Located in northeast Oklahoma, Broken Arrow is the fourth largest city in the state, with an estimated population of 107,000 people spread out over 55 square miles. From 2000 to 2010, U.S. Census Bureau numbers show the City grew by 32%, making it one of the fastest growing incorporated municipalities in Oklahoma. Broken Arrow is also home to the third largest manufacturing hub in the state, with many employees working in the energy sector.
Broken Arrow was originally platted as a township in 1903 and operates under a Council-Manager form of government. The legislative and policy making body consists of a five member City Council, elected by wards with staggered terms for a period of four years. The Mayor is elected within the Council membership. The City Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of City government.
Residents in Broken Arrow enjoy a high quality of life, characterized by low crime, high performing schools, affordable housing and easy access to many parks and recreational facilities. The City fosters a sense of community by sponsoring seasonal festivals and events each year, including Rooster Days, a local Farmers Market and musical performances in the park. With destination attractions in the Rose District, the Performing Arts Center, Warren Theatre, Bass Pro Shops and more, residents and visitors have many options when it comes to choosing shopping, dining, cultural and entertainment activities.