Cherokee County, Alabama Population 2021

Cherokee County, Alabama's estimated population is 26,560 with a growth rate of 0.69% 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 25,963 and has seen a growth of 2.30% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202126,5601820.69%
202026,3781820.69%
201926,1961820.70%
201826,0142090.81%
201725,805370.14%
201625,768360.14%
201525,732-163-0.63%
201425,895-122-0.47%
201326,017590.23%
201225,958-31-0.12%
201125,989260.10%
201025,9636,42032.85%
199019,5437834.17%
198018,7603,15420.21%
197015,606-697-4.28%
196016,303-1,331-7.55%
195017,634-2,294-11.51%
194019,928-291-1.44%
193020,219-643-3.08%
192020,8626363.14%
191020,226-870-4.12%
190021,0966373.11%
189020,4591,3517.07%
188019,1087,97671.65%
187011,132-7,228-39.37%
186018,3604,47632.24%
185013,8845,11158.26%
18408,7730.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.69%
County Website
State
Founded
January 9, 1836
County Seat
2010 Population
25,963
Growth Since 2010
2.30%
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Cherokee County, Alabama Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White24,05292.85%
Black or African American1,1914.60%
American Indian and Alaska Native2801.08%
Two or More Races2250.87%
Some Other Race910.35%
Asian640.25%
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Cherokee County, Alabama Population by Race

Cherokee County, Alabama Population Pyramid $2021

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Cherokee County, Alabama Median Age

46.5


Total

45.6


Male

47


Female

Cherokee County, Alabama Adults

There are 20,658 adults, (5,811 of whom are seniors) in Cherokee County, Alabama.

Cherokee County, Alabama Age Dependency

74.5

Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Cherokee County, Alabama Sex Ratio

Female

13,126

50.67%

Male

12,777

49.33%

Cherokee County, Alabama Population by Age

Cherokee County, Alabama Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cherokee County, Alabama Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.2%12.8%
All77.3%22.7%
Female66.4%33.6%
Non Family64.6%35.4%
Male62.4%37.6%

77.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cherokee County, Alabama Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,7372.3977.3
Married6,0242.9287.2
Non Family3,4301.1264.6
Female9163.2766.4
Male3673.362.4

2.94

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

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Cherokee County, Alabama Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2896.83%
9th to 12th Grade2,18911.60%
High School Graduate7,59840.26%
Some College3,80620.17%
Associates Degree1,5858.40%
Bachelors Degree1,2546.64%
Graduate Degree1,1536.11%
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Cherokee County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cherokee County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White17,63814,4812,208
Black866714127
Hispanic2528339
Other Race91
2+ Races6147
Native American36368
Asian353525

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 71.43%.

Cherokee County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,245$37,702$28,529
Less Than 9th Grade$20,663$25,976$14,145
High School Graduate$31,320$35,125$26,152
Some College$31,806$40,074$29,068
Bachelors Degree$45,110$46,667$42,197
Graduate Degree$55,533$116,731$52,348

$32,245

Average Earnings

$37,702

Average Male

$28,529

Average Female

Cherokee County, Alabama Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cherokee County, Alabama Language by Age

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Cherokee County, Alabama Language

98.46% of Cherokee County, Alabama residents speak only English, while 1.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.19% of the population.

Cherokee County, Alabama Language

Cherokee County, Alabama Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White23,5403,29514.00%
Black1,11511410.22%
Multiple1887137.77%
Hispanic3985413.57%
Other914043.96%
Asian642539.06%
Native280155.36%

13.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.73%

Male Poverty Rate

15.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cherokee County, Alabama

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cherokee County, Alabama is Other, with 43.96% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cherokee County, Alabama is Native, with 5.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.38%.

Cherokee County, Alabama Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.99%
High School11.27%
Some College7.98%
Bachelors or Greater4.72%

Cherokee County, Alabama Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed51.30%
Female Unemployed8.39%
Female Employed6.13%
Male Employed4.72%

Cherokee County, Alabama Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cherokee County, Alabama Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,919$57,617
Families$55,542$66,438
Married Families$60,969-
Non Families$20,063$37,662
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Income by Household Type

Cherokee County, Alabama Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

58.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.0%

Male Marriage Rate

57.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Cherokee County, Alabama Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Cherokee County, Alabama Marital Status by Race

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Cherokee County, Alabama Marital Status

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1,883

Number of Veterans

1,801

Male Veterans

82

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam887
First Gulf War279
Second Gulf War154
Korea104
World War II50

Cherokee County, Alabama Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74721
75+565
35 to 54300
55 to 64212
18 to 3485

Cherokee County, Alabama Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,7989.25%
Black808.40%
Native American513.16%

Cherokee County, Alabama Veterans by Race

Cherokee County, Alabama Veterans by Education

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9.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cherokee County, Alabama Veterans by Education

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48.8%

Labor Force Participation

46.7%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Cherokee County, Alabama Employment by Age

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Cherokee County, Alabama Employment by Race

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Cherokee County, Alabama 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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52.31%

Born in Cherokee County, Alabama

99.14%

Native Born

0.86%

Foreign Born

0.31%

Non Citizen

0.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.14% of Cherokee County, Alabama residents were born in the United States, with 52.31% having been born in Alabama. 0.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Cherokee County, Alabama Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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