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Duncan is a city in Stephens County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for William Duncan, landowner

The latitude of Duncan is 34.502N. The longitude is -97.957W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,122 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 22,031.


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Median household income
Local
$30,373
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Duncan demographic reports
Once a cattle town. Grew up along the Rock Island Railroad

Oil and gas were discovered in the region in 1921

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 61. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.7 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Ron Howard, director, producer, actor
· Jeane Kirkpatrick, U.S. representative to the United Nations
· Hoyt Axton, musician
Local festivals include:
  • Fall Bluegrass Festival - Sept. 27-29, 2007
  • Summerfest - July 20-21, 2007
  • Autumn Festival - Oct. 5-6, 2007
  • Stephens County Free Fair - Aug. 22-25, 2007
  • Spring Bluegrass Festival - April 26-29, 2007
  • Founder's Day - June 23, 2007
Dates often change. Check Duncan web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic routes: Chisholm Trail
Colleges and universities: Red River Area Vocational Technical School
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Duncan demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Stephens County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 73529 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

12% of Duncan residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Duncan ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Duncan was $17,643, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

20% of Duncan residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Duncan festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Duncan, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $288.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $688.


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Libraries in Duncan include Duncan Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Duncan include Duncan Banner

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Politics

Stephens County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Duncan political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Duncan workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Duncan between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Duncan include Days Inn of Duncan, Holiday Inn.

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