Cherokee County, Oklahoma Population 2020

Cherokee County, Oklahoma's estimated population is 48,175 with a growth rate of -0.52% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Cherokee County, Oklahoma is the 18th largest county in Oklahoma.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202048,175-250-0.52%
201948,425-250-0.51%
201848,675-250-0.51%
201748,9251380.28%
201648,7874140.86%
201548,3731360.28%
201448,2373790.79%
201347,858-114-0.24%
201247,9722930.61%
201147,6795731.22%
201047,10613,05738.35%
199034,0493,36510.97%
198030,6847,51032.41%
197023,1745,41230.47%
196017,762-1,227-6.46%
195018,989-2,041-9.71%
194021,0303,56020.38%
193017,470-2,402-12.09%
192019,8723,09418.44%
191016,7782,50417.54%
190014,2740.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.52%
County Website
Founded
1907
County Seat
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Cherokee County, Oklahoma Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White24,92651.29%
American Indian and Alaska Native16,65734.27%
Two or More Races5,10910.51%
Some Other Race7841.61%
Black or African American7071.45%
Asian3100.64%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1060.22%
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Cherokee County, Oklahoma Population Pyramid 2020

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Cherokee County, Oklahoma Median Age

35.1


Total

34.1


Male

36


Female

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Adults

There are 37,607 adults, (7,772 of whom are seniors) in Cherokee County, Oklahoma.

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Age Dependency

62.9

Age Dependency Ratio

26

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Sex Ratio

Female

24,736

50.90%

Male

23,863

49.10%

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Households and Families

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cherokee County, Oklahoma Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.6%19.4%
All67.5%32.5%
Male66.8%33.2%
Female55.2%44.8%
Non Family53.7%46.3%

67.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,5072.8367.5
Married7,9363.4180.6
Non Family5,9081.2953.7
Female1,8224.5355.2
Male8414.4666.8

3.59

Average Family Size

2.83

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Cherokee County, Oklahoma Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2494.11%
9th to 12th Grade3,25410.72%
High School Graduate9,53631.41%
Some College6,91822.79%
Associates Degree1,7965.92%
Bachelors Degree4,85916.01%
Graduate Degree2,7459.04%
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Cherokee County, Oklahoma Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White16,77814,5624,710
Native American9,3608,0181,946
Multiple Races2,4472,283768
Hispanic1,44080783
Other Race43020419
Black38430255
Asian1586053
Islander7758

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 93.30%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 33.54%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,131$34,263$29,098
Less Than High School$18,324$21,440$12,384
High School Grad$25,984$28,273$23,639
Some College$30,160$38,647$25,082
Bachelors Degree$38,297$42,978$34,330
Graduate Degree$50,364$66,875$44,283

$31,131

Average Earnings

$34,263

Average Male

$29,098

Average Female

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Language

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Language by Age

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Cherokee County, Oklahoma Language

92.12% of Cherokee County, Oklahoma residents speak only English, while 7.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.86% of the population.

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Poverty

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White22,2423,83717.25%
Native16,3343,68922.58%
Multiple4,9501,18423.92%
Hispanic3,3651,15834.41%
Other77830639.33%
Black56016329.11%
Asian2979130.64%
Islander1021413.73%

20.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.06%

Male Poverty Rate

21.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cherokee County, Oklahoma

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cherokee County, Oklahoma is Other, with 39.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cherokee County, Oklahoma is Islander, with 13.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.02%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.01%
High School20.21%
Some College15.74%
Bachelors or Greater4.40%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed40.03%
Female Unemployed29.28%
Female Employed12.08%
Male Employed9.82%

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Income

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,936$53,780
Families$54,180$64,797
Married Families$62,333$73,355
Non Families$21,484$32,272
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Cherokee County, Oklahoma Marital Status

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.3%

Male Marriage Rate

43.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Married by Age and Sex

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Cherokee County, Oklahoma 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.

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Marital Status by Race

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Cherokee County, Oklahoma Veterans

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3,418

Number of Veterans

3,102

Male Veterans

316

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,436
Second Gulf War559
First Gulf War531
Korea381
World War II115
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,099
75+876
35 to 54655
55 to 64505
18 to 34283
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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,20710.58%
Indian8066.82%
2 or More35610.49%
Hispanic914.72%
Black274.63%
Other162.88%
Asian62.05%

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Veterans by Education

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7.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.70%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Employment Status

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53.2%

Labor Force Participation

49.2%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

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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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68.27%

Born in Oklahoma

96.53%

Native Born

3.47%

Foreign Born

2.70%

Non Citizen

0.77%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.53% of Cherokee County, Oklahoma residents were born in the United States, with 68.27% having been born in Oklahoma. 2.70% 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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