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Cherokee, Oklahoma
—  City  —
Location of Cherokee, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 36°45′15″N 98°21′19″W / 36.75417°N 98.35528°W / 36.75417; -98.35528Coordinates: 36°45′15″N 98°21′19″W / 36.75417°N 98.35528°W / 36.75417; -98.35528
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Alfalfa
Area
 - Total 1.5 sq mi (3.8 km2)
 - Land 1.5 sq mi (3.8 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,181 ft (360 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 1,630
 Density 1,113.9/sq mi (430.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 73728
Area code(s) 580
FIPS code 40-13750[1]
GNIS feature ID 1091235[2]

Cherokee is a city in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 1,630 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Alfalfa County[3].

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Geography

Cherokee is located at 36°45′15″N 98°21′19″W / 36.75417°N 98.35528°W / 36.75417; -98.35528 (36.754163, -98.355283)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²), all of it land.

Cherokee is located along U.S. Highway 64/State Highway 8.[5]

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,630 people, 709 households, and 450 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,113.9 people per square mile (431.1/km²). There were 853 housing units at an average density of 582.9/sq mi (225.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.52% White, 0.12% African American, 1.72% Native American, 1.47% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.74% of the population.

There were 709 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.5% were non-families. 34.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 23.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 91.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,010, and the median income for a family was $34,934. Males had a median income of $25,263 versus $16,759 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,163. About 10.5% of families and 13.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.6% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over.

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Official State Map [map], 2008 edition.

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