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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.
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.
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.
16% of Purcell residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Purcell, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $325. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $678.
Libraries in Purcell include Purcell Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Purcell include Purcell Register
McClain County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Purcell political report.
The average commute time for Purcell workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Purcell include Econo Lodge Purcell.
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