Cherokee County, Oklahoma Population 2018

Cherokee County, Oklahoma's estimated population is 48,888 with a growth rate of 1.29% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Cherokee County, Oklahoma is the 16th largest county in Oklahoma.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201748,8886211.29%
201648,267-484-0.99%
201648,7514390.91%
201548,312970.20%
201448,2153590.75%
201347,856-108-0.23%
201247,9642910.61%
201147,6735661.20%
201047,10713,05838.35%
199034,0493,36510.97%
198030,6847,51032.41%
197023,1745,41230.47%
196017,762-1,227-6.46%
195018,989-2,041-9.71%
194021,0303,56020.38%
193017,470-2,402-12.09%
192019,8723,09418.44%
191016,7782,50417.54%
190014,2740.00%

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White25,154
American Indian and Alaska Native16,468
Two or More Races4,809
Some Other Race749
Black or African American645
Asian311
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander131

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10%12% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10%12% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Median Age

34.9


Total

33.6


Male

36.3


Female

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Adults

There are 37,166 adults, (7,288 of which are seniors) in Cherokee County, Oklahoma.

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Age Dependency

61.6

Age Dependency Ratio

24.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Sex Ratio

Female

24,395

50.54%

Male

23,872

49.46%

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Households and Families

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.1%16.9%
All66.8%33.2%
Male65.9%34.1%
Non Family51.8%48.2%
Female46.7%53.3%

66.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,3862.8166.8
Married7,8063.3783.1
Non Family5,7191.3451.8
Female1,9824.1646.7
Male8794.465.9

3.48

Average Family Size

2.81

Average Household Size

4.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Households

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Education

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2704.24%
9th to 12th Grade3,01810.08%
High School Graduate9,57431.99%
Some College7,20424.07%
Associates Degree1,6485.51%
Bachelors Degree4,40914.73%
Graduate Degree2,8039.37%

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White16,87814,6964,521
Native American8,9337,7091,833
Multiple Races2,3822,196618
Hispanic1,349744119
Other Race43216839
Black32628748
Asian18914998
Islander92718

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 92.19%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 51.85%.

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,213$32,413$27,262
Less Than High School$17,323$21,263$11,250
High School Grad$24,379$26,465$22,667
Some College$28,117$35,746$23,918
Bachelors Degree$36,837$43,125$33,216
Graduate Degree$48,576$61,211$47,452

$30,213

Average Earnings

$32,413

Average Male

$27,262

Average Female

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Language

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Language by Age

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Language

92.84% of Cherokee County, Oklahoma residents speak only English, while 7.16% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.51% of the population.

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Poverty

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White22,4654,21518.76%
Native16,1543,58622.20%
Hispanic3,1511,41044.75%
Multiple4,5251,21726.90%
Other73329039.56%
Black48416634.30%
Asian3108828.39%
Islander1311511.45%

22.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.20%

Male Poverty Rate

23.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cherokee County, Oklahoma

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cherokee County, Oklahoma is Hispanic, with 44.75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cherokee County, Oklahoma is Islander, with 11.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.15%.

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.91%
High School17.87%
Some College17.73%
Bachelors or Greater5.01%

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed40.94%
Female Unemployed27.91%
Female Employed13.71%
Male Employed11.33%

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Income

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$38,585$51,430
Families$50,642$61,522
Married Families$60,095$70,483
Non Families$20,563$30,403

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Marital Status

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.2%

Male Marriage Rate

43.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Married by Age and Sex

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Marital Status by Race

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Veterans

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Veterans by War

3,528

Number of Veterans

3,213

Male Veterans

315

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,496
First Gulf War532
Korea444
Second Gulf War400
World War II204

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 741,018
75+814
55 to 64763
35 to 54632
18 to 34301

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,34611.20%
Indian7796.67%
2 or More3039.90%
Hispanic502.76%
Asian4816.55%
Black295.35%
Hawaiian2024.69%
Other30.57%

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Veterans by Education

7.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Employment Status

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Employment by Age

54.5%

Labor Force Participation

50.3%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Employment by Race

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Cherokee County, Oklahoma

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Tahlequah157391674110026.37%
Fort Gibson 41544061-93-2.24%
Hulbert590605152.54%
Oaks 286285-1-0.35%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990