Tahlequah demographics profile

StatisticTahlequahOklahomaNational
Population16,4783,875,589318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,3205591
Median age27.736.237.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)39%58%55%
Speak English92%90%79%
Speak Spanish4%7%13%
Tahlequah, OK has a population of 16,478 and is the 2,592nd largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,320 per sq mi which is 2319% higher than the Oklahoma average and 1357% higher than the national average. The median age in Tahlequah is 28 which is approximately 23% lower than the Oklahoma average of 36. In Tahlequah, 39% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 92% speak English and 4% speak Spanish. 65% of Tahlequah residents were born in Oklahoma, 31% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 3% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Tahlequah is 2319% higher than Oklahoma.
  • The median age in Tahlequah is 23% lower than Oklahoma.
  • In Tahlequah 56.24% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Tahlequah 2.15% of the population is African American.
  • In Tahlequah 0.82% of the population is Asian.

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Tahlequah population breakdown by race

RaceTahlequahOklahomaNational
Caucasian56.24%72.85%73.35%
African American2.15%7.26%12.63%
Asian0.82%2.00%5.22%
American Indian30.21%7.39%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.25%0.13%0.18%
Mixed race9.49%7.73%3.06%
Other race0.84%2.64%4.75%
In Tahlequah, 8.1% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Tahlequah, OK demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).