Poteau is located in east Oklahoma. Poteau is part of Le Flore County. Poteau has 30.15 square miles of land area and 2.47 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Poteau population is 8,563, which has grown 7.86% since 2000. The population growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 10.67% and is lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Poteau median household income is $38,530 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 47.18% since 2000. The income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 38.43% and is much higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Poteau median house value is $88,800 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 62.34% since 2000. The house value growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 62.66% and is higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Poteau is better than the state average in quality. The Poteau area code is 918.