Tahlequah is a town in Oklahoma with a population of just over 16,000. Young adults (15-24) make up a greater percentage of the population here (26%) than nationally (14%), meaning they will find a surplus of peers, while middle-aged professionals are less well-represented. Overall, the city's residents, with an average age of just over 35, are decidedly younger than most cities in Oklahoma. A narrow majority of residents rent their homes (54%) as opposed to owning (46%) in Tahlequah, driven in part by a relatively low average rent that is $169/month lower than the state average. Over the course of a year, renters in Tahlequah will save around $2,000 compared to the state average.
With an average commute time of about 19 minutes, shorter than most cities in the state, Tahlequah residents find that it isn't overly time-consuming to get to work. Many residents (35%) drive to work, while public transportation isn't widely used. Walking (3%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number is greater than the national average.
There are three primary industries in Tahlequah: education, retail, and healthcare. Together, these industries make up 18% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 7% of residents work in sales, which ranks as the top profession in the city. Tahlequah workers bring in an average annual income of about $45,000, about $18,000 less than those elsewhere in Oklahoma. The city's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345). Ten percent of Tahlequah residents over the age of 25 possess a Bachelor's degree, while 5% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate.
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