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Welcome to Jenks ...

The city of Jenks is located in Tulsa County<1> (at the time of its founding, Jenks was located in Indian Territory).

The location of Jenks has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Jenks has a population of 23,767 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Jenks.

Jenks is 680 feet [207 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Jenks lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Jenks: (918) and (539)<5>

Websites for Jenks ...

Official Website: www.jenks.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jenks had an population of 23,767 people. This is an increase of 40.43% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 148.69% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jenks had a population of 16,924 people. This makes Jenks the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Jenks represents 0.45% of the total population of Oklahoma (which has 3,751,351 people), making it the state's 28th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 16,924 people, the population of Jenks increased 77.08% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 9,557 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Jenks.

Communities Also Named Jenks ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Jenks - they are located in Georgia, Michigan (2), Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Jenks.

Communities near Jenks ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Jenks.

  • Tulsa [Tulsa County]
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    • Tulsa [Tulsa County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Jenks
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 403,166 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tulsa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tulsa<7>
  • Broken Arrow [Tulsa County]
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    • Broken Arrow [Tulsa County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Jenks
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 111,648 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Broken Arrow<7>
  • Bixby [Tulsa County]
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    • Bixby [Tulsa County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Jenks
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,453 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bixby<7>
  • Sapulpa [Creek County]
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    • Sapulpa [Creek County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Jenks
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,414 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sapulpa<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sand Springs [Osage County]
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      • Sand Springs [Osage County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Jenks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,017 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sand Springs<7>
    • Coweta [Wagoner County]
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      • Coweta [Wagoner County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Jenks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,206 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coweta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coweta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coweta<7>
    • Catoosa [Rogers County]
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      • Catoosa [Rogers County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Jenks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,901 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catoosa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catoosa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Catoosa<7>
    • Mounds [Creek County]
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      • Mounds [Creek County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Jenks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,244 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mounds have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mounds
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mounds<7>
    • Beggs [Okmulgee County]
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      • Beggs [Okmulgee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Jenks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,229 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beggs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beggs<7>
    • Kellyville [Creek County]
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      • Kellyville [Creek County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Jenks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,127 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellyville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kellyville<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Jenks. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Jenks.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Jenks. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Jenks.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jenks. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Jenks.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jenks ...

Looking for more information about Jenks? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Jenks, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Jenks.

Adding Jenks to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Jenks in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Jenks was on a map titled Map of Oklahoma (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Jenks on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Oklahoma (1948).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Jenks on our Genealogy Page.

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The official website for Jenks: www.jenks.com/

The official website for Tulsa County: www.tulsacounty.org/

The official website for State of Oklahoma: https://www.ok.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Oklahoma's counties, including Tulsa, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jenks.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jenks - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (539) is an overlay for area code (918).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Jenks) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Jenks. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from JenksOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jenks. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9978, Longitude: -95.9745       In this case, the coordinates for Jenks have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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