Poteau, OK
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-08
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Poteau, Oklahoma Info Snack

Population
8,866
Unemployment
5.1%
Poverty
22.7%
Median Home
$110,500
Median Income
$39,964
Median Rent
$710

Poteau SnackAbility

3
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
5
Affordability
7
Diversity
8.5
Safety
3
Amenities
6
Education
5
Commute
7

Poteau, OK Crime Report

385
Total Crimes
4,326.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
84.41%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Poteau
/ 100k People
Oklahoma
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 385 4,326.3 3,164.2 2,346.0
Violent Crime 57 640.5 458.6 387.8
Murder 2 22.5 7.4 6.5
Robbery 4 44.9 59.1 73.9
Aggravated Assault 50 561.9 339.3 279.7
Property Crime 328 3,685.8 2,705.6 1,958.2
Burglary 57 640.5 613.3 314.2
Larceny 255 2,865.5 1,714.3 1,398.0
Car Theft 16 179.8 378.0 246.0

Poteau, OK Cost Of Living

76
Poteau's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Poteau Oklahoma National Average
Overall 76 87 100
Services 86 91 100
Groceries 87 92 100
Health 83 96 100
Housing 51 71 100
Transportation 83 91 100
Utilities 98 97 100

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Rankings for Poteau in Oklahoma

Map Of Poteau, OK

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Population over time in Poteau

Year Population % Change
2020 8,866 0.8%
2019 8,793 0.7%
2018 8,729 0.5%
2017 8,687 0.7%
2016 8,624 0.7%
2015 8,563 0.3%
2014 8,535 0.4%
2013 8,502 0.4%
2012 8,465 0.5%
2011 8,419 -

Race / Ethnicity in Poteau

White
67.7% (6,000)
African American
1.1% (100)
American Indian
7.6% (673)
Asian
0.3% (24)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
7.6% (676)
Hispanic
15.7% (1,393)
Race Poteau OK USA
White 67.7% 64.9% 60.1%
African American 1.1% 7.1% 12.2%
American Indian 7.6% 7.3% 0.6%
Asian 0.3% 2.2% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.3%
Two Or More 7.6% 7.2% 2.8%
Hispanic 15.7% 10.9% 18.2%

Gender in Poteau

Female
52.6% (4,661)
Male
47.4% (4,205)
Gender Poteau OK USA
Female 52.6% 50.5% 50.8%
Male 47.4% 49.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Poteau for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
6.0% (531)
9-12th Grade
11.0% (975)
High School / GED
36.0% (3,191)
Some College
18.0% (1,595)
Associate's Degree
12.0% (1,063)
Bachelor's Degree
11.0% (975)
Master's Degree
4.0% (354)
Professional Degree
1.0% (88)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (88)
Education Poteau OK USA
< 9th Grade 6.0% 4.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 11.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 36.0% 31.0% 27.0%
Some College 18.0% 23.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 12.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 11.0% 17.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 4.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Poteau, Oklahoma

Less than $10,000
8.6% (75,906)
$10,000 to $14,999
8.7% (77,022)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.7% (121,673)
$25,000 to $34,999
12.5% (110,790)
$35,000 to $49,999
16.2% (143,999)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.4% (154,324)
$75,000 to $99,999
8.8% (77,860)
$100,000 to $149,999
11.2% (99,627)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.5% (13,674)
$200,000 or more
1.3% (11,720)
Income Poteau OK USA
Less than $10,000 8.6% 6.7% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 8.7% 4.7% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.7% 10.7% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 12.5% 10.3% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 16.2% 14.1% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.4% 18.5% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 8.8% 12.5% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 11.2% 13.3% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.5% 4.8% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 1.3% 4.5% 8.3%

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