Tahlequah, Oklahoma Population 2022

17,164
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Tahlequah is a city located in Cherokee County Oklahoma. Tahlequah has a 2020 population of 17,164. It is also the county seat of Cherokee County. Tahlequah is currently growing at a rate of 0.67% annually and its population has increased by 8.63% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,800 in 2010.

The average household income in Tahlequah is $54,661 with a poverty rate of 23.32%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $683 per month, and the median house value is $141,000. The median age in Tahlequah is 29.1 years, 27.8 years for males, and 29.8 years for females.

Tahlequah Demographics

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

  • White: 53.87%
  • Native American: 27.36%
  • Two or more races: 13.11%
  • Other race: 2.14%
  • Black or African American: 2.09%
  • Asian: 1.35%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
The current population of Tahlequah, Oklahoma is 17,164 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,164.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,800.

Tahlequah, Oklahoma Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201047,1260.00%
201147,7025761.21%
201247,9892870.60%
201347,870-119-0.25%
201448,2403700.77%
201548,3761360.28%
201648,7914150.85%
201748,8911000.20%
201848,607-284-0.58%
201948,657500.10%
202048,707500.10%
202148,757500.10%

Tahlequah Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,98753.87%
Black or African American3482.09%
American Indian and Alaska Native4,56427.36%
Asian2261.35%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander140.08%
Some Other Race3572.14%
Two or More Races2,18813.11%
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Tahlequah Population by Race

Tahlequah Population Pyramid 2022

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Tahlequah Median Age

31.9


Total

30


Male

33.8


Female

Tahlequah Adults

There are 13,534 adults, (2,902 of whom are seniors) in Tahlequah.

Tahlequah Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

27.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Tahlequah Sex Ratio

Female

8,958

53.69%

Male

7,726

46.31%

Tahlequah Population by Age

Tahlequah Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Tahlequah Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married66.4%33.6%
All42.5%57.5%
Male38.3%61.7%
Female32.7%67.3%
Non Family26.5%73.5%

42.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Tahlequah Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,1662.4442.5
Married2,2943.3766.4
Male2484.3238.3
Female6333.8232.7
Non Family2,9911.2826.5

3.42

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

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Tahlequah Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4654.81%
9th to 12th Grade6626.85%
High School Graduate2,34924.32%
Some College2,14422.19%
Associates Degree5645.84%
Bachelors Degree2,03821.10%
Graduate Degree1,43814.89%
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Tahlequah Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Tahlequah Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,4294,9592,220
2+ Races881857351
Native American2,6572,346780
Asian1263636
Hispanic49031478
Black17912311
Islander1414
Other Race862

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 40.89%.

Tahlequah Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,041$35,170$32,374
Less Than 9th Grade$26,696$29,850$
High School Graduate$28,352$35,336$15,781
Some College$27,593$27,230$27,905
Bachelors Degree$37,014$37,174$36,513
Graduate Degree$51,510$51,977$45,347

$34,041

Average Earnings

$35,170

Average Male

$32,374

Average Female

Tahlequah Earnings by Educational Attainment

Tahlequah Language by Age

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Tahlequah Language

90.13% of Tahlequah residents speak only English, while 9.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.30% of the population.

Tahlequah Language

Tahlequah Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1547347.40%
Islander12541.67%
Native4,2831,24429.05%
Multiple2,08150324.17%
Hispanic1,24925520.42%
White7,4271,46819.77%
Asian2072612.56%
OtherNaN%

23.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.14%

Male Poverty Rate

24.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tahlequah

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tahlequah is Black, with 47.40% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.24%.

Tahlequah Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.80%
High School23.85%
Some College25.55%
Bachelors or Greater4.02%

Tahlequah Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed7.67%
Male Unemployed62.54%
Female Employed13.37%
Female Unemployed34.50%

Tahlequah Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Tahlequah Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,500$51,299
Families$55,375$69,680
Married Families$63,396-
Non Families$19,176$29,891
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Income by Household Type

Tahlequah Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.4%

Male Marriage Rate

33.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Tahlequah Married by Age and Sex

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Tahlequah 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 45-54.

Tahlequah Marital Status by Race

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Tahlequah Marital Status

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941

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War188
First Gulf War101
Vietnam427
Korea99
World War II

Tahlequah Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34120
35 to 54109
55 to 64149
65 to 74190
75+373

Tahlequah Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6117.93%
Native American2727.83%
2+ Races583.96%

Tahlequah Veterans by Race

Tahlequah Veterans by Education

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15.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tahlequah Veterans by Education

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55.1%

Labor Force Participation

50.3%

Employment Rate

8.2%

Unemployment Rate

Tahlequah Employment by Age

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Tahlequah Employment by Race

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Tahlequah 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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62.36%

Born in Tahlequah

94.79%

Native Born

5.21%

Foreign Born

4.94%

Non Citizen

0.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.79% of Tahlequah residents were born in the United States, with 62.36% having been born in Oklahoma. 4.94% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Tahlequah Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19102,8910.00%
19403,0271360.15%
19504,7501,7234.61%
19605,8401,0902.09%
19709,2543,4144.71%
19809,7084540.48%
199010,3986900.69%
200014,4584,0603.35%
201015,8001,3420.89%
201115,9941941.23%
201216,2312371.48%
201316,201-30-0.18%
201416,3681671.03%
201516,456880.54%
201616,6281721.05%
201716,727990.60%
201816,704-23-0.14%
201916,8191150.69%
202016,9341150.68%
202117,0491150.68%
202217,1641150.67%

Tahlequah Population by Year