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.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Cherokee is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.49% of the Cherokee workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Cherokee is a city of managers, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cherokee who work in management occupations (14.57%), office and administrative support (11.88%), and sales jobs (5.67%).
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.
As is often the case in a small city, Cherokee doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The education level of Cherokee citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.25% of adults in Cherokee have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Cherokee in 2010 was $26,560, which is wealthy relative to Oklahoma, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,240 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, Dutch, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Cherokee is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.