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Purcell, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

Purcell is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Purcell.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in McClain County at latitude 35.0137 and longitude -97.3611. McClain County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,099 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Purcell (see map) encompass a land area of 13.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.41 sq. miles.

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Purcell, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Purcell to the other 733 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oklahoma by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 65 91st
Population Density1 # 320 56th
Diversity Index2 # 231 69th
Median Household Income # 226 69th
Per Capita Income # 222 70th

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Purcell, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 6,086
Population in Households 5,953
Population in Familes 4,984
Population in Group Qrtrs 133
Population Density1 605
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 2,332
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 1,629
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,559 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,559 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 773 (30.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 227 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $97,323
Average Home Value $136,706


Median Household Income $45,090
Average Household Income $58,533
Per Capita Income $22,657
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.8% 1.16%
Households 0.89% 1.18%
Families 0.93% 1.08%
Median Household Income   4.17%
Per Capita Income   2.9%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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