Thank you for completing the 2020 Census, each person represented $39,000 in funding for their local and tribal communities.
2010 Census Results
The Choctaw Nation has worked with the U.S. Census Bureau to obtain county-specific data for the area comprising the Choctaw Nation. Each map depicts the official Census tracts in each county, with the 2010 response rates in each tract, and county-wide, shown.
The Choctaws' History with the Census
The census has always been important to the Choctaw Nation, both in early times and now. This legislation by the General Council of the Choctaw Nation, passed into law in 1884, clarified and codified specific procedures for carrying out its national censuses. These were conducted on a county-by-county basis by the county sheriffs, and the results were archived at the Capitol in Tvshka Homma.
Following Oklahoma's statehood most Choctaw government records were removed from Tvshka Homma by the federal Commissioner to the Five Civilized Tribes. They are now on file in the Indian Archives Division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. An inventory of them is available. Microfilm copies are available in the Choctaw Nation tribal headquarters.
- Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
- "Are you a leader in your community? Join us to learn how you can make the 2020 U.S. Census a success…." (Nov. 8, 2019)
- "On-the-ground preparation for the 2020 United States Census is now underway!..." (Oct. 7, 2019)
- "Correct census count important for Southeast Oklahoma" (Jan 2020)
- "Numbers tell a story". (Feb 2020)
- "Choctaw Nation census approaches a historic first". (Mar 2020)
- "Census Undercounts Equals Big Losses for Choctaw Nation" (Apr 2020)
- "High Tech Maps Give Nation Insight to Real Time Census Count" (May 2020 Biskinik)
- "Census to end month early, aid threatened" (September 2020 Biskinik)
- National Congress of American Indians
- National Indian Council on Aging
- Native American Rights Fund
- U.S. Census Bureau
For more information contact Melissa Landers at [email protected]
This census was conducted by Choctaw officials in Wade County, Choctaw Nation, during the 1850s. The county, which no longer exists, included present-day Clayton, Tvshka Homma and Talihina. Farm life was important, and the Choctaw government recorded each family’s respective livestock brand—distinctive notches made in each animal's ears.