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"Oklahoma's River City"

Muskogee is a city in Muskogee County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Indian tribe
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Oklahoma named Muskogee. For links to other places called Muskogee, OK, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Muskogee is 35.747N. The longitude is -95.369W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 604 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 38,635.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$26,418
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Muskogee demographic reports
Muskogee is on the Arkansas River.
Former and merged names include:
· Muscogee
Settlers ignored that this was Indian territory, building houses and stores after construction of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway.

Oil was discovered here in 1903.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 242. The number of murders and homicides was 6. The violent crime rate was 6.2 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Barney Kessel, musician
· Jackie Shipp, football player
Local festivals include:
  • Azalea Festival - April 1-30, 2007
  • Railroad Day - May 19, 2007
Dates often change. Check Muskogee web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Five Civilized Tribes Museum, Ataloa Lodge Museum
Colleges and universities: Bacone College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 58
Quotes:
In Muskogee, Oklahoma -- 'a place where even squares can have a ball,' according to Merle Haggard -- I saw a Taco Hut, a Taco Bell, and a Taco Tico.
-- Nobody Better, Better Than Nobody
Ian Frazier

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Muskogee demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Muskogee County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 74401 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

10% of Muskogee residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Muskogee ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Muskogee was $15,351, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

18% of Muskogee residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Muskogee festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.



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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Muskogee, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $312.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $632.


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Libraries

Libraries in Muskogee include Muskogee Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Muskogee include Muskogee Daily Phoenix

TV stations in Muskogee include KWBT.

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Politics

Muskogee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Muskogee political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Muskogee workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 10 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Muskogee between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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“ In Muskogee, Oklahoma -- 'a place where even squares can have a ball,' according to Merle Haggard -- I saw a Taco Hut, a Taco Bell, and a Taco Tico. ”
~ Nobody Better, Better Than Nobody
Ian Frazier

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