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Cherokee, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The City of Cherokee had a population of 1,589 as of July 1, 2017. Cherokee ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oklahoma. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cherokee is located at latitude 36.7547 and longitude -98.3551 in Alfalfa County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cherokee (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Alfalfa County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,181 feet.

The City of Cherokee (GNIS ID: 2409442) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Oklahoma is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Cherokee is located within Cherokee Division of Alfalfa County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cherokee population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Cherokee, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,589
Daytime Population: Workers 872
Daytime Population: Residents 905
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,777
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.12
Population in Households 1,551
Population in Familes 1,231
Population in Group Qrtrs 38
Population Density2 1,079
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $40,757
Average Household Income $62,178
Per Capita Income $27,222


Total Housing Units 876 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 519 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 159 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 198 (22.6%)
Median Home Value $68,881
Average Home Value $100,579


Total Households 678
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 425
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.82% 0.81%
Households 0.65% 0.76%
Families 0.98% 0.65%
Median Household Income   3.07%
Per Capita Income   3.58%

Cherokee, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cherokee to the other 731 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oklahoma by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 172 77th
Population Density # 140 81st
Diversity Index # 715 2nd
Median Household Income # 427 42nd
Per Capita Income # 146 80th

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