Checotah, Oklahoma

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Population in 2017: 3,162 (78% urban, 22% rural).
Population change since 2000: -9.2%
 
Males: 1,385  (43.8%)
Females: 1,777  (56.2%)
Median resident age:

37.2 years
Oklahoma median age:

36.6 years

Zip codes: 74426.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $33,011 (it was $22,029 in 2000)
Checotah:

$33,011
OK:

$50,051

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,884 (it was $15,921 in 2000)

Checotah city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $98,230 (it was $48,400 in 2000)
Checotah:

$98,230
OK:

$137,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $90,405; detached houses: $98,265; mobile homes: $20,641

Median gross rent in 2017: $647.

March 2019 cost of living index in Checotah: 80.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 25.7%
(21.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.6% for Black residents, 39.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.0% for American Indian residents, 32.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Checotah, OK (2017)
    • 1,87356.1%White alone
    • 62018.6%American Indian alone
    • 39211.7%Two or more races
    • 2898.7%Black alone
    • 1524.6%Hispanic
    • 110.3%Asian alone

Races in Checotah detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Oklahoma and other state lists, there were 31 registered sex offenders living in Checotah, Oklahoma as of July 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Checotah is 108 to 1.


Crime rates in Checotah by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(84.9)
1
(28.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(57.7)
1
(28.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(29.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(56.6)
1
(28.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(86.5)
2
(57.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(29.6)
3
(91.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.2)
1
(31.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
9
(254.8)
7
(196.4)
6
(170.5)
3
(86.4)
3
(86.5)
3
(85.8)
1
(29.7)
0
(0.0)
3
(88.4)
3
(88.8)
4
(122.2)
9
(277.3)
9
(280.6)
10
(318.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
38
(1,076)
36
(1,010)
17
(483.0)
3
(86.4)
8
(230.7)
9
(257.4)
11
(326.3)
15
(444.7)
4
(117.9)
14
(414.3)
26
(794.6)
37
(1,140)
14
(436.5)
12
(382.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
90
(2,548)
124
(3,479)
110
(3,125)
87
(2,504)
107
(3,085)
67
(1,916)
71
(2,106)
79
(2,342)
70
(2,063)
79
(2,338)
58
(1,773)
78
(2,403)
79
(2,463)
93
(2,964)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
11
(311.4)
10
(280.6)
7
(198.9)
9
(259.1)
9
(259.5)
14
(400.5)
14
(415.3)
6
(177.9)
9
(265.3)
7
(207.2)
9
(275.1)
11
(338.9)
15
(467.7)
7
(223.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(28.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.4)
2
(57.6)
1
(28.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(29.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(61.1)
1
(30.8)
2
(62.4)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)338.1302.5208.8144.2249.7183.9146.2162.8129.7165.7200.5258.5232.0236.5

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Checotah, OK

Crime rate in Checotah detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 14 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.19
Oklahoma average:

2.24
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Ancestries: American (17.2%), English (11.6%), Irish (6.4%), German (3.9%), Scottish (2.2%), Portuguese (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 652 feet

Land area: 8.94 square miles.

Population density: 354 people per square mile   (very low).

Checotah, Oklahoma map

32 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.0%
Oklahoma:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $429 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $851 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Broken Arrow, OK (41.7 miles , pop. 74,859).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (51.2 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (198.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Rentiesville, OK (2.0 miles),
Oktaha, OK (2.8 miles ),
Duchess Landing, OK (2.8 miles),
Texanna, OK (2.9 miles ),
Council Hill, OK (3.0 miles),
Wainwright, OK (3.2 miles),
Hitchita-Pierce, OK (3.4 miles ),
Warner, OK (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 35.47 N, Longitude: 95.52 W

Area code: 918

Distribution of median household income in Checotah, OK in 2017
Distribution of house value in Checotah, OK in 2017

Checotah satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $44,400
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $42,100
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $62,800
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $55,900
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2002: 12 buildings, average cost: $70,200
  • 2003: 16 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2004: 20 buildings, average cost: $84,000
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $148,300
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $216,700
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $141,300
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $77,500
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $121,700
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $121,700
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $158,300
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $158,300
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $158,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Checotah, OK residents
Average permit cost in Checotah, OK
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.5%
Oklahoma:

3.2%
Historical population in Checotah, OK
Historical housing units in Checotah, OK

Population change in the 1990s: +198 (+6.0%).
Most common industries in Checotah, OK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (6.9%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.8%)
  • Social assistance (5.3%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.7%)
  • Truck transportation (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.8%)
  • Public administration (8.5%)
  • Truck transportation (6.6%)
  • Paper (6.4%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.7%)
  • Machinery (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (13.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (9.9%)
  • Social assistance (9.1%)
  • Personal & laundry services (7.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Educational services (5.7%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (5.4%)
Most common occupations in Checotah, OK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Cashiers (7.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.8%)
  • Carpenters (4.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.3%)
  • Top executives (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (12.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.2%)
  • Child care workers (5.2%)
  • Customer service representatives (5.2%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.0%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.7%)

Average climate in Checotah, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Checotah, Oklahoma environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Checotah-area historical tornado activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 152% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/26/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.7 miles away from the Checotah city center killed 5 people and injured 25 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/1/1999, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.9 miles away from the city center caused $700,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Checotah-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oklahoma state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 76.3 miles away from Checotah center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 188.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 188.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 126.8 miles away from Checotah center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 344.0 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 292.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in McIntosh County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Tornadoes: 9, Winter Storms: 9, Fires: 5, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Checotah topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Checotah:

  • TRINITY HOSPICE, LLC (201 WEST OKMULGEE)
  • ACCESS HEALTH TEAM (200 WEST GENTRY)
  • MEDICAL HOME HEALTH, INC (100 SOUTHWEST FIRST, P O BOX 389)
  • CEDAR MANOR (1001 WEST GENTRY)
  • CHECOTAH NURSING CENTER (321 SOUTHEAST 2ND STREET)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Checotah:

  • Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (about 26 miles; Okmulgee, OK; Full-time enrollment: 3,243)
  • Northeastern State University (about 44 miles; Tahlequah, OK; FT enrollment: 6,895)
  • Oral Roberts University (about 47 miles; Tulsa, OK; FT enrollment: 3,216)
  • Tulsa Community College (about 49 miles; Tulsa, OK; FT enrollment: 12,480)
  • University of Tulsa (about 53 miles; Tulsa, OK; FT enrollment: 3,702)
  • Carl Albert State College (about 59 miles; Poteau, OK; FT enrollment: 2,041)
  • Rogers State University (about 59 miles; Claremore, OK; FT enrollment: 3,482)

Public high school in Checotah:

  • CHECOTAH HS (Students: 412, Location: 491 W PAUL CARR DRIVE, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Checotah:

  • MARSHALL ES (Students: 473, Location: 205 OWENS AVE, Grades: PK-2)
  • CHECOTAH MS (Students: 339, Location: 320 WEST JEFFERSON, Grades: 6-8)
  • CHECOTAH INTERMEDIATE ES (Location: 1401 SW 2ND, Grades: 3-5)
See full list of schools located in Checotah

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Checotah is the hometown of Carrie Underwood, the winner of Season 4 of Fox TVs "American Idol"

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Checotah: Checotah Emergency Ambulance Service (A), Checotah Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Checotah include: First Free Will Baptist Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), Church of Christ (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Green Lawn Cemetery (1), Indian Territory Checotah Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Oknoname 121004 Reservoir (A), Oknoname 121005 Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Honey Springs Battlefield (Historical Places & Services; 1863 Honey Springs Bfld R), Katy Depot Center (Paul Carr Drive).

Hotels: Port 66 Cabin Rentals (RR 2 Box 1370), Lake Eufaula Inn (I 40 & Highway 150 North), Days Inn Eufala (Highway 69 & Highway 150), Travel Host Motel & Apartments (1000 North Business Highway 69), Budget Inn (1231 South Business Highway 69), Eufaula-Days Inn Checotah (Highway 69 & Highway 150 Route. 2 Box 1199).

Court: Municipal Court (414 West Gentry).

Birthplace of: Mel McDaniel - Country singer, Tracy Scroggins - Football player.

McIntosh County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Checotah and their reported violations in the past:

CHECOTAH PUBLIC WORKS AUTHORITY (Address: 414 W. Gentry , Population served: 3,481, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2013), St Public Notif requested (JAN-10-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-10-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (AUG-12-2013), St Public Notif requested (FEB-04-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-04-2014), St Public Notif received (MAR-11-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUL-17-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUL-17-2013), St AO (w/penalty) issued (AUG-12-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-26-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-11-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUN-11-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-18-2013), St AO (w/penalty) issued (AUG-12-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2012), St Public Notif requested (DEC-05-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-05-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (JAN-28-2013), St Public Notif requested (JAN-28-2013), St Public Notif received (FEB-25-2013), St AO (w/penalty) issued (AUG-12-2013)
  • 46 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In JUL-2009, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (SEP-25-2009), St Public Notif requested (SEP-25-2009), St Public Notif received (OCT-24-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-30-2009)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-20-2007), St Public Notif requested (OCT-22-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-22-2009), St Public Notif received (NOV-12-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-02-2011)
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In MAY-2009, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUL-23-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-24-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-30-2009)
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In APR-2009, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-23-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUN-23-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-29-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-30-2009)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-20-2007), St Public Notif requested (JUL-10-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-10-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-19-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-02-2011)
  • 17 other older monitoring violations
CANNON MHP (Population served: 63, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-13-2012), St Public Notif requested (JAN-13-2012), St Compliance achieved (APR-12-2012), St Public Notif received (MAR-27-2014)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Oklahoma:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

68.4%
Whole state:

66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.9%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
51 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
6 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
113 people in nursing homes in 2000
53 people in wards in military hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere in 2000

Banks with branches in Checotah (2011 data):

  • The Peoples National Bank of Checotah: Drive-In Branch, The Peoples National Bank Of Checota, Wal-Mart Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $124.0 mil, Deposits: $101.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples National Bancshares Of Checotah, Inc.
  • Armstrong Bank: Checotah Branch at 1111 West Gentry, branch established on 1998/12/11. Info updated 2009/01/14: Bank assets: $579.7 mil, Deposits: $498.3 mil, headquarters in Muskogee, OK, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 17 total offices, Holding Company: Ironhorse Financial Group, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Checotah:

Marital status in Checotah, OK
  • Never married: 29.8%
  • Now married: 43.2%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 16.0%

For population 25 years and over in Checotah:

  • High school or higher: 81.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 12.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Oklahoma average:

11.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Checotah
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Checotah, OK (based on McIntosh County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,34847
Mainline Protestant9815
Catholic1321
Black Protestant1192
Other71
None11,665-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
McIntosh County:

1.02 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
McIntosh County:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
This county:

5.09 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
McIntosh County:

11.7%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
McIntosh County:

32.1%
Oklahoma:

29.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.5%
Oklahoma:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

41.3%
State:

44.2%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.6
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.1%
Oklahoma:

21.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Checotah:

9.4%
Oklahoma:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
Oklahoma:

6.8

Overweight people:
Checotah:

32.6%
State:

33.8%

General health condition:
Here:

52.0%
State:

54.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Checotah:

75.9%
Oklahoma:

78.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Checotah, OK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 11$19,503$21,2760$0
Police Protection - Officers 11$43,037$46,9492$746
Water Supply 10$26,111$31,3330$0
Health 9$24,641$32,8552$1,320
Financial Administration 7$16,701$28,6300$0
Streets and Highways 5$11,494$27,5862$1,063
Police - Other 4$9,980$29,9402$1,973
Sewerage 3$8,873$35,4920$0
Other and Unallocable 2$4,380$26,2800$0
Judicial and Legal 2$2,716$16,2960$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,332$27,9840$0
Totals for Government 65$169,768$31,3428$5,102

Checotah government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,024,000 ($323.85)
    Water Utilities: $952,000 ($301.08)
    Police Protection: $923,000 ($291.90)
    Health - Other: $348,000 ($110.06)
    Sewerage: $298,000 ($94.24)
    Regular Highways: $294,000 ($92.98)
    Central Staff Services: $82,000 ($25.93)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $48,000 ($15.18)
    Local Fire Protection: $38,000 ($12.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $28,000 ($8.86)
    Parks and Recreation: $22,000 ($6.96)
    Financial Administration: $12,000 ($3.80)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $61,000 ($19.29)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $194,000 ($61.35)
    General - Other: $139,000 ($43.96)
    Police Protection: $55,000 ($17.39)
    Health - Other: $28,000 ($8.86)
    Water Utilities: $23,000 ($7.27)
    Local Fire Protection: $7,000 ($2.21)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($0.95)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,717,000 ($543.01)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $206,000 ($65.15)

Checotah government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $368,000 ($116.38)
    Other: $253,000 ($80.01)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $33,000 ($10.44)
    Parks and Recreation: $30,000 ($9.49)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($0.32)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $136,000 ($43.01)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $53,000 ($16.76)
    General Revenue - Other: $48,000 ($15.18)
    Interest Earnings: $17,000 ($5.38)
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000 ($0.63)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,113,000 ($351.99)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $94,000 ($29.73)
    Highways: $31,000 ($9.80)
    Other: $22,000 ($6.96)
    Sewerage: $20,000 ($6.33)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,663,000 ($1158.44)
    Public Utilities Sales: $139,000 ($43.96)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $3,000 ($0.95)

Checotah government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,308,000 ($2943.71)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,715,000 ($2756.17)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,883,000 ($1228.02)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,290,000 ($1040.48)

Checotah government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,212,000 ($1332.07)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $104,000 ($32.89)
Businesses in Checotah, OK
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1SONIC Drive-In1
Dennys1Subway2
FedEx1T-Mobile1
H&R Block1True Value1
La-Z-Boy1U-Haul2
Lane Furniture1U.S. Cellular1
McDonald's1UPS1
Nike1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Checotah:

  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KXTD (1530 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WAGONER, OK; Owner: GAYTAN-GALVAN LIMITED LIABILITY COMP)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KAKC (1300 AM; 5 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KYHN (1320 AM; 10 kW; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWHN (1650 AM; 10 kW; FT. SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBIX (1490 AM; 1 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: KMMY INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Checotah:

  • KMMY (97.1 FM; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: KMMY, Inc.)
  • KTKL (88.5 FM; STIGLER, OK; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KNYD (90.5 FM; BROKEN ARROW, OK; Owner: CREATIVE EDUCATIONAL MEDIA CORP. INC)
  • KHTT (106.9 FM; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KJSR (103.3 FM; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KZBB (97.9 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMAG (99.1 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQCV-FM (95.1 FM; SHAWNEE, OK; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • 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)
  • KARG (91.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KMYZ-FM (104.5 FM; PRYOR, OK; Owner: SHAMROCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWGS (89.5 FM; TULSA, OK; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF TULSA)
  • KCXR (100.3 FM; TAFT, OK; Owner: KXOJ INC.)
  • KXBL (99.5 FM; HENRYETTA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KTNT (102.5 FM; EUFAULA, OK; Owner: K95.5, INC.)
  • KJMM (105.3 FM; BIXBY, OK; Owner: KJMM, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Checotah:

  • 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.)
  • KOET (Channel 3; EUFAULA, OK; Owner: OKLAHOMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • KWHB (Channel 47; TULSA, OK; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KWBT (Channel 19; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: TULSA COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KTFO (Channel 41; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KOKI-TV (Channel 23; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTPX (Channel 44; OKMULGEE, OK; Owner: PAXSON TULSA LICENSE, INC.)
  • K31DY (Channel 31; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: LOCKE SUPPLY CO.)
Checotah fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Checotah fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 64Number of bridges
  • 623ft / 190mTotal length
  • $75,727,000Total costs
  • 295,775Total average daily traffic
  • 79,463Total average daily truck traffic
  • 276,751Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Checotah, OK - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 91960-1969
  • 241970-1979
  • 221980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Checotah, OK

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Checotah)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

116 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Checotah, OK)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Checotah)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172N (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3137E , Serial Number: 17271448, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 09/01/1978, Certificate Issue Date: 12/07/1994
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Harry E Drabek, Rr 3 Box 1695, Checotah, OK 74426, Other Owners: Jane K Drabek
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 5CM , Serial Number: 17262655, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 11/26/1973, Certificate Issue Date: 07/08/2015
    Registrant (Partnership): Jami Villines Turner, 103344 S 4270 Rd, Checotah, OK 74426, Other Owners: Miles David Turner

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 27. The highest number of fires - 83 took place in 2006, and the least - 7 in 2007. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Checotah, OK When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (61.8%), and Structure Fires (21.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Checotah, OK
    • 26761.8%Outside Fires
    • 9221.3%Structure Fires
    • 4610.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 276.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Checotah, OK
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Checotah, OK
  • 78.0%Utility gas
  • 18.9%Electricity
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Checotah, OK
  • 64.7%Utility gas
  • 35.3%Electricity


Checotah compared to Oklahoma state average:

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

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  • #75 (74426) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of English first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
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