Tahlequah is a city located in Cherokee County Oklahoma. It is also the county seat of Cherokee County. With a 2020 population of 17,049, it is the 32nd largest city in Oklahoma and the 2123rd largest city in the United States . Tahlequah is currently growing at a rate of 0.68% annually and its population has increased by 8.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,753 in 2010. Tahlequah reached it's highest population of 17,049 in 2021. Spanning over 13 miles, Tahlequah has a population density of 1,366 people per square mile.
The average household income in Tahlequah is $54,661 with a poverty rate of 24.81%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $681 per month, and the median house value is $124,600. The median age in Tahlequah is 29.1 years, 27.8 years for males, and 29.8 years for females.