is a city in Tulsa County
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, United States
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. It is part of the Tulsa Metropolitan Statistical Area (TMSA). As of 2010, the population was 10,808. This was an increase of 33.1 % since the 2000 census, which reported total population as 8,123.
Glenpool is located at 35°56′58"N 96°0′8"W (35.949496, -96.002343). This places Glenpool about 15 miles south of downtown Tulsa on U.S. Route 75
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, a major national north/south artery.
According to the United States Census Bureau
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, the city has a total area of 9.3 square miles (24.1 km²), all of it land.
On November 22, 1905, wildcatter
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s, 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 120000 barrels (19,078,475.4 l). The nearby city of Tulsa benefited greatly from the production, and Glenpool calls itself the town that made Tulsa famous.
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.
An annual celebration called "Black Gold Days" is a 3-day family-friendly event with food, music, arts & crafts, a carnival, and a parade. It commemorates the glory years of Glenpool's history.
Glenpool High School won the Class 4A state football championship in both 2002 and 2008. The football season prior to current head coach Steve Edwards taking over, the football team went 0-10 under coach Lawson, in 2002 coach Edwards went 14-0. The school has a rich history of producing great running backs. Anthony Cato, Courtney "The nightmare" Tennial, Chris Offor, Jerwin Johnson, Cardell Clemons, Marco Nelson a.k.a "Stink" .
As of the census
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of 2000, there were 8,123 people, 2,761 households, and 2,250 families residing in the city. The population density
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was 873.5 people per square mile (337.2/km²). There were 2,849 housing units at an average density of 306.4 per square mile (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
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, and 5.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.34% of the population.
There were 2,761 households out of which 49.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.2% were married couples
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living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.5% were non-families. 15.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.25.
In the city the population was spread out with 33.5% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 35.5% from 25 to 44, 16.8% from 45 to 64, and 5.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 90.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $43,209, and the median income for a family was $47,093. Males had a median income of $32,377 versus $23,927 for females. The per capita income
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for the city was $16,868. About 6.2% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.0% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over
Glenpool has one newspaper, the Glenpool Post
. The paper is published every Wednesday. It is owned by Community Publishers, a newspaper and Internet publisher and commercial printer that serves Oklahoma, Missouri, and Arkansas.