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Cherokee County, Oklahoma (OK)

County population in 2019: 48,962 (40% urban, 60% rural); it was 42,521 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,757
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,023
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 10,801
Renter-occupied apartments: 6,056 (it was 5,374 in 2000)
% of renters here:

33%
State:

33%

Land area: 751 sq. mi.

Water area: 25.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 65 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Cherokee County: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (29.3%), Retail trade (11.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 28%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Cherokee County, OK (2019)
    • 23,02946.4%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 16,96934.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 4,8669.8%Two or more races
    • 3,6507.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 6371.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3780.8%Asian alone
    • 870.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 100.02%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

35.7 years
Oklahoma median age:

37.0 years
Males: 23,989  (49.0%)
Females: 24,973  (51.0%)
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Average household size:
Cherokee County:

2.0 people
Oklahoma:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $44,010 ($26,536 in 1999)
This county:

$44,010
Oklahoma:

$54,449

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $532 (lower quartile is $426, upper quartile is $670)
This county:

$532
State:

$644


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $126,798 (it was $62,500 in 2000)
Cherokee:

$126,798
Oklahoma:

$147,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $79,662 - $198,657

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $206,599
Here:

$206,599
State:

$198,273

Townhouses or other attached units: $164,204
Here:

$164,204
State:

$211,977

In 2-unit structures: $666,130
Here:

$666,130
State:

$162,722

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $155,320
Here:

$155,320
State:

$114,457

Mobile homes: $58,368
Here:

$58,368
State:

$79,218

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $9,322
Here:

$9,322
State:

$35,506

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,040
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $333

Institutionalized population: 395

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 11
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 173
  • Burglaries: 233
  • Thefts: 243
  • Auto thefts: 66

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 8
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 86
  • Burglaries: 83
  • Thefts: 104
  • Auto thefts: 28
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Health of residents in Cherokee County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.2. This is significantly worse than average.
68.3% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
49.5% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
98.9% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 200 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 162 pounds. This is about average.

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
  • 2013: 41 buildings, average cost: $131,200
  • 2014: 44 buildings, average cost: $132,700
  • 2015: 46 buildings, average cost: $131,200
  • 2016: 52 buildings, average cost: $131,200
  • 2017: 59 buildings, average cost: $131,200
  • 2018: 65 buildings, average cost: $131,200
  • 2019: 67 buildings, average cost: $131,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Cherokee, OK residents
Average permit cost in Cherokee, OK
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,099 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $574 (0.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Cherokee, OK in 2019
Distribution of house value in Cherokee, OK in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Cherokee, OK in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 21.4%
Cherokee County:

21.4%
Oklahoma:

15.2%
(18.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.5% for Black residents, 29.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.9% for American Indian residents, 20.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 26.0% for other race residents, 22.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 35.7 years old
(Males: 34.7 years old, Females: 36.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.2 years old, Black residents: 25.0 years old, American Indian residents: 31.5 years old, Asian residents: 29.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.1 years old, Other race residents: 22.3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cherokee County is $392 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $454 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $570 a month.

Cities in this county include: Tahlequah, South Cherokee, East Cherokee, North Cherokee, Park Hill, Eldon, Peggs, Lost City, Pettit, Woodall.

Cherokee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Cherokee County: Thea-Aut-La Springs Camp (A), Chance Volunteer Fire Department (B), Mid - County Fire Department (C), Highway 51 West Rural Fire Department (D), Christie Volunteer Fire Association (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Cherokee County include: Ballard Church (A), Cherokee Hills Church (B), Clear Fork Church (C), Echota Church (D), Elm Grove Church (E), Guiding Light Church (F), Full Gospel Church (G), Rock Fence Church (H), New Hope Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Watts Cemetery (1), Alberty Cemetery (2), Morton Cemetery (3), Ewing Chapel Cemetery (4), Fourkiller Cemetery (5), Rock Fence Cemetery (6), Fairfield Church Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Sallisaw Creek Site 12 Reservoir (A), Sallisaw Creek Site 13 Reservoir (B), Sallisaw Creek Site 14 Reservoir (C), Sallisaw Creek Site 15 Reservoir (D), Sallisaw Creek Site 19 Reservoir (E), Scraper Hollow Creek Site 1 Reservoir (F), Scraper Hollow Creek Site 2 Reservoir (G), Orchard Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bidding Creek (A), Tate Parris Branch (B), South Fork Dry Creek (C), West Branch (D), Candy Mink Creek (E), Rock Branch (F), Peacheater Creek (G), North Fork Dry Creek (H), Greasy Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Cherokee County: Candy Mink Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Durham County, North Carolina , Johnson County, Arkansas , Okfuskee County , Wagoner County , Ochiltree County, Texas , Bristol city, Virginia .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.7%
Oklahoma:

5.8%

Unemployment by year in Cherokee, OK
County total employment by year in Cherokee, OK
County average yearly wages by year in Cherokee, OK

Current college students: 4,448
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 27.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,706 (23.0% naturalized citizens)

Cherokee County:

3.5%
Whole state:

6.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 6102010 or later
  • 5382000 to 2009
  • 4271990 to 1999
  • 1611980 to 1989
  • 731970 to 1979
  • 89Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 72.2%

Cherokee County marital status for males Cherokee County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 14,542
  • One, attached: 191
  • Two: 572
  • 3 or 4: 666
  • 5 to 9: 749
  • 10 to 19: 458
  • 20 to 49: 335
  • 50 or more: 246
  • Mobile homes: 4,482
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 56

Housing units in Cherokee County with a mortgage: 5,597 (124 second mortgage, 183 home equity loan, 25 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,910

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

54.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Cherokee County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant11,73365
Mainline Protestant2,71712
Other8423
Catholic8002
None30,895-
Cherokee County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Cherokee County:

2.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
This county:

2.00 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Cherokee County:

4.66 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 28
This county:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Cherokee County:

11.0%
Oklahoma:

10.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Cherokee County:

31.0%
State:

29.2%

Agriculture in Cherokee County:

Average size of farms: 181 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $77,042
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1633.16
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 68.77%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 29.83%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $52,139
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 18.31%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.65%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $29,573
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.69%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 20.65
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 5.21%
Land in orchards: 458 acres

Tornado activity:

Cherokee County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Oklahoma state average. It is 2957409.9 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 51 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/11/1970, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 45 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cherokee County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Oklahoma state average. It is 705% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 113.9 miles away from Cherokee County center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 102.1 miles away from the county center
On 11/7/2016 at 01:44:24, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 101.2 miles away from the county center
On 11/5/2011 at 07:12:45, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 101.7 miles away from the county center
On 11/8/2011 at 02:46:57, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 103.3 miles away from Cherokee County center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 211.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Oklahoma Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4530, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Oklahoma Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, And Flooding, Incident Period: May 7, 2019, FEMA Id: 4438, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Oklahoma Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: May 16, 2017 - May 20, 2017, FEMA Id: 4324, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Oklahoma Severe Storms, Tornadoes, And Flooding, Incident Period: April 28, 2017 - May 2, 2017, FEMA Id: 4315, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Oklahoma Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: December 26, 2015 to January 05, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4256: February 10, 2016, FEMA Id: 4256, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Oklahoma Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 05, 2015 to June 22, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4222: May 26, 2015, FEMA Id: 4222, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Oklahoma Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 21, 2011 to April 28, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1988: May 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 1988, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Oklahoma Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3316: February 02, 2011, FEMA Id: 3316, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Oklahoma Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 28, 2010 to January 30, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1883: March 05, 2010, FEMA Id: 1883, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Oklahoma Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 28, 2010 to January 30, 2010, Emergency Declared EM-3308: January 30, 2010, FEMA Id: 3308, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 13 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Cherokee County (23) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 11, Winter Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Cherokee

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 13,341 (81.3%)
  • Carpooled: 1,538 (9.4%)
  • Bus: 44 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 98 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 53 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 511 (3.1%)
  • Worked at home: 828 (5.0%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (56%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (8%)
  • Cambodia (5%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Other Northern Europe (3%)
  • Saudi Arabia (3%)
  • Romania (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Cherokee County


  • American (12%)
  • German (3%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • English (2%)
  • European (2%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Cherokee County, Oklahoma in 2000:

  • 1,101 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 247 people in nursing homes
  • 209 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 40 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 28 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 17 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 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

People in group quarters in Cherokee County, Oklahoma in 2010:

  • 1,243 people in college/university student housing
  • 283 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 245 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 95 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 63 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 33 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 17 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 16 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 13 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $49,225.

7.41% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,674 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.41%
Oklahoma average:

7.30%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.08% relocated from other counties in Oklahoma ($24,534 average AGI)
2.33% relocated from other states ($11,140 average AGI)
Cherokee County:

2.33%
Oklahoma average:

2.80%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Muskogee County, OK  0.93% ($40,556 average AGI)
from Tulsa County, OK  0.72% ($36,433)
from Adair County, OK  0.56% ($23,407)
from Wagoner County, OK  0.37% ($33,755)
from Delaware County, OK  0.30% ($24,364)
from Mayes County, OK  0.26% ($28,026)
from Oklahoma County, OK  0.25% ($38,111)


6.89% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,941 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.89%
Oklahoma average:

7.47%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.91% relocated to other counties in Oklahoma ($28,025 average AGI)
1.98% relocated to other states ($10,916 average AGI)
Cherokee County:

1.98%
Oklahoma average:

2.97%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Tulsa County, OK  0.98% ($45,206 average AGI)
to Muskogee County, OK  0.92% ($43,242)
to Adair County, OK  0.47% ($32,299)
to Wagoner County, OK  0.42% ($38,600)
to Mayes County, OK  0.32% ($33,130)
to Delaware County, OK  0.27% ($25,103)
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.26% ($43,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.2

Births per 1000 population in Cherokee County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 9.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Cherokee County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Cherokee County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 22.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 9.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Cherokee County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Cherokee County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cherokee County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cherokee County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cherokee County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Cherokee County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 6,597 (5,127 aged, 1,470 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,225 (11%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Cherokee County, Oklahoma in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (719)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (647)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (579)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (472)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (361)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (267)
  • Unspecified dementia (205)
  • Hypertensive heart disease without (congestive) heart failure (158)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (121)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (103)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 23%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.53
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 14,053
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 306
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 94,985

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,352
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,083
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 20
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 69

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 146.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 84.8
  • Other - 62.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 48,962
  • Male householders: 8,515 (2,400 living alone), Female householders: 8,319 (2,854 living alone)
  • 7,819 spouses (7,776 opposite-sex spouses), 965 unmarried partners, (911 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 14,710 children (13,278 natural, 625 adopted, 811 stepchildren), 1,763 grandchildren, 770 brothers or sisters, 889 parents, 72 foster children, 990 other relatives, 2,204 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,933

Size of family households: 5,315 2-persons, 2,032 3-persons, 1,729 4-persons, 936 5-persons, 325 6-persons, 268 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,256 1-person, 780 2-persons, 201 3-persons, 4 4-persons, 1 5-persons.

6,242 married couples with children.
2,824 single-parent households (960 men, 1,864 women).

91.6% of residents of Cherokee speak English at home.
4.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (97% speak English very well, 3% speak English well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (61% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
3.0% of residents speak other language at home (85% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $340,505,000 ($7,720 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $8,468,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $99,804,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $61,865,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,053,000
Federal grants: $133,812,000
Federal procurement contracts: $13,800,000 ($81,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $30,172,000 ($3,581,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,990,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $15,546,000
Federal Government insurance: $31,336,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 3,223
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,071
Here:

46 per 1000 residents
State:

52 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +517
Here:

+12 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +532
Here +12 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Cherokee County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 5.59 millions of gallons per day (0% from ground, 100% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.6

Year house built in Cherokee County, Oklahoma
  • Year house built in Cherokee County, Oklahoma
  • 9702014 or later
  • 7632010 to 2013
  • 3,2092000 to 2009
  • 4,6281990 to 1999
  • 3,6261980 to 1989
  • 4,4051970 to 1979
  • 2,3711960 to 1969
  • 1,1731950 to 1959
  • 5541940 to 1949
  • 6611939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Cherokee County, Oklahoma
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Cherokee County, Oklahoma
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Cherokee County, Oklahoma
  • 401 room
  • 1132 rooms
  • 2733 rooms
  • 1,0504 rooms
  • 3,2785 rooms
  • 2,9426 rooms
  • 1,8187 rooms
  • 9188 rooms
  • 1,0319+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cherokee County, Oklahoma
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cherokee County, Oklahoma
  • 1391 room
  • 4432 rooms
  • 1,0013 rooms
  • 1,2714 rooms
  • 1,3285 rooms
  • 6816 rooms
  • 2177 rooms
  • 1098 rooms
  • 1429+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cherokee County, Oklahoma
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Cherokee County, Oklahoma
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Cherokee County, Oklahoma
  • 43no bedroom
  • 3191 bedroom
  • 2,0802 bedrooms
  • 7,0813 bedrooms
  • 1,5354 bedrooms
  • 3875+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cherokee County, Oklahoma
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cherokee County, Oklahoma
  • 162no bedroom
  • 1,1771 bedroom
  • 2,0732 bedrooms
  • 1,6073 bedrooms
  • 2834 bedrooms
  • 265+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Cherokee County, Oklahoma in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Cherokee County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Cherokee County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 308no vehicle
  • 2,8651 vehicle
  • 4,4932 vehicles
  • 2,5803 vehicles
  • 7934 vehicles
  • 4725+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Cherokee County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Cherokee County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 753no vehicle
  • 2,5921 vehicle
  • 1,3402 vehicles
  • 4723 vehicles
  • 1114 vehicles
  • 755+ vehicles

84.2% of Cherokee County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76% lived in Oklahoma.

Cherokee County:

84.2%
State average:

83.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 33,175
  • Other state: 13,742
  • Northeast: 430
  • Midwest: 3,767
  • South: 5,554
  • West: 3,974
Year householders moved into unit in Cherokee County, OK
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cherokee County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 38.0%Electricity
  • 37.8%Utility gas
  • 13.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.4%Wood
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 59.2%Electricity
  • 32.5%Utility gas
  • 4.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.0%Wood
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 296
Here:

6.0%
Oklahoma:

9.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 245
Here:

8.7%
Oklahoma:

10.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 380
Here:

8.9%
Oklahoma:

13.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Cherokee County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,116,000
    Police Protection: $1,289,000
    Financial Administration: $1,268,000
    Central Staff Services: $276,000
    Solid Waste Management: $194,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,778,000
    General Local Government Support: $238,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,163,000
    Property: $1,765,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $123,000

Cherokee County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,116,000
    Police Protection: $1,289,000
    Financial Administration: $1,268,000
    Central Staff Services: $276,000
    Solid Waste Management: $194,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,778,000
    General Local Government Support: $238,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,163,000
    Property: $1,765,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $123,000

Cherokee County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,116,000
    Police Protection: $1,289,000
    Financial Administration: $1,268,000
    Central Staff Services: $276,000
    Solid Waste Management: $194,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,778,000
    General Local Government Support: $238,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,163,000
    Property: $1,765,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $123,000

Cherokee County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,116,000
    Police Protection: $1,289,000
    Financial Administration: $1,268,000
    Central Staff Services: $276,000
    Solid Waste Management: $194,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,778,000
    General Local Government Support: $238,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,163,000
    Property: $1,765,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $123,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,356
  • Number of aged recipients: 126
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,230
  • Number of recipients under 18: 177
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 932
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 247
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 502
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 571
Most common first names in Cherokee County, OK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John25874.3 years
James23772.6 years
William19775.4 years
Mary17879.1 years
George12774.5 years
Robert12770.0 years
Charles9372.5 years
Thomas8375.1 years
Dorothy6676.4 years
Ruby6079.7 years
Most common last names in Cherokee County, OK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith13475.2 years
Johnson11576.5 years
Davis9372.0 years
Jones8077.8 years
Wilson6074.5 years
Thompson5774.5 years
Brown5078.5 years
Scott4975.0 years
Taylor4577.2 years
Hall4076.9 years
Businesses in Cherokee County, OK
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3Long John Silver's1
Ace Hardware1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Arby's1Maurices1
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Best Western1New Balance2
Burger King1Nike3
Carl\s Jr.1Payless1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Chick-Fil-A1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1Rue211
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In2
FedEx1Sears1
Ford1Subway6
GNC1T-Mobile2
GameStop1Taco Bell1
H&R Block2True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul1
Jones New York2UPS6
KFC1Vans2
La-Z-Boy2Verizon Wireless1
Lane Furniture1Walgreens2
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart2

Cherokee County on our top lists:

  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"