Cherokee County, North Carolina Population 2018

Cherokee County, North Carolina's estimated population is 28,087 with a growth rate of 3.16% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Cherokee County, North Carolina is the 71st largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201728,0878613.16%
201627,226-657-2.36%
201627,8837512.77%
201527,132390.14%
201427,093-29-0.11%
201327,122900.33%
201227,032-145-0.53%
201127,177-252-0.92%
201027,4297,25935.99%
199020,1701,2376.53%
198018,9332,60315.94%
197016,330-5-0.03%
196016,335-1,959-10.71%
195018,294-519-2.76%
194018,8132,66216.48%
193016,1519095.96%
192015,2421,1067.82%
191014,1362,27619.19%
190011,8601,88418.89%
18909,9761,79421.93%
18808,1821021.26%
18708,080-1,086-11.85%
18609,1662,32834.05%
18506,8383,41199.53%
18403,4270.00%

Cherokee County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White25,518
Two or More Races564
American Indian and Alaska Native398
Black or African American375
Some Other Race205
Asian166

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Cherokee County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10%12% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10%12% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Cherokee County, North Carolina Median Age

50.4


Total

48.6


Male

51.6


Female

Cherokee County, North Carolina Adults

There are 22,353 adults, (7,269 of which are seniors) in Cherokee County, North Carolina.

Cherokee County, North Carolina Age Dependency

80.5

Age Dependency Ratio

48.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Cherokee County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

13,918

51.12%

Male

13,308

48.88%

Cherokee County, North Carolina Households and Families

Cherokee County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Cherokee County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87%13%
Male83.5%16.5%
All79.7%20.3%
Non Family76.1%23.9%
Female55.4%44.6%

79.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cherokee County, North Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,8572.4779.7
Married5,6202.8587
Non Family3,6761.2476.1
Female1,2094.0455.4
Male3523.883.5

3.02

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

2.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Cherokee County, North Carolina Households

Cherokee County, North Carolina Education

Cherokee County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2526.06%
9th to 12th Grade2,0169.75%
High School Graduate6,98833.80%
Some College4,42121.38%
Associates Degree2,0219.78%
Bachelors Degree2,45311.86%
Graduate Degree1,5247.37%

Cherokee County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White19,22016,3823,748
Hispanic498336107
Multiple Races37230771
Black28116416
Native American20815818
Asian1026617
Other Race9832

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 85.23%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 21.49%.

Cherokee County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,401$26,595$24,675
Less Than High School$20,647$25,691$15,046
High School Grad$22,132$23,588$20,188
Some College$25,776$25,859$25,724
Bachelors Degree$33,561$39,306$28,281
Graduate Degree$38,153$38,892$34,219

$25,401

Average Earnings

$26,595

Average Male

$24,675

Average Female

Cherokee County, North Carolina Language

Cherokee County, North Carolina Language by Age

Cherokee County, North Carolina Language

96.42% of Cherokee County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 3.58% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.07% of the population.

Cherokee County, North Carolina Poverty

Cherokee County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White24,6754,52818.35%
Hispanic76624331.72%
Native37618348.67%
Black33116148.64%
Multiple56312321.85%
Asian1663118.67%

19.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.06%

Male Poverty Rate

20.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cherokee County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cherokee County, North Carolina is Native, with 48.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cherokee County, North Carolina is White, with 18.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.45%.

Cherokee County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.57%
Some College20.18%
High School14.39%
Bachelors or Greater5.81%

Cherokee County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed43.31%
Female Unemployed37.72%
Female Employed8.94%
Male Employed7.16%

Cherokee County, North Carolina Income

Cherokee County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$35,284$44,790
Families$45,100$52,161
Married Families$49,740$
Non Families$21,694$29,438

Cherokee County, North Carolina Marital Status

Cherokee County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.9%

Male Marriage Rate

51.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Cherokee County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Cherokee County, North Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Cherokee County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Cherokee County, North Carolina Veterans

Cherokee County, North Carolina Veterans by War

2,548

Number of Veterans

2,458

Male Veterans

90

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,303
First Gulf War236
Korea183
World War II182
Second Gulf War161

Cherokee County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74993
55 to 64582
75+536
35 to 54340
18 to 3497

Cherokee County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,47511.71%
2 or More4510.59%
Hispanic285.38%
Other119.82%
Indian104.31%
Black72.33%

Cherokee County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

3.60%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.40%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cherokee County, North Carolina Employment Status

Cherokee County, North Carolina Employment by Age

44.7%

Labor Force Participation

41.2%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

Cherokee County, North Carolina Employment by Race

Cherokee County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Cherokee County, North Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Andrews17871798110.62%
Murphy16271645181.11%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990