Tahlequah, Oklahoma Population 2021

17,049
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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.

Tahlequah Demographics

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

  • White: 52.01%
  • Native American: 28.26%
  • Two or more races: 12.25%
  • Other race: 2.90%
  • Black or African American: 2.45%
  • Asian: 1.81%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.32%
The current population of Tahlequah, Oklahoma is 17,049 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 16,704.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,753.

Tahlequah, Oklahoma Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

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

Tahlequah Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,66852.01%
American Indian and Alaska Native4,71028.26%
Two or More Races2,04112.25%
Some Other Race4842.90%
Black or African American4082.45%
Asian3021.81%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander540.32%
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Tahlequah Population by Race

Tahlequah Population Pyramid $2021

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Tahlequah Median Age

29.1


Total

27.8


Male

29.8


Female

Tahlequah Adults

There are 13,235 adults, (2,347 of whom are seniors) in Tahlequah.

Tahlequah Age Dependency

53.1

Age Dependency Ratio

21.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Tahlequah Sex Ratio

Female

8,919

53.51%

Male

7,748

46.49%

Tahlequah Population by Age

Tahlequah Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Tahlequah Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married62%38%
Male44.4%55.6%
All43.5%56.5%
Female34.8%65.2%
Non Family32.2%67.8%

43.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Tahlequah Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,8012.5943.5
Non Family2,7831.3732.2
Married2,0283.6162
Female7153.8534.8
Male2754.1244.4

3.58

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

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Tahlequah Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4795.19%
9th to 12th Grade6917.48%
High School Graduate2,24624.33%
Some College2,19523.77%
Associates Degree5185.61%
Bachelors Degree1,85420.08%
Graduate Degree1,25013.54%
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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
White4,9704,5022,073
Native American2,6612,397641
2+ Races817785323
Hispanic50424618
Black177138
Asian1424949
Other Race12511
Islander5438

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 96.08%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 41.71%.

Tahlequah Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,166$34,014$31,300
Less Than 9th Grade$24,356$30,000$
High School Graduate$24,183$29,375$20,923
Some College$27,314$27,149$27,692
Bachelors Degree$37,809$45,231$33,063
Graduate Degree$47,895$56,250$44,191

$32,166

Average Earnings

$34,014

Average Male

$31,300

Average Female

Tahlequah Earnings by Educational Attainment

Tahlequah Language by Age

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Tahlequah Language

88.96% of Tahlequah residents speak only English, while 11.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.67% of the population.

Tahlequah Language

Tahlequah Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,0881,45120.47%
Native4,4341,40931.78%
Multiple1,93046724.20%
Hispanic1,34725919.23%
Black1888545.21%
Asian2897626.30%
Islander511427.45%

24.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.77%

Male Poverty Rate

24.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tahlequah

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tahlequah is Black, with 45.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tahlequah is Hispanic, with 19.23% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 35.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.20%.

Tahlequah Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.45%
High School25.65%
Some College22.43%
Bachelors or Greater4.56%

Tahlequah Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed61.72%
Female Unemployed32.56%
Female Employed15.98%
Male Employed11.85%

Tahlequah Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Tahlequah Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,177$54,661
Families$53,750$71,491
Married Families$66,115-
Non Families$21,102$33,740
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Income by Household Type

Tahlequah Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.4%

Male Marriage Rate

30.8%

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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927

Number of Veterans

856

Male Veterans

71

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam330
Second Gulf War189
First Gulf War145
Korea96
World War II

Tahlequah Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74275
75+225
35 to 54162
55 to 64161
18 to 34104

Tahlequah Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6078.41%
Native American2827.83%
2+ Races382.95%

Tahlequah Veterans by Race

Tahlequah Veterans by Education

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15.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.40%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tahlequah Veterans by Education

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55.1%

Labor Force Participation

50.6%

Employment Rate

7.8%

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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64.01%

Born in Tahlequah

94.06%

Native Born

5.94%

Foreign Born

5.42%

Non Citizen

0.52%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.06% of Tahlequah residents were born in the United States, with 64.01% having been born in Oklahoma. 5.42% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202117,0491150.68%
202016,9341150.68%
201916,8191150.69%
201816,704-23-0.14%
201716,727990.60%
201616,6281721.05%
201516,456880.54%
201416,3681671.03%
201316,201-30-0.18%
201216,2312371.48%
201115,9941941.23%
201015,8001,3420.89%
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%

Tahlequah Population by Year