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Poteau is a city in Le Flore County, in the Fort Smith metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for the nearby Poteau River, named for French term for "post."
The latitude of Poteau is 35.053N. The longitude is -94.623W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 489 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,990.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Poteau 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 74951 ZIP code.
12% of Poteau residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Poteau ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Poteau was $15,175, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Poteau residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Poteau, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $285. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $571.
Libraries in Poteau include Buckley Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Poteau include Poteau Daily News
Le Flore County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Poteau political report.
The average commute time for Poteau workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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