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Okemah, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The City of Okemah had a population of 3,299 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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


Total Population 3,299
Population in Households 3,168
Population in Familes 2,544
Population in Group Qrtrs 131
Population Density2 1,305
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $33,310
Average Household Income $44,257
Per Capita Income $17,943


Total Housing Units 1,521 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 763 (50.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 522 (34.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 236 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $75,199
Average Home Value $90,826


Total Households 1,285
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 797
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.28% 0.21%
Households 0.15% 0.12%
Families 0.26% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.46%
Per Capita Income   0.9%

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, 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 # 103 86th
Population Density # 80 89th
Diversity Index # 220 70th
Median Household Income # 667 9th
Per Capita Income # 654 11th

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