Cherokee, Alabama Population 2021

1,002
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Cherokee is a city located in Colbert County Alabama. With a 2020 population of 1,002, it is the 257th largest city in Alabama and the 10278th largest city in the United States . Cherokee is currently declining at a rate of -0.30% annually and its population has decreased by -4.39% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,048 in 2010. Cherokee reached it's highest population of 1,049 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, Cherokee has a population density of 452 people per square mile.

The average household income in Cherokee is $42,786 with a poverty rate of 26.42%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $675 per month, and the median house value is $69,400. The median age in Cherokee is 46.1 years, 45 years for males, and 50.1 years for females.

Cherokee Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cherokee was:

  • White: 77.87%
  • Black or African American: 19.81%
  • Two or more races: 2.32%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Cherokee, Alabama is 1,002 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,011.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,048.

Cherokee, Alabama Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White67277.87%
Black or African American17119.81%
Two or More Races202.32%
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Cherokee Population by Race

Cherokee Population Pyramid $2021

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Cherokee Median Age

46.1


Total

45


Male

50.1


Female

Cherokee Adults

There are 685 adults, (163 of whom are seniors) in Cherokee.

Cherokee Age Dependency

65.3

Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Cherokee Sex Ratio

Female

434

50.29%

Male

429

49.71%

Cherokee Population by Age

Cherokee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cherokee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female77.4%22.6%
Non Family74.6%25.4%
All72.8%27.2%
Married70%30%
Male0%0%

72.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cherokee Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3642.3772.8
Married1802.8570
Non Family1221.2174.6
Female623.2677.4
Male00

2.86

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

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Cherokee Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade426.73%
9th to 12th Grade8814.10%
High School Graduate20332.53%
Some College19631.41%
Associates Degree467.37%
Bachelors Degree294.65%
Graduate Degree203.21%
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Cherokee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cherokee Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 87.41%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 19.26%.

Cherokee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,125$42,250$21,563
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$21,923$30,625$21,181
Some College$36,500$50,536$
Bachelors Degree$50,625$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$31,125

Average Earnings

$42,250

Average Male

$21,563

Average Female

Cherokee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cherokee Language by Age

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Cherokee Language

100.00% of Cherokee residents speak only English, while 0.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.00% of the population.

Cherokee Language

Cherokee Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White67218727.83%
Black1712112.28%
Hispanic2020100.00%
Multiple2020100.00%

26.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.45%

Male Poverty Rate

31.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cherokee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cherokee is Multiple, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cherokee is Black, with 12.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 44.02%.

Cherokee Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade56.92%
Some College23.55%
High School19.70%
Bachelors or Greater8.16%

Cherokee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Unemployed57.14%
Male Employed7.57%
Female Employed0.00%

Cherokee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cherokee Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$29,674$42,786
Families$47,841$50,300
Married Families$51,667-
Non Families$19,907$22,335
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Income by Household Type

Cherokee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.7%

Male Marriage Rate

46.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Cherokee Married by Age and Sex

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Cherokee 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 Marital Status by Race

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Cherokee Marital Status

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57

Number of Veterans

57

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam34
Second Gulf War13
First Gulf War8
World War II
Korea

Cherokee Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7434
35 to 5416
55 to 644
75+3
18 to 34

Cherokee Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White417.65%
Black1610.96%

Cherokee Veterans by Race

Cherokee Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

50.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cherokee Veterans by Education

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45.8%

Labor Force Participation

41.3%

Employment Rate

9.1%

Unemployment Rate

Cherokee Employment by Age

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Cherokee Employment by Race

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Cherokee Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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68.48%

Born in Cherokee

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.00% of Cherokee residents were born in the United States, with 68.48% having been born in Alabama. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Cherokee Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,002-3-0.30%
20201,005-3-0.30%
20191,008-3-0.30%
20181,0110.00%
20171,011-2-0.20%
20161,013-1-0.10%
20151,014-7-0.69%
20141,021-10-0.97%
20131,031-8-0.77%
20121,039-6-0.57%
20111,045-4-0.38%
20101,0490.00%

Cherokee Population by Year