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Old 06-07-2017, 04:51 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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They are the Savage Storm and have been for more than a decade.
LOL. I'm an old fart and that don't scare me a bit.

It's not as bad as being a Chickasha Chick or a texas Longhorn, though.
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Old 06-07-2017, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Belton, Tx
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I agree completely. Durant is0adding jobs because of its proximity to DFW metro. In addition to the ones you and Stillwater mentioned and most notable to me is a steel recycling plant ($450M investment) going in east side of Durant. This project was sought by 5 states and multiple cities in each state and it landed in Durant. No doubt these jobs are added by proximity to DFW.

The steel plant takes scrap metal and melts it at 1300 degree in an electric powered vat to make rebar. 100 trucks of scrap a day and 100 trucks of rebar a day is estimated size of production by one measure.

Durant is 80 miles from the Plano Legacy West project under construction now. This 250 acre project is sold out with 100 acres bought by Toyota to build a new N. American HQ, they are currently moving 250 jobs a week in from Torrance, Ca. Chase has a 25 acres campus going up for 6000 job on top of the 5000 Toyota is bringing in. Liberty mutual is adding 4000 jobs this year as well. So 15000 Direct jobs and an estimate an additional 30-40000 Indirect jobs coming as well. DFW is the fastest growing metro in the USA and Durant receives some spill out growth.

I know a Durant native who lives on a ranch south of the Casinos and has driven to work at a North DFW metro campus for 40 years. The growth is greatest in the north DFW quadrant, this is the closer to Durant side of the metro. There is a plan to extend the Dallas North Tollroad up to near Lake Texoma where it will intersect US 75 12 miles south of Durant and the growth is strong along this route.

Much of Durant growth is outside the city limits to the NW toward the lake some what. I believe the city growth cited is just the growth within the city proper. The county grow is probably much greater.

Durant feels more DFW centric than tied to OKC or Tulsa to me because of the proximity
DFW's growth is insane! Even state lines can't stop it I see.
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Old 06-07-2017, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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You are for the change, no?

I'm Choctaw and I never had any problem with it. I've talked to members of my family and several other Native friends and I've never heard any of my kin or other folks I know who should really care in the first place say anything but "it's not a big deal."

I understand it may be for some. To each his own.

Having said that, don't go after my Atlanta Braves PC police!
Yes, and most of my Native family and friends are for the change.
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Old 06-07-2017, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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DFW's growth is insane! Even state lines can't stop it I see.
To draw all those people from north Texas like it does with its casinos, Oklahoma still has a chance to beating TX to legalizing either medical or rec marijuana. TX legislature recently ended its session without doing anything about marijuana. It won't reconvene until 2019. Oklahoma will vote to legalize marijuana in 2018. But nothing on the horizon, so far, about legalizing rec marijuana.
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Old 06-08-2017, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Tulsa Oklahoma over 400,000 Hallelujah , state of Oklahoma can realistically reach the golden number of four million people population , Tulsa Oklahoma still does not have 1 million people in it's metropolitan area too bad!!!
Holy cow, bad for whom? I'm glad I can get around town without growing a beard.
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Old 06-08-2017, 11:25 AM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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Yes, and most of my Native family and friends are for the change.
I hear ya.
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Old 03-23-2018, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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Population estimates for July 2017:

Oklahoma City Metro
1,383,737
+11,274 (+0.8%) from July 2016
+130,285 (+10.4%) from 2010 Census

Tulsa Metro
990,706
+3,241 (+0.3%) from July 2016
+53,228 (+5.7%) from 2010 Census

My home county of Bryan County
46,319
+827 (+1.8%) from July 2016
+3,903 (+9.2%) from 2010 Census
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Old 03-25-2018, 06:13 PM
 
Location: plano
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Population estimates for July 2017:

Oklahoma City Metro
1,383,737
+11,274 (+0.8%) from July 2016
+130,285 (+10.4%) from 2010 Census

Tulsa Metro
990,706
+3,241 (+0.3%) from July 2016
+53,228 (+5.7%) from 2010 Census

My home county of Bryan County
46,319
+827 (+1.8%) from July 2016
+3,903 (+9.2%) from 2010 Census
Is the data out on Durant, or just at the county level? DFW metro grew by another 150k during this reported 12 month period after growing the same the prior year. Its nuts growth wise but the city and counties do a decent job of growing infrastructure in my view... I dont have expectations from governmental entities so when they make good timely progress i am impressed.
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Old 03-25-2018, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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Is the data out on Durant, or just at the county level? DFW metro grew by another 150k during this reported 12 month period after growing the same the prior year. Its nuts growth wise but the city and counties do a decent job of growing infrastructure in my view... I dont have expectations from governmental entities so when they make good timely progress i am impressed.
City and town population estimates for 2017 will be released this May.
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Old 03-26-2018, 06:07 AM
 
Location: plano
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Thanks Kayne Mo. I attended a mini family reunion in Tishomingo (Old Red restaurant) this Sunday. Both Madil and Tish look stagnant compared to Durant.. with Mabil looking more so than Tish.

I look forward to the city info though the county data you provided is probably the best measure of how that area is growing overall. Bryan has to be one of the fastest growing counties percentage wise in the state? At least outside the counties part of the big metro areas.
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