Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Facts & Figures
Oklahoma City is the capital and the largest city in Oklahoma. It is the 30th largest city in the country, but 8th according to land mass. The city was established during the Land Run in 1889 and grew to a population of 10,000 in a few hours the same day. It is to this day a primary route into Texas and Mexico.
Oklahoma City is a section of the country known as Cross Timbers, meaning that they are in an alley for tornadoes. Oklahoma City has an abundance of natural resources driving its economy. Located on an active oil field, the city's oil and natural gas, plus their related industries, are the largest sector of the economy. There is also a lot of government work due to the Air Force base and the Department of Transportation's Aeronautical Center.
Oklahoma City has been ranked the most "recession proof city in America" because of its declining unemployment rate; growth in energy, agriculture and manufacturing; and strong housing market. Tourism is also strong in Oklahoma City. The city has worked toward the goal of blending the modern with western heritage to create options for visitors. It is the Horse Show Capital of the world, holding more shows than anywhere else on the globe. This accolade alone earns the city $126.5 million each year in tourist revenue.
- Population: 1,591,967
- Industries: Educational services; Health care; Motor vehicle and parts dealers; Professional, scientific, and technical services; Social assistance; Arts, entertainment, and recreation; Construction; Finance and insurance; Repair and maintenance; Management of companies and enterprises; Real estate and rental and leasing; Air transportation
- Area Codes: 405
- ZIP Codes: 73101, 73103, 73110, 73131, 73157, 73159, 73167, 73169, 73178, 73184, 73194
- Surrounding Cities: Dallas, TX; Nichols Hills, OK; Smith Village, OK; Forest Park, OK; Warr Acres, OK; Del City, OK; Lake Aluma, OK; Bethany, OK; The Village, OK