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People

Total Population 1,564
Male Share of the Population 53.1%
Female Share of the Population 46.9%
Senior Citizens 20.2%
Employed Population 16+ 722
Age of the Population 48

Families

% of people married 54.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.5%
Median Earnings25+ $30,409
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,598
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,105

Wealth

Median Family Income $58,750
% Above Poverty Level 83.1%
% Below Poverty Level 16.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 30.8%
Median Gross Rent $698
Median House Value $61,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.3%
US/American 0%
English 13.9%
Irish 14.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Cherokee Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 85 miles SW of Wichita, Kansas
County Alfalfa
Standard Zip Codes 73728
Phone Area Codes 580
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.754
Longitude -98.356

Cherokee Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CHEROKEE
Distance 1 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 45 F
Apr Temp 43 to 70 F
Jul Temp 70 to 96 F
Oct Temp 46 to 74 F
Annual Precip 31.2 inches
Station HELENA 1 SSE
Distance 15.8 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 44 F
Apr Temp 44 to 70 F
Jul Temp 69 to 95 F
Oct Temp 47 to 73 F
Annual Precip 31.6 inches
Station ANTHONY
Distance 32.7 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 42 F
Apr Temp 43 to 68 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 31.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Aline 245 $60,909
Burlington 149 $47,813
Carmen 509 $49,167
Dacoma 93 $37,321
Helena 1,452 $63,333
Jet 227 $43,333

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Cherokee Public Libraries

Library
Cherokee - City County Library
602 SOUTH GRAND
Cherokee, Oklahoma
(580) 596-2366

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Cherokee High Schools

CHEROKEE HS
6TH & MASSACHUSETTS
580-596-3391
Serves 127 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.3

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