A.N. Spencer is credited with founding and naming the town of Yukon. Spencer was a railroad builder who worked on the rail line between El Reno and Arkansas and decided to build a town along the route. He laid tracks through the town in exchange for half the lots that were owned by Minnie Taylor and Luther S. Morrison who had acquired the land rights during the 1889 land run. Spencer also bought two quarter sections on the south side to add to his properties. According to the The Canadian County Courier in April of 1891 there were 25 homes, several businesses including restaurants, saloons, barber shops stores and more. In the last years of the 1800s Yukon began to attract many immigrants from Bohemia. Following World War I immigrants from the dissolved nation of Bohemia continued to arrive leading to the city becoming known as the “Czech Capital of Oklahoma”. Growth in the area continued and in 1907 there were 830 residents, today more than 2,100 call the city home.
Real estate in Yukon runs the gambit from small apartments and starter homes up to luxury homes and condominiums. Realtors await to help those relocating to find a home that suits their needs. Homes for sale include fixer-uppers, middle-class ranch style homes and so much more. The median household income in the city is approximately $45,256.00 per year and for families the median income runs about $52,646.00.
The population of Yukon, according to the 2000 census was 21,043 residents. The city has a population density of about 817 people per square mile. There are 7,830 households and approximately 5,989 families within the city. Out of the 7,830 households in the city 39.7% had children under the age of 18. The three largest ethnic populations in the city are Caucasian at 90.93% of the population, Hispanic and Latino with 3.01% of the population and Native Americans with 2.68% of the population.
Yukon is a city of progress, peace and comfort. With a rich cultural heritage, conveniently located near Oklahoma City and other cities in the metropolitan area Yukon ensures easy access to employment, entertainment and so much more. Real estate agents await to help you find more than houses, they wish to help you find a house, a home, and a community. Read less –