Introduction to Durant, Oklahoma

Durant, Oklahoma, in Bryan county, is 56 miles N of McKinney, Texas and 86 miles N of Dallas, Texas. The city has a population of 13,549.

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.


Total Population 16,507
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 14.6%
Employed Population 16+ 7,370
Age of the Population 31


% of people married 41.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.7%
Median Earnings25+ $26,719
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,864
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,333


Median Family Income $43,834
% Above Poverty Level 76.9%
% Below Poverty Level 23.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%


People Living Alone 33%
Median Gross Rent $656
Median House Value $96,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 44.4%
US/American 0%
English 10.2%
Irish 10.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2014, 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


  • 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
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 493 $44,167
Caddo 1,203 $41,071
Calera 2,686 $46,488
Colbert 1,496 $37,321
Kenefic 214 $33,438
Mead 72 $42,083

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2014, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Durant Public Libraries

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

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Durant Hospitals

(405) 924-3080
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 17

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Serves 107 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 97.3

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