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Time Zone: Cherokee County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Tahlequah is the Seat for Cherokee County.

Cherokee County was founded in 1907.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Cherokee had a population of 46,029 people. This is an increase of 8.25% since the last Census (which gave a population of 42,521 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Cherokee represented 1.23% of the total population of Oklahoma, making it the state's 21st most populous county (out of 77 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201046,987+10.5%+2.08% since 2009
200946,029+8.25%+0.79% since 2008
200845,667+7.4%+1.34% since 2007
200042,521The Last Census

More information can be found on the Cherokee County Census Page for Cherokee County.


Below are some of the communities located in Cherokee County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Cherokee County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Tahlequah   16,66614,45815.27% increase  
Hulbert   5395430.74% decrease  
Oaks   36541211.41% decrease  

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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