Cherokee, Oklahoma Population 2020

1,491
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Cherokee is a city located in Oklahoma. With a 2020 population of 1,491, it is the 169th largest city in Oklahoma and the 8730th largest city in the United States. Cherokee is currently declining at a rate of -0.53% annually and its population has decreased by -0.47% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,498 in 2010. Cherokee reached it's highest population of 1,565 in 2016. Spanning over 1 miles, Cherokee has a population density of 1,012 people per square mile.

The average household income in Cherokee is $64,657 with a poverty rate of 12.46%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $617 per month, and the median house value is $66,800. The median age in Cherokee is 41.6 years, 34.8 years for males, and 43.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 101.3 males.

Cherokee Demographics

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

  • White: 84.79%
  • Two or more races: 10.76%
  • Other race: 1.94%
  • Native American: 1.75%
  • Black or African American: 0.75%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Cherokee, Oklahoma is 1,491, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,507.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,498.

Cherokee, Oklahoma Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,35584.79%
Two or More Races17210.76%
Some Other Race311.94%
American Indian and Alaska Native281.75%
Black or African American120.75%
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Cherokee Population Pyramid 2020

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Cherokee Median Age

41.6


Total

34.8


Male

43.6


Female

Cherokee Adults

There are 1,242 adults, (296 of whom are seniors) in Cherokee.

Cherokee Age Dependency

68.9

Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Cherokee Sex Ratio

Female

794

49.69%

Male

804

50.31%

Cherokee Households and Families

Cherokee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cherokee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.2%14.8%
Female83.3%16.7%
All73.9%26.1%
Non Family57.1%42.9%
Male51.2%48.8%

73.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6392.3973.9
Married3112.8685.2
Non Family2031.157.1
Female843.5483.3
Male412.9351.2

2.87

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

4.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Cherokee Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade403.73%
9th to 12th Grade878.12%
High School Graduate37835.29%
Some College24422.78%
Associates Degree999.24%
Bachelors Degree14213.26%
Graduate Degree817.56%
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Cherokee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White938835201
Multiple Races928316
Hispanic382812
Native American11116
Other Race10
Black94

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 54.55%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,607$43,563$21,563
Less Than High School$23,672$25,313$20,000
High School Grad$27,917$42,375$18,125
Some College$36,250$48,750$17,500
Bachelors Degree$47,841$72,000$32,159
Graduate Degree$37,344$54,375$33,750

$31,607

Average Earnings

$43,563

Average Male

$21,563

Average Female

Cherokee Language

Cherokee Language by Age

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Cherokee Language

96.92% of Cherokee residents speak only English, while 3.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.88% of the population.

Cherokee Poverty

Cherokee Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,28816612.89%
Multiple153159.80%
Hispanic7179.86%
Native28621.43%
Other2827.14%

12.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.96%

Male Poverty Rate

11.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cherokee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cherokee is Native, with 21.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cherokee is Other, with 7.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.47%.

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Name Poverty
High School18.54%
Less Than High School16.81%
Some College9.62%
Bachelors or Greater6.51%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed9.09%
Male Employed8.33%
Female Employed6.95%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Cherokee Income

Cherokee Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,556$64,657
Families$68,000$77,321
Married Families$73,942-
Non Families$19,042$29,452
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Cherokee Marital Status

Cherokee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.3%

Male Marriage Rate

50.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Cherokee Married by Age and Sex

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Cherokee Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Cherokee Marital Status by Race

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Cherokee Veterans

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104

Number of Veterans

98

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam49
Second Gulf War24
World War II16
Korea10
First Gulf War10
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Age Group Veterans
55 to 6431
75+29
35 to 5420
65 to 7418
18 to 346
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1039.58%
Hispanic913.43%
2 or More10.86%

Cherokee Veterans by Education

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18.60%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cherokee Employment Status

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63.2%

Labor Force Participation

60.6%

Employment Rate

4.1%

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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58.57%

Born in Oklahoma

98.50%

Native Born

1.50%

Foreign Born

1.06%

Non Citizen

0.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.50% of Cherokee residents were born in the United States, with 58.57% having been born in Oklahoma. 1.06% 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
20201,491-8-0.53%
20191,499-8-0.53%
20181,507-50-3.21%
20171,557-8-0.51%
20161,56510.06%
20151,564241.56%
20141,540-14-0.90%
20131,554573.81%
20121,49720.13%
20111,49520.13%
20101,4930.00%