Bristow, Oklahoma

According to Fashionissupreme, Bristow is a city located in Creek County, Oklahoma. It has a population of approximately 3,542 people and is part of the Tulsa Metropolitan Statistical Area. It was founded in 1897 and was named after James Bristow, a local rancher who donated land for the town site.

The city is situated on the banks of the Cimarron River and is known as a gateway to Green Country, which refers to the lush forests and rolling hills found in northeast Oklahoma. The area is also home to many lakes, such as Oologah Lake, Keystone Lake, and Skiatook Lake. There are plenty of outdoor activities for those looking for some fun in the sun including fishing, boating, camping, hiking and bird watching.

The economy of Bristow mainly relies on agriculture with corn and soybeans being two major crops grown in the area. Other industries include oil production, timber production, manufacturing and retail services. The city boasts several businesses that offer dining options including fast food restaurants like Sonic Drive-In as well as home-style cooking establishments like The Grill at Bristow Station. In addition to these eateries there are several small shops that sell antiques and collectibles along Main Street.

According to Harvardshoes, education is provided by the Bristow Public School District which consists of three elementary schools (Bristow Elementary School grades K-2; Bristow Intermediate School grades 3-5; Bristow Middle School grades 6-8) one high school (Bristow High School grades 9-12), one alternative school (Creek County Alternative Academy) and one early childhood center (Early Childhood Center). Higher education opportunities can be found at nearby universities such as Northeastern State University in Tahlequah or Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.

Residents enjoy a variety of recreational activities at numerous parks located throughout the city such as Lions Park which features basketball courts, playgrounds and picnic areas or Bristow City Park which offers baseball fields, soccer fields and walking trails. Every summer there’s something for everyone with festivals like Bristow’s Bluegrass Festival or Creek County Free Fair both held annually in June/July along with other special events throughout the year like car shows or holiday parades.

Overall Bristow provides an ideal place to live for those looking to escape from busy city life while still having access to all major amenities needed for everyday living making it an attractive destination for families or individuals alike who want a peaceful place to call home.

Bristow, Oklahoma

Population: 4,325. Estimated population in July 2020: 4,397 (+1.7% change)
Males: 1,962 (45.4%), Females: 2,363 (54.6%)

Creek County

Zip code: 74010

Median resident age: 35.8 years
Median household income: $24,351
Median house value: $46,800

Races in Bristow:

  • White Non-Hispanic (74.9%)
  • American Indian (14.5%)
  • Black (8.5%)
  • Two or more races (4.8%)
  • Hispanic (2.0%)

Ancestries: United States (14.3%), German (9.3%), English (8.0%), Irish (6.8%), Dutch (2.6%), Scotch-Irish (2.0%).

Land area: 3.3 square miles


For population 25 years and over in Bristow

  • High school or higher: 71.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 11.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bristow city

  • Never married: 21.0%
  • Now married: 48.0%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 11.0%
  • Divorced: 16.2%

0.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +38 (+0.9%).


Hospital/medical center in Bristow:


Other hospitals/medical centers near Bristow:

  • ST JOHN SAPULPA (about 22 miles; SAPULPA, OK)


Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bristow:

  • TULSA INTL (about 43 miles; TULSA, OK; Abbreviation: TUL)
  • STILLWATER RGNL (about 53 miles; STILLWATER, OK; Abbreviation: SWO)
  • TINKER AFB (about 75 miles; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Abbreviation: TIK)

Other public-use airports nearest to Bristow:

  • JONES MEML (about 3 miles; BRISTOW, OK; Abbreviation: 3F7)
  • STROUD MUNI (about 19 miles; STROUD, OK; Abbreviation: SUD)
  • KEYSTONE AIR PARK (about 27 miles; WESTPORT, OK; Abbreviation: 4F1)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bristow:

  • ORAL ROBERTS UNIVERSITY (about 34 miles; TULSA, OK; Full-time enrollment: 3,309)
  • UNIVERSITY OF TULSA (about 38 miles; TULSA, OK; Full-time enrollment: 3,760)
  • TULSA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 38 miles; TULSA, OK; Full-time enrollment: 8,727)
  • OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 46 miles; STILLWATER, OK; Full-time enrollment: 16,937)
  • LANGSTON UNIVERSITY (about 61 miles; LANGSTON, OK; Full-time enrollment: 2,324)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA (about 74 miles; EDMOND, OK; Full-time enrollment: 10,926)
  • ROSE STATE COLLEGE (about 75 miles; MIDWEST CITY, OK; Full-time enrollment: 4,067)


Public high school in Bristow:

  • BRISTOW HS (Students: 466; Location: HWY 16 AND ASH; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Bristow:

  • EDISON ES (Students: 641; Location: 111 W. 9TH STREET; Grades: PK – 03)
  • BRISTOW MS (Students: 362; Location: 10 WEATHERWOOD WAY; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • COLLINS ES (Students: 261; Location: 811 N. ASH ST.; Grades: 04 – 05)

Private primary/middle school in Bristow:

  • BRISTOW ADVENTIST JR ACADEMY (Students: 13; Location: PO BOX 756; Grades: 2 – 8)


Library in Bristow:

  • BRISTOW – MONTFORT & ALLIE B. JONES MEMORIAL (Operating income: $127,614; Location: 111 W. 7TH AVE; 27,029 books; 670 audio materials; 964 video materials; 24 serial subscriptions)