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Area Description

Ottawa County, Oklahoma is in the far northeast corner of the state. The region is considered "green country" with beautiful scenery and agriculture. Miami is the hub of the region, and the famous Rt. 66 also serves as Miami's Main Street. The historic downtown district is home to quaint shops, restaurants and the Coleman Theatre Beautiful.

Nearby Grand Lake offers swimming recreation and fishing. Miami is home to Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO). NEO is a two year school which is part of the OSU/A&M Board of Regents. It has a rich history in athletics, agriculture and scholastic achievement.

Ottawa County is home to nine (9) Native American Tribes. Tribal history and pride run deep in our area, and Tribal enterprises including 13 area casinos, are the largest area employers. Ottawa County offers a quieter and affordable lifestyle that is conveniently adjacent to larger cities and urban areas.

Includes Cities/Towns: Afton, Commerce, Fairland, Miami, North Miami, Quapaw, Wyandotte.

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Public transportation

Public transportation is limited, but Miami is centrally located between Tulsa, Springfield and NW Arkansas airports. All are easily reached in about an hour.

Medical Facilities

Miami offers a 113 bed, full service hospital with cardiac, OB/GYN, surgery, radiology, urology, pediatrics, ER, urgent care, home health, hospice, rehab and more. There are several area gyms and wellness centers which offer many options of how to stay fit.


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  24.1  35.4  46.8  2.0 "  3.1 "
 Feb  29.0  40.4  51.9  2.3 "  1.6 "
 Mar  37.0  49.4  61.9  3.7 "  1.3 "
 Apr  47.0  58.9  70.9  3.8 "  0.0 "
 May  56.1  67.0  77.9  5.6 "  0.0 "
 Jun  65.3  75.6  85.9  5.1 "  0.0 "
 Jul  69.4  80.2  91.0  3.3 "  0.0 "
 Aug  68.1  80.0  91.9  3.4 "  0.0 "
 Sep  59.3  71.1  83.0  5.2 "  0.0 "
 Oct  48.1  59.6  71.1  3.6 "  0.0 "
 Nov  38.1  49.1  60.0  4.1 "  0.2 "
 Dec  28.0  38.0  48.0  2.2 "  2.8 "

We have had a history of flooding from excessive rain flowing downstream to Grand Lake. Although since they have lowered the lake level, there hasn't been any significant flooding since 2007. Tornados are a possibility in the area. We watch the forecast and take precautions when necessary.

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Cost of Living for Northeast, OK

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Ottawa County has numerous manufacturers, gaming facilities, schools, a hospital and nursing facilities, and area businesses which provide many opportunities for employment.

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