Okemah, Oklahoma Population 2020

3,161

Okemah is a city located in Oklahoma. With a 2020 population of 3,161, it is the 107th largest city in Oklahoma and the 6089th largest city in the United States. Okemah is currently declining at a rate of -0.22% annually and its population has decreased by -1.92% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,223 in 2010. Okemah reached it's highest population of 4,002 in 1930. Spanning over 3 miles, Okemah has a population density of 1,250 people per square mile.

The average household income in Okemah is $40,976 with a poverty rate of 32.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $561 per month, and the median house value is $54,000. The median age in Okemah is 36.2 years, 34.2 years for males, and 38.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.7 males.

Okemah Demographics

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

  • White: 64.06%
  • Native American: 16.45%
  • Two or more races: 15.58%
  • Black or African American: 3.45%
  • Other race: 0.47%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Okemah, Oklahoma is 3,161, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,175.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,223.

Okemah, Oklahoma Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,04464.06%
American Indian and Alaska Native52516.45%
Two or More Races49715.58%
Black or African American1103.45%
Some Other Race150.47%

Okemah Population Pyramid 2020

Okemah Median Age

36.2


Total

34.2


Male

38.8


Female

Okemah Adults

There are 2,398 adults, (581 of whom are seniors) in Okemah.

Okemah Age Dependency

75.6

Age Dependency Ratio

32

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Okemah Sex Ratio

Female

1,622

50.83%

Male

1,569

49.17%

Okemah Households and Families

Okemah Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Okemah Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married63.4%36.6%
All48.3%51.7%
Non Family46.8%53.2%
Male34.5%65.5%
Female22.4%77.6%

48.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,1342.6648.3
Married4563.4663.4
Non Family4101.1746.8
Female2103.6422.4
Male583.3634.5

3.42

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

4.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Okemah Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1456.89%
9th to 12th Grade36917.52%
High School Graduate67231.91%
Some College50323.88%
Associates Degree1175.56%
Bachelors Degree1979.35%
Graduate Degree1034.89%

Okemah Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,3981,044211
Native American35729536
Multiple Races23016032
Black93658
Hispanic424213
Other Race1515

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 30.95%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,667$37,069$26,375
Less Than High School$22,072$$15,625
High School Grad$20,956$24,375$18,711
Some College$31,974$40,223$31,118
Bachelors Degree$39,605$43,214$38,750
Graduate Degree$36,944$42,969$25,714

$28,667

Average Earnings

$37,069

Average Male

$26,375

Average Female

Okemah Language

Okemah Language by Age

Okemah Language

92.94% of Okemah residents speak only English, while 7.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 4.62% of the population.

Okemah Poverty

Okemah Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,86860232.23%
Multiple48613928.60%
Native50913025.54%
Hispanic1367555.15%
Black925054.35%
Other1515100.00%

32.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

32.43%

Male Poverty Rate

32.50%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Okemah

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Okemah is Native, with 25.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 36.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.37%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School47.82%
High School30.39%
Some College19.14%
Bachelors or Greater2.36%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed44.36%
Female Unemployed43.24%
Female Employed17.78%
Male Employed15.59%

Okemah Income

Okemah Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$33,070$40,976
Families$38,017$47,280
Married Families$46,000-
Non Families$21,406$26,692

Okemah Marital Status

Okemah Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.1%

Male Marriage Rate

42.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Okemah Married by Age and Sex

Okemah 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 20-34.

Okemah Marital Status by Race

Okemah Veterans

151

Number of Veterans

120

Male Veterans

31

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam79
First Gulf War35
Korea20
World War II
Second Gulf War
Age Group Veterans
65 to 7463
75+48
35 to 5433
55 to 647
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
White1257.89%
Indian184.53%
Hispanic1313.27%
2 or More82.68%

$Okemah Veterans by Education

11.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

57.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Okemah Employment Status

46.8%

Labor Force Participation

38.3%

Employment Rate

18%

Unemployment Rate

Okemah Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

76.53%

Born in Oklahoma

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

100.00% of Okemah residents were born in the United States, with 76.53% having been born in Oklahoma. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20203,161-7-0.22%
20193,168-7-0.22%
20183,175-9-0.28%
20173,184-7-0.22%
20163,191-15-0.47%
20153,206-24-0.74%
20143,230-46-1.40%
20133,276-19-0.58%
20123,295160.49%
20113,279431.33%
20103,2361980.63%
20003,038-47-0.15%
19903,085-296-0.91%
19803,3814681.50%
19702,913770.27%
19602,836-618-1.95%
19503,454-357-0.98%
19403,811-191-0.49%
19304,0020.00%