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Owasso, Oklahoma

  •   State: 
    Tulsa County
      County all: 
    Tulsa | Rogers
      County FIPS: 
    40143 | 40131
    36°17′16″N 95°49′52″W
      Area total: 
    17.02 sq mi (44.07 km²)
      Area land: 
    17.00 sq mi (44.02 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.02 sq mi (0.05 km²)
    709 ft (216 m)
    1904; Incorporated 1904 (town in Indian Territory); 1972 (city chartered in Oklahoma)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Tulsa, OK
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Owasso, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    2,249.94 residents per square mile of area (868.73/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

Owasso is a city in Rogers and Tulsa Counties in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. The population was 38,732 persons as of the 2021 census estimate, compared to 28,915 at the 2010 census, a gain of 32.24 percent. Originally settled in 1881 in Indian Territory, the town was incorporated in 1904 just before Oklahoma statehood. Owasso was incorporated as a city on September 28, 1972. The city has an area of 16.31 square miles (42.2 km²), which is the remainder of which is land, with the rest of the land being water. It has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) with a yearly average temperature of 99.1°F (Kfa) Owasso lies in Tornado Alley, which is a humid humid variety of the humid tropical variety of Köppens Cfa. It is located in the Cooweescoowee District of the Cherokee Nation in Indian territory, near what is now 66th Street North and North 129th East Avenue. It was called Elm Creek and was named for Elm Creek, a tributary of Bird Creek. The name of the Elm Creek post office was officially changed to Owasso on January 24, 1900, when the rail line was not extended into Tulsa until 1905. The first newspaper was The Owasso Ledger which was first published on August 7, 1903, by U. P. Wardrip. Until the first water tower was erected in 1924, with Spavinaw as the water source, water came from Owasso Lake and sold for $0.50 a barrel.


Owasso began as a settlement in 1881, located in the Cooweescoowee District of the Cherokee Nation in Indian Territory. It was called Elm Creek and was named for Elm Creek, a tributary of Bird Creek. In 1897, Kansas, Oklahoma Central & Southwestern Railway Company acquired right-of-way about 3 miles (4.8 km) northwest of the Elm Creek settlement. As the land around the end of this railroad developed, the Osage Indian word Owasso, meaning "the end of the trail" or "turn around", was adopted to identify the area because the rail line ended in a turnaround "Y" near the depot. By the time Oklahoma became a state on November 16, 1907, Owasso had a population of 379 within the town limits. The first newspaper was The Owasso Ledger which was first published on August 7, 1903, by U. P. Wardrip. Until the first water tower was erected in 1924, with Spavinaw as the water source, water came into town in barrels from Owasso Lake and sold for $0.50 a barrel. Owasso was incorporated as a city on September 28, 1972. It is located near what is now 66th Street North and North 129th East Avenue, near the junction of I-40 and I-35. The town's name was officially changed to Owasso on January 24, 1900. The rail line was not extended into Tulsa until 1905, and the first gas station was opened in 1902.


Owasso is a northern suburb of Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the northeastern corner of Oklahoma known as "Green Country" for its vegetation, hills, woods, and lakes. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 16.31 square miles (42.2 km²), 99.1% of which is land. The city lies in Tornado Alley and has a temperate climate of the humid subtropical variety (Köppen Cfa) with a yearly average temperature of 60 °F (16 °C) and average precipitation of 39.5 inches (1,000 mm). The city has a population of 2,788. It is located in the northern part of the state, in a region known as Green Country. The area is known for its green vegetation and hills, in contrast to the drier Great Plains region of central and western Oklahoma. It lies in the state's Tornado Alley region, which is known as the "Tornado Alley" region for its frequent tornadoes. It has an average yearly average temperatures of 60°C (16°F) and an average rainfall of 39 inches (1 000 mm) per year. In the city, the average yearly temperature is 60°F (15°C) with an average annual precipitation of 1,000 inches (4.5 in) per season. The average yearly rainfall is 39 in per year, with the average annual temperature being 60 °C (15 °F).


As of the census estimate of 2021, 38,732 people, 10,689 households, and 13,477 families are residing in the city. The average household size is 2.81. Of the city's population over the age of 25, 33.8% hold a bachelor's degree or higher. The median income for a household in theCity is $66,897. The per capita income for the city is $30,465. About 6.8 per cent of the population is below the poverty line. The city has a population density of 2,259.5 people per square mile (5,852.08/km²). The racial makeup of the City is 76.6% White, 4.7% Black, 5.8%, Native American, 2.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, and 8.0% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race are 5.4% of thePopulation. The population is distributed as 37.6 per cent under 18 and 11.1 per cent who are 65 years of age or older. In the city, the median age is 37.5 years old, and the average age is 44.7 years old. The majority of the residents are white, with 5.7 per cent African-American and 2.9 per cent Native American. The percentage of Hispanics or Latino of anyrace is 5.0%. The city's median income is $64,838.


Owasso became a bedroom community in the 1950s for Tulsa, which was only 12 miles (19 km) away. American Airlines, with 9,000 employees, Nordam Group, with 700, Whirlpool, with 1,000 and MCI WorldCom with 2,200. Owasso is served by the South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad, which links to Tulsa, the Port of Catoosa, and points north. The town has a population of 2,000, according to the 2010 census. It is located on the Kansas-Oklahoma border and is located in the Kansas Bootheel region of the Kansas/Oklahoma Panhandle. The city's population was 2,100 in the 1970s, and 3,000 in the 1980s. It has an estimated population of 4,000. The population of Owasso was 3,200 in the 2010 Census. The area has a GDP of $1.2 billion. It was the site of the World Trade Center in the 1960s, when American Airlines opened a hub in Owasso. In the 1990s, American Airlines expanded to Owasso, with a staff of more than 10,000 people. It also opened a new hub in Tulsa, with more than 2,500 employees. The airport is located near the town's downtown area, which is now home to a population base of 1,500. The community is also home to the SouthKansas and Oklahoma Railway, which runs from Owasso to Tulsa. It links the town to Tulsa and other points north and south.


Owasso has a council-manager form of government. The country has a population of about 2.5 million people. It is one of the smallest countries in the Niger Delta region of the Niger River basin. It has one of Africa's smallest populations and one of its smallest economies. The population is mainly made up of people of Yoruba descent. The majority of the population live in the town of Owasso, which is located in the north of the country. The city has a large Yoruba-speaking population, with a majority of its population living in Owasso. The town has a high percentage of Yorubans and a Yoruban-speaking minority. It also has a small percentage of Nigerians living in other parts of the region, such as the north-eastern part of the city of Nambia and the south-west of the province of Togolese, where the majority of people are Yorubas. The nation's population is mostly Yoruba and its population is predominantly Yorubal, a mix of both indigenous and non-Nigerian. The government is based in the capital city, Owasso and the town's largest city, Nambio, which has about 1.2 million residents. The capital city is Owasso's only major city, the capital of Togo, and the largest city in the region is Togoland, with 1.3 million people living in the south. Owasso is home to a large number of Yorobans.

In popular culture

The webcomic Penny Arcade mentions Owasso when one of the two main characters, Tycho Brahe, confesses that he once killed an old woman and buried her there. The movie The Outsiders has the old Owasso High School (currently the Owasso 7th Grade Center) in the background.Season 1 of the TLC show 90 Day Fiancé features a couple, Russ and Paola, who is based in Owasso. Many scenes take place in and around the town while they decide if they can get married within 90 days for Paola to gain citizenship. The town is also featured in the film "The Help" and the TV show "The Biggest Loser" The town was the inspiration for the movie "Owasso", which was based on the book "Owlasso, The Movie" by William Styron and directed by Robert Zemeckis. It was also the setting for the TV series "The X-Files," which was set in the town in the 1970s and 1980s. In the film, Owasso was the location for the famous "The Godfather" episode "The Man Who Knew Too Much". The town also appeared in the movie The Godfather: Part II, in which the town is featured as a backdrop for the assassination of King George III. It is also the location of the final scene of the movie, "The Great Gatsby", in which King George is killed by a mob of thugs.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Owasso, Tulsa County, Oklahoma = 34.5. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 60. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 30. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Owasso = 4.9 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 38,240 individuals with a median age of 32.7 age the population grows by 45.45% in Owasso, Tulsa County, Oklahoma population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,249.94 residents per square mile of area (868.73/km²). There are average 2.77 people per household in the 9,611 households with an average household income of $60,024 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.20% of the available work force and has growths 0.55% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 33.90%. The number of physicians in Owasso per 100,000 population = 311.5.


The annual rainfall in Owasso = 39.1 inches and the annual snowfall = 9.2 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 90. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 233. 93 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 26 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 27, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Owasso, Tulsa County, Oklahoma which are owned by the occupant = 67.16%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 11 years with median home cost = $160,280 and home appreciation of 0.63%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $10.01 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $3,203 per student. There are 17.9 students for each teacher in the school, 455 students for each Librarian and 501 students for each Counselor. 9.04% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 19.46% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 7.34% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Owasso's population in Tulsa County, Oklahoma of 1,869 residents in 1900 has increased 20,46-fold to 38,240 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.88% female residents and 49.12% male residents live in Owasso, Tulsa County, Oklahoma.

    As of 2020 in Owasso, Tulsa County, Oklahoma are married and the remaining 33.92% are single population.

  • 21.9 minutes is the average time that residents in Owasso require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    85.58% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 10.15% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool and 2.44% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Owasso, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, 67.16% are owner-occupied homes, another 24.83% are rented apartments, and the remaining 8.01% are vacant.

  • The 55.69% of the population in Owasso, Tulsa County, Oklahoma who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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