Cherokee, Iowa Population 2022

4,797
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Cherokee is a city located in Cherokee County Iowa. Cherokee has a 2020 population of 4,797. It is also the county seat of Cherokee County. Cherokee is currently declining at a rate of -0.50% annually and its population has decreased by -9.10% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,277 in 2010.

The average household income in Cherokee is $63,127 with a poverty rate of 17.34%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $551 per month, and the median house value is $90,400. The median age in Cherokee is 44.8 years, 41.4 years for males, and 45 years for females.

Cherokee Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cherokeewas:

  • White: 94.98%
  • Black or African American: 1.91%
  • Asian: 1.79%
  • Two or more races: 1.26%
  • Other race: 0.06%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Cherokee, Iowa is 4,797 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,797.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,277.

Cherokee, Iowa Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,67394.98%
Black or African American941.91%
Asian881.79%
Two or More Races621.26%
Some Other Race30.06%
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Cherokee Population by Race

Cherokee Population Pyramid $2022

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Cherokee Median Age

44.8


Total

41.4


Male

45


Female

Cherokee Adults

There are 3,724 adults, (1,149 of whom are seniors) in Cherokee.

Cherokee Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

44.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Cherokee Sex Ratio

Female

2,660

54.07%

Male

2,260

45.93%

Cherokee Population by Age

Cherokee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cherokee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female9.4%90.6%
Non Family56.9%43.1%
All64.9%35.1%
Married94.2%5.8%
Male100%0%

64.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cherokee Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,2142.0264.9
Non Family1,0641.156.9
Married8232.8894.2
Female2982.859.4
Male293.1100

2.65

Average Family Size

2.02

Average Household Size

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Cherokee Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade591.72%
9th to 12th Grade2266.60%
High School Graduate1,29037.65%
Some College79623.23%
Associates Degree3219.37%
Bachelors Degree43212.61%
Graduate Degree3028.81%
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Cherokee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cherokee Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,2863,034689
Black7958
2+ Races584945
Hispanic3
Other Race3

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.33%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 77.59%.

Cherokee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,648$40,969$26,155
Less Than 9th Grade$$$2,500
High School Graduate$30,604$41,906$
Some College$27,336$39,946$26,053
Bachelors Degree$36,571$34,167$36,891
Graduate Degree$59,309$88,438$

$30,648

Average Earnings

$40,969

Average Male

$26,155

Average Female

Cherokee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cherokee Language by Age

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Cherokee Language

98.41% of Cherokee residents speak only English, while 1.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.80% of the population.

Cherokee Language

Cherokee Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,25867715.90%
Black8989100.00%
Multiple581322.41%
OtherNaN%

17.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.27%

Male Poverty Rate

19.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cherokee

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

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 36.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.22%.

Cherokee Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.56%
High School20.43%
Some College11.65%
Bachelors or Greater3.11%

Cherokee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed51.56%
Male Unemployed47.22%
Female Employed17.71%
Male Employed13.61%

Cherokee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cherokee Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,675$63,127
Families$64,271$75,343
Married Families$88,217-
Non Families$29,348$46,078
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Income by Household Type

Cherokee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.3%

Male Marriage Rate

40.0%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Cherokee Marital Status by Race

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Cherokee Marital Status

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374

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam173
World War II37
Second Gulf War37
Korea29
First Gulf War21

Cherokee Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+124
65 to 7490
35 to 5478
55 to 6469
18 to 3413

Cherokee Veterans by Age

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Cherokee Veterans by Race

Cherokee Veterans by Education

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0.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

8.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cherokee Veterans by Education

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60.6%

Labor Force Participation

58%

Employment Rate

4.3%

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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74.31%

Born in Cherokee

98.43%

Native Born

1.57%

Foreign Born

0.43%

Non Citizen

1.14%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.43% of Cherokee residents were born in the United States, with 74.31% having been born in Iowa. 0.43% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Cherokee Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20224,797-24-0.50%
20214,821-24-0.50%
20204,845-24-0.49%
20194,869-24-0.49%
20184,893-14-0.29%
20174,907-40-0.81%
20164,947-48-0.96%
20154,995-135-2.63%
20145,130-25-0.48%
20135,155-35-0.67%
20125,190-41-0.78%
20115,231-46-0.87%
20105,277-92-0.17%
20005,369-657-1.15%
19906,026-978-1.49%
19807,004-268-0.37%
19707,272-452-0.60%
19607,724190.02%
19507,7052360.31%
19407,4691,0261.49%
19306,4436191.02%
19205,8249401.78%
19104,8841,0192.37%
19003,8654241.17%
18903,4410.00%

Cherokee Population by Year