Cherokee County, South Carolina Population 2018

Cherokee County, South Carolina's estimated population is 57,105 with a growth rate of 1.48% 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
201757,1058311.48%
201656,274-451-0.80%
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
White42,546
Black or African American11,265
Two or More Races1,127
Some Other Race838
Asian368
American Indian and Alaska Native106
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander24

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

Cherokee County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

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

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

Cherokee County, South Carolina Median Age

39.1


Total

38.7


Male

39.6


Female

Cherokee County, South Carolina Adults

There are 42,881 adults, (8,497 of which are seniors) in Cherokee County, South Carolina.

Cherokee County, South Carolina Age Dependency

63.8

Age Dependency Ratio

24.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Cherokee County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

28,879

51.32%

Male

27,395

48.68%

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
Married82.6%17.4%
All69.6%30.4%
Male69%31%
Non Family63%37%
Female45.4%54.6%

69.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cherokee County, South Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All20,3532.7269.6
Married9,2283.3582.6
Non Family7,2941.1763
Female2,9704.1145.4
Male8614.3969

3.5

Average Family Size

2.72

Average Household Size

4.4%

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 Grade2,8187.57%
9th to 12th Grade5,27814.18%
High School Graduate13,55636.43%
Some College6,96318.71%
Associates Degree2,6537.13%
Bachelors Degree3,72210.00%
Graduate Degree2,2205.97%

Cherokee County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White28,69722,4755,016
Black6,8255,460693
Hispanic95160681
Multiple Races46931679
Other Race420231
Asian23219462
Native American957812
Islander191911

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 57.89%.

Cherokee County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,228$34,927$24,072
Less Than High School$17,933$22,019$14,266
High School Grad$25,671$32,223$19,492
Some College$31,724$39,698$23,491
Bachelors Degree$36,509$32,222$37,131
Graduate Degree$53,633$56,875$49,063

$30,228

Average Earnings

$34,927

Average Male

$24,072

Average Female

Cherokee County, South Carolina Language

Cherokee County, South Carolina Language by Age

Cherokee County, South Carolina Language

95.92% of Cherokee County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 4.08% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.38% of the population.

Cherokee County, South Carolina Poverty

Cherokee County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White40,7737,03817.26%
Black10,9934,18838.10%
Hispanic2,25083036.89%
Multiple1,08738835.69%
Other83815318.26%
Asian35412735.88%
Native1067267.92%
Islander241145.83%

22.70%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.73%

Male Poverty Rate

25.51%

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 67.92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cherokee County, South Carolina is White, with 17.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.80%.

Cherokee County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.96%
High School18.31%
Some College11.30%
Bachelors or Greater2.75%

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

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed46.59%
Male Unemployed32.62%
Female Employed11.26%
Male Employed5.55%

Cherokee County, South Carolina Income

Cherokee County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$35,719$50,539
Families$45,710$58,631
Married Families$56,652$69,938
Non Families$20,617$34,206

Cherokee County, South Carolina Marital Status

Cherokee County, South Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.9%

Male Marriage Rate

45.0%

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

Cherokee County, South Carolina Veterans

Cherokee County, South Carolina Veterans by War

3,516

Number of Veterans

3,376

Male Veterans

140

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,315
Second Gulf War509
First Gulf War501
Korea226
World War II216

Cherokee County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 741,045
55 to 64747
75+695
35 to 54651
18 to 34378

Cherokee County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,8278.51%
Black6077.40%
Hispanic15111.10%
Other478.74%
2 or More355.94%

Cherokee County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

9.21%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cherokee County, South Carolina Employment Status

Cherokee County, South Carolina Employment by Age

53.1%

Labor Force Participation

48.4%

Employment Rate

8.7%

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