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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,007
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens14.7%
Employed Population 16+2,691
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married39.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18%
Median Earnings25+$27,403
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,257
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,903

Wealth

Median Family Income$38,520
% Above Poverty Level66.4%
% Below Poverty Level33.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone36%
Median Gross Rent$583
Median House Value$74,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)69.3%
Irish6.5%
English4.5%
German3.5%
French Except Basque1.4%
Canadian0.9%
African0.8%
Italian0.6%
Ukrainian0.5%
Scottish0.3%
Polish0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Czech0.2%
Danishn0.1%
US/American0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Idabel Almanac

CategoryValue
County McCurtain County
Standard Zip Codes74745
Phone Area Codes580
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.9
Approximate Longitude-94.81

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)

StationIDABEL
Distance1 miles
Jan Temp29 to 53 F
Apr Temp48 to 75 F
Jul Temp70 to 94 F
Oct Temp50 to 77 F
Annual Precip50.7 inches
StationBROKEN BOW DAM
Distance18 miles
Jan Temp29 to 53 F
Apr Temp47 to 75 F
Jul Temp68 to 95 F
Oct Temp49 to 78 F
Annual Precip55.1 inches
StationDEQUEEN
Distance28.9 miles
Jan Temp28 to 52 F
Apr Temp47 to 74 F
Jul Temp69 to 93 F
Oct Temp49 to 76 F
Annual Precip55.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Broken Bow4,131$32,321
Garvin238$37,500
Haworth295$35,417
Millerton258$38,750
Valliant758$34,000

Idabel Hospitals

Mccurtain Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
1301 Lincoln Road
(580) 208-3100

Idabel Public Schools

Central Es
206 Southeast F Avenue
ZIP: 74745
(580) 286-5346
Primary
Total Enrollment 304
Denison Public School
3001 East Washington
ZIP: 74745
(580) 286-3319
Primary
Total Enrollment 287
Idabel Hs
901 Lincoln Road
ZIP: 74745
(580) 286-7693
High
Total Enrollment 387
Idabel Ms
100 Northeast Avenue D
ZIP: 74745
(580) 286-6558
Middle
Total Enrollment 244
Idabel Primary South Es
1212 East Tyler Drive
ZIP: 74745
(580) 286-4400
Primary
Total Enrollment 322
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