Cherokee, North Carolina Population 2020

2,163

Cherokee is a city located in North Carolina. Cherokee has a 2020 population of 2,163. Cherokee is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 1.17% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,138 in 2010. Cherokee reached it's highest population of 3,360 in 2011.

The average household income in Cherokee is $51,436 with a poverty rate of 17.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $530 per month, and the median house value is $116,900. The median age in Cherokee is 44.9 years, 39 years for males, and 48.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.3 males.

Cherokee Demographics

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

  • Native American: 81.28%
  • White: 14.15%
  • Asian: 2.13%
  • Two or more races: 1.48%
  • Black or African American: 0.97%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Cherokee, North Carolina is 2,163, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,163.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,138.

Cherokee, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
American Indian and Alaska Native1,75881.28%
White30614.15%
Asian462.13%
Two or More Races321.48%
Black or African American210.97%

Cherokee Population Pyramid 2020

Cherokee Median Age

44.9


Total

39


Male

48.5


Female

Cherokee Adults

There are 1,740 adults, (458 of whom are seniors) in Cherokee.

Cherokee Age Dependency

68.7

Age Dependency Ratio

35.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33

Child Dependency Ratio

Cherokee Sex Ratio

Female

1,149

53.12%

Male

1,014

46.88%

Cherokee Households and Families

Cherokee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Cherokee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.4%12.6%
Female73.9%26.1%
All70.5%29.5%
Non Family55.2%44.8%
Male33.3%66.7%

70.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9392.2970.5
Married3653.2287.4
Non Family3441.0655.2
Female1882.2973.9
Male424.2133.3

2.9

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

6.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Cherokee Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade986.27%
9th to 12th Grade1549.85%
High School Graduate62940.24%
Some College35822.90%
Associates Degree724.61%
Bachelors Degree17711.32%
Graduate Degree754.80%

Cherokee Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Native American1,2451,093187
White22814234
Multiple Races3232
Asian2713
Black171717
Hispanic141414

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

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

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,300$41,917$25,710
Less Than High School$32,188$$23,523
High School Grad$28,398$35,700$25,202
Some College$19,952$36,071$17,102
Bachelors Degree$52,557$$55,405
Graduate Degree$58,889$$59,861

$33,300

Average Earnings

$41,917

Average Male

$25,710

Average Female

Cherokee Language

Cherokee Language by Age

Cherokee Language

95.04% of Cherokee residents speak only English, while 4.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.91% of the population.

Cherokee Poverty

Cherokee Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native1,75820111.43%
White28010136.07%
Asian4646100.00%
Hispanic1414100.00%
Multiple32825.00%

17.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.65%

Male Poverty Rate

18.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cherokee

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cherokee is Native, with 11.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.20%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.58%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.02%
High School17.49%
Some College17.21%
Bachelors or Greater11.51%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed8.59%
Male Employed3.75%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Cherokee Income

Cherokee Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$36,793$51,436
Families$56,952$68,902
Married Families$58,359-
Non Families$20,980$19,360

Cherokee Marital Status

Cherokee Marital Status

Marriage Rates

40.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.6%

Male Marriage Rate

40.9%

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

154

Number of Veterans

154

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam45
First Gulf War43
Korea11
World War II
Second Gulf War
Age Group Veterans
75+64
35 to 5434
65 to 7430
55 to 6426
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
Indian1309.23%
White249.41%

$Cherokee Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

54.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cherokee Employment Status

47.4%

Labor Force Participation

45.8%

Employment Rate

3.4%

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

82.62%

Born in North Carolina

96.76%

Native Born

3.24%

Foreign Born

1.99%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.76% of Cherokee residents were born in the United States, with 82.62% having been born in North Carolina. 1.99% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20202,1630.00%
20192,1630.00%
20182,163-146-6.32%
20172,30929614.70%
20162,013-144-6.68%
20152,157-553-20.41%
20142,710-6-0.22%
20132,716-490-15.28%
20123,206-154-4.58%
20113,3601,22257.16%
20102,1380.00%