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Cherokee County, OK&

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Population
48,097
0.5% growth
Median Age
34.8
Median Household Income
$38,694
3.93% growth
Poverty Rate
22.6%
Number of Employees
19,314
0.99% growth
Median Property Value
$108,100
1.69% growth

Economy

The economy of Cherokee County, OK employs 19,314 people. The economy of Cherokee County, OK is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Public Admin.; and Utilities, which employ respectively 2.94; 2.13; and 1.93 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Cherokee County, OK are Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,949), Educational Services (2,653), and Retail trade (2,308), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($51,125), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($48,194), and Transportation & Warehousing ($46,302).

Median household income in Cherokee County, OK is $38,694. Males in Cherokee County, OK have an average income that is 1.03 times higher than the average income of females, which is $33,688. The income inequality of Cherokee County, OK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.397 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Cherokee County, OK. In Cherokee County, OK the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 60 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,461. Okfuskee County, OK has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Oklahoma.

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Diversity

Cherokee County, OK is home to a population of 48,097 people, from which 98.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Cherokee County, OK is composed of 23,788 White residents (49.5%), 15,431 Native residents (32.1%), 4,853 Two+ residents (10.1%), 3,157 Hispanic residents (6.56%), and 596 Black residents (1.24%). The most common foreign languages in Cherokee County, OK are Spanish (1,604 speakers), Other Native North American (1,125 speakers), and Tagalog (50 speakers), but compared to other places, Cherokee County, OK has a relative high number of Other Native North American (1,125 speakers), Other West Germanic (27 speakers), and Greek (24 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Cherokee County, OK awarded 1,918 degrees. The student population of Cherokee County, OK is skewed towards females, with 742 male students and 1,176 female students. Most students in Cherokee County, OK are White (1,098 and 57.2%), followed by American Indian (426 and 22.2%), Two or more races (143 and 7.46%), and Black or African American (73 and 3.81%). The largest universities in Cherokee County, OK by number of graduates are Northeastern State University (1,735 and 90.5%), Indian Capital Technology Center-Tahlequah (175 and 9.1%), and Beauty Technical College Inc (8 and 0.42%). The most popular majors in Cherokee County, OK are Elementary Education & Teaching (137 and 7.14%), General Psychology (113 and 5.89%), and Accounting (87 and 4.54%). The median tuition costs in Cherokee County, OK are N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,425 and $11,775 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cherokee County, OK is $108,100, which is 0.56 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $106,300 to $108,100, a 1.69% increase. The homeownership rate of Cherokee County, OK is 66.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Cherokee County, OK have an average commute time of 22.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cherokee County, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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