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The City of Poteau had a population of 8,779 as of July 1, 2021.
The primary coordinate point for Poteau is located at latitude 35.0537 and longitude -94.6236 in Le Flore County. The formal boundaries for the City of Poteau encompass a land area of 30.15 sq. miles and a water area of 2.47 sq. miles. Le Flore County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 489 feet.
The City of Poteau has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Oklahoma is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Poteau is located within Poteau Division of Le Flore County.
|Total Population||8,779 (100%)|
|Population in Households||8,331 (94.9%)|
|Population in Families||6,739 (76.8%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||448 ( 5.1%)|
|Median Household Income||$41,491|
|Average Household Income||$55,651|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||12%|
|Per Capita Income||$21,050|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||3,778 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||2,058 (54.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,201 (31.8%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||519 (13.7%)|
|Median Home Value||$116,733|
|Average Home Value||$129,533|
|Housing Affordability Index3||222|
|Average Household Size||2.56|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.89%|
|Per Capita Income||1.41%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.67%|
The table below compares Poteau to the other 743 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oklahoma by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 51||93rd|
|Population Density||# 451||39th|
|Median Household Income||# 566||24th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 323||43rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 587||21st|
|Diversity Index||# 239||68th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Oklahoma Census Data Comparison Tool.