Sapulpa, city (1990 pop. 18,074), seat of Creek co., E central Okla; inc. 1898. It is the trade center of a farm and oil region. Furniture, zinc alloys, dinnerware, glass, and floor coatings are manufactured. Nearby is Heyburn Reservoir.
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.


Sapulpa is located at (36.003536, -96.104822).

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.


As of the census 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.


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 southeast of present day downtown Sapulpa).

Notable Residents

Max Meyer, subject of the biography Preposterous Papa by his son, Sapulpa native and Tulsa author and bookseller Lewis Meyer

Lorrie and Larry Collins, The Collins Kids, resided near Sapulpa in the early 1950s.

Major League Baseball player, Don Wallace was born in Sapulpa.


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