Le Flore County, OK

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Population

49,860

0.0501% decline

Median Age

39.6


Median Household Income

$39,253

4.54% growth

Poverty Rate

22.2%


Number of Employees

18,689

1% growth

Median Property Value

$87,200

4.56% growth

About

In 2017, Le Flore County, OK had a population of 49.9k people with a median age of 39.6 and a median household income of $39,253. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Le Flore County, OK declined from 49,885 to 49,860, a -0.0501% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,548 to $39,253, a 4.54% increase.

The population of Le Flore County, OK is 71.9% White Alone, 10.1% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 8.36% Two or More Races. 6.08% of the people in Le Flore County, OK speak a non-English language, and 97.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Le Flore County, OK are Carl Albert State College (638 degrees awarded in 2016), Kiamichi Technology Center-Poteau (184 degrees), and Kiamichi Technology Center-Spiro (17 degrees).

The median property value in Le Flore County, OK is $87,200, and the homeownership rate is 73.2%. Most people in Le Flore County, OK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Le Flore County, OK is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Le Flore County, OK employs 18.7k people. The largest industries in Le Flore County, OK are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,850 people), Retail Trade (2,128 people), and Manufacturing (1,992 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($51,054), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,500), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($46,250).

Median household income in Le Flore County, OK is $39,253. Males in Le Flore County, OK have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,687. The income inequality in Le Flore County, OK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,253

2017 value

± $1,159

4.54%

1 Year Growth

± 4.35%

Households in Le Flore County, OK have a median annual income of $39,253, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $37,548 in 2016, which represents a 4.54% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$57,090

Average Male Salary

± $1,576

$39,687

Average Female Salary

± $1,128

In 2017, full-time male employees in Le Flore County, OK made 1.44 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Le Flore County, OK by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $46,109 ± $1,108

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $44,605 ± $18,568

  3. Asian

    $44,604 ± $6,576

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Le Flore County, OK workers was White. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Le Flore County, OK is from Oklahoma.

0.455

2017 Wage GINI

0.455

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Oklahoma was 0.455 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0213% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Oklahoma was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oklahoma in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 405

  2. Census Tract 403.03

  3. Census Tract 403.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Le Flore County, OK was Census Tract 405 with a value of $44,940, followed by Census Tract 403.03 and Census Tract 403.02, with respective values of $42,042 and $40,274.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Le Flore County, OK (10.8k out of 48.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    7,943 ± 359

  2. Hispanic

    1,364 ± 138

  3. Native American

    1,200 ± 129

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Le Flore County, OK is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

18.7k

2017 Value

± 605

1%

1 Year growth

± 4.49%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Le Flore County, OK grew at a rate of 1%, from 18.5k employees to 18.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Le Flore County, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,160 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,915 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,735 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Le Flore County, OK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Le Flore County, OK, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,160 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,915 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,735 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Le Flore County, OK has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.06 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.8 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.59 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Le Flore County, OK, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($64,821), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($59,196), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($58,520).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

18.7k

2017 Value

± 605

1%

1 Year growth

± 4.49%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Le Flore County, OK grew at a rate of 1%, from 18.5k employees to 18.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Le Flore County, OK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,850 people), Retail Trade (2,128 people), and Manufacturing (1,992 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Le Flore County, OK, though some of these residents may live in Le Flore County, OK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Le Flore County, OK, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,850 people), Retail Trade (2,128 people), and Manufacturing (1,992 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Le Flore County, OK has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (10.8 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.05 times), and Utilities (1.58 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Le Flore County, OK, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($51,054), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,500), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($46,250).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Oklahoma to other states, or from other states to Oklahoma.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $52.4B

  2. $21.4B

  3. $19.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Oklahoma product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $52.4B, followed by Fuel oils with $21.4B and Gasoline and $19.2B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Oklahoma products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$220B

2015 Value

$309B

Projected 2045 Value

40.6% growth

In 2015, total outbound Oklahoma trade was $220B. This is expected to increase 40.6% to $309B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Oklahoma trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Oklahoma to other states, or from other states to Oklahoma.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $40.8B

  2. $19.3B

  3. $7.03B

In 2015, the top outbound Oklahoma domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $40.8B, followed by Kansas with $19.3B and Arkansas and $7.03B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Oklahoma shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

80.2% of the population of Le Flore County, OK has health coverage, with 33% on employee plans, 20.5% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 10.7% on non-group plans, and 2.97% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Le Flore County, OK was $7,627 in 2014. This is a 4.58% increase from the previous year ($7,293).

Primary care physicians in Le Flore County, OK see 2756 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.289% decrease from the previous year (2764 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3117 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 320 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Pushmataha County and Ottawa County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Adair County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (41.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2756 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Le Flore County, OK see an average of 2756 patients per year. This represents a 0.289% decrease from the previous year (2764 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Le Flore County, OK in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,627

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,878

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,529

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,429

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Oklahoma (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.58%, from $7,293 to $7,627.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

19.8%

Uninsured

33%

Employer Coverage

20.5%

Medicaid

13%

Medicare

10.7%

Non-Group

2.97%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Le Flore County, OK declined by 6.77% from 21.2% to 19.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Le Flore County, OK changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.2% prevalence

  3. 15.9% prevalence

Pushmataha County and Ottawa County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Oklahoma, at 16.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Oklahoma by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Le Flore County, OK is home to a population of 49.9k people, from which 97.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.61% of Le Flore County, OK residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Le Flore County, OK is composed of 35.9k White Alone residents (71.9%), 5.05k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (10.1%), 4.17k Two or More Races residents (8.36%), 3.39k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.79%), 1.13k Black or African American Alone residents (2.26%), 221 Asian Alone residents (0.443%), 43 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0862%), and 8 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.016%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Le Flore County, OK are Spanish or Spanish Creole (2,213 speakers), Other Native North American Languages (220 speakers), and African Languages (97 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Le Flore County, OK was 39.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Le Flore County, OK are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Le Flore County, OK residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.61%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.54%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.61% of Le Flore County, OK residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Le Flore County, OK was 3.54%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    107,425 ± 7,935 people

  2. Vietnam

    15,408 ± 3,041 people

  3. India

    7,989 ± 2,192 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Le Flore County, OK was Mexico, the natal country of 107,425 Le Flore County, OK residents, followed by Vietnam with 15,408 and India with 7,989.

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Citizenship

97.1%

2017 Citizenship

97.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.1% of Le Flore County, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Le Flore County, OK was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    35.9k ± 35

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    5.05k ± 284

  3. Two or More Races

    4.17k ± 312

In 2017, there were 7.11 times more White Alone residents (35.9k people) in Le Flore County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.05k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 4.17k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Le Flore County, OK as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    2,213 speakers (4.72%)

  2. Other Native North American Languages

    220 speakers (0.47%)

  3. African Languages

    97 speakers (0.207%)

6.08% of Le Flore County, OK citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Le Flore County, OK was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 4.72% of the overall population of Le Flore County, OK are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.47% speak Other Native North American Languages and 0.207% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,536 ± 126

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    493 ± 101

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    466 ± 95

Le Flore County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Le Flore County, OK awarded 855 degrees. The student population of Le Flore County, OK is skewed towards women, with 998 male students and 1,546 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Le Flore County, OK are White (547 and 65.1%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (154 and 18.3%), Hispanic or Latino (59 and 7.02%), and Two or More Races (39 and 4.64%).

The largest universities in Le Flore County, OK by number of degrees awarded are Carl Albert State College (638 and 74.6%), Kiamichi Technology Center-Poteau (184 and 21.5%), and Kiamichi Technology Center-Spiro (17 and 1.99%).

The most popular majors in Le Flore County, OK are Child Care Provider (122 and 14.3%), General Health Services (112 and 13.1%), and General Studies (83 and 9.71%).

The median tuition costs in Le Flore County, OK are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 112 degrees awarded

  2. 83 degrees awarded

  3. 60 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Le Flore County, OK was General Health Services with 112 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Le Flore County, OK according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 638 degrees awarded

  2. 184 degrees awarded

  3. 17 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Le Flore County, OK institution with the largest number of graduating students was Carl Albert State College with 638 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

322

Degrees Awarded to Men

533

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 322 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Le Flore County, OK, which is 0.604 times less than the 533 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    547 degrees awarded

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    154 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    59 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Le Flore County, OK were to White students. These 547 degrees mean that there were 3.55 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 154 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Le Flore County, OK was $87,200 in 2017, which is 0.401 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $83,400 to $87,200, a 4.56% increase. The homeownership rate in Le Flore County, OK is 73.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Le Flore County, OK have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Le Flore County, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$39,253

Median Household Income

± $1,159

18.4k

Number of Households

± 541

In 2017, the median household income of the 18.4k households in Le Flore County, OK grew to $39,253 from the previous year's value of $37,548.

The following chart displays the households in Le Flore County, OK distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$87,200

2017 Median

± $2,283

$83,400

2016 Median

± $1,996

In 2017, the median property value in Le Flore County, OK grew to to $87,200 from the previous year's value of $83,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Le Flore County, OK compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Le Flore County, OK the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Le Flore County, OK distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Le Flore County, OK the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

73.2%

2017 Homeownership

72.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.2% of the housing units in Le Flore County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Le Flore County, OK compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Le Flore County, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Le Flore County, OK have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

23.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Le Flore County, OK have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.1% of the workforce in Le Flore County, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.7%

  2. Carpooled

    9.26%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.26%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Le Flore County, OK was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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