Glenpool, Oklahoma

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Glenpool is a city in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States. As of 2009, the population estimate was 10,356.

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History

On November 22, 1905, wildcatters, Robert Galbreath and Frank Chesley (along with, by some accounts, Charles Colcord), drilling for oil on farmland owned by Creek Indian Ida E. Glenn, created the first oil gusher in what would soon be known as the "Glenn Pool". The discovery set off a boom of growth for the area, bringing in hordes of people: lease buyers, producers, millionaires, laborers, tool suppliers, drunks, swindlers, and newspeople. Daily production soon exceeded 120,000 barrels (19,000 m3).

With the fall of oil prices in the 1980s many of the communities surrounding Tulsa, the "Oil Capital of the World" fell into deep recession, and Glenpool was not spared this fate. An annual celebration called "Black Gold Days" commemorates the glory years of Glenpool's history.

During the 1970s and 1980s, urban sprawl of the city of Tulsa reached Glenpool, and the town became a bedroom suburb. It has being growing since, with significant growth since the year 2000.

Glenpool High School won the Class 4A state football championship in both 2002 and 2008.[3][4]

Geography

Glenpool is located at 35°56′58″N 96°0′8″W / 35.94944°N 96.00222°W / 35.94944; -96.00222 (35.949496, -96.002343)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.3 square miles (24.1 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,123 people, 2,761 households, and 2,250 families residing in the city. The population density was 873.5 people per square mile (337.2/km²). There were 2,849 housing units at an average density of 306.4/sq mi (118.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 76.89% White, 2.27% African American, 12.98% Native American, 0.91% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.98% from other races, and 5.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.34% of the population. A private population study in 2008, provided by the City of Glenpool, now estimate its population at near 12,000.

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