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Purcell, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The City of Purcell had a population of 6,165 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Purcell is located at latitude 35.018 and longitude -97.3735 in McClain County. The formal boundaries for the City of Purcell (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.41 sq. miles. McClain County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,099 feet.

The City of Purcell (GNIS ID: 2411503) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Oklahoma is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Purcell is located within Purcell Division of McClain County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Purcell population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Purcell, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 6,165
Population in Households 6,032
Population in Familes 5,053
Population in Group Qrtrs 133
Population Density1 613
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 2,356
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 1,644
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,568 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,573 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 783 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 212 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $113,671
Average Home Value $145,518


Median Household Income $49,257
Average Household Income $61,345
Per Capita Income $23,700
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.89% 1.16%
Households 0.91% 1.19%
Families 0.93% 1.07%
Median Household Income   3.21%
Per Capita Income   2.47%
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.


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, 2015 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 # 66 91st
Population Density1 # 323 56th
Diversity Index2 # 235 68th
Median Household Income # 182 75th
Per Capita Income # 181 75th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Oklahoma Census Data Comparison Tool.