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Overview

Introduction to Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Tahlequah, Oklahoma, in Cherokee county, is 46 miles W of Fayetteville, Arkansas and 59 miles E of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Tahlequah History

Tahlequah was initially inhabited by Native Americans. The city derived its name from a Cherokee word meaning "two is enough" or "just two." It was the capital of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians and the Cherokee Nation. The Cherokee Supreme Court Building was built in the city in 1844. It is the oldest public building of Oklahoma. Tahlequah is the county seat of Cherokee County.

Tahlequah and nearby Attractions

  • Cherokee Landing State Park
  • Box Shopping Center
  • Trail of Tears
  • Cherokee National Museum
  • George M. Murrell Home
  • Sequoyah State Park

Things To Do In Tahlequah

Tahlequah offers easy access to the Cherokee National Museum, the George M. Murrell Home, the Trail of Tears and Fort Gibson. The Cherokee Landing State Park, the Sequoyah Bay State Park and the Adair State Park are nearby as well. One can shop at the Cherokee Hills Shopping Center and the Box Shopping Center while in Tahlequah. Local celebrations include the Illinois River BalloonFest, the Hillbilly Hoedown, the United Keetoowah Band Annual Celebration and the Red Fern Festival.

Tahlequah Transportation

Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Tahlequah Higher Education

Northeastern State University and the Indian Capital Technology Center-Tahlequah are the local institutions of higher education. The University of Arkansas also provides facilities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,478
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens14.6%
Employed Population 16+6,432
Age of the Population28

Families

% of people married30.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30.2%
Median Earnings25+$30,394
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,970
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,722

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,261
% Above Poverty Level67.7%
% Below Poverty Level32.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.6%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone39%
Median Gross Rent$605
Median House Value$119,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)53.8%
German10.8%
Irish7.5%
English5.2%
Scottish2.2%
French Except Basque1.7%
Italian1.6%
Swedish1.4%
Hungarian1%
Welsh0.9%
Arab0.6%
Polish0.6%
African0.4%
Russian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Dutch0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Basque0.1%
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Tahlequah Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cherokee County
Standard Zip Codes74464
P.O. Box Zip Codes74465
Phone Area Codes918
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude35.91
Approximate Longitude-94.97

Tahlequah Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationTAHLEQUAH
Distance1.3 miles
Jan Temp26 to 48 F
Apr Temp48 to 73 F
Jul Temp69 to 92 F
Oct Temp49 to 74 F
Annual Precip48.1 inches
StationMUSKOGEE
Distance22.3 miles
Jan Temp25 to 47 F
Apr Temp48 to 72 F
Jul Temp71 to 93 F
Oct Temp50 to 74 F
Annual Precip43.7 inches
StationWEBBERS FALLS 5 WSW
Distance32.6 miles
Jan Temp25 to 47 F
Apr Temp47 to 72 F
Jul Temp70 to 94 F
Oct Temp49 to 75 F
Annual Precip46.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Braggs279$41,250
Fort Gibson4,111$60,733
Hulbert634$41,042
Oaks313$35,938
Okay522$41,875
Stilwell4,019$31,979

Tahlequah Hospitals

Northeastern Health System
1400 East Downing Street
(918) 456-0641
Cherokee Nation W. W. Hastings Hospital
(Government - Federal)
100 South Bliss Avenue
(918) 458-3100

Tahlequah Public Schools

Woodall Public School
14090 West 835 Road
ZIP: 74464
(918) 456-1581
Primary
Total Enrollment 488
Tahlequah Ms
871 Pendleton
ZIP: 74464
(918) 458-4140
Middle
Total Enrollment 600
Cherokee Es
800 E Goingsnake
ZIP: 74464
(918) 458-4110
Primary
Total Enrollment 415
Grand View Public School
15481 North Jarvis Road
ZIP: 74464
(918) 456-5131
Primary
Total Enrollment 635
Greenwood Es
400 E Ross
ZIP: 74464
(918) 458-4120
Primary
Total Enrollment 557
Sequoyah Es
425 South College
ZIP: 74464
(918) 458-4130
Primary
Total Enrollment 242
Heritage Es
333 Southridge Rd
ZIP: 74464
(918) 458-4180
Primary
Total Enrollment 512
Tahlequah Hs
591 Pendleton Street
ZIP: 74464
(918) 458-4150
High
Total Enrollment 1183
Briggs Public School
17210 South 569 Road
ZIP: 74464
(918) 456-4221
Primary
Total Enrollment 496
Lowrey Public School
21132 East 640 Road
ZIP: 74464
(918) 456-4053
Primary
Total Enrollment 134
Sequoyah High School
Po Box 520
ZIP: 74465
(918) 453-5400
High
Cherokee Immersion Charter Sch
17675 S Muskogee
ZIP: 74465
(918) 207-4900
Primary
Total Enrollment 109

Tahlequah Private Schools

Shiloh Christian School
1282 Amity Ln
ZIP: 74464
Elementary
Total Enrollment 69
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