Cherokee, Oklahoma Population 2022

1,423
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Cherokee is a city located in Alfalfa County Oklahoma. Cherokee has a 2020 population of 1,423. It is also the county seat of Alfalfa County. Cherokee is currently declining at a rate of -1.52% annually and its population has decreased by -4.50% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,490 in 2010.

The average household income in Cherokee is $58,957 with a poverty rate of 21.01%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $625 per month, and the median house value is $76,000. The median age in Cherokee is 41.7 years, 38 years for males, and 49 years for females.

Cherokee Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cherokeewas:

  • White: 90.73%
  • Two or more races: 5.44%
  • Other race: 2.29%
  • Native American: 0.80%
  • Black or African American: 0.68%
  • Asian: 0.06%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Cherokee, Oklahoma is 1,423 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,423.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,490.

Cherokee, Oklahoma Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,46890.73%
Black or African American110.68%
American Indian and Alaska Native130.80%
Asian10.06%
Some Other Race372.29%
Two or More Races885.44%
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Cherokee Population by Race

Cherokee Population Pyramid 2022

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Cherokee Median Age

35.3


Total

33.9


Male

37.8


Female

Cherokee Adults

There are 1,202 adults, (263 of whom are seniors) in Cherokee.

Cherokee Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

28

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Cherokee Sex Ratio

Female

825

50.99%

Male

793

49.01%

Cherokee Population by Age

Cherokee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cherokee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.1%13.9%
All63.9%36.1%
Non Family48.9%51.1%
Female29.9%70.1%
Male29%71%

63.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cherokee Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6432.4263.9
Married3102.9286.1
Male312.8129
Female674.6629.9
Non Family2351.0748.9

3.05

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

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Cherokee Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade393.84%
9th to 12th Grade797.78%
High School Graduate34834.29%
Some College22522.17%
Associates Degree10310.15%
Bachelors Degree11110.94%
Graduate Degree11010.84%
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Cherokee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cherokee Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian111
2+ Races535329
Hispanic575328
Native American13133
White920810188
Other Race1511
Black73

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 asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Cherokee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,446$41,786$26,339
Less Than 9th Grade$23,906$27,969$18,750
High School Graduate$27,500$27,375$27,563
Some College$38,536$46,250$
Bachelors Degree$50,000$68,958$31,458
Graduate Degree$34,063$60,313$

$31,446

Average Earnings

$41,786

Average Male

$26,339

Average Female

Cherokee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cherokee Language by Age

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Cherokee Language

95.85% of Cherokee residents speak only English, while 4.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.88% of the population.

Cherokee Language

Cherokee Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian11100.00%
Native13323.08%
White1,37730922.44%
Hispanic1181311.02%
Black1119.09%
Other2NaN%
Multiple8567.06%

21.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.50%

Male Poverty Rate

21.50%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cherokee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cherokee is Asian, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cherokee is Multiple, with 7.06% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.27%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.41%.

Cherokee Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.85%
High School29.88%
Some College4.63%
Bachelors or Greater4.25%

Cherokee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed11.63%
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed10.83%
Female Unemployed24.39%

Cherokee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cherokee Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,375$57,796
Families$71,522$74,922
Married Families$79,821-
Non Families$16,319$25,274
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Income by Household Type

Cherokee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.2%

Male Marriage Rate

49.2%

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 Marital Status

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113

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War32
First Gulf War5
Vietnam29
Korea
World War II24

Cherokee Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3424
35 to 5411
55 to 6421
65 to 7433
75+24

Cherokee Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1089.97%
2+ Races58.33%

Cherokee Veterans by Race

Cherokee Veterans by Education

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23.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cherokee Veterans by Education

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62.2%

Labor Force Participation

58.3%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Cherokee Employment by Age

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Cherokee Employment by Race

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Cherokee Employment by Education

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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63.29%

Born in Cherokee

98.27%

Native Born

1.73%

Foreign Born

0.74%

Non Citizen

0.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.27% of Cherokee residents were born in the United States, with 63.29% having been born in Oklahoma. 0.74% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Cherokee Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20101,4900.00%
20111,49440.27%
20121,49840.27%
20131,554563.74%
20141,541-13-0.84%
20151,567261.69%
20161,57030.19%
20171,559-11-0.70%
20181,511-48-3.08%
20191,489-22-1.46%
20201,467-22-1.48%
20211,445-22-1.50%
20221,423-22-1.52%

Cherokee Population by Year