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Okemah is a city in Okfuskee County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Creek chief.
The latitude of Okemah is 35.432N. The longitude is -96.304W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 909 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,003.
The Creek tribe, which had suffered tremendous loss of life on the Trail of Tears from Alabama and Georgia, established its capital here in 1868.
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9% of Okemah residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Okemah ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Okemah was $12,645, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Okemah residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Okemah, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $224. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $520.
Libraries in Okemah include Okemah Public Library ... View libraries
Okfuskee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Okemah political report.
The average commute time for Okemah workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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