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Cherokee, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The City of Cherokee had a population of 1,525 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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Cherokee, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,525
Population in Households 1,487
Population in Familes 1,180
Population in Group Qrtrs 38
Population Density1 1,035
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 650
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 407
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 862 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 502 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 148 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 212 (24.6%)
Median Home Value $68,182
Average Home Value $96,464


Median Household Income $42,014
Average Household Income $63,608
Per Capita Income $27,901
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.29% 0.76%
Households 0.07% 0.64%
Families 0.44% 0.49%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   1.47%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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, 2016 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 # 176 76th
Population Density1 # 147 80th
Diversity Index2 # 717 2nd
Median Household Income # 323 56th
Per Capita Income # 89 88th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Oklahoma Census Data Comparison Tool.