Cherokee County, North Carolina Population 2019

Cherokee County, North Carolina's estimated population is 27,980 with a growth rate of 0.63% 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
201828,3834031.44%
201727,9801750.63%
201627,8057072.61%
201527,098230.08%
201427,075-44-0.16%
201327,119920.34%
201227,027-146-0.54%
201127,173-258-0.94%
201027,4317,26136.00%
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
White25,729
Two or More Races597
Black or African American377
American Indian and Alaska Native339
Some Other Race226
Asian195

Cherokee County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

Cherokee County, North Carolina Median Age

50.8


Total

49.1


Male

52.1


Female

Cherokee County, North Carolina Adults

There are 22,631 adults, (7,523 of whom are seniors) in Cherokee County, North Carolina.

Cherokee County, North Carolina Age Dependency

81.8

Age Dependency Ratio

49.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32

Child Dependency Ratio

Cherokee County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

13,980

50.90%

Male

13,483

49.10%

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
Married87.1%12.9%
All80%20%
Non Family76.7%23.3%
Male76.2%23.8%
Female54.9%45.1%

80.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,2062.4180
Married6,0372.8287.1
Non Family3,6571.2176.7
Female1,1633.854.9
Male3493.3876.2

2.93

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

2.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Cherokee County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1735.60%
9th to 12th Grade1,9799.45%
High School Graduate7,06033.71%
Some College4,31820.62%
Associates Degree2,40011.46%
Bachelors Degree2,43811.64%
Graduate Degree1,5747.52%

Cherokee County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White19,42616,7163,804
Hispanic52535493
Multiple Races39530263
Black26716314
Native American18514823
Asian1268915
Other Race7639

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 86.05%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 19.58%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,349$30,032$26,595
Less Than High School$21,450$26,250$16,910
High School Grad$22,342$23,211$20,962
Some College$28,221$30,541$27,500
Bachelors Degree$35,915$41,019$34,732
Graduate Degree$48,438$46,500$53,177

$27,349

Average Earnings

$30,032

Average Male

$26,595

Average Female

Cherokee County, North Carolina Language

Cherokee County, North Carolina Language by Age

Cherokee County, North Carolina Language

96.25% of Cherokee County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 3.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.13% of the population.

Cherokee County, North Carolina Poverty

Cherokee County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White24,8523,90515.71%
Hispanic80124530.59%
Black29313947.44%
Multiple59613422.48%
Native32611033.74%
Asian1953618.46%

16.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.49%

Male Poverty Rate

17.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cherokee County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cherokee County, North Carolina is Black, with 47.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cherokee County, North Carolina is White, with 15.71% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.22%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.80%
Some College14.95%
High School13.65%
Bachelors or Greater5.14%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed44.98%
Male Unemployed33.22%
Female Employed7.39%
Male Employed6.57%

Cherokee County, North Carolina Income

Cherokee County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$38,115$48,872
Families$48,138$56,950
Married Families$52,318-
Non Families$21,914$31,223

Cherokee County, North Carolina Marital Status

Cherokee County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

55.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.1%

Male Marriage Rate

53.6%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Cherokee County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Cherokee County, North Carolina Veterans

2,467

Number of Veterans

2,373

Male Veterans

94

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,271
First Gulf War263
Korea167
World War II121
Second Gulf War104

Cherokee County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,36811.07%
2 or More4910.47%
Hispanic437.99%
Indian2311.39%
Other1112.09%
Black103.31%
Asian63.23%

Cherokee County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

4.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cherokee County, North Carolina Employment Status

46.4%

Labor Force Participation

42.8%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Cherokee County, North Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Andrews17871798110.62%
Murphy16271645181.11%
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