This burly city has a rich and varied history. Many cultures have come together over time to create this unique community. Muskogee was established in 1872, but its history goes back much further. Three Rivers — the Arkansas, Grand and Verdigris — were the natural magnet that drew people to this area. The earliest Native Americans here were the Mound Builders. Since then, a wide range of people have poured into this natural trade center from all over the world.
Today, Muskogee is a business-friendly regional center of trade and commerce serving Northeast Oklahoma. It is also home to a diverse group of hard-working people. It is their strong character that gives this Oklahoma community its genuine personality.
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
Recreational and Social Facilities
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
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