Poteau, OK

Census Place

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2020 Population
8,866
0.26% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jim Inhofe
Republican Party
US Senator
James Lankford
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
32.8
1.8% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
22.7%
4.56% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$39,964
1.13% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$110,500
1.84% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
3,850
2.75% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Poteau, OK had a population of 8.87k people with a median age of 32.8 and a median household income of $39,964. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Poteau, OK grew from 8,843 to 8,866, a 0.26% increase and its median household income declined from $40,421 to $39,964, a −1.13% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Poteau, OK are White (Non-Hispanic) (67.7%), White (Hispanic) (9.26%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (7.62%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (7.59%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.26%).

None of the households in Poteau, OK reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

93.8% of the residents in Poteau, OK are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Poteau, OK are Carl Albert State College (453 degrees awarded in 2020) and River Valley Cosmetology Institute (8 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Poteau, OK was $110,500, and the homeownership rate was 54.6%.

Most people in Poteau, OK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Poteau, OK was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Poteau, OK is home to a population of 8.87k people, from which 93.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 7.71% of Poteau, OK residents were born outside of the country (684 people).

In 2020, there were 7.31 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6k people) in Poteau, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 821 White (Hispanic) and 676 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.8%
2020 Citizenship
95%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 93.8% of Poteau, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Poteau, OK was 95%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Poteau, OK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6k ± 342
  2. White (Hispanic)
    821 ± 231
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    676 ± 162
15.7%
Hispanic Population
1.39k people

In 2020, there were 7.31 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6k people) in Poteau, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 821 White (Hispanic) and 676 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

15.7% of the people in Poteau, OK are hispanic (1.39k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    103,787 ± 7,805 people
  2. Vietnam
    13,223 ± 2,818 people
  3. India
    10,314 ± 2,490 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oklahoma was Mexico, the natal country of 103,787 Oklahoma residents, followed by Vietnam with 13,223 and India with 10,314.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.71%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
684 people
5.56%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
492 people

As of 2020, 7.71% of Poteau, OK residents (684 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Poteau, OK was 5.56%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    148 ± 93
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    134 ± 61
  3. Vietnam
    127 ± 69

Poteau, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Poteau, OK employs 3.85k people. The largest industries in Poteau, OK are Retail Trade (596 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (456 people), and Manufacturing (405 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($71,563), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($65,231), and Transportation & Warehousing ($63,529).

Males in Oklahoma have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,810. The income inequality in Oklahoma (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

3.85k
2020 Value
± 385
−2.75%
1 Year decline
± 14%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Poteau, OK declined at a rate of −2.75%, from 3.96k employees to 3.85k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Poteau, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (443 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (382 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (359 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Poteau, OK.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.85k
2020 Value
± 385
−2.75%
1 Year decline
± 14%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Poteau, OK declined at a rate of −2.75%, from 3.96k employees to 3.85k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Poteau, OK, are Retail Trade (596 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (456 people), and Manufacturing (405 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Poteau, OK, though some of these residents may live in Poteau, OK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$32,246
Median earning men ± $3,704
$22,020
Median earning women ± $2,736

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($65,278), Wholesale Trade ($45,417), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($39,770).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,292), Public Administration ($40,167), and Information ($36,838).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Oklahoma. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Oklahoma.

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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. $20.7B
  2. $16B
  3. $12.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Oklahoma product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $20.7B, followed by Mixed freight ($16B) and Machinery ($12.3B).

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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$170B
2020 Value in Oklahoma
$311B
Projected 2050 Value in Oklahoma
83.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Oklahoma trade was $170B. This is expected to increase 83.6% to $311B by 2050.

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. $32.9B
  2. $10.9B
  3. $5.58B

In 2020, the top outbound Oklahoma domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $32.9B, followed by Kansas with $10.9B and California and $5.58B.

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

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Jim Inhofe and James Lankford are the senators currently representing the state of Oklahoma. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Oklahoma is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Oklahoma

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Jim Inhofe
Senator from Oklahoma2
Assumed office on November 16, 1994
Elected to the seat following the resignation of David Boren.
James Lankford
Senator from Oklahoma3
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Elected to the seat following the resignation of Tom Coburn.

Jim Inhofe and James Lankford are the senators currently representing Oklahoma.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Oklahoma over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Oklahoma

Oklahoma is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Oklahoma have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Poteau, OK awarded 461 degrees. The student population of Poteau, OK in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 610 male students and 1,312 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Poteau, OK are White (253 and 55.7%), followed by Two or More Races (74 and 16.3%), American Indian or Alaska Native (67 and 14.8%), and Hispanic or Latino (33 and 7.27%).

The largest universities in Poteau, OK by number of degrees awarded are Carl Albert State College (453 and 98.3%) and River Valley Cosmetology Institute (8 and 1.74%).

The most popular majors in Poteau, OK are Child Care Provider (103 and 22.3%), General Health Services (80 and 17.4%), and General Business Administration & Management (57 and 12.4%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 1,922 students enrolled in Poteau, OK, 31.7% men and 68.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 954 records, of which 70.1% were women and 29.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 80 degree-majors awarded
  2. 57 degree-majors awarded
  3. 52 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Poteau, OK was General Health Services with 80 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 453 degrees awarded
  2. 8 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Carl Albert State College with 453 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 89 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Poteau, OK, which is 0.239 times less than the 372 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 253 degrees mean that there were 3.42 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 74 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,737) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,080) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,600) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.739% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.619% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (954k), Some college (752k), and Secondary Education (474k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Poteau, OK was $110,500 in 2020, which is 0.481 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $108,500 to $110,500, a 1.84% increase. The homeownership rate in Poteau, OK is 54.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Poteau, OK have an average commute time of 25.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Poteau, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Poteau, OK is $39,964. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Poteau, OK was Census Tract 403.03 with a value of $48,616, followed by Census Tract 404.01 and Census Tract 404.02, with respective values of $47,458 and $35,559.

Property

$110,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$14,114
$1,734
Median Property Taxes
±$250

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Poteau, OK the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Poteau, OK compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

54.6%
Homeownership
2020
66.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 54.6% of the housing units in Poteau, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 56.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 403.03
  2. Census Tract 404.01
  3. Census Tract 404.02

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Poteau, OK was Census Tract 403.03 with a value of $48,616, followed by Census Tract 404.01 and Census Tract 404.02, with respective values of $47,458 and $35,559.

The following map shows all of the places in Poteau, OK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$39,964
Median Household Income
± $4,119
3.18k
Number of Households
± 341

In 2020, the median household income of the 3.18k households in Poteau, OK declined from $39,964 from the previous year's value of $40,421.

The following chart displays the households in Poteau, 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Poteau, OK is from Oklahoma.
0.454
2020 Wage GINI in Oklahoma
0.459
2019 Wage GINI in Oklahoma

In 2020, the income inequality in Oklahoma was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.09% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Oklahoma was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oklahoma in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (84.8%)
  2. Carpooled (10.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.63%)

In 2020, 84.8% of workers in Poteau, OK drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.9%) and those who worked at home (2.63%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

25.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Poteau, OK have a shorter commute time (25.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 5.44% of the workforce in Poteau, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

22.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Poteau, OK (1.95k out of 8.58k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Poteau, 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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78.8% of the population of Poteau, OK has health coverage, with 32.2% on employee plans, 23.5% on Medicaid, 9.99% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 2.15% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Oklahoma 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 3570 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.69% increase from the previous year (3315 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3324 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 310 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Oklahoma, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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3,570 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Le Flore County, OK

Primary care physicians in Le Flore County, OK see an average of 3,570 patients per year. This represents a 7.69% increase from the previous year (3,315 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 its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Oklahoma across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.4% under 18 years, 25.8% between 18 and 34 years, 32.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 43.6% were men and 56.4% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

21.2%
Uninsured
32.2%
Employer Coverage
23.5%
Medicaid
9.99%
Medicare
11%
Non-Group
2.15%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Poteau, OK grew by 4.16% from 20.4% to 21.2%.

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

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