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Population in 2012: 16,333 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.0%
 

Males: 7,721  (47.3%)
Females: 8,612  (52.7%)

Median resident age:  27.8 years
Oklahoma median age:  37.0 years

Zip codes: 74464.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $27,038 (it was $23,238 in 2000)
Tahlequah:

$27,038
OK:

$44,312
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,122

Tahlequah city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $118,942 (it was $69,300 in 2000)
Tahlequah:

$118,942
OK:

$114,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $115,820; Detached houses: $122,578; Townhouses or other attached units: $75,901; In 2-unit structures: $283,579; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $68,059; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $68,059; Mobile homes: $33,321; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $26,467

Median gross rent in 2012: $552.

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  • White alone - 7,251 (45.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 4,122 (25.9%)
  • Two or more races - 2,522 (15.8%)
  • Hispanic - 1,759 (11.1%)
  • Black alone - 203 (1.3%)
  • Asian alone - 39 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 16 (0.1%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Tahlequah: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (12.6%), Irish (8.4%), United States (7.0%), English (5.7%), French (1.5%), Italian (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 780 feet

Land area: 12.0 square miles.

Population density: 1,359 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Tahlequah:

  • High school or higher: 85.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tahlequah city:

  • Never married: 41.3%
  • Now married: 38.6%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

816 residents are foreign born (0.7% Europe).

This city:  5.1%
Oklahoma:  5.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $732 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $677 (0.6%)

Tahlequah satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Broken Arrow, OK (46.3 miles , pop. 74,859).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (56.1 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (239.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Grandview, OK (1.9 miles ), Briggs, OK (1.9 miles ), Park Hill, OK (1.9 miles ), Steely Hollow, OK (2.3 miles ), Eldon, OK (2.7 miles ), Shady Grove, OK (2.7 miles ), Gideon, OK (2.7 miles) , Keys, OK (2.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 65 buildings, average cost: $157,400
  • 2007: 82 buildings, average cost: $123,300
  • 2008: 29 buildings, average cost: $189,500
  • 2009: 22 buildings, average cost: $169,100
  • 2010: 21 buildings, average cost: $174,000
  • 2011: 51 buildings, average cost: $103,600
  • 2012: 31 buildings, average cost: $125,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 35.91 N, Longitude: 94.97 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,217 (+26.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,402 (67.7%)

Area code: 918

Tahlequah household income distribution Tahlequah home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Tahlequah by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012
Murders 001020020100
per 100,000 0.00.06.80.012.90.00.012.10.05.90.00.0
Rapes 116812512111071474
per 100,000 82.341.454.779.532.375.967.860.642.083.041.024.8
Robberies 4686512583264
per 100,000 29.941.454.739.832.375.930.848.518.011.935.224.8
Assaults 23223628205264535212039
per 100,000 172.0151.7245.9185.6129.431.6160.3272.9210.0124.5117.2241.9
Burglaries 149170137195165210153183126122103182
per 100,000 1114.41172.6935.91292.31067.41327.6943.51109.7756.2723.4603.51129.0
Thefts 459415422507592564409483425485577483
per 100,000 3432.82862.52882.93360.13829.73565.62522.02928.92550.62875.83380.82996.3
Auto thefts 465238576057576027301425
per 100,000 344.0358.7259.6377.8388.1360.3351.5363.8162.0177.982.0155.1
Arson 002450114522
per 100,000 0.00.013.726.532.30.06.26.124.029.611.712.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 304.6) 352.2301.3324.7367.9346.5354.3290.8366.0249.1286.8251.0287.1

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 39 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.92
Oklahoma average:

2.08

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Tahlequah, Oklahoma accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.3%
Oklahoma:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


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

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Postsecondary teachers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Tahlequah-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Oklahoma state average. It is 254% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/10/1964, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.2 miles away from the Tahlequah city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/26/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.5 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 25 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Tahlequah-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Oklahoma state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/27/2007 at 21:03:22, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 77.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/15/2006 at 08:30:25, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.0 miles away from Tahlequah center
Magnitude types: duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cherokee County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 9, Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Snow: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Tahlequah topographic map

Birthplace of: Butch Davis - College football player, Dewey Luster - Football coach, Hastings Shade - Fullblood Cherokee traditionalist and fluent speaker, Sonny Sixkiller - Football player, Wes Studi - Actor, Chaske Spencer - Film actor, Johnny Tiger, Jr. - Muscogee Creek-Seminole painter, Sam Claphan - Football player, Wilma Mankiller - confusion of Wilma Mankiller's title as involving a surname.


Hospitals/medical centers in Tahlequah:

  • DAVITA - TAHLEQUAH (Dialysis Facility, 1373 E BOONE ST)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 1909 SOUTH MUSKOGEE AVE, SUITE 900)
  • CHEROKEE NATION HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, 1630 N CEDAR AVENUE, SUITE 3)
  • CORNERSTONE HEALTH CARE, INC (Home Health Center, 1409 SOUTH MUSKOGEE AVENUE)
  • CARTER HEALTHCARE AND HOSPICE (Hospital, 200 E HARRIS CIRCLE, SUITE A)
  • HOSPICE OF THE CHEROKEE (Hospital, 1630 N CEDAR AVENUE, SUITE 3-B)
  • TAHLEQUAH CITY HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - Hospital District or Authority, 1400 EAST DOWNING STREET)
  • TRINITY HOSSPICE OF TAHLEQUAH (Hospital, 18 PLAZA SOUTH)
  • W W HASTINGS INDIAN HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Other, 100 S BLISS AVENUE)
  • CHEROKEE COUNTY NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, 1504 NORTH CEDAR AVENUE)
  • GRACE LIVING CENTER-TAHLEQUAH EAST SHAWNEE (Nursing Home, 614 CHERRY STREET)
  • GRACE LIVING CENTER-TAHLEQUAH UNIVERSITY NORTHWEST (Nursing Home, 1201 NORTH VINITA AVENUE)

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Airports located in Tahlequah:


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Local government website: CITYOFTAHLEQUAH.COM

Colleges/Universities in Tahlequah:

  • Northeastern State University (Full-time enrollment: 6,171; Location: 600 N Grand; Public; Website: www.nsuok.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Indian Capital Technology Center-Tahlequah (FT enrollment: 128; Location: 240 Vo-Tech Road; Public; Website: www.ictctech.com)
  • Beauty Technical College Inc (FT enrollment: 28; Location: 605 E. Downing Street; Private, for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Tahlequah:

  • Rogers State University (about 47 miles; Claremore, OK; Full-time enrollment: 2,643)
  • University of Arkansas (about 50 miles; Fayetteville, AR; FT enrollment: 15,441)
  • University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (about 50 miles; Fort Smith, AR; FT enrollment: 4,962)
  • Tulsa Community College (about 55 miles; Tulsa, OK; FT enrollment: 8,387)
  • NorthWest Arkansas Community College (about 55 miles; Bentonville, AR; FT enrollment: 3,034)
  • Oral Roberts University (about 57 miles; Tulsa, OK; FT enrollment: 2,705)
  • University of Tulsa (about 57 miles; Tulsa, OK; FT enrollment: 3,764)

Public high school in Tahlequah:

Public elementary/middle schools in Tahlequah:

Private elementary/middle schools in Tahlequah:

  • SHILOH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 48; Location: 1282 AMITY LN; Grades: KG - 8)
  • BOUDINOT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 3; Location: 17990 SOUTH WELLING RD; Grades: 9 - 11; Boys only)
See full list of schools located in Tahlequah, map of school districts: GRAND VIEW

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Strong FM radio station broadcast around Tahlequah, Oklahoma are KJRH(104.5 FM; Tulsa, OK;), (97.5 FM;Tulsa,Ok; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.) added by Daniel00_00
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Tahlequah needs to be listed with the listing of area churches

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Notable locations in Tahlequah: Tahlequah Fire Department (A), Old Cherokee Nation Capitol Building (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Churches in Tahlequah include: World of Life Fellowship Church (A), Wesley Foundation United Methodist Church (B), Tahlequah Christian Outreach (C), Saint Brigid Catholic Church (D), Saint Basils Episcopal Church (E), Southside Baptist Church (F), Philadelphia Bible Academy (G), Northeastern Christian Church (H), Kingdom Hall Jehovahs Witnesses (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

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

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

Tourist attractions: Northeastern State University - All Offices & Student Phones (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 600 North Grand Avenue), Thompson House (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 300 South College Avenue), All American Floats (Water Parks & Slides; 17170 Highway 10), Nature Conservancy (Recreation Areas; 27374 East 685 Road).

Hotels: Super Inn & Suites (1101 East Downing Street), Oak Park Motel (706 East Downing Street), Best Western Tahlequah Inn (3296 South Muskogee Avenue), River City Motel Camper Park & Gas Station (1401 East Downing Street), Terri's Sixshooter Bed & Breakfast (20183 West 915 Road), Cookson Village Resort (Lake Tenkiller), Cherokee Inn Motel (501 East Downing Street), Oak Hill Motel & Suites (2600 South Muskogee Avenue), Tahlequah Motor Lodge (2501 South Muskogee Avenue).

Courts: Oklahoma State - Juvenile Affairs Office Of Court House- Juvenile Serv (Court House), Cherokee Nation - Cherokee Judicial Appeals Tribunal District Court- Cherokee (Courthouse).

 
Cherokee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.7. This is about average.
City:

34.7
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.528. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.528
U.S.:

2.433
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 4.25. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

4.25
U.S.:

9.39
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 29.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

29.3
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 19.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

19.6
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.6

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

GRANDVIEW RWD #3 (Address: 1607 S. Muskogee Ave. , Population served: 2300, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JUL-2001 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-30-2001)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2001 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-30-2001)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JUL-2000 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-30-2001)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2000 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-30-2001)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUN-01-1993 and OCT-04-1996, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-04-1996)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
CHEROKEE CO RWD # 8 (BRIGGS) (Address: 101 COMMERCIAL , Population served: 413, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JUL-01-2001 and APR-25-2002, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-30-2001), St Compliance achieved (APR-25-2002)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-2001 and APR-25-2002, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-30-2001), St Compliance achieved (APR-25-2002)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JUL-01-2000 and APR-25-2002, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-30-2001), St Compliance achieved (APR-25-2002)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-2000 and APR-25-2002, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-30-2001), St Compliance achieved (APR-25-2002)
CHEROKEE CO RWD #12 (Address: 22 Summit Ridge Dr. , Population served: 95, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-2004 and AUG-23-2005, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-16-2005), St Public Notif requested (MAY-16-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-29-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-23-2005)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAY-2002, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-03-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-03-2002)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 22 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 32.8%
(25.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.0% for Black residents, 52.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.4% for American Indian residents, 68.9% for other race residents, 35.8% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  54.8%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.4%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Tahlequah, OK

People in group quarters in Tahlequah in 2010:

  • 1,243 people in college/university student housing
  • 283 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 95 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 21 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 11 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Tahlequah in 2000:

  • 1,101 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 247 people in nursing homes
  • 40 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 19 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 16 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 14 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 9 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Tahlequah compared to Oklahoma state average:

Tahlequah, Oklahoma environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with branches in Tahlequah (2011 data):

  • BancFirst: Walmart Branch, Tahlequah Eastside Branch, Tahlequah Branch. Info updated 2012/02/24: Bank assets: $5,407.8 mil, Deposits: $4,893.4 mil, headquarters in Oklahoma City, OK, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 101 total offices, Holding Company: Bancfirst Corporation
  • Armstrong Bank: Tahlequah Branch at 1401 South Muskogee, branch established on 1988/07/29; Downing Tahlequah East Branch at 1364 East Downing, branch established on 2003/03/27. 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.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Tahlequah Branch at 100 South Muskogee Avenue, branch established on 1891/12/11; Tahlequah Motor Bank Branch at 123 West Shawnee Street, branch established on 1972/04/10. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • First State Bank: at 1111 South Muskogee Avenue, branch established on 1977/04/13; Detached Drive-In Branch at 1307 South Muskogee, branch established on 1994/01/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $78.0 mil, Deposits: $67.3 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Maxlou Bancshares, Inc.
  • Bank of Cherokee County: Plaza Branch at 125 East First Street, branch established on 2000/04/24. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $97.7 mil, Deposits: $89.1 mil, headquarters in Hulbert, OK, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Grandview Bankshares, Inc.
  • Arvest Bank: South Muskogee Branch at 1720 South Muskogee, branch established on 2006/12/29. Info updated 2010/11/29: Bank assets: $12,520.8 mil, Deposits: $10,446.2 mil, headquarters in Fayetteville, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 241 total offices, Holding Company: Arvest Bank Group, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Tahlequah, Oklahoma:

  • Holiday Inn Express-tahlequah, 1 Holiday Dr, Tahlequah, OK 74464 , Phone: (918) 456-7800
  • Super 8, 2501 S Muskogee, Tahlequah, OK 74464 , Phone: (918) 456-2350, Fax: (918) 456-1661
  • Comfort Inn & Suites, 101 Reasor St, Tahlequah, OK 74464 , Phone: (918) 431-0600, Fax: (918) 431-0600
  • Holiday Inn Express, 701 Holiday Dr, Tahlequah, OK 74464 , Phone: (918) 456-7800, Fax: (918) 456-7806
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Tahlequah travel time to work - commute


Tahlequah mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (55%)
  • Electricity (42%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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Religion statistics for Tahlequah city (based on Cherokee County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 36.32%
Here36.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodChurches of Christ Charismatic Churches Independent
Adherents50.3%12.9%5.9%4.1%3.7%
Congregations35.8%7.5%4.5%10.4%1.5%
NameCatholic ChurchInternational Council of Community ChurchesLDS (Mormon) ChurchNational Association of Free Will BaptistsOther
Adherents3.0%3.0%2.9%2.3%11.8%
Congregations3.0%1.5%1.5%4.5%29.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Here:

2.00 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Cherokee County:

2.00 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
This county:

4.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Cherokee County:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

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

11.0%
State:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.0%
State:

29.2%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 16$75,738$56,8040$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$2,696
Judicial and Legal 5$22,788$54,6910$0
Police Protection - Officers 38$193,482$61,1004$2,684
Firefighters 12$53,828$53,82815$2,858
Streets and Highways 17$67,474$47,6291$76
Airports 1$4,196$50,3520$0
Health 2$7,696$46,1760$0
Hospitals 302$1,064,276$42,28924$44,902
Solid Waste Management 20$79,030$47,4181$804
Sewerage 20$55,622$33,3730$0
Parks and Recreation 11$44,872$48,9513$2,762
Water Supply 83$169,320$24,4802$2,720
Electric Power 17$50,220$35,4490$0
Other and Unallocable 11$46,842$51,1000$0
Totals for Government 555$1,935,384$41,84655$59,502

Tahlequah government finances - Expenditure in 2004 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Own Hospitals: $23,312,000 ($1427.29)
    Electric Utilities: $7,749,000 ($474.44)
    Sewerage: $1,860,000 ($113.88)
    Water Utilities: $1,795,000 ($109.90)
    General - Other: $1,648,000 ($100.90)
    Police Protection: $1,519,000 ($93.00)
    Parks & Recreation: $906,000 ($55.47)
    Regular Highways: $727,000 ($44.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $715,000 ($43.78)
    Fire Protection: $533,000 ($32.63)
    Central Staff Services: $477,000 ($29.20)
    Financial Administration: $475,000 ($29.08)
    Air Transportation: $154,000 ($9.43)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $128,000 ($7.84)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $77,000 ($4.71)
    Libraries: $27,000 ($1.65)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $279,000 ($17.08)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $447,000 ($27.37)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $512,000 ($31.35)
    Regular Highways: $280,000 ($17.14)
    Central Staff: $99,000 ($6.06)
    Parks & Recreation: $73,000 ($4.47)
    Police Protection: $70,000 ($4.29)
    Air Transportation: $22,000 ($1.35)
    Libraries: $13,000 ($0.80)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $20,171,000 ($1234.98)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

Tahlequah government finances - Revenue in 2004 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $189,000 ($11.57)
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $22,129,000 ($1354.86)
    Sewerage: $1,362,000 ($83.39)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,299,000 ($79.53)
    Parks & Recreation: $268,000 ($16.41)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,742,000 ($106.66)
    Rents: $120,000 ($7.35)
    Interest Earnings: $117,000 ($7.16)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $8,805,000 ($539.09)
    Water Utilities: $1,688,000 ($103.35)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $384,000 ($23.51)
    Water Utilities: $250,000 ($15.31)
    Highways: $132,000 ($8.08)
    General Support: $89,000 ($5.45)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $5,690,000 ($348.37)
    NEC: $302,000 ($18.49)
    Public Utilities: $107,000 ($6.55)
    Other Selective Sales: $64,000 ($3.92)

Tahlequah government finances - Debt in 2004 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Electric Utilities: $4,654,000 ($284.94)
    Industrial Revenue: $845,000 ($51.74)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $7,615,000 ($466.23)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $2,918,000 ($178.66)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $9,551,000 ($584.77)
    Electric Utilities: $3,826,000 ($234.25)
    Industrial Revenue: $708,000 ($43.35)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $137,000 ($8.39)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $982,000 ($60.12)
    Electric Utilities: $829,000 ($50.76)

Tahlequah government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $8,915,000 ($545.83)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $833,000 ($51.00)

8.92% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,895 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.92%
Oklahoma average:

8.21%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Muskogee County, OK  1.08% ($25,993 average AGI)
from Tulsa County, OK  0.87% ($25,955)
from Adair County, OK  0.68% ($21,535)


8.19% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,302 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.19%
Oklahoma average:

7.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Tulsa County, OK  1.36% ($23,427 average AGI)
to Muskogee County, OK  0.78% ($30,571)
to Adair County, OK  0.66% ($19,639)

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.)
  • KFAY (1030 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • KUOA (1290 AM; 5 kW; SILOAM SPRINGS, AR; Owner: KUOA, 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)
  • KYHN (1320 AM; 10 kW; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWHN (1650 AM; 10 kW; FT. SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KURM (790 AM; 5 kW; ROGERS, AR; Owner: KERM, INC)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, 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)
  • KJSR (103.3 FM; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KMYZ-FM (104.5 FM; PRYOR, OK; Owner: SHAMROCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KISR (93.7 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: STEREO 93, 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)
  • KARG (91.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KWGS (89.5 FM; TULSA, OK; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF TULSA)
  • KDAB (94.9 FM; PRAIRIE GROVE, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KHTT (106.9 FM; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KREU (92.3 FM; ROLAND, OK; Owner: STAR 92 CO.)
  • KLRC (101.1 FM; SILOAM SPRINGS, AR; Owner: JOHN BROWN UNIVERSITY)
  • KTFX-FM (102.1 FM; WARNER, OK; Owner: K95.5, 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)
  • KFSM-TV (Channel 5; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • 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.)
  • K25GJ (Channel 25; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Tahlequah fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Tahlequah)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 185 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Tahlequah, OK)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 82 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Tahlequah)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 41 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Tahlequah)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 129
  • Hazardous Condition: 33
  • Service Call: 10
  • Good Intent Call: 5

Incident types - Tahlequah


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Tahlequah, OK

Most common first names in Tahlequah, OK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John18173.8 years
James17173.1 years
William14975.7 years
Mary14579.6 years
Robert9470.4 years
George9174.5 years
Charles7572.2 years
Thomas6274.4 years
Ruby4579.4 years
Helen4480.4 years
Most common last names in Tahlequah, OK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith9976.4 years
Johnson9577.1 years
Davis7573.1 years
Jones6677.9 years
Thompson4674.4 years
Wilson4374.0 years
Brown4180.3 years
Taylor3577.6 years
Martin3377.4 years
Scott3177.6 years
Businesses in Tahlequah, OK
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3MasterBrand Cabinets1
Arby's1Maurices1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Best Western1New Balance2
Burger King1Nike3
Chick-Fil-A1Payless1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut1
Domino's Pizza1Rue211
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In1
GNC1Sears1
GameStop1Subway3
H&R Block1T-Mobile2
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
Jones New York2True Value1
KFC1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy2UPS6
Lane Furniture1Vans2
Little Caesars Pizza1Verizon Wireless1
Long John Silver's1Walgreens2
Lowe's1Walmart1
Browse common businesses in Tahlequah, OK

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  • Arthur J. Lewis (1)
  • James T. Sego (1)
  • Kimberly Dawn Duncan (1)
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Total of 6 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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