74940 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Cities: Poteau, OK (6.86%), Howe, OK (2.34%)
County: Le Flore County, OK
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 2,442
Zip code population in 2010: 2,697
Zip code population in 2000: 2,328

Houses and condos: 1,050
Renter-occupied apartments: 166
% of renters here:

19%
State:

34%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 74940: 79.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 61.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 40 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

0.7% ($522)
Oklahoma:

0.9% ($1,004)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $565 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $455 (0.6%)

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Males: 1,146  (46.9%)
Females: 1,296  (53.1%)

For population 25 years and over in 74940:

For population 15 years and over in 74940:

Zip code 74940 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 74940

  • Zip code 74940 races chart
    • 2,074White population
    • 7Black population
    • 264American Indian population
    • 21Asian population
    • 0Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 0Some other race population
    • 195Two or more races population
    • 136Hispanic or Latino population

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Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $75,800
74940:

$75,800
Oklahoma:

$116,500
Median resident age:
This zip code:

40.0 years
Oklahoma median age:

36.2 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.7 people
Oklahoma:

2.6 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 74940, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $44,509 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$44,509
State:

$58,581

Salary/wage: $38,456 (reported on 83.5% of returns)
Here:

$38,456
State:

$45,973
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 70.3% for AGIs below $25k, 78.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 81.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 87.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 56.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $725 (reported on 23.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$725
Oklahoma:

$1,625
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $643 (reported on 8.2% of returns)
Here:

$643
State:

$6,374
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$1,175 (reported on 9.4% of returns)
Here:

+$1,175
State:

+$24,023

Profit/loss from business: +$9,206 (reported on 20.0% of returns)
Here:

+$9,206
State:

+$11,913
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 13.5% for AGIs below $25k, 2.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $8,725 (reported on 4.7% of returns)
74940:

$8,725
Oklahoma:

$15,242

Total itemized deductions: $22,081 (23% of AGI, reported on 24.7% of returns)
Here:

$22,081
State:

$24,882

Here:

23.3% of AGI
State:

18.8% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 11.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 17.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $5,377 (reported on 15.3% of returns)
Here:

$5,377
State:

$6,591
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $4,724 (reported on 24.7% of returns)
74940:

$4,724
State:

$7,196
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $2,365 (reported on 30.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,365
State:

$2,354
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.8% for AGIs below $25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 74940, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $31,122 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$31,122
State:

$41,245

Salary/wage: $28,543 (reported on 85.4% of returns)
Here:

$28,543
State:

$35,318
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 119.9% for AGIs below $10k, 74.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 86.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 81.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 82.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 49.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,207 (reported on 26.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,207
Oklahoma:

$1,745
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.4% for AGIs below $10k, 1.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $459 (reported on 9.3% of returns)
Here:

$459
State:

$2,920
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs below $10k, 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$706 (reported on 8.5% of returns)
Here:

+$706
State:

+$10,653
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -1.1% for AGIs below $10k, -0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$5,152 (reported on 19.8% of returns)
Here:

+$5,152
State:

+$8,532
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 23.4% for AGIs below $10k, 10.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Total itemized deductions: $16,010 (26% of AGI, reported on 25.1% of returns)
Here:

$16,010
State:

$17,093

Here:

25.7% of AGI
State:

20.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 11.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 17.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 16.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,500 (6% of AGI, reported on 19.3% of returns)
Here:

$3,500
State:

$4,240

Here:

5.6% of AGI
State:

4.8% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $3,250 (reported on 64.4% of returns)
74940:

$3,250
State:

$6,542
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.4% for AGIs below $10k, 3.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,934 (reported on 28.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,934
State:

$1,830

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 77.2%
Here:

77%
State:

63%
(% for various income ranges: 70.3% for AGIs below $10k, 77.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 79.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 81.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 82.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 92.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$40,046
Oklahoma:

$45,690
Poteau, OK (74940) map Nearest zip codes: 74953, 74937, 74956, 74932, 74951, 74939.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

51.0%
Oklahoma:

50.8%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

7.5%
Oklahoma:

5.1%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 177
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 699


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 8 (7 now married, 1 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 541 (318 now married, 223 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 74940 with a mortgage: 372 (8 second mortgage)
Houses without a mortgage: 338

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $967
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S303

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

17.7%
Whole state:

16.8%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

11.9%
Whole state:

9.6%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.0
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.5
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 74940: Howe Fire Department (A), Monroe Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 74940 include: Community Church (A), Faith Church (B), Victory Church (C), Mountain View Church (D), Springhill Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Hoteyaby Cemetery (1), McCurtain Cemetery (2), Mountain View Cemetery (3), Monroe Cemetery (4), Howe Cemetery (5), Springhill Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lakes and reservoirs: Clear Lake (A), Beaver Lake (B), Gaither Lake (C), Oknoname 079002 Reservoir (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Creeks: Cowskin Creek (A), Potts Creek (B), Morris Creek (C), Fanny Creek (D), Dry Creek (E), Horsepen Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Park in zip code 74940: Wister State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Year house built

  • 192010 or later
  • 1252000 to 2009
  • 2471990 to 1999
  • 1851980 to 1989
  • 1501970 to 1979
  • 851960 to 1969
  • 851950 to 1959
  • 621940 to 1949
  • 921939 or earlier

Zip code 74940 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Poteau, OK (74940)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 151 bedroom
  • 1722 bedrooms
  • 4003 bedrooms
  • 1084 bedrooms
  • 155+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Poteau, OK (74940)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 211 bedroom
  • 1032 bedrooms
  • 363 bedrooms
  • 44 bedrooms
  • 25+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Poteau, OK (74940) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 11no vehicle
  • 1191 vehicle
  • 3632 vehicles
  • 1453 vehicles
  • 624 vehicles
  • 105+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Poteau, OK (74940) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 53no vehicle
  • 591 vehicle
  • 342 vehicles
  • 203 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $512.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2013: $139,489.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $75,800
74940:

$75,800
Oklahoma:

$116,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $44,400 - $131,900

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $122,473
Here:

$122,473
State:

$154,742

Mobile homes: $56,516
Here:

$56,516
State:

$57,392

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 12.8%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 80.0%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,385

Size of family households: 347 2-persons, 101 3-persons, 94 4-persons, 59 5-persons, 19 6-persons, 12 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 184 1-person, 57 2-persons, 3 3-persons

372 married couples with children.
158 single-parent households (15 men, 143 women).

95.4% of residents of 74940 zip code speak English at home.
3.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% very well, 18% well, 12% not at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% very well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 30 (1.2%)
(43.3% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

1.2%
Whole state:

5.7%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 83%Mexico
  • 10%Korea
  • 7%United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland

Most common first ancestries reported in 74940 (%)

  • 39%Other groups
  • 13%American
  • 11%English
  • 11%Irish
  • 8%German
  • 1%Scottish
  • 1%Russian

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 152000 to 2009
  • 61990 to 1999
  • 29Before 1990

Zip code 74940 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


Zip code 74940 marital status for males
Zip code 74940 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 8.8%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 8.4%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 51%Electricity
  • 20%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 17%Utility gas
  • 8%Wood
  • 4%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 1,352. Population change in the 1990s: +976 (+72.2%).

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


52% of the 74940 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Oklahoma.

92% of the 74940 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 19% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 20% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 6% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school):
Here:

0.0%
Oklahoma:

7.5%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

3.7%
Oklahoma:

7.3%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 11
Here:

14.7%
Oklahoma:

14.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 53,472Business and financial operations occupations
  • 45,441Transportation occupations
  • 43,750Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 39,792Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 38,750Construction and extraction occupations
  • 37,917Law enforcement workers including supervisors

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 60 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 32 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 34 people in homes for the mentally ill

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
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 Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$117,33813$71,93527$94,3235$23,6305$45,7806$36,697
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$75,5803$103,9331$121,8001$11,9700$01$45,810
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$86,2756$54,07012$119,8813$37,5331$96,2605$56,922
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$119,7057$107,8411$36,3900$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$87,6900$01$118,9200$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0403.02 , 0406.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$93,6401$97,470
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0403.02 , 0406.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in zip code 74940 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1977.1 years
James1568.2 years
John1077.6 years
Paul973.1 years
Charles873.2 years
Ruby777.5 years
George776.1 years
Robert670.8 years
Fred579.0 years
Billy567.0 years
Most common last names in zip code 74940 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hall976.1 years
Benson770.9 years
Thompson670.7 years
Johnson678.2 years
Faulkenberry675.0 years
Shadwick672.3 years
Stacy683.2 years
Ollar668.3 years
Turner584.6 years
Miller577.4 years

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