Cherokee is a very small city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 1,560 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Cherokee is the 169th largest community in Oklahoma. Cherokee has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Cherokee is a blue-collar town, with 36.54% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Cherokee is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cherokee who work in management occupations (11.91%), office and administrative support (9.61%), and farm management occupations (7.44%).
The overall crime rate in Cherokee is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.85 minutes getting to work every day.
Being a small city, Cherokee does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Cherokee citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.47% of adults 25 and older in Cherokee have a college degree.
The per capita income in Cherokee in 2010 was $26,523, which is wealthy relative to Oklahoma, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,092 for a family of four. However, Cherokee contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Cherokee is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Cherokee home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cherokee residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Cherokee include Irish, English, Scottish, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Cherokee is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.