Durant, OK
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Durant is a medium-sized city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 17,286 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Durant is the 32nd largest community in Oklahoma.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Durant is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Durant is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Durant who work in office and administrative support (13.42%), sales jobs (11.41%), and food service (10.11%).

Durant is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Durant enrolled in college, Durant has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

One of the benefits of Durant is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.76 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 Durant citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.25% of adults in Durant have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Durant in 2010 was $17,551, which is lower middle income relative to Oklahoma, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $70,204 for a family of four.

Durant is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Durant home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Durant residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Durant include Irish, German, French , and Italian.

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