McCURTAIN COUNTY

County and Community Profiles

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McCURTAIN COUNTY

County and Community Profiles

McCurtain County is the southeast corner of the Choctaw Nation. The county has an approximate population of 33,000 and labor force of 14,500. The average earnings per job is $44,491 and cost of living index is 88.2%. The 2019 Gross Regional Product for the county was $989M with NAICS 11 (Agriculture) and 31 (Manufacturing) being the two largest non-government sectors. 2019 annual retail sales were $421M which is a 28% increase since 2015.

 

The county seat, Idabel, is located 50 miles northwest of the Texarkana, Arkansas/Texas metro area. Interstate-30 is 35 miles south of Idabel and the proposed right-of-way for I-49 is 30 miles to the east (corridor linking New Orleans and Kansas City). The Kiamichi Railroad and Texas Oklahoma Eastern Railroad serve the county and both interchange with the Burlington Northern, Union Pacific, and Kansas City Southern Railroads.

 

McCurtain County is served by two general aviation airports. Broken Bow operates a community airport with a runway length of 3,200 linear feet. Idabel operates a regional airport with a runway length of 5,002 linear feet in length. The closest commercial aviation airport is located in Texarkana.

McCURTAIN COUNTY

County and Community Profiles

McCurtain County is the southeast corner of the Choctaw Nation. The county has an approximate population of 33,000 and labor force of 14,500. The average earnings per job is $44,491 and cost of living index is 88.2%. The 2019 Gross Regional Product for the county was $989M with NAICS 11 (Agriculture) and 31 (Manufacturing) being the two largest non-government sectors. 2019 annual retail sales were $421M which is a 28% increase since 2015.

 

The county seat, Idabel, is located 50 miles northwest of the Texarkana, Arkansas/Texas metro area. Interstate-30 is 35 miles south of Idabel and the proposed right-of-way for I-49 is 30 miles to the east (corridor linking New Orleans and Kansas City). The Kiamichi Railroad and Texas Oklahoma Eastern Railroad serve the county and both interchange with the Burlington Northern, Union Pacific, and Kansas City Southern Railroads.

 

McCurtain County is served by two general aviation airports. Broken Bow operates a community airport with a runway length of 3,200 linear feet. Idabel operates a regional airport with a runway length of 5,002 linear feet in length. The closest commercial aviation airport is located in Texarkana.