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Community Profile

City Population

16,666 (2009 Estimate)*

County Population

46,029 (2009 Estimate)*

Tahlequah Micropolitan Statistical Area

45,733 (07/08 Estimate)*

City population change from 2000 to 2009

+15.27%*

Cherokee County Housing Unit Estimates 2009

21,430*

Housing Unit Change from 2000 to 2009

+9.9*

Average household size of owner-occupied units

2.45 persons

Average household size of renter-occupied units 

2.15 persons

*Source:  Oklahoma Department of Commerce

 

Sex & Age – Cherokee County – 2008 Estimated

Male (2009 Estimate)

49.01%*

Female (2009 Estimate)

50.99%*

20 Years & Over (2009 Estimate)

71.50%**

65 Years & Over (2009 Estimate)

12.50%**

Median Age

34.0** years

*Source: Oklahoma Department of Commerce

** Center for Rural Economic Development

 

Race – Cherokee County – 2008 Estimated

White

59.36%

American Indian or Alaska Native

30.50%

Hispanic or Latino

6.92%

Black or African American

1.91%

Asian

0.53%

Two or more races

7.64%

Source: Oklahoma Department of Commerce

 

Households

Households (Q2 2008 Est.)

5,773*

Family Households

54.8%

With children under 18

35.5%

Married-couple family

65.6%

With children under 18

30.2%

Householder living alone

34.2%

Householder 65 years and over

11.6%

Households with individuals under 18 years

29.7%

Households with individuals over 65 years

22.5%

Median house value

$71,600

Median mortgage owner costs

$698

Median gross rent

$399

Median household income (Q2 2008 Est.)

$28,721*

Average household income (Q2 2008 Est.)

$40,026*

Per Capita Income (dollars) (Q2 2008 Est.)

$15833*

Number of Banks

5

Deposits (in millions)

>$364**

Number of Credit Unions

2

Center for Rural Economic Development

 

** FDIC

 

All other data from 2000 Census

 

Workforce

High School Graduate or Higher   

80.6%

Bachelor’s Degree or Higher    

32.0%

Private Wage & Salary Workers   

61.8%

Government Workers     

30.9%

Self-Employed     

7.0%

Mean travel time to work    

20.2 minutes

Total Employment for Cherokee County (Q2 2008) 

15,060**

Average Monthly Earnings for Cherokee County (Q2 2008)

$2495**

Unemployment rate for Cherokee Co. (June 2009) 

6.0%**

** Source:  Oklahoma Employment Security Commission

 

All other data from 2000 Census

 

Climate

Average temperature     

60 degrees F

Average days above 90 degrees   

59 days

Average days below 32 degrees   

79 days

Average annual rainfall    

48.14 inches

Average snowfall     

8 inches

Statistics & Facts

  • The land area of City of Tahlequah is 12 miles

  • The land area of Cherokee County is 751.0 square miles

  • The water area of Cherokee County is 25.4 square miles

  • Tahlequah is Oklahoma’s 30th largest city, and the 9th fastest growing.

  • Tahlequah is positioned Latitude: 35 56N / Longitude: 94 58W

  • Tahlequah is positioned 850ft above sea level