YUKON — The city of Yukon, which traces its history to its founding in 1891, is expanding in several ways and looking for ways to meet the demands of a growing population. Among the changes are the construction of a $92 million high school, scheduled to open in 2011; improvements to streets and bridges; and completion of a $25 million expansion of Integris Canadian Valley Regional Hospital, Mayor Bob Bradway and City Manager Jim Crosby said. Crosby estimates that the 2010 population count will be 25,000, up from 21,073 at the last U.S. Census in 2000. Yukon is one of Oklahoma's "premier destinations as far as living,” Bradway said. The city has "everything that a medium-size city has,” with a good selection of churches, recreation and movies, he said. The city is located north of Interstate 40 and just west of the north-south leg of the Kilpatrick Turnpike. For people considering a move to the area, Yukon offers a good environment for raising a family, Bradway said. "If they move to Yukon they would enjoy it,” he said. Bradway said he is proud of fiscal restraint demonstrated by city officials. "We run Yukon just like a family runs their own financial affairs,” he said. The city has cut expenses when necessary, Bradway said. "We've all taken a part of the hit that the city's taken,” he said. Crosby said city officials hope to attract one or two major retailers to boost the city's sales tax revenue.