Purcell is a somewhat small city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 6,370 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Purcell is the 66th largest community in Oklahoma.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Purcell is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Purcell is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Purcell who work in office and administrative support (14.43%), sales jobs (10.89%), and food service (7.91%).
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!) Purcell 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. Purcell has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Purcell than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Purcell may be for you.
Purcell is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Purcell rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.98% of adults 25 and older in Purcell have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Purcell in 2010 was $20,871, which is upper middle income relative to Oklahoma, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,484 for a family of four. However, Purcell contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Purcell is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Purcell home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Purcell residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Purcell also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.49% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Purcell include Irish, English, Dutch, and French .
The most common language spoken in Purcell is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.