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Time Zone: Le Flore County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Poteau is the Seat for Le Flore County.

Le Flore County was founded in 1907.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Le Flore had a population of 49,915 people. This is an increase of 3.75% since the last Census (which gave a population of 48,109 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Le Flore represented 1.39% of the total population of Oklahoma, making it the state's 14th most populous county (out of 77 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201050,384+4.73%+0.94% since 2009
200949,915+3.75%+0.22% since 2008
200849,806+3.53%+0.36% since 2007
200749,625+3.15% 
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200048,109The Last Census

More information can be found on the Le Flore County Census Page for Le Flore County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Le Flore County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Le Flore County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Poteau   8,2917,9394.43% increase  
Pocola   4,4823,99412.22% increase  
Heavener   3,2183,2010.53% increase  
Spiro   2,3272,2274.49% increase  
Arkoma   2,1722,1800.37% decrease  

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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