Tenkiller, OK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Tenkiller, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The Tenkiller Census Designated Place had a population of 629 as of July 1, 2017. Tenkiller ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Tenkiller is located at latitude 35.7952 and longitude -94.863 in Cherokee County. The formal boundaries for the Tenkiller Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.97 sq. miles and a water area of 1.05 sq. miles. Cherokee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 892 feet.

The Tenkiller Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2410066) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tenkiller 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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Tenkiller, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 629
Daytime Population: Workers 116
Daytime Population: Residents 378
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 494
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 612
Population in Familes 500
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density2 33
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $35,185
Average Household Income $45,804
Per Capita Income $18,097


Total Housing Units 243 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 177 (72.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 (12.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $90,761
Average Home Value $129,944


Total Households 207
Average Household Size 2.96
Family Households 142
Average Family Size 4
  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 -0.09% -0.06%
Households -0.2% -0.1%
Families -1.63% -0.14%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

Tenkiller, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tenkiller 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 # 321 56th
Population Density # 678 7th
Diversity Index # 129 82nd
Median Household Income # 603 18th
Per Capita Income # 640 13th

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