Bixby is a city in Tulsa and Wagoner counties in the U.S. state of Oklahoma, and is a suburb of Tulsa. The population was 13,336 at the 2000 census and 20,884 in the 2010 census, an increase of 56.6 percent. It is nicknamed "The Garden Spot of Oklahoma" for its rich agrarian heritage. Though one of the fastest growing communities in Oklahoma, it remains a sod-growing center and a popular location for purchasing fresh vegetables. In 2009, CNN Money.com placed Bixby No. 67 on its list of 100 Best Places to Live.
|Motto: "A Community Of Choice"|
Location of within Tulsa County, and the state ofOklahoma
|Coordinates: 35°57′39″N 95°52′42″W|
Bixby is located at United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 25.1 square miles (65.0 km²), of which, 24.0 square miles (62.3 km²) is land and 1.0 square mile (2.7 km²) (4.15%) is water. The average elevation is 750 ft (230 m) above MSL. The town is bisected into north and south portions by the Arkansas River; the original town center is located south of the river. (35.960898, -95.878258).According to the
Bixby Public Schools are in the Bixby School District. There are six schools in the district, including Bixby High School, Bixby Middle School, Brassfield 5th and 6th Grade Center, North Intermediate, Central Elementary and Bixby North Elementary.
For the 2011 school year, there were approximately 5,000 students.
Bixby has been used as the setting for at least two popular works of fiction. The best-selling novel Tex (1979) by S.E. Hinton tells the story of its title character, a troubled teen in rural Bixby. The 1982 film adaption, starring Matt Dillon, was filmed on location and features the Bixby High School as well as various other locations around the town. Also, the Midnighters trilogy (begun in 2004) by Scott Westerfeld tells the supernatural story of a group of five Bixby High School students.