural Features and Landmarks in the Oklahoma City city - including Historical Features

Distance is calculated from the Oklahoma City city center coordinates

Distance limit:

Random list of Geographic Features located within the radius of 3 miles from the Oklahoma City city center

Airport

  • Nu-Tech Energy Company Heliport [1.66 mi] [2.67 km]
  • Canon Heliport [0.9 mi] [1.45 km]
  • Love Field Heliport [1.14 mi] [1.84 km]

Building

  • Oklahoma City Fire Department Station 8 [2.26 mi] [3.63 km]
  • Oklahoma City Fire Department Station 4 [0.44 mi] [0.71 km]
  • Myriad Convention Center [0.14 mi] [0.22 km]
  • Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building (historical) [0.44 mi] [0.71 km]
  • Oklahoma City Fire Department Station 1 [0.83 mi] [1.34 km]

Church

  • Grace Baptist Church [2.69 mi] [4.32 km]
  • Ascension Lutheran Church [3.62 mi] [5.83 km]
  • Liberty Church of God [1.28 mi] [2.06 km]
  • Exchange Avenue Baptist Church [2.17 mi] [3.5 km]
  • Mount Pleasant Institutional Baptist Church [1.13 mi] [1.81 km]
  • Baha'i Center [1.79 mi] [2.88 km]
  • May Avenue Church of the Nazarene [3.17 mi] [5.1 km]
  • First Hispanic Baptist Church [2.41 mi] [3.88 km]
  • Sykes Christian Methodist Church [1.01 mi] [1.62 km]
  • Sharon Baptist Church [1.23 mi] [1.97 km]
  • Christ Our King Church [2.56 mi] [4.12 km]
  • Carmelite Fathers Church [0.95 mi] [1.52 km]
  • Bethel Temple Assembly of God [3.89 mi] [6.25 km]
  • Faith Tabernacle Association Incorporated [3.97 mi] [6.38 km]
  • Body of Christ Praise Church [1.63 mi] [2.63 km]
  • Faith Tabernacle [3.92 mi] [6.31 km]
  • First Indian Church [0.8 mi] [1.29 km]
  • First Baptist Church of Midway [3.94 mi] [6.34 km]
  • Solomon Temple Baptist Church [0.74 mi] [1.2 km]
  • City Rescue Mission [0.44 mi] [0.71 km]
  • Antioch Baptist Church [2.77 mi] [4.46 km]
  • Praise Assembly Ministries Center [3.31 mi] [5.32 km]
  • Inspirational Temple Church [0.63 mi] [1.01 km]
  • Westlawn Baptist Church [2.38 mi] [3.82 km]
  • Downtown Baptist Church [0.56 mi] [0.91 km]
  • Church of the First Born [2.68 mi] [4.31 km]
  • Second United Methodist Church [1.35 mi] [2.18 km]
  • Calvary Baptist Church [0.32 mi] [0.52 km]
  • Holy Angels Church [1.49 mi] [2.39 km]
  • Indian Avenue Southern Baptist Church [1.59 mi] [2.57 km]
  • Power House Church of God [0.75 mi] [1.21 km]
  • Canon Baptist Church [0.82 mi] [1.33 km]
  • Antioch Institutional Baptist Church [1.62 mi] [2.6 km]
  • Saint Josephs Old Cathedral [0.45 mi] [0.72 km]
  • First United Methodist Church [0.39 mi] [0.62 km]
  • Church of the Living God [1.76 mi] [2.82 km]
  • Church of God in Christ [0.8 mi] [1.29 km]
  • Victory Temple Church of God [1.67 mi] [2.69 km]
  • Miracle Revival Center [0.94 mi] [1.51 km]
  • Faith Community Outreach Church [1.64 mi] [2.64 km]
  • East Sixth Street Christian Church [1.27 mi] [2.05 km]
  • Avery Chapel Afrian Methodist Episcopal Church [1.18 mi] [1.9 km]

Civil

  • Town of Smith Village [3.38 mi] [5.44 km]
  • City of Oklahoma City [0.01 mi] [0.02 km]

Lake

  • Thompson Lake [3.33 mi] [5.36 km]

Locale

  • National Stockyards [2.75 mi] [4.42 km]
  • East Yard [1.22 mi] [1.96 km]
  • Union Station [0.73 mi] [1.18 km]
  • Oak Brook Shopping Center [0.25 mi] [0.41 km]
  • Santa Fe Station [0.14 mi] [0.22 km]
  • Southgate Shopping Center [1.29 mi] [2.07 km]
  • Century Center Mall [1.6 mi] [2.57 km]

Park

  • Perez Park [1.11 mi] [1.79 km]
  • Wheeler Park [1.13 mi] [1.82 km]
  • River Park [2.19 mi] [3.52 km]
  • Tolan Park [1.33 mi] [2.13 km]
  • Myriad Gardens [0.28 mi] [0.45 km]
  • Washington Park [1.18 mi] [1.9 km]
  • 89'er Museum Park [0.54 mi] [0.87 km]
  • Oklahoma City National Memorial [0.49 mi] [0.79 km]
  • Sait Fairground [3.2 mi] [5.15 km]
  • Douglas Park [2.49 mi] [4.01 km]

Populated Place

  • Smith Village [3.37 mi] [5.42 km]
  • Midway Village [3.87 mi] [6.22 km]
  • Oklahoma City [0.16 mi] [0.26 km]

School

  • Tyler School [1.95 mi] [3.13 km]
  • Central Oak Elementary School [2.3 mi] [3.69 km]
  • Shidler Elementary School [1.21 mi] [1.95 km]
  • Crooked Oak Middle School [2.25 mi] [3.62 km]
  • Woodson School [1.09 mi] [1.75 km]
  • Southwestern College of Meat Cutters [3.11 mi] [5.01 km]
  • Crooked Oak High School [2.17 mi] [3.49 km]
  • Riverside School [0.96 mi] [1.54 km]
  • Westwood Elementary School [2.03 mi] [3.26 km]
  • Little Flower School [0.96 mi] [1.55 km]
  • Carver High School [2.87 mi] [4.61 km]
  • Franklin School [0.72 mi] [1.15 km]
  • Orchard Park School [1.28 mi] [2.06 km]
  • Mark Twain Elementary School [2.38 mi] [3.82 km]
  • Page School [0.56 mi] [0.89 km]
  • Willard Center [1.34 mi] [2.15 km]
  • Saint Joseph School [0.43 mi] [0.69 km]
  • Page-Woodson School [1.2 mi] [1.93 km]
  • Emerson Alternative Education High School [0.66 mi] [1.07 km]
  • Emerson Alternative Education Elementary School [0.71 mi] [1.14 km]
  • Dunbar Elementary School [1.62 mi] [2.6 km]
  • Emerson Alternative Education Middle School [0.7 mi] [1.13 km]
  • Oklahoma State University Oklahoma City [3.85 mi] [6.19 km]

Stream

  • Lightning Creek [1.11 mi] [1.78 km]
  • Crooked Oak Creek [3.05 mi] [4.91 km]

Tower

  • KQCV-AM (Oklahoma City) [1.91 mi] [3.08 km]
  • KGCV [1.85 mi] [2.97 km]

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