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Facts About Moore, Oklahoma
The city lies in the Sandstone Hills region of Oklahoma, known for hills, blackjack oak, and post oak, United States, and is part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.
The estimated population of Moore is 62,793 as of the 2020 census, making Moore the seventh-largest city in the state of Oklahoma.
The city of Moore has a total area of 22.2 square miles, of which 21.8 square miles is land and 0.35 square miles is water
The first settlers arrived in Moore in 1889.
Moore was originally known as Verbeck, named after the Railroad Company that founded the settlement. The town was renamed after Al Moore, an employee of the Railroad Company.
The town of Moore was officially incorporated in 1893.
There is a median household income of $75,125, and 9.32% of the population lives below the poverty line.
The region in which Moore is located is colloquially known as Tornado Alley and the town has had numerous encounters with these storms.
The city was also damaged by other tornadoes in 1998, 2003, and 2010.
The Moore post office turned into a branch of the Oklahoma City post office on January 7, 1972.