Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK

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2022 Population
125,846
25.9% 1-year decline
US Senator
James Lankford
Republican Party
US Senator
Markwayne Mullin
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.7
0.501% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
20.8%
1.01% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$45,630
3.46% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$109,800
6.29% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
43,411
29.6% 1-year decline

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In 2022, Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK had a population of 126k people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $45,630. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK declined from 169,848 to 125,846, a −25.9% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,105 to $45,630, a 3.46% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.1%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (13.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (9.77%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.93%), and White (Hispanic) (1.98%).

5.78% of the households in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.2% of the residents in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK are Carl Albert State College (447 degrees awarded in 2022) and Eastern Oklahoma State College (221 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK was $109,800, and the homeownership rate was 71.3%.

Most people in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK is home to a population of 126k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.71% of Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK residents were born outside of the country (3.41k people).

In 2022, there were 4.83 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (81.9k people) in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 12.3k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK are Spanish (4,466 households), Other Native Languages of North America (744 households), and Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or Other Austronesian Languages (386 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
61,271
Women
50.4%
60,204
Men
49.6%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 121,475 inhabitants, with 49.6% men, and 50.4% women.

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Citizenship

98.2%
2022 Citizenship
98.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.2% of Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    81.9k ± 150
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    17k ± 465
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    12.3k ± 522
6.37%
Hispanic Population
8.02k people

In 2022, there were 4.83 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (81.9k people) in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 12.3k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.37% of the people in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK are hispanic (8.02k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    1,662 ± 994 people
  2. Vietnam
    214 ± 359 people
  3. Laos
    210 ± 355 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK was Mexico, the natal country of 1,662 Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK residents, followed by Vietnam with 214 and Laos with 210.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.71%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.41k people
2.54%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.31k people

As of 2022, 2.71% of Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK residents (3.41k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK was 2.54%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    4,466 households (3.79%)
  2. Other Native Languages of North America
    744 households (0.631%)
  3. Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or Other Austronesian Languages
    386 households (0.327%)

5.78% of the households in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK was Spanish. 3.79% of the households in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,711 ± 265
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,487 ± 204
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,187 ± 157

Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK employs 43.4k people. The largest industries in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK are Elementary & secondary schools (3,815 people), Construction (2,936 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,393 people), and the highest paying industries are Oil & gas extraction ($138,286), Rail transportation ($106,872), and Architectural, engineering & related services ($101,254).

Males in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,065. The income inequality in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.415, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
30,816
Women
47.8%
33,597
Men
52.2%

The workforce of Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK in 2020 was 64,413 people, with 47.8% woman, and 52.2% men.

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Occupations

43.4k
2022 Value
−29.6%
1 Year decline
± −29.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK declined at a rate of −29.6%, from 61.7k employees to 43.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,683 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,276 people), and Janitors & building cleaners (1,254 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

43.4k
2022 Value
−29.6%
1 Year decline
± −29.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK declined at a rate of −29.6%, from 61.7k employees to 43.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,815 people), Construction (2,936 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,393 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK, though some of these residents may live in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$39,920
Median earning men ± $1,171
$27,856
Median earning women ± $697

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,334), Information ($50,139), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($45,890).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($38,980), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($33,908), and Construction ($32,833).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.24%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.35M people employed in Arkansas. This represents a 2.24% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 8.69%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Oklahoma went to Donald J. Trump with 65.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (32.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.58%).

James Lankford and Markwayne Mullin are the senators currently representing the state of Oklahoma. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Oklahoma is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Oklahoma

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James Lankford
Senator from Oklahoma3
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Took office following the resignation of Tom Coburn.
Markwayne Mullin
Senator from Oklahoma2
Assumed office on January 3, 2023
Took office following the resignation of Jim Inhofe.

James Lankford and Markwayne Mullin are the senators currently representing Oklahoma.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Oklahoma

Oklahoma is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Oklahoma have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK awarded 668 degrees. The student population of Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,013 male students and 2,048 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK are White (363 and 54.3%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (203 and 30.4%), Hispanic or Latino (35 and 5.24%), and Two or More Races (34 and 5.09%).

The largest universities in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK by number of degrees awarded are Carl Albert State College (447 and 66.9%) and Eastern Oklahoma State College (221 and 33.1%).

The most popular majors in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK are Child Care Provider (113 and 16.9%), General Studies (97 and 14.5%), and General Health Services (79 and 11.8%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 3,061 students enrolled in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK, 33.1% men and 66.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,530 records, of which 65.9% were women and 34.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 97 degrees awarded
  2. 79 degrees awarded
  3. 78 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK was General Studies with 97 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 447 degrees awarded
  2. 221 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Carl Albert State College with 447 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 178 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK, which is 0.363 times less than the 490 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 363 degrees mean that there were 1.79 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 203 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,232) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,267) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,700) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.799% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.612% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (37k), Some college (20k), and Secondary Education (17.7k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK was $109,800 in 2022, which is 0.389 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $103,300 to $109,800, a 6.29% increase. The homeownership rate in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK is 71.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK have an average commute time of 24.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK is $45,630. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK was Oklahoma County (Northeast)--Edmond & North Oklahoma City PUMA, OK with a value of $88,704, followed by Canadian County--Yukon, Mustang, El Reno, West Oklahoma City & Piedmont Cities PUMA, OK and Tulsa County (Southeast)--SE Tulsa, Broken Arrow & Bixby Cities PUMA, OK, with respective values of $82,364 and $79,975.

Property

$109,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,098
$33,849
Median Property Taxes
±$811

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

71.3%
Homeownership
2022
66.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.3% of the housing units in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.9%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK was Oklahoma County (Northeast)--Edmond & North Oklahoma City PUMA, OK with a value of $88,704, followed by Canadian County--Yukon, Mustang, El Reno, West Oklahoma City & Piedmont Cities PUMA, OK and Tulsa County (Southeast)--SE Tulsa, Broken Arrow & Bixby Cities PUMA, OK, with respective values of $82,364 and $79,975.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$45,630
Median Household Income
± $985
47.5k
Number of Households
± 1,037

In 2022, the median household income of the 47.5k households in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK grew to $45,630 from the previous year's value of $44,105.

The following chart displays the households in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

0.415
2022 Wage GINI in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK
0.424
2021 Wage GINI in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK

In 2022, the income inequality in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK was 0.415 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.12% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83.1%)
  2. Carpooled (10.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.11%)

In 2022, 83.1% of workers in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.1%) and those who worked at home (4.11%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

24.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK have a shorter commute time (24.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.51% of the workforce in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

20.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK (25.5k out of 123k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK is White, followed by Native American and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

80.7% of the population of Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK has health coverage, with 27.6% on employee plans, 23.9% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 2.76% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Oklahoma see 1627 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.914% decrease from the previous year (1642 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1601 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 237 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in Arkansas see 1471 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.39% decrease from the previous year (1507 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2087 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 399 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,627 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Oklahoma
1,471 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Arkansas

Primary care physicians in Oklahoma see an average of 1,627 patients per year. This represents a 0.914% decrease from the previous year (1,642 patients).

Primary care physicians in Arkansas see an average of 1,471 patients per year. This represents a 2.39% decrease from the previous year (1,507 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Oklahoma and Arkansas in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26% under 18 years, 18.5% between 18 and 34 years, 36.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

19.3%
Uninsured
27.6%
Employer Coverage
23.9%
Medicaid
13.7%
Medicare
12.7%
Non-Group
2.76%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK declined by 0.224% from 19.4% to 19.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Southeast Oklahoma Counties--Poteau, Idabel, Broken Bow, Wilburton & Hugo Cities PUMA, OK changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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