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Checotah, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The City of Checotah had a population of 3,526 as of July 1, 2016. Checotah ranks in the upper 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 Checotah is located at latitude 35.4824 and longitude -95.5228 in McIntosh County. The formal boundaries for the City of Checotah (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. McIntosh County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 653 feet.

The City of Checotah (GNIS ID: 2409438) 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 Checotah is located within Checotah Division of McIntosh County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Checotah 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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Checotah, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,526
Population in Households 3,467
Population in Familes 2,879
Population in Group Qrtrs 59
Population Density1 394
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 1,420
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 975
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,640 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 846 (51.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 573 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 220 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $86,425
Average Home Value $106,213


Median Household Income $28,598
Average Household Income $41,924
Per Capita Income $17,071
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.9% 0.38%
Households 1.08% 0.46%
Families 1.13% 0.41%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   1.02%
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.

Checotah, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Checotah 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 # 98 87th
Population Density1 # 419 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 187 75th
Median Household Income # 706 4th
Per Capita Income # 672 8th

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