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Overview

Introduction to Purcell, Oklahoma

Purcell, Oklahoma, in McClain county, is 15 miles S of Norman, Oklahoma and 32 miles S of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The city is located in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.

Purcell History

Purcell was founded as a railroad town in 1887. It was named after Edward Benton Purcell, the director of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, the first line to run through the town. In its initial years, the economy of the city largely depended on agriculture. The first permanent residents in the area were Chickasaw Native Americans.

Purcell and nearby Attractions

  • McClain County Historical Society & Museum
  • Timberlake Rose Rock Museum
  • Westwood Water Park
  • Little River Zoo
  • Lake Thunderbird State Park
  • Henry Overholser Mansion

Things To Do In Purcell

While in Purcell, those interested in the area’s history should visit the McClain County Museum, the Oklahoma Museum of Natural History and the Timberlake Rose Rock Museum. The Henry Overholser Mansion and the Oklahoma City National Memorial Center are also popular tourist destinations. One can plan a day trip to the Lake Thunderbird State Park or the Little River Zoo from Purcell. Purcell hosts the McClain County Free Fair every September and the Native American Festival every November as well.

Purcell Transportation

Flights are available from Will Rogers World Airport.

Purcell Higher Education

The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Rose State College and Oklahoma City Community College offer courses in higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,349
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens15.8%
Employed Population 16+2,946
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married53%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16%
Median Earnings25+$32,117
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,648

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,889
% Above Poverty Level82.1%
% Below Poverty Level17.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone27.3%
Median Gross Rent$657
Median House Value$124,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)38.1%
Irish12%
English8.4%
German8.2%
Dutch2.5%
Polish2.3%
Scottish1.7%
French Except Basque1.4%
Swedish1.1%
Italian1%
Welsh0.9%
African0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Canadian0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
Greek0.3%
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Purcell Almanac

CategoryValue
County McClain County
Standard Zip Codes73080
Phone Area Codes405
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude35.01
Approximate Longitude-97.37

Purcell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPURCELL
Distance1.4 miles
Jan Temp23 to 48 F
Apr Temp48 to 72 F
Jul Temp70 to 94 F
Oct Temp49 to 75 F
Annual Precip41.6 inches
StationBLANCHARD 2 SSW
Distance18.7 miles
Jan Temp28 to 50 F
Apr Temp50 to 74 F
Jul Temp71 to 94 F
Oct Temp52 to 75 F
Annual Precip34.7 inches
StationMEEKER 5 W
Distance39.8 miles
Jan Temp23 to 46 F
Apr Temp45 to 70 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp48 to 72 F
Annual Precip38 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Goldsby2,173$87,031
Lexington2,248$50,028
Noble6,664$57,340
Paoli659$44,375
Washington677$80,000

Purcell Hospitals

Purcell Municipal Hospital
(Government - Local)
1500 North Green Avenue
(405) 527-6524

Purcell Public Schools

Purcell Intermediate School
711 North Ninth Avenue
ZIP: 73080
(405) 527-2146
Primary
Total Enrollment 287
Purcell Hs
2020 North Green Avenue
ZIP: 73080
(405) 527-4400
High
Total Enrollment 398
Purcell Jhs
201 Lester Lane
ZIP: 73080
(405) 527-6591
Middle
Total Enrollment 314
Purcell Es
809 North Ninth Avenue
ZIP: 73080
(405) 527-2146
Primary
Total Enrollment 448
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