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Pocola is a town in Le Flore County, in the Fort Smith metro area.

The community name derives from Choctaw for "ten," because the commmunity is 10 miles from Fort Smith

The latitude of Pocola is 35.231N. The longitude is -94.477W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 482 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,255.


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Median household income
Local
$33,566
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Pocola demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 12. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.9 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Spring Festival - May 5, 2007
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Ancestry & family history

14% of Pocola residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pocola ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pocola was $14,623, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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8% of Pocola residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Pocola, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $323.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $618.


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Le Flore County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pocola political report.

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The average commute time for Pocola workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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