Vance AFB Relocation Guide 2019-2020 - Page 6

WHERE Enid Lights Up the Plains follows during the Thanksgiving week- end and creates a magical time filled with live entertainment at the Court- house Gazebo, carriage rides, Santa, merchant sales, food vendors, and, of course, a spectacular fireworks display by Western Enterprises (Enid's own fireworks company!) choreographed to holiday music. Main Street Enid’s special events and downtown revitalization have reached many benchmarks in their 25 years’ exis- tence; however, the program will always be a work in progress. If you would like to volunteer for Main Street Enid, find out more about their mission or spe- cial events, contact Kelly Tompkins at (580)234-1052. ENID AT A GLANCE The town of Enid was born at noon on September 16, 1893, when more than one hundred thousand land seek- ers charged into the Cherokee Outlet seeking free land and a new start in life. Despite the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and oil booms and busts, Enid has continued to enjoy a steady growth and a diversified economy over the years. The values of personal integrity, love of culture and community as well as a solid economy work together to provide an excellent quality of life. Here are the town’s stats and its geographical prox- imity to some major U.S. cities. 6 To Begin Demographics Location.....................North Central Oklahoma County...............................................Garfield Population/Enid...................................51,864 Garfield County/MSA Population..........63,091 Enid Trade Area.................................130,000 Elevation...........................................1,246 ft. Land Area/Enid........................75.43 sq. miles Land Area/Garfield County.......1,060 sq. miles Time Zone............................................Central Area Code................................................580 Average Household Income Garfield County..................................$58,285 Median Home Value/Enid....................$91,563 Cost of Living Index.....................................96 ACCRA Cost of Living Index/ 3rd Qtr 2015 Climate Average Temperature January.................................................35.1 0 F July.......................................................92.2 0 F Annual Rainfall.............................32.4 inches Annual Snowfall...........................4.75 inches Distance to Major Cities Atlanta............................................954 miles Chicago...........................................785 Dallas..............................................299 Denver.............................................531 Kansas City......................................300 Los Angeles...................................1,341 New York City................................1,527 Oklahoma City...................................85 St. Louis...........................................565 Tulsa................................................120