Checotah, OK


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Checotah is a very small city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 3,261 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Checotah is the 103rd largest community in Oklahoma.

Checotah is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Checotah is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Checotah who work in sales jobs (14.73%), food service (11.52%), and teaching (7.21%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Checotah has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Checotah has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Checotah than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Checotah may be for you.

One of the benefits of Checotah is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.11 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

In Checotah, just 8.71% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Checotah in 2010 was $15,146, which is low income relative to Oklahoma and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $60,584 for a family of four.

Checotah is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Checotah home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Checotah residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Checotah include Irish, German, Dutch, and French .

The most common language spoken in Checotah is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.

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