Tahlequah, Oklahoma Population 2020

16,966

Tahlequah is a city located in Oklahoma. With a 2020 population of 16,966, it is the 32nd largest city in Oklahoma and the 2105th largest city in the United States. Tahlequah is currently growing at a rate of 0.68% annually and its population has increased by 7.70% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,753 in 2010. Spanning over 13 miles, Tahlequah has a population density of 1,359 people per square mile.

The average household income in Tahlequah is $48,817 with a poverty rate of 25.22%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $641 per month, and the median house value is $117,600. The median age in Tahlequah is 29 years, 28.1 years for males, and 29.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 87.2 males.

Tahlequah Demographics

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

  • White: 54.95%
  • Native American: 29.68%
  • Two or more races: 10.21%
  • Black or African American: 2.28%
  • Asian: 1.54%
  • Other race: 1.04%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.31%
The current population of Tahlequah, Oklahoma is 16,966, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 16,738.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,753.

Tahlequah, Oklahoma Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202048,175-250-0.52%
201948,425-250-0.52%
201848,675-250-0.51%
201748,9251380.28%
201648,7874140.85%
201548,3731360.28%
201448,2373790.79%
201347,858-114-0.24%
201247,9722930.61%
201147,6795731.20%
201047,1060.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,11754.95%
American Indian and Alaska Native4,92429.68%
Two or More Races1,69410.21%
Black or African American3782.28%
Asian2561.54%
Some Other Race1721.04%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander510.31%

Tahlequah Population Pyramid 2020

Tahlequah Median Age

29


Total

28.1


Male

29.6


Female

Tahlequah Adults

There are 13,089 adults, (2,368 of whom are seniors) in Tahlequah.

Tahlequah Age Dependency

54.8

Age Dependency Ratio

22.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Tahlequah Sex Ratio

Female

8,863

53.42%

Male

7,729

46.58%

Tahlequah Households and Families

Tahlequah Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Tahlequah Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married62.9%37.1%
Male44.9%55.1%
All43.6%56.4%
Female39.1%60.9%
Non Family29.8%70.2%

43.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,8222.5743.6
Non Family2,7361.429.8
Married2,1203.3662.9
Female6993.9739.1
Male2674.6244.9

3.5

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Tahlequah Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4615.04%
9th to 12th Grade93510.22%
High School Graduate2,13423.33%
Some College2,27224.84%
Associates Degree4354.76%
Bachelors Degree1,78219.48%
Graduate Degree1,12812.33%

Tahlequah Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,1144,5651,976
Native American2,5912,243631
Multiple Races632589224
Hispanic55323134
Black22716724
Asian1162121
Other Race96
Islander5132

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 93.20%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 38.64%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,800$38,026$29,283
Less Than High School$23,616$21,518$26,875
High School Grad$25,938$32,179$21,039
Some College$26,676$31,719$24,462
Bachelors Degree$39,013$42,574$33,953
Graduate Degree$50,707$62,386$43,684

$31,800

Average Earnings

$38,026

Average Male

$29,283

Average Female

Tahlequah Language

Tahlequah Language by Age

Tahlequah Language

89.91% of Tahlequah residents speak only English, while 10.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.86% of the population.

Tahlequah Poverty

Tahlequah Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,3471,54120.97%
Native4,6701,40530.09%
Multiple1,55740526.01%
Hispanic1,29636328.01%
Black23511448.51%
Asian2438936.63%
Islander471327.66%

25.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.32%

Male Poverty Rate

25.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tahlequah

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tahlequah is Black, with 48.51% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tahlequah is White, with 20.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 37.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.96%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.16%
High School28.46%
Some College16.90%
Bachelors or Greater4.22%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed56.07%
Female Unemployed35.02%
Female Employed16.52%
Male Employed11.67%

Tahlequah Income

Tahlequah Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$35,046$48,817
Families$53,084$63,389
Married Families$63,468-
Non Families$19,752$30,494

Tahlequah Marital Status

Tahlequah Marital Status

Marriage Rates

34.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.9%

Male Marriage Rate

31.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Tahlequah Married by Age and Sex

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

Tahlequah Veterans

937

Number of Veterans

829

Male Veterans

108

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam324
Second Gulf War203
First Gulf War141
Korea84
World War II9
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74299
75+202
35 to 54193
18 to 34128
55 to 64115
Name Veterans % of Total
White6228.24%
Indian2877.84%
Hispanic405.67%
2 or More282.63%

$Tahlequah Veterans by Education

9.21%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tahlequah Employment Status

53.7%

Labor Force Participation

49.5%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

Tahlequah 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

65.22%

Born in Oklahoma

95.20%

Native Born

4.80%

Foreign Born

4.12%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.20% of Tahlequah residents were born in the United States, with 65.22% having been born in Oklahoma. 4.12% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202016,9661140.68%
201916,8521140.68%
201816,738-10-0.06%
201716,7481140.69%
201616,6341741.06%
201516,460910.56%
201416,3691741.07%
201316,195-28-0.17%
201216,2232421.51%
201115,9811951.24%
201015,7861,3280.88%
200014,4584,0603.35%
199010,3986900.69%
19809,7084540.48%
19709,2543,4144.71%
19605,8401,0902.09%
19504,7501,7234.61%
19403,0271360.15%
19102,8910.00%