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Yukon, Oklahoma

  •   State: 
    Canadian County
      County FIPS: 
    35°30′8″N 97°44′57″W
      Area total: 
    26.60 sq mi (68.89 km²)
      Area land: 
    26.54 sq mi (68.74 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.06 sq mi (0.15 km²)
    1,293 ft (394 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Yukon, Canadian County, Oklahoma, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    890.35 residents per square mile of area (343.76/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

Yukon is a city in eastern Canadian County, Oklahoma, United States. It is part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. The population was 22,709 at the 2010 census. Historically, Yukon served as an urban center for area farmers and the site of a large milling. The town was named in reference to a town in Yukon Territory, Canada, at the time. This form of government is called a "council" or a "town" It is considered primarily a residential community for people who work in Oklahoma City. The city was named for the Yukon River which flows from British Columbia, and into Alaska. This type of town is known as a "city" or "metropolitan area" The town voted to incorporate in 1901 and voted to sign a contract with the city of Oklahoma City, which is called "the city" or the "metropolis" The city had 25 homes, one bank, two restaurants, a grocery, two saloons, and a second bar shop when he decided to build the town. He had agreed to do so and lay the train through the town in exchange for half of the town, which were owned by Minnie Taylor and Luther S. Morrison. Spencer also bought two quarter sections south of Main Street from Joseph Carson and his sister, Josephine. Spencer and his brother, Lewis, named the town after the Yuko Territory of Canada. Spencer filed the sign on the townsite on February 14, 1891, and signed a contract to build it.


Yukon was founded by A.N. Spencer in 1891 and was named for the Yukon River. The town voted to incorporate in 1901 and voted to add water works, sewer, and electricity from the mill in 1910. In 1949, Yukon garnered national media attention because of the plight of Grady the Cow, who was stuck inside a silo for four days. Yukon is known as the "Czech Capital of Oklahoma" and the students of Yukon High School are known as "Millers" The town had grown to approximately 22,000 residents in 2005. Oklahoma City annexed nearly all of the land around Yukon during the 1960s. This brought a boom in residential construction and commercial development. The population of the town grew to 1,990 by 1950, and to 3,076 by 1960. The Yukon Mill and Grain Company, opened in 1893 and grew to shipping flour and feeds throughout the south and exporting them overseas by 1915. The milling operation was owned by the Kroutil and Dobry families, but the Dobry family built their own mill and parted ways with the Kr outils in the 1930s. The mills were sold to larger corporations; Shawnee Mills and Mid-Continent purchased the YukON Mill. Paying homage to that history, the students at Yukon high school are known for their mascot, "The Miller Man", and their mascot is "TheMiller Man". Yukon has a population of about 22,500.


Yukon is divided into four geographical wards and one at-large ward. A representative from each Ward are the five members of the City Council. The voters of each Ward elect a council member to represent them and the Mayor is elected yearly by council. The Mayor and Council appoint a City Manager to serve as the City's chief administrative official. The mayor and council also appoint the City Attorney and Municipal Court judges. The City Manager has broad authority to run the organization. The Council-Manager government combines the strong political leadership of elected officials with the strong managerial experience of an appointed manager. All authority to set policy rests with a nonpartisan Mayor and City Council and the governing body in turn hires a nonpartisan manager who has broad power to run an organization. This form of government has been in use in Yukon for more than 100 years. It was first used in the city's history in the 19th century. It is the only city in the state to have a Council- manager government. It has been used since the early 20th century, when it was formed by a group of citizens who wanted to form a non-partisan government. The current council-manager government was formed in the late 1980s. The city has been run by the same group of people for the past 20 years, with the exception of the past two years when a new council was elected. The new council has been formed to replace the previous council. It will be the first time in the history of Yukon that the City has had a Council and Manager government.


Yukon is located in east central Canadian County. The western boundary of Oklahoma City is at the county line 3.5 miles east of the center of Yukon. It lies just north of Interstate 40. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 26.3 square miles (68.1 km²), of which 26.2 square mile (67.9 km²) is land and 0.04 squaremile (0.1km²), or 0.21%, is water. The town is traversed by Route 66 and state highways 4 and 92. It is located 16 miles (26 km) to the east of downtown Oklahoma City. The city is located on the U.S. Interstate 40, which connects Oklahoma City to the rest of the state. It has a population of 2,816. It was the site of the World War II Battle of the Bulge, which took place in World War I. The Battle was one of the deadliest battles in American history, killing more than 3,000 people. The U.N. World War One commemorates the Battle with a commemorative plaque on the town's square. The American Civil War commemorated the Battle of Gettysburg, which was fought from 1875 to 1883. The battle was fought between the American Revolution and the American Civil War. It took place between 1875 and 1883, and the Battle was the first to be won by the Union.


As of the 2010 census, there were 22,709 people, 8,744 households, and 6,390 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 87.8% white, 1.2% African American, 3.7% Native American, 2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, and 1.5% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race made up 4.9% of the population. The city's median income was $59,803, and the median income for a family was $66,635. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was2.97. The median age was 37.7 years and the city's population was 52.8 percent female and 47.2 percent male. In the city, the population was spread out, with 26.2 per cent under the age of 18, 59.9 percent from 18 to 64, and 13.9 per cent who were 65 years of age or older. About 6.5 per cent of families and 8.5 percent of the town's population were below the poverty line at the time of the 2000 census. The 2010 census reported that the city had a population of 22,699, with 9,231 housing units and a population density of 315.8 per square mile (121.9/km²) The city is located on the U.S.-Mexico border and is located near the border with Mexico.

Arts and culture

The Czech Hall, a national and state historic site, is devoted to preserving Czech customs, heritage, and culture. Community events include the Czech Festival, which takes place on the first Saturday of October, and the Chisholm Trail and Crawfish Festival. In late August Yukon also holds a country music festival, called Rock the Route. The Czech Hall is located in the town of Yukon, in the Yukon National Forest, north-east of the city of Ypsilanti. It is a national historic site and is open to the general public.


The Yukon Public Schools district includes 11 schools, served a community of 36,938 people, and encompasses 66.10 square miles of land. The school district offers pre-school through secondary school education. The high school has won state titles in softball in 1986, 1991, 1997, 2000, and 2010; in boys basketball in 1974 and 1979; in baseball in 1982, 1996, and 1997; and cheerleading in 2002. It served 8,781 students in the 2017-2018 school year. It is located in the town of Yukon, Yukon County, Alaska, on the Yukon River, which runs through the town. The Yukon City School District is a non-sectarian public school district. It was founded in 1872 and has been in existence since 1872. The district has been a part of the state of Alaska since 1874. It has been the state's largest school district for more than 50 years. It serves a population of about 36,000 people, with a total of 8,800 students in its 11 schools. It also serves an area of 2.18 square miles, or 66 square miles. It covers a total area of 66.11 square miles and has a total enrollment of 8.781 students. It opened its first school in 1882. It closed its last school in 1998. It reopened in 2000 and has had 11 schools since then. It had 11 students enrolled in the 2013-14 school year, with 8,780 students in total.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Yukon, Canadian County, Oklahoma = 43.5. 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 44. 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 100. 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 Yukon = 5 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 23,630 individuals with a median age of 36.3 age the population grows by 8.99% in Yukon, Canadian County, Oklahoma population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 890.35 residents per square mile of area (343.76/km²). There are average 2.6 people per household in the 8,692 households with an average household income of $54,591 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 5.30% of the available work force and has dropped -1.80% 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 31.10%. The number of physicians in Yukon per 100,000 population = 66.3.


The annual rainfall in Yukon = 30.8 inches and the annual snowfall = 6.4 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 71. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 232. 92 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 24.1 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 28, 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 Yukon, Canadian County, Oklahoma which are owned by the occupant = 73.42%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 31 years with median home cost = $129,490 and home appreciation of 0.94%. 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 $8.74 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 $3,256 per student. There are 17.7 students for each teacher in the school, 356 students for each Librarian and 334 students for each Counselor. 5.57% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 18.22% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 5.74% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Yukon's population in Canadian County, Oklahoma of 1,014 residents in 1900 has increased 23,3-fold to 23,630 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.97% female residents and 48.03% male residents live in Yukon, Canadian County, Oklahoma.

    As of 2020 in Yukon, Canadian County, Oklahoma are married and the remaining 36.76% are single population.

  • 23.7 minutes is the average time that residents in Yukon 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.

    85.66% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 10.01% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.18% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.60% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Yukon, Canadian County, Oklahoma, 73.42% are owner-occupied homes, another 22.81% are rented apartments, and the remaining 3.78% are vacant.

  • The 51.66% of the population in Yukon, Canadian County, Oklahoma who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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