Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City: Introduction
Oklahoma City: Geography and Climate
Oklahoma City: History
Oklahoma City: Population Profile
Oklahoma City: Municipal Government
Oklahoma City: Economy
Oklahoma City: Education and Research
Oklahoma City: Health Care
Oklahoma City: Recreation
Oklahoma City: Convention Facilities
Oklahoma City: Transportation
Oklahoma City: Communications

Oklahoma City

The City in Brief

Founded: 1889 (incorporated 1890)

Head Official: Mayor Mick Cornett (since 2004)

City Population

1980: 404,014

1990: 444,724

2000: 506,132

2003 estimate: 523,303

Percent change, 1990–2000: 13.8%

U.S. rank in 1980: 31st

U.S. rank in 1990: 29th (State rank: 1st)

U.S. rank in 2000: 36th

Metropolitan Area Population

1980: 861,000

1990: 959,000

2000: 1,083,346

Percent change, 1990–2000: 12.9%

U.S. rank in 1980: 43rd

U.S. rank in 1990: 42nd

U.S. rank in 2000: 48th

Area: 606.99 square miles (2000)

Elevation: 1,291 feet above sea level

Average Annual Temperature: 60.1° F

Average Annual Precipitation: 32.03 inches of rain, 9.0 inches of snow

Major Economic Sectors: energy, aviation, services, trade, government, manufacturing

Unemployment rate: 3.7 % (December 2004)

Per Capita Income: $19,098 (1999)

2002 FBI Crime Index Total: 49,929

Major Colleges and Universities: University of Oklahoma,University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, University of Central Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City

Daily Newspaper: Oklahoman

Oklahoma City