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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cherokeewas:
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%.
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.
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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%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Cherokee
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.
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