Okemah, OK


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Okemah is a very small city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 3,247 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Okemah is the 106th largest community in Oklahoma.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Okemah is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Okemah is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Okemah who work in sales jobs (11.53%), office and administrative support (11.22%), and teaching (7.99%).

Being a small city, Okemah does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of adults in Okemah who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.03% of the adults in Okemah have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Okemah in 2010 was $13,857, which is low income relative to Oklahoma and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $55,428 for a family of four. Okemah also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.09% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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

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

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