Duncan, OK


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Duncan is a medium-sized city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 23,231 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Duncan is the 17th largest community in Oklahoma.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Duncan is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Duncan is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Duncan who work in office and administrative support (15.68%), sales jobs (8.60%), and management occupations (6.21%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Duncan has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Duncan has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Duncan than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Duncan may be for you.

One of the benefits of Duncan is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.86 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The education level of Duncan citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.66% of adults 25 and older in Duncan have a college degree.

The per capita income in Duncan in 2010 was $22,868, which is upper middle income relative to Oklahoma, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $91,472 for a family of four. However, Duncan contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Duncan is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Duncan home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Duncan residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Duncan also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.02% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Duncan include Irish, English, Scottish, and French .

The most common language spoken in Duncan is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hebrew.