Checotah, Oklahoma Population 2020

3,137
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Checotah is a city located in Oklahoma. With a 2020 population of 3,137, it is the 108th largest city in Oklahoma and the 6115th largest city in the United States. Checotah is currently declining at a rate of -0.41% annually and its population has decreased by -5.94% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,335 in 2010. Checotah reached it's highest population of 3,481 in 2000. Spanning over 9 miles, Checotah has a population density of 350 people per square mile.

The average household income in Checotah is $44,808 with a poverty rate of 25.81%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $626 per month, and the median house value is $84,300. The median age in Checotah is 38 years, 37.3 years for males, and 40 years for females. For every 100 females there are 77.3 males.

Checotah Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Checotah was:

  • White: 60.57%
  • Native American: 15.31%
  • Two or more races: 13.80%
  • Black or African American: 9.22%
  • Other race: 0.97%
  • Asian: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Checotah, Oklahoma is 3,137, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,163.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,335.

Checotah, Oklahoma Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,93160.57%
American Indian and Alaska Native48815.31%
Two or More Races44013.80%
Black or African American2949.22%
Some Other Race310.97%
Asian40.13%
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Checotah Population Pyramid 2020

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Checotah Median Age

38


Total

37.3


Male

40


Female

Checotah Adults

There are 2,433 adults, (552 of whom are seniors) in Checotah.

Checotah Age Dependency

69.5

Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Checotah Sex Ratio

Female

1,798

56.40%

Male

1,390

43.60%

Checotah Households and Families

Checotah Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Checotah Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.4%18.6%
All58.2%41.8%
Non Family52.3%47.7%
Female21.9%78.1%
Male17.7%82.3%

58.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,2122.5858.2
Married5653.0581.4
Non Family3481.1152.3
Female2373.6421.9
Male622.417.7

3.05

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

3.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Checotah Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1135.30%
9th to 12th Grade26912.61%
High School Graduate91242.76%
Some College42820.07%
Associates Degree1165.44%
Bachelors Degree1677.83%
Graduate Degree1286.00%
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Checotah Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,3371,065131
Native American28224948
Black24124177
Multiple Races18715839
Hispanic8234
Other Race2110
Asian44

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 31.95%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,557$31,601$30,938
Less Than High School$25,865$27,826$25,288
High School Grad$25,102$$22,281
Some College$39,200$39,950$36,250
Bachelors Degree$38,438$$40,938
Graduate Degree$46,098$$46,477

$31,557

Average Earnings

$31,601

Average Male

$30,938

Average Female

Checotah Language

Checotah Language by Age

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Checotah Language

96.56% of Checotah residents speak only English, while 3.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.40% of the population.

Checotah Poverty

Checotah Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,75042524.29%
Native47719841.51%
Hispanic1789653.93%
Multiple4408419.09%
Black294155.10%
Other201050.00%

25.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.26%

Male Poverty Rate

28.60%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Checotah

The race most likely to be in poverty in Checotah is Hispanic, with 53.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Checotah is Black, with 5.10% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.98%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.24%
High School25.93%
Bachelors or Greater11.53%
Some College10.66%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed67.74%
Female Unemployed64.77%
Male Employed13.55%
Female Employed11.46%

Checotah Income

Checotah Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,368$44,808
Families$48,526$52,544
Married Families$59,504-
Non Families$17,115$22,265
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Checotah Marital Status

Checotah Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.0%

Male Marriage Rate

42.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Checotah Married by Age and Sex

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Checotah Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Checotah Marital Status by Race

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Checotah Veterans

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315

Number of Veterans

265

Male Veterans

50

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam119
Second Gulf War69
World War II20
First Gulf War15
Korea14
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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64107
75+61
18 to 3457
65 to 7452
35 to 5438
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Name Veterans % of Total
White15810.12%
Black8434.85%
2 or More4418.72%
Indian297.82%
Hispanic119.40%

Checotah Veterans by Education

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8.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

Checotah Employment Status

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53.8%

Labor Force Participation

49%

Employment Rate

8.9%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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69.39%

Born in Oklahoma

97.71%

Native Born

2.29%

Foreign Born

1.38%

Non Citizen

0.91%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.71% of Checotah residents were born in the United States, with 69.39% having been born in Oklahoma. 1.38% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20203,137-13-0.41%
20193,150-13-0.41%
20183,16320.06%
20173,161-13-0.41%
20163,174-23-0.72%
20153,197-38-1.17%
20143,235-38-1.16%
20133,273-30-0.91%
20123,303-22-0.66%
20113,325-7-0.21%
20103,332-149-0.44%
20003,4811910.57%
19903,290-164-0.49%
19803,4543801.17%
19703,0744601.63%
19602,614-24-0.09%
19502,6380.00%