Cookson, Oklahoma Population 2024

1,202

Cookson is a city located in Cherokee County Oklahoma. Cookson has a 2024 population of 1,202. Cookson is currently growing at a rate of 4.7% annually and its population has increased by 21.66% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 988 in 2020.

The average household income in Cookson is $65,916 with a poverty rate of 5.39%. The median age in Cookson is 57.3 years: 57.5 years for males, and 57.3 years for females.

Cookson Demographics

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

  • White: 65.66%
  • Native American: 23.29%
  • Two or more races: 11.05%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
12.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
93.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
21.66% (214)
The current population of Cookson, Oklahoma is 1,202 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 988.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White71965.66%
Native American25523.29%
Two or more races12111.05%
Black or African American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Native American

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Cookson Population by Race

Cookson Population Pyramid 2024

Cookson Median Age

57.3

Total

57.5

Male

57.3

Female

Cookson Adults

There are 997 adults, (394 of whom are seniors) in Cookson.

Cookson Age Dependency

81.6

Age Dependency Ratio

65.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

16.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Cookson Sex Ratio

Female57352.33%
Male52247.67%

Cookson Population by Age

Cookson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5561.9795.94.1
Married2702.61973
Non Family1581.0596.83.2
Female951.331000
Male332.9769.730.3

2.31

Average Family Size

1.97

Average Household Size

95.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cookson Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade323.35%
Associates Degree353.66%
Bachelors Degree18419.25%
Graduate Degree18118.93%
High School Graduate29030.33%
Less Than 9th Grade252.62%
Some College20921.86%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Cookson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cookson Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White660623186
Native American227207123
2+ Races696956

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 81.16%.

Cookson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$36,250$0$0
Graduate Degree$60,455$0$0
High School Graduate$14,705$13,663$18,793
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$25,000$29,659$23,224
Some College$28,854$34,297$26,641

$25,000

Average Earnings

$29,659

Average Male

$23,224

Average Female

Cookson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cookson Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cookson Language

99.72% of Cookson residents speak only English, while 0.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 0.28% of the population.

Cookson Language

Cookson Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White719446.12%
Native247145.67%

5.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.66%

Male Poverty Rate

3.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cookson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cookson is White, with 6.12% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cookson is Native, with 5.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 0%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.73%.

Cookson Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.54%
High School11.72%
Some College5.74%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Cookson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed2.72%
Female Unemployed0%

Cookson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cookson Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$64,198$74,057
Households$62,500$65,916
Married Families$70,556$-999,999,999
Non Families$39,792$45,409

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cookson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

56.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.5%

Male Marriage Rate

53.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Cookson Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Cookson 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.

Cookson Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cookson Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

227

Number of Veterans

223

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War102
Vietnam97
Second Gulf War20
Korea0
World War II0

Cookson Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5488
75+63
65 to 7443
55 to 6433
18 to 340

Cookson Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White18527.05%
Native American229.69%
2+ Races2023.26%

Cookson Veterans by Race

Cookson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cookson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

51.3%

Labor Force Participation

51.3%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Cookson Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cookson Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cookson Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

50.68%

Born in Cookson

98.17%

Native Born

1.83%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

1.83%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.17% of Cookson residents were born in the United States, with 50.68% having been born in Oklahoma. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Cookson Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20241,202544.7%
20231,148534.84%
20221,095646.21%
20211,031434.35%
202098800%

Cookson Population by Year