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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.


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Median household income
Local
$26,178
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Poteau demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 38. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4.8 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Balloonfest - Oct. 26-27, 2007
  • Bluegrass Festival - May 5, 2007
  • Phil Gardenhire Memorial Rodeo and County Fair - Sept. 6-8, 2007
Dates often change. Check Poteau web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Wister Lake, Cedar Lake
Scenic roads: Talimena National Scenic Byway

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Poteau was $15,175, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

16% of Poteau residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Poteau, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $285.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $571.


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Libraries in Poteau include Buckley Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Poteau include Poteau Daily News

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

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The average commute time for Poteau workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Poteau include Best Western Traders Inn, Days Inn & Suites Poteau.

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