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Overview

Introduction to Idabel, Oklahoma

Idabel, Oklahoma, in McCurtain county, is 96 miles N of Longview, Texas and 137 miles NE of Dallas, Texas. There are 6,952 residents in the city.

Idabel History

Idabel was originally known as Pernell. It was later renamed after the wife of John Randolph Dillon, an executive and engineer of the Missouri Kansas Texas Railroad. The city is the county seat of McCurtain County.

Idabel and nearby Attractions

  • Choctaw Village Shopping Center
  • McCurtain County Veteran's Memorial Museum
  • Red Slough Wildlife Management Area
  • Museum of the Red River
  • Beavers Bend State Park
  • Little River National Wildlife Refuge

Things To Do In Idabel

Idabel is home to the Museum of the Red River, while the Muscle Car Legends Museum and the McCurtain County Veteran's Memorial Museum are both nearby as well. The Red Slough Wildlife Management Area and the Little River National Wildlife Refuge provide amenities for several different types of recreation. The Beavers Bend State Park also offers facilities for camping, biking, horseback riding, fishing, boating, golfing and swimming. The Jumper Shopping Center and the Choctaw Village Shopping Center are the local shopping destinations. The city hosts the Fall Fest every October.

Idabel Transportation

Dallas Fort Worth International is the nearest major airport.

Idabel Higher Education

Texas A & M University-Commerce, Tyler Junior College and Westark College are the local centers of higher education.

People

Total Population 7,015
Male Share of the Population 44.7%
Female Share of the Population 55.3%
Senior Citizens 14.7%
Employed Population 16+ 2,517
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 37.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.6%
Median Earnings25+ $25,332
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,797
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,508

Wealth

Median Family Income $31,701
% Above Poverty Level 61.7%
% Below Poverty Level 38.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 36%
Median Gross Rent $535
Median House Value $78,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 60.4%
US/American 0.1%
English 7.1%
Irish 8.9%

Idabel Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 96 miles N of Longview, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 137 miles NE of Dallas, Texas
County McCurtain
Standard Zip Codes 74745
Phone Area Codes 580
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.895
Longitude -94.826

Idabel 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 IDABEL
Distance 1 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 53 F
Apr Temp 48 to 75 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 50 to 77 F
Annual Precip 50.7 inches
Station BROKEN BOW DAM
Distance 18 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 53 F
Apr Temp 47 to 75 F
Jul Temp 68 to 95 F
Oct Temp 49 to 78 F
Annual Precip 55.1 inches
Station DEQUEEN
Distance 28.9 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 52 F
Apr Temp 47 to 74 F
Jul Temp 69 to 93 F
Oct Temp 49 to 76 F
Annual Precip 55.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Broken Bow 4,141 $31,739
Garvin 197 $27,500
Haworth 261 $38,125
Millerton 325 $41,250
Valliant 834 $38,250

Idabel Hospitals

MCCURTAIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
1301 LINCOLN ROAD
(580) 286-7623
Emergency Service: Yes

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Idabel High Schools

IDABEL HS
901 LINCOLN ROAD
580-286-7693
Serves 503 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

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