Cherokee County, Oklahoma

Cherokee County: County in Oklahoma, United States


Cherokee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of the 2010 census, the population was 46,987 and a population density of 23 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 49,019 inhabitants. Its county seat is Tahlequah. The county was created 115 years ago in 1906.

Quick Facts about Cherokee County

Population : 49,019 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Oklahoma (United States)
Different from : Cherokee County, Cherokee County, Cherokee County, Cherokee County, Cherokee County, Cherokee County, Cherokee County
Area : 2011 km2
Water as percent of area : 3.5%
Land as percent of area : 96.5%
Named for : Cherokee Nation
Capital : Tahlequah
Establishment : January 01, 1907
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 23:41:27 (2nd December 2022)
Density : 24 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 4.15% (2010-2020)
Cherokee County locator map
Location of Cherokee County on Oklahoma map.
Cherokee National Capitol image
Cherokee National Capitol
Cherokee National Capitol image


Cherokee County is located at 35°54'24"N 94°59'59"W (35.9066300, -94.9996600). It has 6 neighbors: Adair County, Delaware County, Mayes County, Muskogee County, Sequoyah County and Wagoner County.

Cherokee County map

The largest city of Cherokee County is Tahlequah with a population of 16,998. . See all Cherokee County cities & populated places.

Cherokee County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Cherokee County.

City Name Population Title
Tahlequah 16,998 City in Oklahoma
Park Hill 3,909 Census-designated place in Cherokee County, Oklahoma
Hulbert 580 Town in Cherokee County, Oklahoma, United States

Cherokee County has 6 neighbours.

  • Tahlequah


The population of Cherokee County increased by 4.15% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 46,987 - census
2011 47,702 1.5% estimation process
2012 47,989 0.6% estimation process
2013 47,870 -0.25% estimation process
2014 48,240 0.77% estimation process
2015 48,376 0.28% estimation process
2016 48,791 0.85% estimation process
2017 48,891 0.2% estimation process
2018 48,607 -0.58% estimation process
2019 48,657 0.1% estimation process
2020 49,019 0.74% estimation process

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People born in Cherokee County (2)

People born in Cherokee County, including United States Army soldier Billy Walkabout, Lena Blackbird, .


Other places with the same name (8)

Oklahoma Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Oklahoma County 804,041 County in Oklahoma, United States
Tulsa County 657,589 County in Oklahoma, United States of America
Oklahoma City 655,057 City in Oklahoma, Cleveland, Canadian, and Pottawatomie counties in Oklahoma, United States; state capital of Oklahoma; and county seat of Oklahoma County
Tulsa 403,166 County seat of Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States
Cleveland County 287,066 County in North Carolina, United States
Canadian County 153,192 County in Oklahoma, United States
Norman 125,762 City in Oklahoma, United States of America
Comanche County 121,099 County in Oklahoma, United States
Broken Arrow 111,648 City in Oklahoma, United States of America
Edmond 95,346 City in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States
Lawton 93,164 City in Oklahoma
Rogers County 93,155 County in Oklahoma, United States
Wagoner County 82,925 County in Oklahoma, United States of America
Payne County 81,755 County in Oklahoma, United States
Pottawatomie County 72,998 County in Oklahoma, United States
Creek County 71,485 County in Oklahoma, United States