Cherokee, Alabama Population 2020

994

Cherokee is a city located in Alabama. With a 2020 population of 994, it is the 254th largest city in Alabama and the 10326th largest city in the United States. Cherokee is currently declining at a rate of -0.50% annually and its population has decreased by -5.15% 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 448 people per square mile.

The average household income in Cherokee is $42,546 with a poverty rate of 27.89%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $763 per month, and the median house value is $75,000. The median age in Cherokee is 48.9 years, 45.8 years for males, and 50.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 87.6 males.

Cherokee Demographics

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

  • White: 74.94%
  • Black or African American: 22.11%
  • Two or more races: 2.09%
  • Native American: 0.86%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Cherokee, Alabama is 994, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,004.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,048.

Cherokee, Alabama Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White61074.94%
Black or African American18022.11%
Two or More Races172.09%
American Indian and Alaska Native70.86%

Cherokee Population Pyramid 2020

Cherokee Median Age

48.9


Total

45.8


Male

50.1


Female

Cherokee Adults

There are 621 adults, (219 of whom are seniors) in Cherokee.

Cherokee Age Dependency

102.5

Age Dependency Ratio

54.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48

Child Dependency Ratio

Cherokee Sex Ratio

Female

434

53.32%

Male

380

46.68%

Cherokee Households and Families

Cherokee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Cherokee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.1%23.9%
Non Family75.6%24.4%
All74.1%25.9%
Female60%40%
Male0%0%

74.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3472.3574.1
Married1762.9776.1
Non Family1311.1575.6
Female403.5560
Male00

3.01

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

7.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Cherokee Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade427.16%
9th to 12th Grade7813.29%
High School Graduate18431.35%
Some College17329.47%
Associates Degree488.18%
Bachelors Degree396.64%
Graduate Degree233.92%

Cherokee Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White45235228
Black12810827
Native American777

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,019$41,528$18,516
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$20,625$22,500$18,846
Some College$46,250$65,556$16,250
Bachelors Degree$48,906$$47,969
Graduate Degree$$$

$32,019

Average Earnings

$41,528

Average Male

$18,516

Average Female

Cherokee Language

Cherokee Language by Age

Cherokee Language

98.54% of Cherokee residents speak only English, while 1.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.46% of the population.

Cherokee Poverty

Cherokee Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White60718931.14%
Hispanic2020100.00%
Black1801810.00%
Multiple1717100.00%

27.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.68%

Male Poverty Rate

31.57%

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 10.00% 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 14.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.52%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School53.33%
Some College27.60%
High School20.65%
Bachelors or Greater6.45%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Unemployed45.45%
Male Employed10.20%
Female Employed0.00%

Cherokee Income

Cherokee Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$27,125$42,546
Families$46,094$52,812
Married Families$49,375-
Non Families$18,242$21,560

Cherokee Marital Status

Cherokee Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.9%

Male Marriage Rate

46.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Cherokee Married by Age and Sex

Cherokee Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Cherokee Marital Status by Race

Cherokee Veterans

58

Number of Veterans

58

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam33
Second Gulf War12
First Gulf War6
Korea3
World War II

$Cherokee Veterans by Education

24.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cherokee Employment Status

39%

Labor Force Participation

34.9%

Employment Rate

9.5%

Unemployment Rate

Cherokee 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

72.85%

Born in Alabama

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

100.00% of Cherokee residents were born in the United States, with 72.85% 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.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020994-5-0.50%
2019999-5-0.50%
20181,004-1-0.10%
20171,005-5-0.50%
20161,010-3-0.30%
20151,013-8-0.78%
20141,021-9-0.87%
20131,030-9-0.87%
20121,039-5-0.48%
20111,044-5-0.48%
20101,0490.00%