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Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Tahlequah is a city located in Cherokee County, Oklahoma. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 14,458. It is the county seat of Cherokee County6.

Geography Tahlequah is located at 35°54'46" North, 94°58'17" West (35.912869, -94.971526)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 31.1 km² (12.0 mi²). 31.1 km² (12.0 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 14,458 people, 5,703 households, and 3,125 families residing in the city. The population density is 464.4/km² (1,202.8/mi²). There are 6,245 housing units at an average density of 200.6/km² (519.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 59.01% White, 2.53% African American, 26.86% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 4.10% from other races, and 6.93% from two or more races. 7.26% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 5,703 households out of which 26.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.6% are married couples living together, 13.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 45.2% are non-families. 34.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.28 and the average family size is 3.00.

In the city the population is spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 25.2% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 16.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 26 years. For every 100 females there are 88.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 82.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $23,238, and the median income for a family is $34,811. Males have a median income of $25,066 versus $21,327 for females. The per capita income for the city is $13,371. 26.3% of the population and 18.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 28.2% are under the age of 18 and 12.6% are 65 or older.

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