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Le Flore County, Oklahoma
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Le Flore County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oklahoma
Oklahoma's location in the U.S.
Founded 1907
Named for A Choctaw Indian family of French descent
Seat Poteau
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,608 sq mi (4,165 km²)
1,586 sq mi (4,107 km²)
22 sq mi (58 km²), 1.38%
 - (2000)
 - Density

30/sq mi (12/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Le Flore County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. It is part of the Fort Smith-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2000, the population was 48,109. Its county seat is Poteau6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,165 km² (1,608 sq mi). 4,107 km² (1,586 sq mi) of it is land and 58 km² (22 sq mi) of it (1.38%) is water.

Major Highways[]

Adjacent counties[]


As of the census² of 2000, there were 48,109 people, 17,861 households, and 13,199 families residing in the county. The population density was 12/km² (30/sq mi). There were 20,142 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (13/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 80.35% White, 2.21% Black or African American, 10.72% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.44% from other races, and 5.03% from two or more races. 3.84% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 22.7 were of American, 10.1% Irish, 9.6% German and 7.7% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 17,861 households out of which 33.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.50% were married couples living together, 11.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.10% were non-families. 23.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 9.70% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 13.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 99.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,278, and the median income for a family was $32,603. Males had a median income of $26,214 versus $19,792 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,737. About 15.40% of families and 19.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.10% of those under age 18 and 16.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[]

NRHP sites[]

The following sites in Le Flore County are listed on the National Register of Historic Places:

  • Arkoma School, Arkoma
  • Choctaw Agency, Spiro
  • Peter Conser House, Hodgen
  • Dog Creek Schoo, l Shady Point
  • Jenson Tunnel, Cameron
  • Lake Wister Locality, Lake Wister
  • LeFlore County Courthouse, Poteau
  • Old Military Road, Talihina
  • Overstreet House, Cowlington
  • Poteau Community Building, Poteau
  • Poteau School Gymnasium--Auditorium, Poteau
  • James E. Reynolds House, Cameron
  • Shady Point School, Shady Point
  • Skullyville County Jail, Panama
  • Spiro Mound Group, Redland
  • Summerfield School, Summerfield
  • Terry House, Poteau
  • Trahern's Station, Shadypoint
  • Tucker School, Spiro
  • Twyman Park, Poteau
  • Williams School, Cameron

Coordinates: 34°54′N 94°42′W / 34.90, -94.70

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