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Okemah, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The City of Okemah had a population of 3,213 as of July 1, 2017. Okemah ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oklahoma. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Okemah is located at latitude 35.4299 and longitude -96.3003 in Okfuskee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Okemah (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Okfuskee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 912 feet.

The City of Okemah (GNIS ID: 2411310) 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 Okemah is located within Okemah Division of Okfuskee County.

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


Total Population 3,213
Daytime Population: Workers 1,705
Daytime Population: Residents 2,141
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,846
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.20
Population in Households 3,082
Population in Familes 2,454
Population in Group Qrtrs 131
Population Density2 1,271
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $32,077
Average Household Income $43,168
Per Capita Income $17,524


Total Housing Units 1,492 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 674 (45.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 577 (38.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 241 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $71,507
Average Home Value $86,887


Total Households 1,251
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 778
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 -0.04% 0.04%
Households -0.2% -0.05%
Families -0.04% -0.1%
Median Household Income   0.8%
Per Capita Income   2.25%

Okemah, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Okemah 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 # 105 86th
Population Density # 83 89th
Diversity Index # 192 74th
Median Household Income # 672 8th
Per Capita Income # 675 8th

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