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Population (year 2000): 7,939. Estimated population in July 2005: 8,152 (+2.7% change)
Males: 3,782 (47.6%), Females: 4,157 (52.4%)

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Median resident age: 34.6 years
Median household income: $26,178 (year 2000)
Median house value: $54,700 (year 2000)

Poteau, OK residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Poteau:

  • White Non-Hispanic (78.3%)
  • American Indian (13.2%)
  • Hispanic (5.8%)
  • Two or more races (3.8%)
  • Black (2.2%)
  • Other race (1.4%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (16.3%), German (8.7%), Irish (8.1%), English (5.0%), Dutch (1.9%), Italian (1.3%).

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Land area: 28.6 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Poteau

  • High school or higher: 70.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Poteau city

  • Never married: 18.7%
  • Now married: 54.7%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 15.5%

3.7% Foreign born (3.3% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +510 (+6.9%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Smith, AR Fort (26.7 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: OK Tulsa, (116.5 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Dallas, (215.3 miles pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Point, OK (5.3 miles Shady OK (7.4 miles Howe, OK (8.2 miles Panama, OK (8.4 miles Cameron, OK (8.9 miles Wister, OK (11.9 miles Heavener, OK (12.7 miles Spiro, Island, OK (13.6 miles Rock


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 31 buildings, average cost: $65,700
  • 1997: 15 buildings, average cost: $73,200
  • 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $68,800
  • 1999: 14 buildings, average cost: $72,200
  • 2000: 10 buildings, average cost: $82,700
  • 2001: 19 buildings, average cost: $72,400
  • 2002: 19 buildings, average cost: $74,000
  • 2003: 19 buildings, average cost: $73,700
  • 2004: 22 buildings, average cost: $73,800
  • 2005: 34 buildings, average cost: $115,500

Latitude: 35.06 N, Longitude: 94.63 W

Area code: 918


Poteau, Oklahoma business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (27.9%), Manufacturing (22.9%), Retail trade (11.7%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,741 (+21.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,835 (56.5%)


 

Crime in Poteau by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 1 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 12.6 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 0 0 1
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.6
Robberies 1 2 2 5
    per 100,000 12.6 25.2 25.2 63.0
Assaults 34 16 36 47
    per 100,000 428.3 201.5 453.5 592.0
Burglaries 58 62 59 80
    per 100,000 730.6 781.0 743.2 1007.7
Thefts 197 241 279 294
    per 100,000 2481.4 3035.6 3514.3 3703.2
Auto thefts 19 15 24 22
    per 100,000 239.3 188.9 302.3 277.1
259.0 251.7 315.0 383.2


Average climate in Poteau, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Poteau-area historical tornado activity is below Oklahoma state average. It is 103% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/26/1976, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 10.9 miles away from the Poteau city center killed 2 people and injured 64 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1961, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.6 miles away from the city center killed 16 people and injured 58 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Poteau:
  • EASTERN OKLAHOMA MEDICAL CENTER (105 WALL STREET, P O BOX 1148)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Poteau:
  • HEALTHSOUTH REHAB HOSP OF FORT SMITH (about 27 miles; FORT SMITH, AR)
  • SPARKS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 27 miles; FORT SMITH, AR)
  • HARBOR VIEW MERCY HOSPITAL (about 29 miles; FORT SMITH, AR)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Poteau:
  • FORT SMITH REGIONAL (about 27 miles; FORT SMITH, AR; ID: FSM)
  • DRAKE FIELD (about 73 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; ID: FYV)
  • NORTHWEST ARKANSAS RGNL (about 87 miles; FAYETTEVILLE/SPRINGDALE/, AR; ID: XNA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Poteau:
  • ROBERT S KERR (about 4 miles; POTEAU, OK; ID: RKR)
  • SALLISAW MUNI (about 29 miles; SALLISAW, OK; ID: JSV)
  • STIGLER MUNI (about 35 miles; STIGLER, OK; ID: F84)


Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1 $3,599 $43,188 9 $352
Police Protection - Officers 21 $47,952 $27,401 0 $0
Firefighters 0 $0   17 $11,349
Streets and Highways 10 $19,362 $23,234 0 $0
Local Libraries 0 $0   2 $1,347
Health 5 $7,402 $17,764 3 $1,148
Judicial and Legal 2 $4,342 $26,052 1 $1,337
Water Supply 21 $50,737 $28,992 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 9 $14,890 $19,853 6 $3,402
Parks and Recreation 8 $17,232 $25,848 19 $10,227
Sewerage 11 $19,963 $21,777 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 3 $5,558 $22,232 0 $0
Airports 2 $3,836 $23,016 1 $662
Financial Administration 6 $12,166 $24,332 1 $229
Totals for Government 99 $207,039 $25,095 59 $30,053


Colleges/Universities in Poteau:
  • CARL ALBERT STATE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,252; Location: 1507 S MCKENNA; Public; Website: www.casc.cc.ok.us)
  • KIAMICHI TECHNOLOGY CENTER-POTEAU (FT enrollment: 119; Location: 1509 S MCKENNA; Public; Website: www.kavts.tec.ok.us/~/poteau)
  • POTEAU BEAUTY COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 16; Location: 2601 N BROADWAY; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Poteau:
  • WESTARK COLLEGE (about 29 miles; FT SMITH, AR; Full-time enrollment: 3,472)
  • NORTHEASTERN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 64 miles; TAHLEQUAH, OK; FT enrollment: 6,610)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS MAIN CAMPUS (about 76 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; FT enrollment: 13,324)
  • NORTHWEST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 94 miles; BENTONVILLE, AR; FT enrollment: 2,197)
  • ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY (about 105 miles; RUSSELLVILLE, AR; FT enrollment: 4,450)
  • ORAL ROBERTS UNIVERSITY (about 115 miles; TULSA, OK; FT enrollment: 3,309)
  • TULSA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 115 miles; TULSA, OK; FT enrollment: 8,727)
Public high school in Poteau:
  • POTEAU HS (Students: 601; Location: 100 MOCKINGBIRD LANE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Poteau:
  • POTEAU PRIMARY ES (Students: 585; Location: 407 HUGHES DRIVE; Grades: PK - 02)
  • PANSY KIDD MS (Students: 459; Location: 300 NORTH WALTER; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • POTEAU UPPER ES (Students: 410; Location: 305 HUGHES DRIVE; Grades: 03 - 05)
Private primary/middle school in Poteau:
  • ROYAL OAK CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 43; Location: 47185 E 820 ST; Grades: PK - 6)

Notable location: Country Square (A). its location on the map

Shopping Centers: Wal Mart Shopping Center (1), Wal-Mart Shopping Center (2). their locations on the map

Churches in Poteau include: Pentecostal Church of God (A), Pleasant Valley Church (B), Poteau Valley Baptist Church (C), Presbyterian Church (D), Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (E), Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church (F), First Assembly of God Church (G), First Baptist Church (H). their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Cedar Grove Cemetery (1), Oakland Cemetery (2). their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Clear Lake (A), Wister Lake (B). their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sugarloaf Creek (A), Double Branch Creek (B), Thompson Creek (C), Cutoff, The (D), Lost Poteau River (E), Town Creek (F), McMurtrey Creek (G), Coal Creek (H), Morris Creek (I). their locations on the map

Park in Poteau: Twyman Park (1). its location on the map


Poteau compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Poteau:
  • KPRV (1280 AM; 1 kW; POTEAU, OK; Owner: LEROY BILLY)
  • KYHN (1320 AM; 10 kW; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWHN (1650 AM; 10 kW; FT. SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFAY (1030 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTCS (1410 AM; 1 kW; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: BIG CHIEF BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KFSA (950 AM; 1 kW; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: FRED H. BAKER, SR.)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Poteau:
  • KZBB (97.9 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMAG (99.1 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K219CN (91.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KTCS-FM (99.9 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: BIG CHIEF BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KARG (91.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • K204EW (88.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KOMS (107.3 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KPRV-FM (92.5 FM; HEAVENER, OK; Owner: LEROY BILLY)
  • KISR (93.7 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: STEREO 93, INC.)
  • KRWA-FM (103.1 FM; WALDRON, AR; Owner: PHARIS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKBD (95.9 FM; SALLISAW, OK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KREU (92.3 FM; ROLAND, OK; Owner: STAR 92 CO.)
  • KLSZ-FM (102.7 FM; VAN BUREN, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KTKL (88.5 FM; STIGLER, OK; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KBBQ-FM (100.7 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K207DS (89.3 FM; WISTER, OK; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KKRI (88.1 FM; POCOLA, OK; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KZKZ-FM (106.3 FM; GREENWOOD, AR; Owner: FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K254AM (98.7 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Poteau:
  • K18EU (Channel 18; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: TV 34, INC.)
  • KHBS (Channel 40; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: KHBS HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • KFSM-TV (Channel 5; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • K59GJ (Channel 59; POTEAU, OK; Owner: FORT SMITH 46, INC.)

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