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Encyclopedia > Checotah, Oklahoma

Checotah is a city in McIntosh County, Oklahoma, United States, named for the first elected Chief of the Creek Nation after the Civil War, Samuel Checote. McIntosh County is a county located in the state of Oklahoma. ... Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Area  Ranked 20th  - Total 69,898 sq mi (181,196 km²)  - Width 230 miles (370 km)  - Length 298 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... The Creek are an American Indian people originally from the southeastern United States, also known by their original name Muscogee (or Muskogee), the name they use to identify themselves today. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total...


Checotah is home to a large number of antique malls, a Civil War battle site and a downtown historic district. Checotah claims to be Steerwrestling Capital of the World. It is the hometown of 2005 American Idol winner Carrie Underwood and country music singer Mel McDaniel as well as Paul H. Carr, the WWII naval hero, for whom the USS Carr (FFG-52) is named. The telephone area code is 918 and the postal ZIP code is 74426. Steer wrestling, also known as bulldogging, is a rodeo event where a steer is released from a chute and a horse-mounted rider chases the steer, jumps off the horse next to the steer, and wrestles the steer to the ground by twisting its horns. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ... Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983) is an American pop country music singer who won the fourth season of American Idol. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Mel McDaniel (born September 6, 1942) is an American country music singer. ... Gunners Mate 3rd Class Paul Henry Carr Paul Henry Carr (February 13, 1924 - October 25, 1944) was a U.S. Navy gunners mate third class who received a Silver Star for his actions aboard USS (DE 413) at the Battle off Samar during World War II. The Navy... USS Carr (FFG-52), an Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate, is a ship of the United States Navy named for Gunners Mate 3rd Class Paul H. Carr (1924–1944). ... Area code 918 is the telephone area code serving the state of Oklahoma. ...

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Geography

Checotah is located at 35°28′19″N, 95°31′26″W (35.471998, -95.523770)GR1 at an elevation of 652 feet, nestled among the intersection of I-40 and U.S. Route 69. Nearby is Lake Eufaula, which was once the largest man-made lake in the nation, with 640 miles of shoreline. Adapted from Wikipedias OK county maps by Seth Ilys. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 40 Interstate 40 (abbreviated I-40) is a major west-east interstate highway in the United States. ... U.S. Route 69 is a north-south United States highway. ... The Ashokan Reservoir, located in Ulster County, New York, USA. It is one of 19 that supplies New York City with drinking water. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.0 mi² (23.3 km²). 8.9 mi² (23.1 km²) of it is land and 0.1 mi² (0.2 km²) of it (0.67%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 3,481 people, 1,389 households, and 912 families residing in the city. The population density was 389.3/mi² (150.3/km²). There were 1,576 housing units at an average density of 176.3/mi² (68.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 67.91% White, 6.92% African American, 15.91% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 8.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.29% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 1,389 households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.9% were married couples living together, 17.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.98. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 21.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 77.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.5 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $22,029, and the median income for a family was $30,741. Males had a median income of $26,094 versus $17,298 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,921. About 16.1% of families and 20.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.4% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over. The median house value is $50,500. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


For population 25 years and over in Checotah, 64.1% have completed high school or higher, 11.9% possess a Bachelor's degree or higher, 4.7% possess a graduate or professional degree, and 12% are unemployed. The mean travel time to work is 24.6 minutes.


For population 15 years and over in Checotah city, 17.2% have never been married, 55.3% are now married, 2.5% are separated, 14.4% are widowed, and 10.7% are divorced.


As of 2002, Checotah's place on the city-data.com crime index has fallen, but is still above the national average.


The warmest month is July, averaging 81.4°F and with a high of 92.1°F. The coldest month is January, with an average of 36.1°F and a low of 25.8°F. The rainiest month is May, averaging 5.6" of precipitation over an average 11 days of rain, while the driest month is January, averaging 2.0" over 7 days.


The nearest hospital is Community Hospital Lakeview (about 14 miles; EUFAULA, OK). The nearest carrier-certified airport is Tulsa International Airport (about 55 miles; TULSA, OK). The nearest public-use airport is Fountainhead Lodge Airpark (about 9 miles; EUFAULA, OK; ID: 0F7). The nearest college/university with over 2000 students is Northeastern State University (about 50 miles; TAHLEQUAH, OK; Full-time enrollment: 6,610). Tulsa International Airport (IATA: TUL, ICAO: KTUL) is a public airport located five miles (8 km) northeast of the city of Tulsa, in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA. The airport has three runways. ...


The 5 nearest cities are Oktaha, OK (8.0 miles), Texanna, OK (8.4 miles), Eufaula, OK (13.2 miles), Warner, OK (14.9 miles), and Summit, OK (15.0 miles). The nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Broken Arrow, OK (42.9 miles, pop. 74,859). The nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (53.7 miles, pop. 393,049). The nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (204.2 miles, pop. 1,188,580). Warner is a town in Muskogee County, Oklahoma, United States. ...


Checotah compared to Oklahoma state average

  • median household income below state average
  • median house value below state average
  • unemployed percentage above state average
  • black race population percentage significantly below state average
  • hispanic race population percentage below state average
  • foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average
  • institutionalized population percentage above state average
  • number of college students below state average
  • percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average
  • population density below state average for cities

Popular culture

  • American Idol season 4 winner, Carrie Underwood, wrote a song, "I Ain't in Checotah Anymore", which is all about the little town she grew up in making references to the local high school team, The Wildcats, the Okra Fest, and Eufaula Lake.

Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983) is an American pop country music singer who won the fourth season of American Idol. ... Eufaula Lake is a manmade lake in Oklahoma, located on the Canadian River near the town of Eufaula. ...

Notable citizens

Gunners Mate 3rd Class Paul Henry Carr Paul Henry Carr (February 13, 1924 - October 25, 1944) was a U.S. Navy gunners mate third class who received a Silver Star for his actions aboard USS (DE 413) at the Battle off Samar during World War II. The Navy... The Silver Star is the fourth highest military decoration that can be awarded to a member of any branch of the United States Armed Forces. ...

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  Results from FactBites:
 
Checotah, Oklahoma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (736 words)
Checotah is a city located in McIntosh County, Oklahoma.
Checotah is home to a large number of antique malls, a Civil War battle site and a downtown historic district.
Checotah claims to be Steerwrestling Capital of the World, and is also the hometown of 2005 American Idol winner Carrie Underwood.
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