Cherokee County, Oklahoma Population 2024

49,032

Cherokee County, Oklahoma's estimated 2024 population is 49,032 with a growth rate of 0.96% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Cherokee County, Oklahoma is the 18th largest county in Oklahoma. The 2010 population was 47,126 and has seen a growth of 4.04% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202951,3674670.92%
202850,9004670.93%
202750,4334670.93%
202649,9664670.94%
202549,4994670.95%
202449,0324670.96%
202348,5654670.97%
202248,0984670.98%
202147,6315411.15%
202047,090-1,729-3.54%
201948,8191270.26%
201848,692-264-0.54%
201748,956880.18%
201648,8684760.98%
201548,3921390.29%
201448,2533730.78%
201347,880-117-0.24%
201247,9972900.61%
201147,7075811.23%
201047,126
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%
190014,274-37,093-72.21%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.96% (467)
County Seat
2010 Population
47,126
Area
749 mi²
Density
65 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
4.04% (1,906)
Founded
1907

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White22,85248.2%
Native American15,67533.06%
Two or more races7,00814.78%
Other race7781.64%
Black or African American5741.21%
Asian4951.04%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander300.06%
showing: 7 rows

White

Native American

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Population by Race

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Population Pyramid 2024

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Median Age

36.5

Total

35.8

Male

37

Female

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Adults

There are 37,183 adults, (8,174 of whom are seniors) in Cherokee County, Oklahoma.

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Age Dependency

63.4

Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Sex Ratio

Female24,28351.22%
Male23,12948.78%

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Population by Age

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All17,9932.5266.733.3
Married8,3893.184.115.9
Non Family6,2381.2750.249.8
Female2,1803.4452.647.4
Male1,1863.3157.542.5
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3.08

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

66.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 90.61%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 30.9%.

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,573

Average Earnings

$43,064

Average Male

$35,831

Average Female

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Language

92% of Cherokee County, Oklahoma residents speak only English, while 8% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.53% of the population.

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Language

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White20,5983,78018.35%
Native15,2503,68524.16%
Multiple6,8651,25618.3%
Hispanic3,65390224.69%
Other77821327.38%
Asian4959819.8%
Black3157022.22%
Islander302066.67%
showing: 8 rows

20.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.93%

Male Poverty Rate

20.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cherokee County, Oklahoma

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cherokee County, Oklahoma is Islander, with 66.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cherokee County, Oklahoma is Multiple, with 18.3% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.29%.

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.36%
High School17.9%
Some College16.95%
Bachelors or Greater6.35%
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Cherokee County, Oklahoma Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed47.93%
Female Unemployed18.29%
Female Employed12.6%
Male Employed7.13%
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Cherokee County, Oklahoma Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.5%

Male Marriage Rate

45.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,807

Number of Veterans

2,620

Male Veterans

187

Female Veterans

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Cherokee County, Oklahoma Veterans by War

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Cherokee County, Oklahoma Veterans by Age

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Cherokee County, Oklahoma Veterans by Race

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.8%

Labor Force Participation

53.4%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

68.93%

Born in Cherokee County, Oklahoma

97.05%

Native Born

2.95%

Foreign Born

1.94%

Non Citizen

1.01%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.05% of Cherokee County, Oklahoma residents were born in the United States, with 68.93% having been born in Oklahoma. 1.94% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Cherokee County, Oklahoma Place of Birth

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