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Encyclopedia > Edmond, Oklahoma
Edmond, Oklahoma
Location of Edmond, Oklahoma
Location of Edmond, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 35°39′26″N 97°27′54″W / 35.65722, -97.465
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Oklahoma
Area
 - Total 87.9 sq mi (227.8 km²)
 - Land 85.1 sq mi (220.5 km²)
 - Water 2.8 sq mi (7.3 km²)
Elevation 1,204 ft (367 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 68,315
 - Density 802.4/sq mi (309.8/km²)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 73000-73099
Area code(s) 405
FIPS code 40-23200[1]
GNIS feature ID 1092492[2]

Edmond is a rapidly growing suburban city in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma in the central part of the state. It is the sixth largest city in the state of Oklahoma and is part of the Greater Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Adapted from Wikipedias OK county maps by Seth Ilys. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... For other uses, see Oklahoma (disambiguation). ... Map of Oklahoma counties This is a list of the seventy-seven counties in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. ... Oklahoma County is a county located in the state of Oklahoma. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... Area code 405 serves the state of Oklahoma. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Oklahoma County is a county located in the state of Oklahoma. ... For other uses, see Oklahoma (disambiguation). ... The Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area is a large urban region located in the central part of the state of Oklahoma. ...


The city limits are located on the northern border of Oklahoma City. Two major highways connect Edmond to downtown Oklahoma City; The Broadway Extension (US-77), which runs through the center of the city, and I-35, which runs along the eastern side. As of July 2006, the city had 76,644 residents. Downtown Oklahoma City The State Capitol of Oklahoma From The South Motto: Nickname: Capital of the New Century Founded 1889 Incorporated County Oklahoma County Cleveland County Canadian County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Mick Cornett Area  - Total  - Water 1,608. ... Interstate 35 is an interstate highway in the central United States. ... July is the seventh month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 87.9 square miles (227.8 km²), of which, 85.1 square miles (220.5 km²) of it is land and 2.8 square miles (7.3 km²) of it (3.19%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


Awards/image

  • Edmond is listed as one of the "Top 100 Places to Live in 2007" by "Relocate America".
  • "Universal Publications of New York" recently named it "America's best small town".
  • The city is known for taking great pride in its "Edmond, America" image.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 68,315 people, 25,256 households, and 18,588 families residing in the city. The population density was 802.4 people per square mile (309.8/km²). There were 26,380 housing units at an average density of 309.9/sq mi (119.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 86.58% White, 4.04% African American, 2.27% Native American, 3.26% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.90% from other races, and 2.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.75% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 25,256 households out of which 39.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.9% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.08. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 11.3% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $54,556, and the median income for a family was $65,230. Males had a median income of $46,833 versus $28,231 for females. The per capita income for the city was $26,517. About 4.4% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.2% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


History

Being the highest point along the Santa Fe rail line in Oklahoma Territory, Edmond was originally named "Summit" and was a watering and sanding point for the railroad in the 1880s. The town was given its current name (after an engineer on the railroad) by the Santa Fe railroad headquarters in Topeka after the Oklahoma Land Run of 1889. Though most of the remnants of the old railroad infrastructure are gone, the Santa Fe, now BNSF, line still runs through the same course. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (AAR reporting marks ATSF), often abbreviated as Santa Fe, was one of the largest railroads in the United States. ... Oklahoma Territory was an organized territory of the United States from May 2, 1890 until November 16, 1907, when Oklahoma became the 46th state. ... This article is about the state capital of Kansas. ... Cherokee Strip land run Land run (sometimes land rush) usually refers to a historical event in which previously-restricted land of the United States was opened for homesteading on a first arrival basis. ... The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company (AAR reporting mark BNSF) (NYSE: BNI), headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, and established as a result of a 1995 merger between the parent companies of the Burlington Northern Railroad and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, is one of the largest...


Notable Events

Edmond was the site of the post office massacre on August 20, 1986, in which fourteen people were killed and six wounded by Patrick Sherrill, an ex- postman who then committed suicide. This event was the first in a string of postal employee murder-suicides throughout the U.S. A memorial to the victims of that tragic event currently stands outside of the U.S. Post Office in downtown Edmond. USPS and Usps redirect here. ... is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Patrick Sherrill - first to go postal Patrick Henry Sherrill was a US Postal Service employee who, on August 20, 1986 in Edmond, Oklahoma, shot and killed 14 employees at his work place before turning one of his several guns on himself and committing suicide. ... For other uses, see Suicide (disambiguation). ... A murder suicide is an act in which an individual kills one or more other persons immediately before, or while killing himself. ...


The city was also the subject of a U.S. Supreme Court case in which a Christian cross was depicted on the city seal, raising issues concerning the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution. In May of 1996, the Supreme Court let stand a Federal Appeals Court ruling ordering the city to remove the cross from the seal. A replacement icon has yet to be agreed upon, resulting in the curiously vacant spot on the city's seal. The band Tymes Up originated here. The first ten Amendments to the U.S. Constitution make up the Bill of Rights. ...


Schools

Elementary Schools: | Angie Debo Elementary School | Centennial Elementary School | Charles Haskell Elementary School | Chisolm Elementary School | Clegern Elementary School | Clyde Howell Elementary School | Cross Timbers Elementary School | Ida Freeman Elementary School | John Ross Elementary School | Northern Hills Elementary School | Orvis Risner Elementary School | Russell Dougherty Elementary School | Sunset Elementary School | Washington Irving Elementary School | West Field Elementary School | Will Rogers Elementary School |


Middle Schools: Central Middle School | Cheyenne Middle School | Cimarron Middle School | Sequoyah Middle School | Summit Middle School


High Schools: Edmond Memorial High School | Edmond North High School | Edmond Santa Fe High School Edmond Memorial High School (EMHS) is located in Edmond, Oklahoma. ... Edmond North High School is located in Edmond, Oklahoma. ... Edmond Santa Fe High School is located in Edmond, Oklahoma, United States at 1901 SW 15th. ...


Colleges: | University of Central Oklahoma | Oklahoma Christian University The University of Central Oklahoma, often referred to as UCO, located in Edmond, Oklahoma. ... Oklahoma Christian University (locally known as OC) is a four-year private comprehensive coeducational Christian university founded in 1950 by members of the churches of Christ. ...


Large Private Schools: | Oklahoma Christian School | Oklahoma Christian Academy | Providence Hall Classical Christian School | St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Oklahoma Christian School (OCS) is located in Edmond, Oklahoma. ... Providence Hall is a classical Christian school located in Edmond, Oklahoma. ... Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton (August 28, 1774 - January 2, 1821) was born an Episcopalian but changed her confession to Roman Catholic. ...


Awards for Schools

Central was the selected middle school in Edmond to receive a large amount of activity and excitement for the Oklahoma Centennial celebration in November 2007.

  • Edmond Memorial High School became a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 2001.
  • Edmond North High School also became a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 2007.[3]

Public art and landmarks

The City of Edmond is making efforts to promote public art, through many "statues, murals, stained glass, steel sculptures," etc.[4]


On July 4th, 2007, the City inaugurated a bronze statue of Nannita R.H. Daisey, pictured to be the first woman laying claim on Oklahoma land in the first (1889) land run.[5] Year 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Famous citizens

 United States Marine legeng The Were Goat was born in Edmond in 1976 and graduated from Edmond Memorial in 1994 

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Sources

  1. ^ a b American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ US Board on Geographic Names. United States Geological Survey (2007-10-25). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ 2007 Blue Ribbon Schools.
  4. ^ Edmond Convention and Visitors Bureau (2007). Oklahoma history cast in bronze. Retrieved on 2007-10-18.
  5. ^ Houghton, Jaclyn (2007 March 13). Oklahoma history cast in bronze. Retrieved on 2007-10-18.

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External links

  • Edmond, Oklahoma is at coordinates 35°39′26″N 97°27′54″W / 35.657154, -97.464916 (Edmond, Oklahoma)Coordinates: 35°39′26″N 97°27′54″W / 35.657154, -97.464916 (Edmond, Oklahoma)

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