Purcell is a city in and the county seat of McClain County, Oklahoma, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 5,884. The 2020 population is listed as 6,420, which has grown to the 67th largest Oklahoma municipality. Nestled in the bluffs overlooking the South Canadian River, Purcell has a unique and rich history. Founded as a railroad town in 1887, Purcell has served as a major agribusiness area and the center for the state’s equestrian industry. Purcell is ideal for light manufacturing, distribution and commercial/retail development. The town and its surrounding communities are both suburban and agricultural, with much employment in agriculture and other non-farm major employers in the area including Tinker Air Force Base – the nation’s largest jet engine maintenance facility. Purcell offers a cost of living that is 18% below the US avg., has little congestion, and is home to one of the state’s top public school systems (including a new $14 million high school campus).