Tahlequah, OK

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
48,871
0.425% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jim Inhofe
Republican Party
US Senator
James Lankford
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
35.8
1.42% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
22%
0.458% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$43,378
1.41% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$126,400
7.12% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
19,976
1.58% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Tahlequah, OK had a population of 48.9k people with a median age of 35.8 and a median household income of $43,378. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Tahlequah, OK grew from 48,664 to 48,871, a 0.425% increase and its median household income grew from $42,774 to $43,378, a 1.41% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Tahlequah, OK are White (Non-Hispanic) (46.4%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (32.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (11.1%), White (Hispanic) (3.3%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.68%).

None of the households in Tahlequah, OK reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.6% of the residents in Tahlequah, OK are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Tahlequah, OK are Northeastern State University (1,912 degrees awarded in 2020) and Beauty Technical College Inc (16 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Tahlequah, OK was $126,400, and the homeownership rate was 67.3%.

Most people in Tahlequah, OK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Tahlequah, OK was 2 cars per household.

Tahlequah, OK borders Fort Smith, AR-OK, Muskogee, OK, and Tulsa, OK.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Tahlequah, OK is home to a population of 48.9k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.36% of Tahlequah, OK residents were born outside of the country (1.64k people).

In 2020, there were 1.42 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.7k people) in Tahlequah, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 5.43k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.6%
2020 Citizenship
97.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.6% of Tahlequah, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Tahlequah, OK was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Tahlequah, OK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    22.7k ± 107
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    16k ± 569
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    5.43k ± 588
7.54%
Hispanic Population
3.68k people

In 2020, there were 1.42 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.7k people) in Tahlequah, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 5.43k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.54% of the people in Tahlequah, OK are hispanic (3.68k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Tahlequah, OK as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    103,787 ± 7,805 people
  2. Vietnam
    13,223 ± 2,818 people
  3. India
    10,314 ± 2,490 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oklahoma was Mexico, the natal country of 103,787 Oklahoma residents, followed by Vietnam with 13,223 and India with 10,314.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.36%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.64k people
3.45%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.68k people

As of 2020, 3.36% of Tahlequah, OK residents (1.64k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Tahlequah, OK was 3.45%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,218 ± 185
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    571 ± 149
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    391 ± 125

Tahlequah, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Tahlequah, OK employs 20k people. The largest industries in Tahlequah, OK are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,206 people), Educational Services (2,556 people), and Retail Trade (2,161 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,439), Utilities ($51,875), and Manufacturing ($41,725).

Males in Oklahoma have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,810. The income inequality in Oklahoma (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

20k
2020 Value
± 926
1.58%
1 Year growth
± 6.18%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Tahlequah, OK grew at a rate of 1.58%, from 19.7k employees to 20k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tahlequah, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,483 people), Management Occupations (1,945 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,761 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tahlequah, OK.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Oklahoma (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industries

20k
2020 Value
± 926
1.58%
1 Year growth
± 6.18%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Tahlequah, OK grew at a rate of 1.58%, from 19.7k employees to 20k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tahlequah, OK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,206 people), Educational Services (2,556 people), and Retail Trade (2,161 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tahlequah, OK, though some of these residents may live in Tahlequah, OK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$32,058
Median earning men ± $1,559
$26,809
Median earning women ± $1,805

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Manufacturing ($44,175), Public Administration ($41,591), and Wholesale Trade ($40,486).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($36,638), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($36,607), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($33,210).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Oklahoma. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Oklahoma.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 325
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 257
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 175
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $126k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $52.9k
    Retail Trade
  3. $50.5k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Oklahoma to other states, or from other states to Oklahoma.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $20.7B
  2. $16B
  3. $12.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Oklahoma product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $20.7B, followed by Mixed freight ($16B) and Machinery ($12.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Oklahoma products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$170B
2020 Value in Oklahoma
$311B
Projected 2050 Value in Oklahoma
83.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Oklahoma trade was $170B. This is expected to increase 83.6% to $311B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Oklahoma trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Oklahoma to other states, or from other states to Oklahoma.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $32.9B
  2. $10.9B
  3. $5.58B

In 2020, the top outbound Oklahoma domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $32.9B, followed by Kansas with $10.9B and California and $5.58B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Oklahoma shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Jim Inhofe and James Lankford are the senators currently representing the state of Oklahoma. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Oklahoma is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Oklahoma

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Jim Inhofe
Senator from Oklahoma2
Assumed office on November 16, 1994
Elected to the seat following the resignation of David Boren.
James Lankford
Senator from Oklahoma3
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Elected to the seat following the resignation of Tom Coburn.

Jim Inhofe and James Lankford are the senators currently representing Oklahoma.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Oklahoma over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Oklahoma

Oklahoma is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Oklahoma have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Tahlequah, OK awarded 1,928 degrees. The student population of Tahlequah, OK in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 2,505 male students and 4,856 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Tahlequah, OK are White (986 and 52.4%), followed by Two or More Races (329 and 17.5%), American Indian or Alaska Native (300 and 15.9%), and Hispanic or Latino (113 and 6.01%).

The largest universities in Tahlequah, OK by number of degrees awarded are Northeastern State University (1,912 and 99.2%) and Beauty Technical College Inc (16 and 0.83%).

The most popular majors in Tahlequah, OK are Registered Nursing (134 and 6.95%), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (124 and 6.43%), and Other Research & Experimental Psychology (121 and 6.28%).

The median tuition cost in Tahlequah, OK for a public four year colleges is $5,913 for in-state students and $14,313 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Tahlequah, OK, the percentage of applicants admitted was 99.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 43.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 7,361 (34% men and 66% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 7,361 students enrolled in Tahlequah, OK, 34% men and 66% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,685 records, of which 68.4% were women and 31.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 105 degree-majors awarded
  2. 134 degree-majors awarded
  3. 121 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Tahlequah, OK was Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration with 105 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Tahlequah, OK according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,912 degrees awarded
  2. 16 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northeastern State University with 1,912 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 615 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Tahlequah, OK, which is 0.468 times less than the 1,313 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 986 degrees mean that there were 3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 329 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($5,913) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,002) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,380) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.739% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.619% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (954k), Some college (752k), and Secondary Education (474k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Tahlequah, OK was $126,400 in 2020, which is 0.55 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $118,000 to $126,400, a 7.12% increase. The homeownership rate in Tahlequah, OK is 67.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Tahlequah, OK have an average commute time of 24.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Tahlequah, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Tahlequah, OK is $43,378. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Tahlequah, OK was Canadian County, OK with a value of $73,591, followed by Logan County, OK and McClain County, OK, with respective values of $70,456 and $70,005.

Property

$126,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$8,099
$11,683
Median Property Taxes
±$658

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Tahlequah, OK the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Tahlequah, OK compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

67.3%
Homeownership
2020
70.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 67.3% of the housing units in Tahlequah, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Tahlequah, OK was Canadian County, OK with a value of $73,591, followed by Logan County, OK and McClain County, OK, with respective values of $70,456 and $70,005.

The following map shows all of the counties in Tahlequah, OK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$43,378
Median Household Income
± $3,026
17.4k
Number of Households
± 825

In 2020, the median household income of the 17.4k households in Tahlequah, OK grew to $43,378 from the previous year's value of $42,774.

The following chart displays the households in Tahlequah, OK distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Tahlequah, OK is from Oklahoma.
0.454
2020 Wage GINI in Oklahoma
0.459
2019 Wage GINI in Oklahoma

In 2020, the income inequality in Oklahoma was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.09% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Oklahoma was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oklahoma in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Oklahoma across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (76.9%)
  2. Carpooled (13.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.78%)

In 2020, 76.9% of workers in Tahlequah, OK drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.1%) and those who worked at home (4.78%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

24.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tahlequah, OK have a shorter commute time (24.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.83% of the workforce in Tahlequah, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Tahlequah, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Tahlequah, OK have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

22% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tahlequah, OK (10.4k out of 47.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Tahlequah, OK is White, followed by Native American and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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78% of the population of Tahlequah, OK has health coverage, with 34.4% on employee plans, 16.1% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 2.73% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Oklahoma was $7,627 in 2014. This is a 4.58% increase from the previous year ($7,293).

Primary care physicians in Oklahoma see 1642 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.61% increase from the previous year (1616 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1607 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 244 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Oklahoma, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,642 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Oklahoma

Primary care physicians in Oklahoma see an average of 1,642 patients per year. This represents a 1.61% increase from the previous year (1,616 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Oklahoma in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Oklahoma.

This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Oklahoma across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.1% under 18 years, 25.1% between 18 and 34 years, 34.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

22%
Uninsured
34.4%
Employer Coverage
16.1%
Medicaid
13%
Medicare
11.7%
Non-Group
2.73%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tahlequah, OK grew by 4.17% from 21.1% to 22%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Tahlequah, OK changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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