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Sapulpa, Oklahoma
—  City  —
Location of Sapulpa, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 36°0′13″N 96°6′17″W / 36.00361°N 96.10472°W / 36.00361; -96.10472Coordinates: 36°0′13″N 96°6′17″W / 36.00361°N 96.10472°W / 36.00361; -96.10472
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Creek, Tulsa[1]
Area
 - Total 18.7 sq mi (48.3 km2)
 - Land 18.6 sq mi (48.3 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 715 ft (218 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 19,166
 Density 1,028.5/sq mi (397.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 74066-74067
Area code(s) 918
FIPS code 40-65400[2]
GNIS feature ID 1097835[3]

Sapulpa is a city in Creek and Tulsa counties in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. The population was 19,166 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Creek County[4].

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Geography

Sapulpa is located at 36°0′13″N 96°6′17″W / 36.00361°N 96.10472°W / 36.00361; -96.10472 (36.003536, -96.104822)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.7 square miles (48.3 km²), of which, 18.6 square miles (48.3 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.11%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 19,166 people, 7,430 households, and 5,357 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,028.5 people per square mile (397.2/km²). There were 8,114 housing units at an average density of 435.4/sq mi (168.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 80.95% White, 3.75% African American, 8.69% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.99% from other races, and 5.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.45% of the population.

There were 7,430 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,245, and the median income for a family was $37,558. Males had a median income of $30,524 versus $21,609 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,266. About 11.5% of families and 12.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.2% of those under age 18 and 17.4% of those age 65 or over.

Newspaper controversy

The Sapulpa Daily Herald gained national media attention in early November 2008 for not reporting the election of Barack Obama as President, instead only writing that John McCain had won Creek County. The omission was met with charges of racism due to the historic nature of the event. The paper maintains that it has a local focus with regard to news events.[6]

Namesake

Chief Sapulpa, the area's first permanent settler, was a full blood lower Creek Indian of the Kasihta Tribe in Osocheetown, Alabama. In about 1850, he established a trading post near the meeting of Polecat and Rock creeks (about one mile (1.6 km) southeast of present day downtown Sapulpa).

Economy

Sapulpa is notable as the home of Frankoma Pottery.

Notable residents

  • Max Meyer, subject of the biography Preposterous Papa by his son, Sapulpa native and Tulsa author and bookseller Lewis Meyer.[7]
  • Eugene Bavinger (b. 1919, Sapulpa) is a prolific abstract expressionist painter.[9]

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Simple English

Sapulpa, Oklahoma
—  City  —
Coordinates: 36°0′13″N 96°6′17″W / 36.00361°N 96.10472°W / 36.00361; -96.10472
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Creek, Tulsa[1]
Area
 - Total 18.7 sq mi (48.3 km2)
 - Land 18.6 sq mi (48.3 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 715 ft (218 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 19,166
 Density 1,028.5/sq mi (397.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 74066-74067
Area code(s) 918
FIPS code 40-65400[2]
GNIS feature ID 1097835[3]

Sapulpa is a city of the Creek and Tulsa counties in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. Around 19,160 people were living in Sapulpa as of 2000. It is the county seat of Creek County. Sapulpa has an area of 18.7 square miles.

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