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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Poteauwas:
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%.
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.
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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%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Poteau
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.
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