This burly city sits at the junction of three major rivers that brought Native Americans, explorers, traders and pioneers. Today, those same groups and many others come by way of three major highways. No matter how they got here, these incredibly diverse groups come together to form the unique character of the place we know as Muskogee.
Those same highways make it easy to get around, and get outside. Those great rivers and their lakes lie just beyond the city borders in the foothills of the Ozark mountains. Boating, fishing, hiking, camping, hunting and wildlife watching are just a few of the things Muskogee residents enjoy year-round.
A strong economy and proactive business development is bringing jobs, good housing and retail business growth. Education fuels that growth with a good public school system, Indian Capital Technology Center and several higher education institutions nearby.
Muskogee is becoming known for its attractions with an eccentric twist. The Renaissance Faire in May is one of the country’s biggest. A BBQ and Chili Cook-off, a Mud Volleyball Tournament and a Cardboard Regatta are just a few of the popular annual events in the city. Honor Heights Park and the Veterans Center bring thousands of visitors every year. Residents get to enjoy it all without even having to leave home.
Muskogee is full of genuine characters who have survived some hard times. Together, they make up the rich fabric of this strong Northeast Oklahoma city.
Annual Average Temperature: 61
January Average Temperature: 37
July Average Temperature: 82
Annual Rainfall: 40 inches
Annual Snowfall: 7.6 inches
Average Relative Humidity: 66%
Muskogee has a Council/City Manager type of government.
There is a comprehensive city plan and zoning.
Sales Tax: 8.75 %
Full time Firefighters: 100
Fire Stations: 6
Fire Insurance Rating: 4
Law Enforcement Officers: 85
Muskogee offers many choices in medical care for the region. Eastar Health System is a 320-bed, two-campus full-service health system serving a seven-county area and employing 870 people. The Jack C. Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center has 50 beds, primary care providers, and outpatient services. Additionally, Muskogee offers 70 MD’s, 8 DO’s, 28 Dentists, 4 Optometrists, 3 Podiatrists, 8 Chiropractors and 4 clinics.
Eastar Health System – www.eastarhealth.com
Veterans Affairs Medical Center – www.muskogee.va.gov
Number of Parks: 32
Number of Tennis Courts: 13
Number of Swimming Facilities: 6
Number of Theaters: 3
Number of Public Libraries: 1
Fort Gibson Lake
Webber’s Falls Lake
Residential Real Estate
Cost of Living Index: 86.6 %
The average cost of a single 3-bedroom 2000 s.f. home is $80,000 and the average rent for a 3 bedroom, 2000 s.f. home is $650/mo
Average Hourly Wages
Customer Service II: 9.54
Secretary: 10.22 w
Machine Operator: 10.47
Computer Operator: 9.42