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Purcell, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The City of Purcell had a population of 6,848 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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Purcell, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 6,848
Population in Households 6,715
Population in Familes 5,666
Population in Group Qrtrs 133
Population Density2 511
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $50,453
Average Household Income $64,433
Per Capita Income $25,059


Total Housing Units 2,850 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,707 (59.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 910 (31.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 233 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $144,358
Average Home Value $167,721


Total Households 2,617
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 1,826
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.93% 1.05%
Households 0.95% 1.08%
Families 0.91% 0.98%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   2.86%

Purcell, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Purcell to the other 731 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oklahoma by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 62 92nd
Population Density # 368 50th
Diversity Index # 254 65th
Median Household Income # 191 74th
Per Capita Income # 239 67th

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