Poteau, Oklahoma

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Population in 2013: 8,590 (82% urban, 18% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.2%
 
Males: 4,547  (52.9%)
Females: 4,043  (47.1%)
Median resident age:  34.4 years
Oklahoma median age:  37.0 years

Zip codes: 74953, 74956.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,673 (it was $26,178 in 2000)
Poteau:

$37,673
OK:

$44,312
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,273 (it was $15,175 in 2000)

Poteau city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $85,106 (it was $54,700 in 2000)
Poteau:

$85,106
OK:

$114,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $82,779; Detached houses: $82,882; In 2-unit structures: $84,126; Mobile homes: $86,442; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $6,471

Median gross rent in 2012: $520.

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  • White alone - 6,420 (74.2%)
  • Hispanic - 841 (9.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 657 (7.6%)
  • Black alone - 333 (3.8%)
  • Two or more races - 331 (3.8%)
  • Asian alone - 49 (0.6%)
  • Other race alone - 12 (0.1%)

Races in Poteau detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Poteau: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (11.4%), Irish (10.7%), German (8.2%), English (5.7%), Subsaharan African (1.4%), Italian (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 28.6 square miles.

Population density: 300 people per square mile   (very low).

Poteau,OK real estate house value index trend

Poteau, Oklahoma map

For population 25 years and over in Poteau:

  • High school or higher: 81.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Poteau city:

  • Never married: 24.0%
  • Now married: 50.6%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

418 residents are foreign born

This city:  4.8%
Oklahoma:  5.6%



According to our research of Oklahoma and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Poteau, Oklahoma as of May 06, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Poteau to the number of sex offenders is 2,844 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $518 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $481 (0.6%)

Poteau satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fort Smith, AR (25.1 miles , pop. 80,268).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (104.5 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (199.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Shady Point, OK (2.3 miles ), Howe, OK (2.7 miles ), Cameron, OK (2.7 miles ), Panama, OK (2.8 miles ), Wister, OK (2.9 miles ), Heavener, OK (3.4 miles ), Rock Island, OK (3.5 miles ), Spiro, OK (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 24 buildings, average cost: $111,800
  • 2007: 18 buildings, average cost: $107,300
  • 2008: 33 buildings, average cost: $65,300
  • 2009: 57 buildings, average cost: $78,700
  • 2010: 33 buildings, average cost: $96,500
  • 2011: 37 buildings, average cost: $90,200
  • 2012: 46 buildings, average cost: $91,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 35.06 N, Longitude: 94.63 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,178 (+25.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,305 (64.4%)

Area code: 918

Poteau household income distribution Poteau home values distribution

Crime rates in Poteau by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 010000010000
per 100,000 0.012.40.00.00.00.00.012.10.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0001752105327
per 100,000 0.00.00.012.586.660.824.0120.860.335.723.281.3
Robberies 122520202101
per 100,000 12.624.925.162.424.80.024.00.024.111.90.011.6
Assaults 341636479042342735313631
per 100,000 427.1199.0451.8586.31114.0510.7407.3326.2422.3368.7418.1360.1
Burglaries 586259805645192734464369
per 100,000 728.6771.2740.5997.9693.2547.2227.6326.2410.3547.1499.4801.5
Thefts 19724127929435424910611021519290215
per 100,000 2474.62997.93501.53667.24381.73027.71269.91329.02594.42283.51045.22497.4
Auto thefts 191524223320273229332123
per 100,000 238.7186.6301.2274.4408.5243.2323.5386.6349.9392.5243.9267.2
Arson 141275010310
per 100,000 12.649.812.624.986.660.80.012.10.035.711.60.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 260.1262.8316.1387.2560.0332.0201.9295.1302.6268.8199.9320.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Poteau detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 29 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.79
Oklahoma average:

2.08
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.0%
Oklahoma:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +510 (+6.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)

Work and jobs in Poteau: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Poteau, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Poteau, Oklahoma average temperatures Poteau, Oklahoma average precipitation Poteau, Oklahoma humidity Poteau, Oklahoma wind speed Poteau, Oklahoma snowfall Poteau, Oklahoma sunshine Poteau, Oklahoma clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Poteau-area historical tornado activity is below Oklahoma state average. It is 76% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/26/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 10.6 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 F4 (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.

Earthquake activity:

Poteau-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oklahoma state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 137.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 138.2 miles away from Poteau center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 106.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 246.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 289.0 miles away from Poteau center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 169.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Le Flore County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Winter Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Poteau topographic map

Birthplace of: Kenneth Corn - Politician, Jackson Burns - Stunt performer, Mick Thompson - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers in Poteau:

  • EASTERN OKLAHOMA MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 105 WALL STREET)
  • HOSPICE PEACHTREE, LLC (3100 NORTH BROADWAY #108)
  • MAYS HOSPICE, INC (1512 NORTH BROADWAY)
  • POTEAU DIALYSIS CTR (1200 CENTRAL ST)
  • ADVANTAGE HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE L L C (20775 292ND STREET)
  • CREATIVE HOME HEALTH CARE, INC (2703 N BROADWAY)
  • EASTERN OKLAHOMA HOME HEALTH (104 WALL STREET)
  • LEFLORE NH INC (410 CARTER STREET)
  • POTEAU NH (1212 REYNOLDS)
  • THE OAKS HEALTHCARE CENTER (1501 CLAYTON AVENUE)

Airports located in Poteau:

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Colleges/Universities in Poteau:

  • Carl Albert State College (Full-time enrollment: 2,041; Location: 1507 S McKenna; Public; Website: www.carlalbert.edu)
  • Kiamichi Technology Center-Poteau (FT enrollment: 361; Location: 1509 S McKenna; Public; Website: www.ktc.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Poteau:

  • University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (about 27 miles; Fort Smith, AR; Full-time enrollment: 6,103)
  • Northeastern State University (about 63 miles; Tahlequah, OK; FT enrollment: 6,895)
  • University of Arkansas (about 74 miles; Fayetteville, AR; FT enrollment: 22,163)
  • John Brown University (about 79 miles; Siloam Springs, AR; FT enrollment: 2,097)
  • Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (about 84 miles; Okmulgee, OK; FT enrollment: 3,243)
  • Arkansas Tech University (about 87 miles; Russellville, AR; FT enrollment: 9,038)
  • NorthWest Arkansas Community College (about 94 miles; Bentonville, AR; FT enrollment: 5,634)

Public high school in Poteau:

Public elementary/middle schools in Poteau:

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Notable locations in Poteau: Country Square (A), Poteau Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (B), Poteau Fire Department Station 2 (C), Emergency Medical Services of Le Flore County Station 6 Headquarters (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Wal Mart Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Poteau include: Pleasant Valley Church (A), Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church (B), Southside Baptist Church (C), Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (D), Presbyterian Church (E), Poteau Valley Baptist Church (F), Pentecostal Church of God (G), Kingdom Hall Jehovahs Witnesses (H), First United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Lakes: Clear Lake (A), Beaver Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Thompson Creek (A), The Cutoff (B), Town Creek (C), Brazil Creek (D), Caston Creek (E), Polk Creek (F), Morris Creek (G), McMurtrey Creek (H), Lost Poteau River (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Tourist attractions: Court Clerk (Recreation Areas; Court House) (1), Oklahoma State - Oklahoma Visitor Information Center- Oklahoma Tourism & Information Ce (1507 South McKenna Street) (2), Sandpiper Travel Services (Tours & Charters; 1934 N Broadway) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Poteau Inn (3105 North Broadway Street) (1), Black Angus Motel (1700 North Broadway Street) (2), Days Inn Suites Poteau OK (1702 North Broadway) (3), Best Western Traders Inn (3111 North Broadway) (4), American Inn (3000 North Broadway Street) (5), Green Country Motor Inn (2902 North Broadway Street) (6). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Court Clerk (Court House) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Le Flore County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 93.0. This is worse than average.

City:

93.0
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 7.47. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.47
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 21.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.1
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.2
U.S.:

9.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Poteau and their reported violations in the past:

CONSOLIDATED RWD #1 LEFLORE CO (Population served: 1,800, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between AUG-2008 and OCT-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-08-2014)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between AUG-2008 and OCT-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-08-2014)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between MAY-2008 and JUL-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-08-2014)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between MAY-2008 and JUL-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-08-2014)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between FEB-2008 and APR-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: Fed Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-09-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAY-08-2014)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One other older monitoring violation
LEFLORE CO RWD # 1 (Population served: 1,758, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.0%
(19.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 64.0% for Black residents, 42.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.8% for American Indian residents, 40.1% for other race residents, 15.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  67.1%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.8%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Poteau in 2010:

  • 255 people in college/university student housing
  • 130 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 98 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Poteau in 2000:

  • 205 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 145 people in nursing homes
  • 71 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 50 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Poteau, Oklahoma environmental map by EPA

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Poteau compared to Oklahoma state average:

Banks with branches in Poteau (2011 data):

  • The Central National Bank of Poteau: North Branch at 1907 N Broadway, branch established on 1980/04/14; The Central National Bank Of Poteau at 209 Clayton Street, branch established on 1902/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $226.7 mil, Deposits: $205.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Central Bancshares Of Poteau, Inc.
  • The Community State Bank: at 1409 North Broadway, branch established on 1970/10/19; North Broadway Branch at 3108 North Broadway, branch established on 1995/10/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $188.3 mil, Deposits: $157.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Poteau Bancshares, Inc.
  • Arvest Bank: Poteau Branch at 3002 N Broadway, branch established on 1986/06/30. Info updated 2010/11/29: Bank assets: $12,520.8 mil, Deposits: $10,446.2 mil, headquarters in Fayetteville, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 241 total offices, Holding Company: Arvest Bank Group, Inc.
  • First National Bank: Poteau Branch at 3104 North Broadway, branch established on 2005/08/24. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $75.2 mil, Deposits: $62.1 mil, headquarters in Heavener, OK, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Sooner Southwest Bankshares, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Poteau, Oklahoma:

  • Oliver's Motel, 2011 N Broadway, Poteau, OK 74953 , Phone: (918) 647-4615
  • Days Inn & Suites Poteau, 1702 N Broadway, Poteau, OK 74953 , Phone: (918) 647-3510, Fax: (918) 647-3511
  • Kerr Mansion & Conference Center, 23009 Kerr Mansion Rd, Poteau, OK 74953 , Phone: (918) 647-8221, Fax: (918) 647-3952
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Hotel, 201 Hillview Pkwy, Poteau, OK 74953 , Phone: (918) 649-0123, Fax: (918) 649-0124
  • Best Western Traders Inn, 3111 N Broadway, Poteau, OK 74953 , Phone: (918) 647-4001, Fax: (918) 647-9555
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Poteau, Oklahoma

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Poteau travel time to work - commute Poteau mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (52%)
  • Electricity (47%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Poteau city (based on Le Flore County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.59%
Here: 57.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodNational Association of Free Will BaptistsAmerican Baptist Association
Adherents61.1%8.9%8.1%6.0%3.3%
Congregations35.1%7.9%13.9%9.3%3.3%
NameChurches of ChristChurch of the NazarenePentecostal Church of GodChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents3.1%2.6%1.4%1.1%4.5%
Congregations7.9%4.0%4.6%2.6%11.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Le Flore County:

1.62 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Le Flore County:

1.21 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 35
Le Flore County:

7.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Here:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.8%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Le Flore County:

28.8%
Oklahoma:

29.2%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 11$25,307$27,6080$0
Other Government Administration 1$6,424$77,0888$310
Judicial and Legal 3$7,663$30,6520$0
Police Protection - Officers 23$71,949$37,5390$0
Police - Other 5$8,649$20,7583$2,759
Firefighters 0$0 19$13,905
Streets and Highways 8$15,938$23,9070$0
Airports 2$3,523$21,1380$0
Health 1$1,725$20,7008$7,515
Solid Waste Management 3$8,151$32,6040$0
Sewerage 8$26,957$40,4360$0
Parks and Recreation 8$14,134$21,2010$0
Water Supply 20$69,705$41,8230$0
Local Libraries 0$0 2$963
Other and Unallocable 10$37,602$45,1224$3,111
Totals for Government 103$297,727$34,68744$28,563

Poteau government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $907,000 ($105.59)
    Fire Protection: $541,000 ($62.98)
    Regular Highways: $135,000 ($15.72)
    Parks & Recreation: $94,000 ($10.94)
    Libraries: $44,000 ($5.12)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($0.58)
    General: $3,000 ($0.35)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $919,000 ($106.98)
    Water Utilities: $822,000 ($95.69)
    Regular Highways: $773,000 ($89.99)
    Central Staff Services: $615,000 ($71.59)
    Sewerage: $540,000 ($62.86)
    General - Other: $321,000 ($37.37)
    Parks & Recreation: $283,000 ($32.95)
    Solid Waste Management: $274,000 ($31.90)
    Fire Protection: $268,000 ($31.20)
    Welfare - Other: $175,000 ($20.37)
    Libraries: $163,000 ($18.98)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $87,000 ($10.13)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $87,000 ($10.13)
    Air Transportation: $25,000 ($2.91)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($1.28)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $66,000 ($7.68)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $88,000 ($10.24)
    Regular Highways: $51,000 ($5.94)
    Central Staff: $18,000 ($2.10)
    Parks & Recreation: $14,000 ($1.63)
    Judicial: $3,000 ($0.35)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $1,000 ($0.12)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($0.12)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,182,000 ($254.02)

Poteau government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $7,000 ($0.81)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $508,000 ($59.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $266,000 ($30.97)
    All Other: $78,000 ($9.08)
    Parks & Recreation: $72,000 ($8.38)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $123,000 ($14.32)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $203,000 ($23.63)
    General Revenue, NEC: $125,000 ($14.55)
    Property Sale Other: $30,000 ($3.49)
    Rents: $7,000 ($0.81)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $917,000 ($106.75)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $899,000 ($104.66)
    Highways: $85,000 ($9.90)
    General Support: $40,000 ($4.66)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $4,150,000 ($483.12)
    Public Utilities: $293,000 ($34.11)
    NEC: $121,000 ($14.09)

Poteau government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,217,000 ($258.09)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $2,128,000 ($247.73)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $89,000 ($10.36)

Poteau government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,246,000 ($727.12)

5.75% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,480 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
Oklahoma average:

7.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Sebastian County, AR  1.42% ($27,564 average AGI)
from Sequoyah County, OK  0.37% ($25,836)
from Crawford County, AR  0.30% ($24,341)


5.87% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,062 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.87%
Oklahoma average:

7.24%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Sebastian County, AR  1.68% ($25,715 average AGI)
to Sequoyah County, OK  0.28% ($24,690)
to Crawford County, AR  0.20% ($23,533)

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)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTCS (1410 AM; 1 kW; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: BIG CHIEF BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KFAY (1030 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFSA (950 AM; 1 kW; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: FRED H. BAKER, SR.)

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)
  • KARG (91.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KTCS-FM (99.9 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: BIG CHIEF BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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)
  • KRWA-FM (103.1 FM; WALDRON, AR; Owner: PHARIS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KISR (93.7 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: STEREO 93, INC.)
  • K207CW (89.3 FM; PARIS, AR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KTKL (88.5 FM; STIGLER, OK; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KKBD (95.9 FM; SALLISAW, OK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBBQ-FM (100.7 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KLSZ-FM (102.7 FM; VAN BUREN, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KREU (92.3 FM; ROLAND, OK; Owner: STAR 92 CO.)
  • KTTG (96.3 FM; MENA, AR; Owner: PEARSON BROADCASTING OF MENA, INC.)
  • K207DS (89.3 FM; WISTER, OK; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KMMY (97.1 FM; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: KMMY, Inc.)
  • KKRI (88.1 FM; POCOLA, OK; 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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Poteau, Oklahoma:
  • Fatal accident count: 33
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 58
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 8
  • Fatalities: 35
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 91
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 7
Oklahoma average:
  • Fatal accident count: 121
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 194
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 41
  • Fatalities: 134
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 317
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 13
See more detailed statistics of Poteau fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Poteau)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 103 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Poteau, OK)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Poteau)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Poteau)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 19 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED31$105,01139$94,82475$95,98613$28,7761$404,89013$47,3159$35,890
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$145,7405$78,4608$109,6331$63,0500$01$21,0201$77,770
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$79,57810$78,39337$101,0309$25,2210$01$127,4903$35,510
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$107,4202$79,51527$103,1116$44,0150$01$22,4200$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$65,1501$42,0508$111,1241$17,5200$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0403.01 , 0404.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$113,8303$111,153
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$95,270
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0403.01 , 0404.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
Most common first names in Poteau, OK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William11177.4 years
John9876.0 years
James8872.6 years
Mary7682.0 years
Robert4770.2 years
Charles4677.3 years
George3973.9 years
Ruth2879.4 years
Ruby2779.7 years
Joe2767.3 years
Most common last names in Poteau, OK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6572.1 years
Brown4375.8 years
Thompson3978.9 years
Williams2977.8 years
Davis2778.0 years
Adams2576.3 years
Johnson2576.8 years
Baker2377.4 years
James2267.7 years
Hill2274.5 years
Businesses in Poteau, OK
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1New Balance1
Arby's1Nike1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Best Western1SAS Shoes1
Blockbuster1SONIC Drive-In1
Burger King1Subway1
Days Inn1Taco Bell1
FedEx1True Value1
Ford1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS3
Holiday Inn1Vans1
KFC1Verizon Wireless1
McDonald's2Walmart1
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