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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Tahlequahwas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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%.
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.
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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%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Tahlequah
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.
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