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Welcome to Pocola ...

The town of Pocola is located in Le Flore County<1>.

The location of Pocola has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Pocola has a population of 4,121 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Pocola.

Pocola is 450 feet [137 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Pocola lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Pocola: (918) and (539)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Pocola had an population of 4,121 people. This is an increase of 1.6% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.18% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Pocola had a population of 4,056 people (or 8.05% of the total population of Le Flore County). This makes Pocola the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Pocola represents 0.11% of the population of Oklahoma (which has 3,751,351 people), making it the state's 85th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,056 people, the population of Pocola increased 1.55% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,994 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Pocola.

Communities near Pocola ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Pocola.

  • Fort Smith [Sebastian County]
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    • Fort Smith [Sebastian County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Pocola
    • Estimated population in 2019: 87,891 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Smith<7>
  • Van Buren [Crawford County]
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    • Van Buren [Crawford County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Pocola
    • Estimated population in 2019: 23,683 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Van Buren have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Van Buren<7>
  • Greenwood [Sebastian County]
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    • Greenwood [Sebastian County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Pocola
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,414 people
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  • Poteau [Le Flore County]
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    • Poteau [Le Flore County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Pocola
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,863 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poteau<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Barling [Sebastian County]
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      • Barling [Sebastian County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Pocola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,036 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barling<7>
    • Roland [Sequoyah County]
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      • Roland [Sequoyah County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Pocola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,911 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roland<7>
    • Muldrow [Sequoyah County]
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      • Muldrow [Sequoyah County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Pocola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,251 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muldrow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Muldrow<7>
    • Lavaca [Sebastian County]
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      • Lavaca [Sebastian County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Pocola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,427 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lavaca<7>
    • Spiro [Le Flore County]
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      • Spiro [Le Flore County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Pocola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,158 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spiro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spiro<7>
    • Arkoma [Le Flore County]
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      • Arkoma [Le Flore County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the north of Pocola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,899 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arkoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arkoma<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Pocola. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Pocola.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Pocola. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Pocola.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Pocola. See our Newspapers Page for Pocola.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pocola ...

Looking for more information about Pocola? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Pocola, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Pocola.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pocola. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Oklahoma: https://www.ok.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Oklahoma's counties, including Le Flore, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Pocola.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pocola - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (539) is an overlay for area code (918).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pocola) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pocola. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pocola

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pocola. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2455, Longitude: -94.4775       In this case, the coordinates for Pocola have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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