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Purcell is a city in McClain County, in the Oklahoma City metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for E.B. Purcell, railroad director.

The latitude of Purcell is 35.013N. The longitude is -97.36W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,099 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,627.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$33,283
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Purcell demographic reports
Purcell is on the South Canadian River.
The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad arrived here in 1887, initiating the area's growth.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 23. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4.1 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Native American Festival - Nov. 17, 2007
  • McClain County Free Fair - Sept. 6-8, 2007
Dates often change. Check Purcell web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: McClain County Museum

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Purcell demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the McClain County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Oklahoma City area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 73080 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

11% of Purcell residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Purcell ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Purcell was $15,261, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

16% of Purcell residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Purcell festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Purcell, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $325.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $678.


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

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Newspapers in Purcell include Purcell Register

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

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The average commute time for Purcell workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Purcell include Econo Lodge Purcell.

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