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0.73% growth
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3.66% growth
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9.6% growth
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The economy of Poteau, OK employs 3,666 people. The economy of Poteau, OK is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Construction; and Utilities, which employ respectively 8.61; 1.58; and 1.4 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Poteau, OK are Healthcare & Social Assistance (609), Retail trade (492), and Construction (338), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($50,703), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting ($45,197), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($41,429).

Median household income in Poteau, OK is $39,416. Males in Poteau, OK have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $32,621. The income inequality of Poteau, OK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.412 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Poteau, OK. In Le Flore County, OK the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 36 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $12,031. Okfuskee County, OK has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Oklahoma.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Poteau, OK is from the county of Le Flore County, OK.

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Poteau, OK is home to a population of 8,687 people, from which 92.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Poteau, OK is composed of 5,988 White residents (68.9%), 1,219 Hispanic residents (14%), 743 Native residents (8.55%), 478 Two+ residents (5.5%), and 199 Black residents (2.29%). The most common foreign languages in Poteau, OK are Spanish (824 speakers), African Languages (92 speakers), and Other Native North American (38 speakers), but compared to other places, Poteau, OK has a relative high number of Other Native North American (38 speakers), African Languages (92 speakers), and Other Pacific Island (20 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Poteau, OK awarded 725 degrees. The student population of Poteau, OK is skewed towards females, with 253 male students and 472 female students. Most students in Poteau, OK are White (455 and 62.8%), followed by American Indian (149 and 20.6%), Two or more races (43 and 5.93%), and Black or African American (26 and 3.59%). The largest universities in Poteau, OK by number of graduates are Carl Albert State College (553 and 76.3%), Kiamichi Technology Center-Poteau (142 and 19.6%), and River Valley Cosmetology Institute (30 and 4.14%). The most popular majors in Poteau, OK are General Health Services (132 and 18.2%), General Studies (62 and 8.55%), and General Business Administration & Management (59 and 8.14%). The median tuition costs in Poteau, 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.



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The median property value in Poteau, OK is $92,600, which is 0.45 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $91,900 to $92,600, a 0.76% increase. The homeownership rate of Poteau, OK is 62.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Poteau, OK have an average commute time of 20.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Poteau, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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