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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population17,042
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens14.5%
Employed Population 16+6,917
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married39.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.9%
Median Earnings25+$25,973
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,313
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,185

Wealth

Median Family Income$42,401
% Above Poverty Level75.2%
% Below Poverty Level24.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone37.7%
Median Gross Rent$687
Median House Value$106,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)47.8%
English9.3%
Irish9.2%
German7.5%
French Except Basque1.6%
Italian1%
West Indian0.8%
Dutch0.8%
Arab0.7%
Polish0.6%
Scottish0.6%
Iraqi0.6%
Norwegian0.4%
Russian0.3%
African0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Greek0.1%
Czech0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Durant Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bryan County
Standard Zip Codes74701
P.O. Box Zip Codes74702
Phone Area Codes580
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.98
Approximate Longitude-96.39

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)

StationDURANT
Distance0.5 miles
Jan Temp28 to 51 F
Apr Temp48 to 73 F
Jul Temp71 to 93 F
Oct Temp50 to 77 F
Annual Precip46.2 inches
StationMADILL
Distance25.1 miles
Jan Temp28 to 50 F
Apr Temp49 to 73 F
Jul Temp72 to 94 F
Oct Temp52 to 76 F
Annual Precip42.1 inches
StationSHERMAN
Distance25.3 miles
Jan Temp32 to 51 F
Apr Temp52 to 73 F
Jul Temp73 to 93 F
Oct Temp54 to 75 F
Annual Precip42 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Achille366$50,833
Caddo1,120$44,167
Calera2,627$46,458
Colbert1,329$36,420
Kenefic195$51,250
Mead87$57,083

Durant Public Libraries

Durant-donald Reynolds Community Ct & Library
1515 WEST MAIN
Durant, Oklahoma
(580) 924-3486

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Durant Hospitals

Medical Center Of Southeastern Oklahoma
(Proprietary)
1800 University Boulevard
(580) 924-3080

Durant Public Schools

Durant Hs
950 Gerlach Drive
ZIP: 74701
(580) 924-4424
High
Total Enrollment 893
Durant Intermediate Es
1314 Waco Street
ZIP: 74701
(580) 924-1397
Middle
Total Enrollment 738
Durant Ms
802 West Walnut Street
ZIP: 74701
(580) 924-1321
Middle
Total Enrollment 522
Northwest Heights Es
1715 W University Boulevard
ZIP: 74701
(580) 924-5595
Primary
Total Enrollment 629
Robert E. Lee Es
824 West Louisiana Street
ZIP: 74701
(580) 924-3628
Primary
Total Enrollment 260
Rock Creek Es
23072 U S Highway 70
ZIP: 74701
(580) 924-9601
Primary
Total Enrollment 350
Silo Es
122 West Bourne Street
ZIP: 74701
(580) 924-7001
Primary
Total Enrollment 520
Silo Hs
122 West Bourne Street
ZIP: 74701
(580) 924-7000
High
Total Enrollment 237
Silo Jhs
122 West Bourne Street
ZIP: 74701
(580) 924-7000
Middle
Total Enrollment 112
Washington Irving Es
812 West Locust Street
ZIP: 74701
(580) 924-3805
Primary
Total Enrollment 597

Durant Private Schools

Victory Life Academy
3412 W University Blvd
ZIP: 74701
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 138
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