Tahlequah, OK Profile: Facts & Data

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Tahlequah, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The City of Tahlequah had a population of 16,706 as of July 1, 2018. Tahlequah ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Tahlequah is located at latitude 35.9118 and longitude -94.9771 in Cherokee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tahlequah (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Cherokee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 797 feet.

The City of Tahlequah (GNIS ID: 2412028) 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 Tahlequah is located within Tahlequah Division of Cherokee County.


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Tahlequah, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 16,706
Population in Households 15,163
Population in Familes 11,038
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,543
Population Density2 1,339
Diversity Index3 71
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $34,774
Average Household Income $49,105
Per Capita Income $19,721

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 7,226 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,952 (40.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,506 (48.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 768 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $141,250
Average Home Value $189,741
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,458
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 3,609
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.71% 0.61%
Households 0.67% 0.61%
Families 0.9% 0.49%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   1.75%

Tahlequah, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tahlequah to the other 731 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oklahoma by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 31 96th
Population Density # 73 90th
Diversity Index # 34 96th
Median Household Income # 638 13th
Per Capita Income # 563 23rd

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