Cherokee County, South Carolina Population 2018

Cherokee County, South Carolina's estimated population is 57,105 with a growth rate of 0.67% 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
201756,549-556-0.97%
201757,1053800.67%
201656,7252090.37%
201556,5161640.29%
201456,3523030.54%
201356,0492400.43%
201255,8091250.22%
201155,6841690.30%
201055,51511,00924.74%
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%

Cherokee County, South Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White42,369
Black or African American11,252
Two or More Races1,311
Some Other Race1,126
Asian356
American Indian and Alaska Native106
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander29

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Cherokee County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

5001,0001,5002,000 Male Population5001,0001,5002,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Cherokee County, South Carolina Median Age

38.9


Total

38.1


Male

39.9


Female

Cherokee County, South Carolina Adults

There are 43,227 adults, (8,846 of whom are seniors) in Cherokee County, South Carolina.

Cherokee County, South Carolina Age Dependency

64.5

Age Dependency Ratio

25.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Cherokee County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

29,022

51.32%

Male

27,527

48.68%

Cherokee County, South Carolina Households and Families

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

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Cherokee County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.9%17.1%
All70.5%29.5%
Male68.4%31.6%
Non Family63.3%36.7%
Female51.9%48.1%

70.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cherokee County, South Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All20,4802.7270.5
Married8,8243.5382.9
Non Family8,2721.1463.3
Female2,5394.5251.9
Male8454.368.4

3.7

Average Family Size

2.72

Average Household Size

3.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Cherokee County, South Carolina Households

Cherokee County, South Carolina Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,8427.54%
9th to 12th Grade5,34114.16%
High School Graduate13,78636.55%
Some College7,18419.05%
Associates Degree2,8897.66%
Bachelors Degree3,6569.69%
Graduate Degree2,0165.35%

Cherokee County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White28,88922,5994,745
Black6,9465,532681
Hispanic1,092735124
Other Race549310
Multiple Races53038080
Asian24824849
Native American957422
Islander23236

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 asian people with a rate of 26.09%.

Cherokee County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,773$33,634$26,290
Less Than High School$20,226$23,333$15,536
High School Grad$26,361$32,007$21,166
Some College$32,203$38,523$27,357
Bachelors Degree$40,246$40,663$39,514
Graduate Degree$53,407$60,141$47,281

$30,773

Average Earnings

$33,634

Average Male

$26,290

Average Female

Cherokee County, South Carolina Language

Cherokee County, South Carolina Language by Age

Cherokee County, South Carolina Language

95.86% of Cherokee County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 4.14% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.23% of the population.

Cherokee County, South Carolina Poverty

Cherokee County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White40,8447,11917.43%
Black11,0033,71533.76%
Hispanic2,30877733.67%
Multiple1,27553241.73%
Other1,12625122.29%
Asian33914442.48%
Native1066763.21%
Islander29620.69%

22.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.55%

Male Poverty Rate

24.40%

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 63.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cherokee County, South Carolina is White, with 17.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.03%.

Cherokee County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.53%
High School18.36%
Some College11.87%
Bachelors or Greater4.14%

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

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed42.07%
Male Unemployed40.76%
Female Employed10.24%
Male Employed6.62%

Cherokee County, South Carolina Income

Cherokee County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$35,286$51,195
Families$49,140$61,357
Married Families$59,758$71,679
Non Families$20,951$35,030

Cherokee County, South Carolina Marital Status

Cherokee County, South Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.6%

Male Marriage Rate

43.8%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Cherokee County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Cherokee County, South Carolina Veterans

Cherokee County, South Carolina Veterans by War

3,412

Number of Veterans

3,212

Male Veterans

200

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,346
Second Gulf War585
First Gulf War442
Korea252
World War II127

Cherokee County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74989
55 to 64708
35 to 54669
75+654
18 to 34392

Cherokee County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,6437.97%
Black6407.69%
Hispanic24517.66%
Other9212.57%
2 or More375.72%

Cherokee County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

10.06%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cherokee County, South Carolina Employment Status

Cherokee County, South Carolina Employment by Age

52.3%

Labor Force Participation

48.3%

Employment Rate

7.8%

Unemployment Rate

Cherokee County, South Carolina Employment by Race

Cherokee County, South Carolina Employment by Education

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%
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