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Overview

Introduction to Durant, Oklahoma

Durant, Oklahoma, in Bryan county, is 56 miles N of McKinney, Texas and 86 miles N of Dallas, Texas.

Durant History

Durant was founded by Dixon Durant. The Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad first entered the area in the early 1870s. The city was originally named Durant Station, but it was shortened to Durant in 1882.

Durant and nearby Attractions

  • Briarwood Shopping Center
  • Fort Washita Historic Site
  • Three Valley Museum
  • Indian Territory Art Gallery
  • Forest Park Skateboard Park
  • Red River Railroad Museum

Things To Do In Durant

Durant has a number of parks and playgrounds, including the Durant Park, the Carl Albert Memorial Park and the Durant Multi-Sports Complex. Lake Texoma has scenic campsites and is a popular local recreational spot as well. The Durant Golf and Country Club, the Chickasaw Pointe Golf Course and the Silverado Golf Course provide facilities for golfers.

Durant Transportation

Dallas/Fort Worth International is the nearest major airport.

Durant Higher Education

Southeastern Oklahoma State University and Kiamichi Technology Center-Durant are the local institutions of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include Grayson County College, Collin County Community College-Central Park and East Central University.

People

Total Population 16,767
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 14.7%
Employed Population 16+ 6,931
Age of the Population 31

Families

% of people married 40.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.2%
Median Earnings25+ $25,198
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,924
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,750

Wealth

Median Family Income $42,093
% Above Poverty Level 74.7%
% Below Poverty Level 25.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.3%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 35.9%
Median Gross Rent $656
Median House Value $102,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 45.7%
US/American 0%
English 10.9%
Irish 10.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Durant Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 56 miles N of McKinney, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 86 miles N of Dallas, Texas
County Bryan
Standard Zip Codes 74701
P.O. Box Zip Codes 74702
Phone Area Codes 580
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.993
Longitude -96.37

Durant Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station DURANT
Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 51 F
Apr Temp 48 to 73 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 50 to 77 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches
Station MADILL
Distance 25.1 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 50 F
Apr Temp 49 to 73 F
Jul Temp 72 to 94 F
Oct Temp 52 to 76 F
Annual Precip 42.1 inches
Station SHERMAN
Distance 25.3 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 51 F
Apr Temp 52 to 73 F
Jul Temp 73 to 93 F
Oct Temp 54 to 75 F
Annual Precip 42 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Achille 467 $50,000
Caddo 1,145 $44,583
Calera 2,576 $47,330
Colbert 1,420 $36,522
Kenefic 201 $42,500
Mead 78 $54,167

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Durant Public Libraries

Library
Durant - Robert L Williams Public Library
323 WEST BEECH
Durant, Oklahoma
(580) 924-3486

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Durant Hospitals

MEDICAL CTR OF SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA
(Proprietary)
1800 UNIVERSITY BLVD.
(405) 924-3080
Emergency Service: Yes

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  • Originally founded in 1962 as College of the Southwest.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

Durant High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

DURANT HS
802 W. WALNUT
580-924-4424
Serves 863 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

SILO HS
122 BOURNE
580-924-7000
A Title I School.
Serves 107 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 97.3

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