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Capital of the Cherokee Nation
Tahlequah is a city in Cherokee County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for an old Cherokee town.
The latitude of Tahlequah is 35.915N. The longitude is -94.969W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 797 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 15,405.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Tahlequah demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cherokee County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 74464 ZIP code.
13% of Tahlequah residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tahlequah ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tahlequah was $13,371, compared with $21,587 nationally.
32% of Tahlequah residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Tahlequah, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $324. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $698.
Libraries in Tahlequah include Tahlequah Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Tahlequah include Tahlequah Daily Press
Cherokee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tahlequah political report.
The average commute time for Tahlequah workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Tahlequah between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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