Owasso is one of the fastest
growing cities in Oklahoma,
with an average annual growth rate of nearly 1%. The city of Owasso is a major contributor to the Tulsa regional metro economy. Living in Owasso means enjoying all the amenities and choices available in one of America’s most livable metropolitan areas without living in the city!
One of Owasso's key strengths is its strategic location and immediate accessibility to the Tulsa International Airport, the Tulsa Port of Catoosa, and the Cherokee Industrial Park. With air, rail, interstate, water and intermodal transportation, Owasso’s location provides access to 18.9 million people within a 250-mile radius. Owasso's accessibility, affluence, educational opportunities, shopping, character and quality of life have made this community "home" to many of those who work for these Tulsa regional anchor employers.
Additionally, approximately 860,000 people live within a 30-minute drive of downtown Owasso; more than 1 million people live within 50 miles of Owasso’s downtown. The unique alignment of the region's highway system makes Owasso the collection point for consumers in a 4,300+ square mile area. U.S. Highways 75 and 169 are major north/south freeways that feed into Owasso. State Highway 20 feeds residents to the west and east of Owasso. This "funnel" effect is comprised of several cities in northeastern Oklahoma and southern Kansas that have little or no retail in their local areas. Our traffic counts prove we are much bigger than we appear. National retailers have located and are successful in Owasso, Oklahoma.
Major industries in the Owasso area include aerospace, including aerospace manufacturing and aviation; healthcare; energy; machinery; and transportation, distribution and logistics. Small business and entrepreneurs also thrive here. Industry clusters positioned to grow in the Owasso area include aerospace parts manufacturing, metal manufacturing, destination and R&D medical, office/headquarters, and information technology.
The city of Owasso has earned rankings such as the #4 Best Places to Raise a Family in Oklahoma (Niche.com) and the #2 Best Place to Retire in Oklahoma (Forbes). As part of the Tulsa metro area, Owasso also enjoys the rankings earned by the entire metro area, including:
- #4Top Oklahoma Community Most Recommended by Locals(StudyFinds.com 2023)
- #7Most Recession-Proof Cities in the U.S. (Livability.com 2023)
- #6Best Places for Young Professionals in Oklahoma (Niche.com 2023)
- #9Best City for Hybrid Workers (IPX1031, 2023)
- #19Best Places to Live and Work as a MovieMaker - Big Cities (MovieMaker Magazine 2023)
- #45Best Run City in America (WalletHub.com 2023)
- #101Best Places to Live
(U.S. News & World Report 2023)
- #109 Best Places to Retire (U.S. News & World Report 2023)
- Top 21 Places to Travel in the World (CNN Travel 2022)
Several well-known businesses have facilities in the Owasso area including American Airlines, Verizon, Whirlpool, Nordam, Honeywell, Milo's Tea and Macy's. The sufficient numbers of employees and easy-access roads in Owasso make the daytime demand generated by area employers attractive to a variety of businesses, including retailers and restaurants.