Cherokee County, South Carolina Population 2020

Cherokee County, South Carolina's estimated population is 56,925 with a growth rate of 0.43% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Cherokee County, South Carolina is the 24th largest county in South Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201857,0781530.27%
201756,9252420.43%
201656,6831720.30%
201556,5111530.27%
201456,3582970.53%
201356,0612390.43%
201255,8221210.22%
201155,7011660.30%
201055,53511,02924.78%
199044,5063,5238.60%
198040,9834,19211.39%
197036,7911,5864.51%
196035,2052130.61%
195034,9921,7025.11%
194033,2901,0893.38%
193032,2014,63116.80%
192027,5701,3915.31%
191026,1794,82022.57%
190021,3590.00%

How Many People Live in Cherokee County, South Carolina?

56,925

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White42,69375.28%
Black or African American11,36620.04%
Two or More Races1,3332.35%
Some Other Race8421.48%
Asian3490.62%
American Indian and Alaska Native1030.18%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander250.04%

Cherokee County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Cherokee County, South Carolina Median Age

38.7


Total

38


Male

39.4


Female

Cherokee County, South Carolina Adults

There are 43,451 adults, (9,101 of whom are seniors) in Cherokee County, South Carolina.

Cherokee County, South Carolina Age Dependency

65.1

Age Dependency Ratio

26.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Cherokee County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

29,182

51.46%

Male

27,529

48.54%

Cherokee County, South Carolina Households and Families

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

Cherokee County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.6%16.4%
All69.1%30.9%
Male63%37%
Non Family60.4%39.6%
Female53.7%46.3%

69.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All20,3732.7469.1
Non Family8,7181.1560.4
Married8,3343.6483.6
Female2,5944.7853.7
Male7274.2263

3.83

Average Family Size

2.74

Average Household Size

3.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Cherokee County, South Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,4966.56%
9th to 12th Grade5,25913.82%
High School Graduate13,94436.63%
Some College7,95120.89%
Associates Degree3,1468.26%
Bachelors Degree3,5179.24%
Graduate Degree1,7534.61%

Cherokee County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White29,06723,1774,394
Black7,0545,577655
Hispanic1,141941176
Multiple Races58837532
Other Race427338
Asian22322329
Native American916630
Islander1919

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 32.97%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,792$34,418$26,798
Less Than High School$21,822$25,884$15,477
High School Grad$27,125$32,691$21,869
Some College$32,102$38,550$28,695
Bachelors Degree$39,957$41,463$37,221
Graduate Degree$55,327$62,532$52,708

$30,792

Average Earnings

$34,418

Average Male

$26,798

Average Female

Cherokee County, South Carolina Language

Cherokee County, South Carolina Language by Age

Cherokee County, South Carolina Language

96.02% of Cherokee County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 3.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.95% of the population.

Cherokee County, South Carolina Poverty

Cherokee County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White40,8486,71716.44%
Black11,0853,25529.36%
Hispanic2,37794139.59%
Multiple1,31243633.23%
Other84220023.75%
Asian33312136.34%
Native1036159.22%

20.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.46%

Male Poverty Rate

23.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cherokee County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cherokee County, South Carolina is Native, with 59.22% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cherokee County, South Carolina is White, with 16.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.70%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.36%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.84%
High School18.77%
Some College11.33%
Bachelors or Greater3.90%

Cherokee County, South Carolina Income

Cherokee County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$35,836$52,714
Families$49,850$63,813
Married Families$60,847$75,005
Non Families$21,246$36,637

Cherokee County, South Carolina Marital Status

Cherokee County, South Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.2%

Male Marriage Rate

40.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Cherokee County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Cherokee County, South 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 45-54.

Cherokee County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

Cherokee County, South Carolina Veterans

3,596

Number of Veterans

3,351

Male Veterans

245

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,461
Second Gulf War618
First Gulf War445
Korea269
World War II147

Cherokee County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,7128.12%
Black7198.53%
Hispanic27519.16%
Other12620.86%
2 or More395.70%

Cherokee County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

8.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cherokee County, South Carolina Employment Status

52.6%

Labor Force Participation

49.5%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Cherokee County, South Carolina Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

70.48%

Born in South Carolina

97.95%

Native Born

2.05%

Foreign Born

1.17%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.95% of Cherokee County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 70.48% having been born in South Carolina. 1.17% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Population of Cities in Cherokee County, South Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Gaffney12545129203752.99%
Blacksburg18481888402.16%
Chesnee 860913536.16%
Smyrna 4550511.11%
  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