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Population (year 2000): 14,458. Estimated population in July 2005: 16,075 (+11.2% change)
Males: 6,794 (47.0%), Females: 7,664 (53.0%)

Cherokee County

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Median resident age: 26.4 years
Median household income: $23,238 (year 2000)
Median house value: $71,600 (year 2000)

Tahlequah, OK residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Tahlequah:

  • White Non-Hispanic (57.0%)
  • American Indian (32.8%)
  • Hispanic (7.3%)
  • Two or more races (6.9%)
  • Other race (4.1%)
  • Black (2.5%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (11.9%), Irish (7.8%), English (7.4%), United States (7.3%), Scottish (2.5%), French (2.2%).

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Elevation: 780 feet

Land area: 12.0 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Tahlequah

  • High school or higher: 80.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.7%
  • Unemployed: 9.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tahlequah city

  • Never married: 34.0%
  • Now married: 43.2%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

4.8% Foreign born (3.9% Latin America, 0.5% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +3,352 (+30.2%).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: OK Tulsa, (68.1 miles pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Dallas, (248.8 miles pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Hill, OK (3.8 miles Park OK (4.3 miles Briggs, OK (7.6 miles Keys, OK (8.5 miles Zeb, Grove, OK (8.8 miles Shady OK (8.8 miles Eldon, OK (9.1 miles Scraper, OK (9.9 miles Welling,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 24 buildings, average cost: $72,700
  • 1997: 20 buildings, average cost: $78,200
  • 1998: 22 buildings, average cost: $88,100
  • 1999: 22 buildings, average cost: $85,800
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $116,500
  • 2001: 31 buildings, average cost: $104,500
  • 2002: 75 buildings, average cost: $86,800
  • 2003: 66 buildings, average cost: $96,700
  • 2004: 40 buildings, average cost: $99,200
  • 2005: 40 buildings, average cost: $119,100

Latitude: 35.91 N, Longitude: 94.97 W

Area code: 918


Tahlequah, Oklahoma business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (34.6%), Retail trade (13.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,725 (+25.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,227 (66.4%)


 

Crime in Tahlequah by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 1 0 2
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 6.9 0.0 13.8
Rapes 11 6 8 12 5
    per 100,000 76.1 41.5 55.3 83.0 34.6
Robberies 4 6 8 6 5
    per 100,000 27.7 41.5 55.3 41.5 34.6
Assaults 23 22 36 28 20
    per 100,000 159.1 152.2 249.0 193.7 138.3
Burglaries 149 170 137 195 165
    per 100,000 1030.6 1175.8 947.6 1348.7 1141.2
Thefts 459 415 422 507 592
    per 100,000 3174.7 2870.4 2918.8 3506.7 4094.6
Auto thefts 46 52 38 57 60
    per 100,000 318.2 359.7 262.8 394.2 415.0
295.1 285.4 299.6 350.6 342.6


Average climate in Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tahlequah-area historical tornado activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 175% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/10/1964, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.3 miles away from the Tahlequah city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1981, a category 3 tornado 5.4 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Wilma Mankiller - confusion of Wilma Mankiller's title as involving a surname.


Hospitals/medical centers in Tahlequah:
  • TAHLEQUAH CITY HOSPITAL (1400 EAST DOWNING STREET, P O BOX 1008)
  • W W HASTINGS INDIAN HOSPITAL (100 S BLISS)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Tahlequah:
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 24 miles; STILWELL, OK)
  • WAGONER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 28 miles; WAGONER, OK)
  • INTEGRIS MAYES COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (about 32 miles; PRYOR, OK)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Tahlequah:
  • NORTHWEST ARKANSAS RGNL (about 53 miles; FAYETTEVILLE/SPRINGDALE/, AR; ID: XNA)
  • DRAKE FIELD (about 56 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; ID: FYV)
  • FORT SMITH REGIONAL (about 58 miles; FORT SMITH, AR; ID: FSM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Tahlequah:
  • TAHLEQUAH MUNI (about 2 miles; TAHLEQUAH, OK; ID: TQH)
  • TENKILLER LAKE AIRPARK (about 15 miles; COOKSON, OK; ID: 44M)
  • HEFNER-EASLEY (about 26 miles; WAGONER, OK; ID: H68)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 25 $62,342 $29,924 0 $0
Electric Power 17 $45,428 $32,066 0 $0
Water Supply 18 $47,916 $31,944 0 $0
Sewerage 20 $50,316 $30,189 0 $0


Colleges/Universities in Tahlequah:
  • NORTHEASTERN STATE UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 6,610; Location: 600 N GRAND; Public; Website: www.nsuok.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • INDIAN CAPITAL TECHNOLOGY CENTER-TAHLEQUAH (FT enrollment: 139; Location: 240 Vo-Tech Road; Public; Website: www.icavts.tec.ok.us)
  • BEAUTY TECHNICAL COLLEGE INC (FT enrollment: 35; Location: 1600 DOWNING; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Tahlequah:
  • UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS MAIN CAMPUS (about 59 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Full-time enrollment: 13,324)
  • NORTHWEST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 60 miles; BENTONVILLE, AR; FT enrollment: 2,197)
  • TULSA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 68 miles; TULSA, OK; FT enrollment: 8,727)
  • ORAL ROBERTS UNIVERSITY (about 69 miles; TULSA, OK; FT enrollment: 3,309)
  • UNIVERSITY OF TULSA (about 70 miles; TULSA, OK; FT enrollment: 3,760)
  • WESTARK COLLEGE (about 71 miles; FT SMITH, AR; FT enrollment: 3,472)
  • MISSOURI SOUTHERN STATE COLLEGE (about 88 miles; JOPLIN, MO; FT enrollment: 4,569)
Public high schools in Tahlequah:
  • TAHLEQUAH HS (Students: 1,032; Location: 625 N. JONES; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SEQUOYAH HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 360; Location: PO BOX 948; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Tahlequah:
  • MARKOMA BIBLE ACADEMY (Students: 43; Location: RT 6 BOX 237; Grades: 7 - 12)
  • BOUDINOT BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 39; Location: ROUTE 3 BOX 200; Grades: PK - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Tahlequah:
  • TAHLEQUAH JHS (Students: 803; Location: 623 N. JONES; Grades: 05 - 09)
  • GREENWOOD ES (Students: 580; Location: 400 EAST ROSS; Grades: PK - 04)
  • BRIGGS ES (Students: 563; Location: 17210 S. 569 ROAD; Grades: PK - 08)
  • WOODALL ES (Students: 515; Location: 14090 W. 835 RD; Grades: PK - 08)
  • CHEROKEE ES (Students: 472; Location: 800 EAST GOINGSNAKE; Grades: PK - 04)
  • CENTRAL ES (Students: 425; Location: 400 WEST MORGAN ST; Grades: 05 - 06)
  • GRAND VIEW ES (Students: 378; Location: 15481 N. JARVIS ROAD; Grades: KG - 08)
  • SEQUOYAH ES (Students: 294; Location: 425 S.COLLEGE; Grades: PK - 04)
  • LOWREY ES (Students: 141; Location: 21132 EAST 640 ROAD; Grades: PK - 08)
Private primary/middle school in Tahlequah:
  • SHILOH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 47; Location: RT 6 BOX 232-2; Grades: PK - 6)

Shopping Centers: Box Shopping Center (1), Cherokee Hills Shopping Center (2), Wal-Mart Shopping Center (3). their locations on the map

Churches in Tahlequah include: Cornerstone Fellowship (A), Wesley Foundation United Methodist Church (B), World of Life Fellowship Church (C), Northeastern Christian Church (D), Philadelphia Bible Academy (E), Saint Basils Episcopal Church (F), Saint Brigid Catholic Church (G), First Baptist Church (H). their locations on the map

Cemetery: Tahlequah Cemetery (1). its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Ross Branch (A). its location on the map

Park in Tahlequah: Sequoyah Park (1). its location on the map


Tahlequah compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Tahlequah:
  • KTLQ (1350 AM; 1 kW; TAHLEQUAH, OK; Owner: JOHNSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KUOA (1290 AM; 5 kW; SILOAM SPRINGS, AR; Owner: KUOA, INC.)
  • KFAY (1030 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KYHN (1320 AM; 10 kW; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXTD (1530 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WAGONER, OK; Owner: GAYTAN-GALVAN LIMITED LIABILITY COMP)
  • KWHN (1650 AM; 10 kW; FT. SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KURM (790 AM; 5 kW; ROGERS, AR; Owner: KERM, INC)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tahlequah:
  • KEOK (101.7 FM; TAHLEQUAH, OK; Owner: JOHNSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K204CA (88.7 FM; TAHLEQUAH, OK; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • K232BI (94.3 FM; TAHLEQUAH, OK; Owner: BRIAN DODGE)
  • KNYD (90.5 FM; BROKEN ARROW, OK; Owner: CREATIVE EDUCATIONAL MEDIA CORP. INC)
  • KZBB (97.9 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMAG (99.1 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTCS-FM (99.9 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: BIG CHIEF BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K204EW (88.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K219CN (91.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KJSR (103.3 FM; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KISR (93.7 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: STEREO 93, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Tahlequah:
  • K04DY (Channel 4; TAHLEQUAH, OK; Owner: NORTHEASTERN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K52GX (Channel 52; TAHLEQUAH, OK; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KTUL (Channel 8; TULSA, OK; Owner: KTUL, LLC)
  • KJRH (Channel 2; TULSA, OK; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOED-TV (Channel 11; TULSA, OK; Owner: OKLAHOMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • KOTV (Channel 6; TULSA, OK; Owner: GRIFFIN LICENSING, L.L.C.)
  • KTFO (Channel 41; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KWHB (Channel 47; TULSA, OK; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KOKI-TV (Channel 23; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K31DY (Channel 31; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: LOCKE SUPPLY CO.)
  • K48FL (Channel 48; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: TV 34, INC.)

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