Atoka County Profile

Atoka County has an approximate population of 14,000 and labor force around 5,000. The median hourly wage is $13.15 and a cost of living index of 89.1%. The county seat, City of Atoka, is near equidistant (+/-120 miles) to four metropolitan statistical areas (Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Dallas, and Fort Smith, Arkansas)US-69/75 corridor linking Houston to Tulsa through Dallas is the main north/south corridor in Atoka with over 25,000 traveling the highway daily. The Union Pacific Railroad also bisects the county seat providing an excellent opportunity for multi-modal logistics. The City of Atoka operates a district airport with a north/south runway of 3,015 linear feet.

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Bryan County Profile

Bryan County is the only Oklahoma county that is located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Combined Statistical Area. The county has an approximate population of 47,000 and a labor force of 20,500. The median hourly wage is $14.53 and the cost of living index is 89.8%. The county seat, Durant, is located northeast of Dallas along US-69/75 with over 30,000 vehicles per day. The Union Pacific Railroad and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad both serve areas of the county with the Kiamichi Railroad interchanging with both Class I rail providers. Durant operates a regional airport with a runway length of 5,001 feet.

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Choctaw County Profile

Choctaw County has an approximate population of 15,000 and labor force of 5,500. The median hourly wage is $13.08 and the cost of living index is 87.6%. The county seat, Hugo, is located 100 miles from the Dallas Metropolitan area and 90 miles from the Texarkana Metropolitan area. The Kiamichi Railroad bisects the county providing interchange opportunities with the Burlington Northern, Union Pacific, and Kansas City Southern Railroads. The Indian Nation Turnpike starts at Hugo (north/south) and ends at Interstate-40. I-30 is located 60 miles south of Hugo, US-69/75 is 50 miles to the west, and the proposed right-of-way of the future I-49 will be 70 miles to the east (corridor linking New Orleans and Kansas City). Hugo operates a regional airport with a runway length of 4,007 linear feet.

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Coal County Profile

Coal County is located on the western boundary of the Choctaw Nation territory. The approximate county population is 5,600 and labor force of 2,400. The median hourly wage is $13.91 and the cost of living index is 89.3%. The county seat, Coalgate, is located 80 miles from the Oklahoma City Metropolitan area and the US-69/75 corridor is 15 miles east. Coalgate operates a community airport with a runway length of 2,584 linear feet. 

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Haskell County Profile

Haskell County is located along the northern boundary of the Choctaw Nation territory. The county has an approximate population of 13,000 and labor force of 4,800. The cost of living index is 89.2% and the median hourly wage is $13.48. The county seat, Stigler, is located 60 miles south of the Tulsa Metropolitan area and 40 miles west of the Fort Smith, Arkansas Metropolitan. The McClellan-Kerr navigable waterway is located on the northern boundary of the county with the only ports located in the Choctaw Nation: Port of Keota and Port of Carl Albert. Stigler operates a district airport with a runway length of 4,296 linear feet.

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Hughes County Profile

The southern half of Hughes County is located in the Choctaw Nation. The county has an approximate population of 13,000 and labor force of 4,500. The median hourly wage is $12.47 and the cost of living index is 88.1%. The county seat is Holdenville which is outside the Choctaw tribal territory. Holdenville is located 60 miles southeast of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan area and 70 miles southwest of Tulsa. I-40 is located 20 miles north. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad line crossing through the county connects Denison, TX and Tulsa, OK. Holdenville operates a district airport with a runway length of 3,251 linear feet.

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Latimer County Profile

Latimer County has an approximate population of 10,500 and labor force of 4,100. The median hourly wage is $15.59 and the cost of living index is 88.6%. The county seat, Wilburton, is located 60 miles southwest of the Fort Smith, Arkansas Metropolitan area and 80 miles southeast of the Tulsa Metropolitan area. US-69 and the Indian Nations Turnpike are located 30 miles to the west. The Arkansas Oklahoma Railroad crosses the county and interchanges with the Union Pacific Railroad and Kansas City Southern Railroad. Wilburton operates a district airport with a runway length of 3,000 linear feet.

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LeFlore County Profile

LeFlore County is located in the Fort Smith, Arkansas Metropolitan area and is the northeast corner of the Choctaw tribal territory. The approximate county population is 50,000 and the labor force is 20,000. The median hourly wage is $17.58 and the cost of living index is 88.3%. The county seat, Poteau, is located 20 miles south of Interstate 40 and 20 miles west of the proposed alignment of I-49 in Arkansas (corridor between New Orleans and Kansas City). The Kansas City Southern Railroad interchanges with both the Arkansas Oklahoma Railroad and the Arkansas Southern Railroad in LeFlore County. Two general aviation airports operate in LeFlore County: a regional airport with a 4,007 foot linear runway is located in Poteau and a community airport with a 3,300 foot linear runway is located in Talihina.

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McCurtain County Profile

McCurtain County is the southeast corner of the Choctaw Nation. The county has an approximate population of 33,000 and labor force of 13,000. 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.

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Pittsburg County Profile

Pittsburg County has an approximate population of 44,000 and labor force of 19,000. The median hourly wage is $15.43 and the cost of living index is 91.2%. The county seat, McAlester, is located 80 miles south of the Tulsa Metropolitan area. US-69 Highway and the Indian Nation Turnpike intersect in McAlester with US-69 carrying over 25,000 vehicles per day through the community. The Union Pacific Railroad interchanges with the Arkansas Oklahoma Railroad in McAlester. The community operates a regional airport with a 5,602 foot linear runway.  

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Pushmataha County Profile

Pushmataha County has an approximate population of 11,100 and labor force of 4,500. The median hourly wage is $13.12 and the cost of living index is 87.3%. The county seat, Antlers, is located along the Indian Nation Turnpike which connects Tulsa, OK and Paris, TX. Antlers is 90 miles northeast of the Dallas Metropolitan area. US-69/75 corridor is located 30 miles west. The city operates a district airport with a 3,298 linear foot runway.

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