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Poteau, Oklahoma (OK) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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24.0% of Poteau, OK residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 34.0% greater than the poverty level of 15.8% across the entire state of Oklahoma. Taking into account residents not living in families, 16.5% of high school graduates and 41.7% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 34.1% among disabled males and 24.1% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 71.0%. For comparison, it was 22.9% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Poteau, OK

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Poteau:

24.0%
Whole state:

15.8%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Poteau:

9.7%
Whole state:

6.7%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Poteau:

34.1%
Oklahoma:

17.1%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 17.6% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Poteau:

40.8%
Oklahoma:

30.0%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Poteau:

24.1%
Oklahoma:

21.5%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 28.4% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Poteau:

27.6%
Oklahoma:

29.6%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

71.0%
Residents above poverty level:

22.9%

Poverty by age in Poteau, OK

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Poteau
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Poteau,OK (percentage below poverty level)
  • 30.9%Under 5 years
  • 20.0%5 years
  • 27.4%6 to 11 years
  • 38.8%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%15 years
  • 10.4%16 and 17 years
  • 29.7%18 to 24 years
  • 16.3%25 to 34 years
  • 19.4%35 to 44 years
  • 11.0%45 to 54 years
  • 7.7%55 to 64 years
  • 2.5%65 to 74 years
  • 5.4%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Poteau
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Poteau,OK (percentage below poverty level)
  • 25.7%Under 5 years
  • 65.5%5 years
  • 51.8%6 to 11 years
  • 24.9%12 to 14 years
  • 22.2%15 years
  • 4.3%16 and 17 years
  • 28.6%18 to 24 years
  • 32.0%25 to 34 years
  • 32.8%35 to 44 years
  • 27.7%45 to 54 years
  • 18.8%55 to 64 years
  • 9.2%65 to 74 years
  • 27.6%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Poteau, OK
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Poteau,OK (% below half of poverty level)
  • 16.6%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%5 years
  • 16.6%6 to 11 years
  • 16.8%12 to 14 years
  • 32.7%15 years
  • 16.1%16 and 17 years
  • 14.8%18 to 24 years
  • 10.4%25 to 34 years
  • 7.4%35 to 44 years
  • 8.3%45 to 54 years
  • 5.2%55 to 64 years
  • 2.6%65 to 74 years
  • 2.4%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Poteau, OK

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Poteau, OK
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Poteau, OK (%)
  • 19.0%White
  • 52.8%Black
  • 30.8%American Indian
  • 0.0%Asian
  • 0.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 34.2%Other race
  • 29.2%2+ races
  • 31.8%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Poteau, OK
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Poteau, OK (absolute numbers)
  • 1,078White
  • 92Black
  • 247American Indian
  • 0Asian
  • 0Native Hawaiian
  • 134Other race
  • 1542+ races
  • 400Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 22.1%Below poverty level
  • 77.9%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 33.6%Below poverty level
  • 66.4%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Poteau, OK

Children below poverty level:
Poteau, Oklahoma:

30.9%
State:

21.2%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Poteau:

16.5%
Oklahoma:

22.1%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Poteau:

41.7%
Oklahoma:

43.6%
Poor families by family type
  • 37.3%Married-couple family
  • 5.2%Male, no wife present
  • 57.4%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Poteau not in families by work experience
  • 0.0%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 26.5%Worked part-time
  • 73.5%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.0%Both worked full-time
  • 1.1%One full-time, other part-time
  • 16.6%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 13.4%Both worked part-time
  • 36.9%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 32.1%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.0%1999 to 2000
  • 1.1%1995 to 1998
  • 5.9%1990 to 1994
  • 8.6%1980 to 1989
  • 29.0%1970 to 1979
  • 15.6%1960 to 1969
  • 10.8%1950 to 1959
  • 14.5%1940 to 1949
  • 14.5%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.3%1999 to 2000
  • 8.0%1995 to 1998
  • 5.9%1990 to 1994
  • 21.9%1980 to 1989
  • 25.9%1970 to 1979
  • 12.0%1960 to 1969
  • 9.6%1950 to 1959
  • 7.1%1940 to 1949
  • 9.3%1939 or earlier
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