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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Pocola demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Le Flore County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 74901 ZIP code.
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.
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.
Le Flore County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pocola political report.
The average commute time for Pocola workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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