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.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Checotah is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (17.29%), food service (14.33%), and teaching (7.61%).

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Checotah has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Checotah a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One of the benefits of Checotah is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.02 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.

The citizens of Checotah have a very low rate of college education: just 9.36% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Checotah in 2010 was $15,863, which is low income relative to Oklahoma and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $63,452 for a family of four.

Checotah is an extremely 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 English, German, Dutch, and French .

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

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