Cherokee, Iowa Population 2024

5,077

Cherokee is a city located in Cherokee County Iowa. Cherokee has a 2024 population of 5,077. It is also the county seat of Cherokee County.Cherokee is currently declining at a rate of -0.39% annually and its population has decreased by -2.33% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,198 in 2020.

The average household income in Cherokee is $67,834 with a poverty rate of 22.38%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Cherokee is 45.2 years, 43.8 years for males, and 45.7 years for females.

Cherokee Demographics

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

  • White: 94.55%
  • Two or more races: 4.23%
  • Other race: 0.87%
  • Black or African American: 0.35%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
6.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
753.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.33% (-121)
The current population of Cherokee, Iowa is 5,077 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,198.

Cherokee, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,87394.55%
Two or more races2184.23%
Other race450.87%
Black or African American180.35%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Cherokee Population by Race

Cherokee Population Pyramid 2024

Cherokee Median Age

45.2

Total

43.8

Male

45.7

Female

Cherokee Adults

There are 4,049 adults, (1,296 of whom are seniors) in Cherokee.

Cherokee Age Dependency

87.2

Age Dependency Ratio

47.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Cherokee Sex Ratio

Female2,61250.68%
Male2,54249.32%

Cherokee Population by Age

Cherokee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,3552.0464.935.1
Non Family1,1491.165248
Married9392.8790.69.4
Female2152.82080
Male523.1571.228.8
showing: 5 rows

2.79

Average Family Size

2.04

Average Household Size

64.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cherokee Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Cherokee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cherokee Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 31.25%.

Cherokee Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$33,104

Average Earnings

$47,389

Average Male

$27,856

Average Female

Cherokee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cherokee Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cherokee Language

97.75% of Cherokee residents speak only English, while 2.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.99% of the population.

Cherokee Language

Cherokee Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,6451,01221.79%
Multiple2117435.07%
Black1414100%
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22.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.33%

Male Poverty Rate

28.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cherokee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cherokee is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cherokee is White, with 21.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.1%.

Cherokee Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.58%
High School25.79%
Some College12.75%
Bachelors or Greater1.75%
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Cherokee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed88.71%
Female Employed24.9%
Male Employed10.85%
Male Unemployed
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Cherokee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cherokee Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cherokee Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.6%

Male Marriage Rate

41.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Cherokee Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Cherokee Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Cherokee Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cherokee Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

349

Number of Veterans

349

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Cherokee Veterans by War

count

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Cherokee Veterans by Age

count

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Cherokee Veterans by Race

Cherokee Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cherokee Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.1%

Labor Force Participation

59.8%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Cherokee Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cherokee Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cherokee Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

84.52%

Born in Cherokee

99.9%

Native Born

0.1%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

0.1%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.9% of Cherokee residents were born in the United States, with 84.52% having been born in Iowa. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Cherokee Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,977-20-0.4%
20284,997-20-0.4%
20275,017-20-0.4%
20265,037-20-0.4%
20255,057-20-0.39%
20245,077-20-0.39%
20235,097-20-0.39%
20225,117-20-0.39%
20215,137-61-1.17%
20205,1983417.02%
20194,857-26-0.53%
20184,883-24-0.49%
20174,907-32-0.65%
20164,939-52-1.04%
20154,991-135-2.63%
20145,126-24-0.47%
20135,150-36-0.69%
20125,186-41-0.78%
20115,227-45-0.85%
20105,272-97-1.81%
20005,369-657-10.9%
19906,026-978-13.96%
19807,004-268-3.69%
19707,272-452-5.85%
19607,724190.25%
19507,7052363.16%
19407,4691,02615.92%
19306,44361910.63%
19205,82494019.25%
19104,8841,01926.36%
19003,86542412.32%
18903,441
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Cherokee Population by Year