Cherokee County, Alabama Population 2023

24,665

Cherokee County, Alabama's estimated 2023 population is 24,665 with a growth rate of -0.41% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Cherokee County, Alabama is the 40th largest county in Alabama. The 2010 population was 25,989 and has seen a growth of -5.09% since that time.

Note: data after 2021 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
201025,989
201125,887-102-0.39%
201225,785-102-0.39%
201325,683-102-0.4%
201425,581-102-0.4%
201525,479-102-0.4%
201625,377-102-0.4%
201725,275-102-0.4%
201825,173-102-0.4%
201925,071-102-0.41%
202024,971-100-0.4%
202124,869-102-0.41%
202224,767-102-0.41%
202324,665-102-0.41%
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2023 Growth Rate
-0.41% (-102)
County Website
Cherokee County
State
Alabama
Founded
January 9, 1836
County Seat
Centre
2010 Population
25,989
Growth Since 2010
-5.09% (-1,324)

Cherokee County, Alabama Population 2023

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White22,84691.48%
Black or African American1,1674.67%
Two or more races6142.46%
Other race2440.98%
Native American670.27%
Asian370.15%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Cherokee County, Alabama Population by Race

Cherokee County, Alabama Population Pyramid 2023

Cherokee County, Alabama Median Age

46.7

Total

45.7

Male

47.5

Female

Cherokee County, Alabama Adults

There are 20,128 adults, (5,710 of whom are seniors) in Cherokee County, Alabama.

Cherokee County, Alabama Age Dependency

73.2

Age Dependency Ratio

39.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Cherokee County, Alabama Sex Ratio

Female12,62350.54%
Male12,35249.46%

Cherokee County, Alabama Population by Age

Cherokee County, Alabama Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9,6922.5578.521.5
Married5,2353.0787.912.1
Non Family3,2621.1769.530.5
Female7604.163.736.3
Male4353.9658.941.1
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3.19

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

78.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cherokee County, Alabama 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 County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cherokee County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 91.94%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 36.61%.

Cherokee County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,625

Average Earnings

$40,610

Average Male

$31,718

Average Female

Cherokee County, Alabama Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cherokee County, Alabama Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cherokee County, Alabama Language

97.28% of Cherokee County, Alabama residents speak only English, while 2.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.08% of the population.

Cherokee County, Alabama Language

Cherokee County, Alabama Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White22,4763,16614.09%
Hispanic43216638.43%
Black1,10816314.71%
Multiple53015529.25%
Other24413655.74%
Asian3737100%
Native672638.81%
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14.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.63%

Male Poverty Rate

15.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cherokee County, Alabama

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cherokee County, Alabama is White, with 14.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.74%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.72%.

Cherokee County, Alabama Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.51%
High School13.89%
Some College7.06%
Bachelors or Greater0.94%
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Cherokee County, Alabama Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed35.07%
Female Unemployed13.33%
Male Employed6.68%
Female Employed5.61%
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Cherokee County, Alabama Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cherokee County, Alabama Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cherokee County, Alabama Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.8%

Male Marriage Rate

54.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Cherokee County, Alabama Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Cherokee County, Alabama Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Cherokee County, Alabama Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cherokee County, Alabama Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,477

Number of Veterans

1,415

Male Veterans

62

Female Veterans

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Cherokee County, Alabama Veterans by War

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Cherokee County, Alabama Veterans by Age

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Cherokee County, Alabama Veterans by Race

Cherokee County, Alabama Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.7%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cherokee County, Alabama Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

49.4%

Labor Force Participation

47.1%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Cherokee County, Alabama Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cherokee County, Alabama Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cherokee County, Alabama 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

51.51%

Born in Cherokee County, Alabama

99.47%

Native Born

2.07%

Foreign Born

1.34%

Non Citizen

0.73%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.47% of Cherokee County, Alabama residents were born in the United States, with 51.51% having been born in Alabama. 1.34% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Cherokee County, Alabama Place of Birth

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