Poteau, Oklahoma Population 2022

8,865
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Poteau is a city located in Le Flore County Oklahoma. Poteau has a 2020 population of 8,865. It is also the county seat of Le Flore County. Poteau is currently growing at a rate of 0.33% annually and its population has increased by 0.66% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,807 in 2010.

The average household income in Poteau is $56,261 with a poverty rate of 22.74%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $710 per month, and the median house value is $110,500. The median age in Poteau is 33.4 years, 32.6 years for males, and 34.3 years for females.

Poteau Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Poteauwas:

  • White: 76.93%
  • Two or more races: 10.88%
  • Native American: 8.72%
  • Other race: 2.06%
  • Black or African American: 1.13%
  • Asian: 0.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Poteau, Oklahoma is 8,865 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,807.

Poteau, Oklahoma Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,82176.93%
Black or African American1001.13%
American Indian and Alaska Native7738.72%
Asian240.27%
Some Other Race1832.06%
Two or More Races96510.88%
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Poteau Population by Race

Poteau Population Pyramid 2022

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Poteau Median Age

32.8


Total

32.8


Male

32.8


Female

Poteau Adults

There are 6,631 adults, (1,318 of whom are seniors) in Poteau.

Poteau Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

24.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Poteau Sex Ratio

Female

4,661

52.57%

Male

4,205

47.43%

Poteau Population by Age

Poteau Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Poteau Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.6%28.4%
All54.6%45.4%
Non Family51%49%
Male39.9%60.1%
Female35.1%64.9%

54.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Poteau Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,1772.754.6
Married1,2123.271.6
Male3283.6939.9
Female6293.5435.1
Non Family1,0081.2551

3.22

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

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Poteau Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3786.56%
9th to 12th Grade63411.00%
High School Graduate2,05635.67%
Some College1,04918.20%
Associates Degree70112.16%
Bachelors Degree64611.21%
Graduate Degree3005.20%
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Poteau Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Poteau Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian222222
White4,2413,634822
2+ Races51837079
Hispanic68337032
Native American42541014
Black7171
Other Race10040

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 100.00%.

Poteau Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,043$35,968$23,574
Less Than 9th Grade$22,292$25,612$13,750
High School Graduate$30,320$35,265$16,250
Some College$32,349$38,140$24,886
Bachelors Degree$42,560$46,607$41,364
Graduate Degree$35,893$54,375$25,526

$31,043

Average Earnings

$35,968

Average Male

$23,574

Average Female

Poteau Earnings by Educational Attainment

Poteau Language by Age

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Poteau Language

86.93% of Poteau residents speak only English, while 13.07% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.59% of the population.

Poteau Language

Poteau Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian221777.27%
Native77219024.61%
Hispanic1,38231622.87%
White5,8251,29622.25%
Black68913.24%
Other62NaN%
Multiple90014516.11%

22.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.99%

Male Poverty Rate

26.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Poteau

The race most likely to be in poverty in Poteau is Asian, with 77.27% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Poteau is Multiple, with 16.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.30%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.31%.

Poteau Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.93%
High School15.88%
Some College17.29%
Bachelors or Greater10.43%

Poteau Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed13.26%
Male Unemployed24.64%
Female Employed14.40%
Female Unemployed45.19%

Poteau Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Poteau Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,964$54,637
Families$49,395$59,456
Married Families$64,360-
Non Families$23,907$40,182
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Income by Household Type

Poteau Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.3%

Male Marriage Rate

36.8%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Poteau Marital Status by Race

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Poteau Marital Status

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582

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War148
First Gulf War164
Vietnam127
Korea59
World War II22

Poteau Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34102
35 to 54199
55 to 6467
65 to 7499
75+115

Poteau Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White53810.36%
Native American193.25%
Other Race75.88%
2+ Races182.94%
Hispanic475.72%

Poteau Veterans by Race

Poteau Veterans by Education

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8.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Poteau Veterans by Education

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59.1%

Labor Force Participation

56.1%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Poteau Employment by Age

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Poteau Employment by Race

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Poteau Employment by Education

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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43.27%

Born in Poteau

92.29%

Native Born

7.71%

Foreign Born

6.19%

Non Citizen

1.52%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.29% of Poteau residents were born in the United States, with 43.27% having been born in Oklahoma. 6.19% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Poteau Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19202,6790.00%
19303,1694901.69%
19404,0208512.41%
19504,7767561.74%
19604,428-348-0.75%
19705,5001,0722.19%
19807,0891,5892.57%
19907,2101210.17%
20007,9397290.97%
20108,5205810.71%
20118,549290.34%
20128,578290.34%
20138,607290.34%
20148,636290.34%
20158,665290.34%
20168,694290.33%
20178,723290.33%
20188,752290.33%
20198,781290.33%
20208,807260.30%
20218,836290.33%
20228,865290.33%

Poteau Population by Year