Poteau, Oklahoma Population 2020

9,046
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Poteau is a city located in Oklahoma. With a 2020 population of 9,046, it is the 50th largest city in Oklahoma and the 3301st largest city in the United States. Poteau is currently growing at a rate of 0.73% annually and its population has increased by 6.17% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,520 in 2010. Spanning over 33 miles, Poteau has a population density of 300 people per square mile.

The average household income in Poteau is $53,862 with a poverty rate of 24.04%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $640 per month, and the median house value is $95,800. The median age in Poteau is 34 years, 32.7 years for males, and 37.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.7 males.

Poteau Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Poteau was:

  • White: 78.90%
  • Native American: 8.32%
  • Two or more races: 7.95%
  • Other race: 2.43%
  • Black or African American: 2.12%
  • Asian: 0.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Poteau, Oklahoma is 9,046, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,914.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,520.

Poteau, Oklahoma Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,93878.90%
American Indian and Alaska Native7328.32%
Two or More Races6997.95%
Some Other Race2142.43%
Black or African American1862.12%
Asian240.27%
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Poteau Population Pyramid 2020

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Poteau Median Age

34


Total

32.7


Male

37.2


Female

Poteau Adults

There are 6,758 adults, (1,281 of whom are seniors) in Poteau.

Poteau Age Dependency

60.5

Age Dependency Ratio

23.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Poteau Sex Ratio

Female

4,564

51.90%

Male

4,229

48.10%

Poteau Households and Families

Poteau Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Poteau Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.6%27.4%
All56.4%43.6%
Non Family50.7%49.3%
Male37%63%
Female33.6%66.4%

56.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,2182.6556.4
Married1,4333.0572.6
Non Family9771.450.7
Female5813.2633.6
Male2273.9337

3.05

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

8.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Poteau Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2684.67%
9th to 12th Grade82714.42%
High School Graduate1,86232.47%
Some College1,05118.33%
Associates Degree73012.73%
Bachelors Degree60910.62%
Graduate Degree3886.77%
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Poteau Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,4213,659861
Hispanic55029923
Native American40839051
Multiple Races38530369
Other Race10448
Black5454
Asian241616

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 66.67%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,611$30,940$22,552
Less Than High School$20,018$24,625$9,655
High School Grad$24,336$30,076$22,063
Some College$27,500$32,325$19,457
Bachelors Degree$36,711$35,455$37,157
Graduate Degree$38,977$39,766$38,235

$26,611

Average Earnings

$30,940

Average Male

$22,552

Average Female

Poteau Language

Poteau Language by Age

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Poteau Language

88.92% of Poteau residents speak only English, while 11.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.68% of the population.

Poteau Poverty

Poteau Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,8521,31122.40%
Hispanic1,24938831.06%
Native71613919.41%
Multiple64611517.80%
Black17511364.57%
Other2137133.33%
Asian241666.67%

24.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.20%

Male Poverty Rate

29.30%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Poteau

The race most likely to be in poverty in Poteau is Asian, with 66.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Poteau is Multiple, with 17.80% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.80%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.03%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.69%
High School17.05%
Some College15.35%
Bachelors or Greater10.57%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed88.75%
Male Unemployed54.00%
Female Employed15.83%
Male Employed13.97%

Poteau Income

Poteau Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,646$53,862
Families$46,283$60,154
Married Families$62,898-
Non Families$21,088$35,388
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Poteau Marital Status

Poteau Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.3%

Male Marriage Rate

40.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Poteau Married by Age and Sex

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Poteau Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Poteau Marital Status by Race

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Poteau Veterans

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545

Number of Veterans

497

Male Veterans

48

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam140
First Gulf War97
Second Gulf War76
Korea72
World War II18
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54189
65 to 74126
75+123
55 to 6464
18 to 3443
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Name Veterans % of Total
White5039.33%
Hispanic577.98%
2 or More173.65%
Indian142.62%
Other116.96%

Poteau Veterans by Education

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9.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Poteau Employment Status

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59.7%

Labor Force Participation

56.3%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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44.58%

Born in Oklahoma

93.05%

Native Born

6.95%

Foreign Born

6.89%

Non Citizen

0.06%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.05% of Poteau residents were born in the United States, with 44.58% having been born in Oklahoma. 6.89% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20209,046660.73%
20198,980660.74%
20188,914220.25%
20178,892660.75%
20168,8261001.15%
20158,726570.66%
20148,669650.76%
20138,604500.58%
20128,554-3-0.04%
20118,557100.12%
20108,5476080.74%
20007,9397290.97%
19907,2101210.17%
19807,0891,5892.57%
19705,5001,0722.19%
19604,428-348-0.75%
19504,7767561.74%
19404,0208512.41%
19303,1694901.69%
19202,6790.00%