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Statistics & Facts

The Oklahoma state capital is Oklahoma City.
The population of Vinita is approximately 6,056 (2009), 5743 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,694 (2000), 2276 (2010).
The amount of land area in Vinita is 11.3 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Vinita is 4.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Vinita to Washington DC is 1040 miles.
The distance to the Oklahoma state capital is 156 miles. (as the crow flies)
Vinita is positioned 36.64 degrees north of the equator and 95.15 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Vinita elevation is 700 feet above sea level.
Vinita per capita income is $ 17,340 (2009).
Vinita median income is $ 32,136 (2009).
The Vinita median home price is $ 73,035 (2009).


in northeastern Oklahoma about 54 miles from Broken Arrow and about 56 miles from Tulsa. Other nearby communities include: Big Cabin, Ketchum, Afton, Grand Lake Towne, Bluejacket, Pensacola, Langley and Bernice.
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History & History Related Items

Vinita is the second oldest town in the state! It was founded in 1871 during the expansion of the railroad in the area. It was first known as Downingville but the name was changed tl honor Vinnie Ream. She was the artist that created the liefe-size statue of Lincoln in the U.S. Capitol.

Vinita was the first city in Oklahoma to have electricity.
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The incorporation of Vinita



Route 66, the famous Mother Road, makes its way through the middle of the historic business district.

The Eastern Trails Museum
215 West Illinois Ave
Vinita, OK
See the website for hours of operation

Vinita Calf Fry Festival
check the website for more information.

Vinita's claim to fame may be it is home to the nation's largest McDonalds. The building, which straddles the Will Rogers Turnpike, is huge - almost 30,000 square feet. Before the structure was a McDonalds, it was a restaurant called the Glass House.
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Vinita Chamber

Vinita Area Chamber of Commerce
105 W. Delaware St.
P.O. Box 882
Vinita, OK 74301
Phone: 918-256-7133

Vinita Organizations

Vinita Area Chamber of Commerce
105 W. Delaware St.
P.O. Box 882
Vinita, OK 74301
Phone: 918-256-7133

Vinita Libraries

Vinita Public LIbrary
215 West Illinois
Vinita, OK
Phone: 918-256-2115

Vinita Schools

Vinita Public Schools
114 S. Scraper St.
Vinita, OK 74301
Phone: 918-256-6778 Vinita


The population of Vinita was:
1990 - 5,804
2000 - 6,472
2009 - 6,056

Median age:
2000 - 40 years

Population Density:
2000 - 1,388 persons per square mile

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 2,617
2000 - 2,694

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 27,511
2009 - $ 32,136

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $ 13,980
2009 - $ 17,340

Median House Value:
2000 - $ 47,200
2009 - $ 73,035

Vinita is located in the Central Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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