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About Oklahoma City
City of Oklahoma City

 

About Oklahoma City

 

   

State

Oklahoma

County seat

Oklahoma

Incorporated

1890

Population

579,999

Consolidated
Statistical Area

1,083,346 - Includes Oklahoma, Canadian, Cleveland, Grady, Lincoln, Logan, McClain and Pottawatomie counties.

Area

621.2 square miles

Elevation

1207 ft

Median
household income

$40,751

Median
household value

$112,500

Average annual
rainfall

35.9 inches

 

 

City sales tax

3.875%

State sales tax

4.5%

   

Major Highways

Interstate 35 - North and South

 

Interstate 40 - East and West

 

Interstate 235 - Connects I-35, I-40 & U.S. 77

 

Interstate 240 - Interconnects I-40, I-44 & I-35

 

 

Major industries

Aviation and Aerospace

 

Bioscience

 

Health Care

 

Manufacturing

 

Professional, business and financial services

 

Wholesale and retail

 

Energy

 

 

Municipal Airports

Will Rogers World Airport

 

Wiley Post

 

Clarence Page

 

 

Parks and Recreation

 

Number of parks

154

Municipal golf courses

5

Municipal pools

6

Spraygrounds

15

Tennis centers

2

Lakes

3

Disc golf courses

3 (18-hole)

Dog park

1

Trails

76 miles

Lake and Recreation acres - land and water

14,229

Park acres

4,230

Oklahoma River and Bricktown

507

 

 

Fire

 

Fire stations

35

 

 

Police

 

Briefing stations

4

 

 

Streets

 

Miles of streets

14,000 lane miles

 

 

City government

 

Oklahoma City has Council Manager form of government. The city is divided into eight geographical areas called wards. The mayor and eight city council members are elected to four-year terms. The voters of each ward elect a council member to represent them and the mayor is elected at large. The mayor and the council appoint a city manager to serve as the city's chief administrative official.

 

 

Form of Government

Council-Manager

Mayor

Mick Cornett

City Manager

James D. Couch

City budget

$787.5 million

Personnel

4,500 full time employees

 

 

 

 

History

 

Oklahoma City was established on April 22, 1889, when over 10,000 people participated in the Land Run and settled in what is now downtown Oklahoma City.

 

 

Top 5 most populated Cities in Oklahoma

 

1. Oklahoma City

 

2. Tulsa

 

3. Norman

 

4. Lawton

 

5. Broken Arrow