Cherokee County, Georgia Population 2020

Cherokee County, Georgia's estimated population is 266,659 with a growth rate of 2.40% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Cherokee County, Georgia is the 7th largest county in Georgia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020266,6596,2552.40%
2019260,4046,2552.46%
2018254,1496,2552.52%
2017247,8945,9822.47%
2016241,9126,5252.77%
2015235,3875,1792.25%
2014230,2085,8722.62%
2013224,3363,6981.68%
2012220,6382,9271.34%
2011217,7112,5201.17%
2010215,191124,987138.56%
199090,20438,50574.48%
198051,69920,64066.45%
197031,0598,05835.03%
196023,0012,25110.85%
195020,7506243.10%
194020,1261230.61%
193020,0031,4347.72%
192018,5691,90811.45%
191016,6611,4189.30%
190015,243-169-1.10%
189015,4121,0877.59%
188014,3253,92637.75%
187010,399-892-7.90%
186011,291-1,509-11.79%
185012,8006,905117.13%
18405,8950.00%
2020 Growth Rate
2.40%
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Founded
1831
County Seat

Cherokee County, Georgia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White209,05386.42%
Black or African American16,4786.81%
Two or More Races5,5852.31%
Some Other Race5,2782.18%
Asian4,5341.87%
American Indian and Alaska Native8640.36%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1180.05%

Cherokee County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2020

Cherokee County, Georgia Median Age

38.3


Total

37.5


Male

39


Female

Cherokee County, Georgia Adults

There are 180,696 adults, (31,100 of whom are seniors) in Cherokee County, Georgia.

Cherokee County, Georgia Age Dependency

61.7

Age Dependency Ratio

20.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Cherokee County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female

122,640

50.70%

Male

119,270

49.30%

Cherokee County, Georgia Households and Families

Cherokee County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Cherokee County, Georgia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85%15%
All76.6%23.4%
Non Family65.2%34.8%
Male61%39%
Female55.9%44.1%

76.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All85,8252.876.6
Married53,4993.385
Non Family21,3751.2865.2
Female7,4183.255.9
Male3,5333.4861

3.24

Average Family Size

2.8

Average Household Size

4.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Cherokee County, Georgia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,3143.29%
9th to 12th Grade8,6175.33%
High School Graduate36,89622.84%
Some College38,18923.64%
Associates Degree12,8147.93%
Bachelors Degree41,40225.63%
Graduate Degree18,31511.34%

Cherokee County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White133,363124,89451,366
Hispanic13,4528,8972,555
Black10,3289,3863,588
Asian2,9982,8121,370
Other Race2,4571,377364
Multiple Races2,2081,986758
Native American42036457
Islander648

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 93.80%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 45.70%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$46,798$55,877$36,652
Less Than High School$23,502$26,517$19,531
High School Grad$33,451$41,490$25,495
Some College$42,054$54,369$31,800
Bachelors Degree$60,744$74,431$47,581
Graduate Degree$66,685$92,377$58,826

$46,798

Average Earnings

$55,877

Average Male

$36,652

Average Female

Cherokee County, Georgia Language

Cherokee County, Georgia Language by Age

Cherokee County, Georgia Language

88.49% of Cherokee County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 11.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.88% of the population.

Cherokee County, Georgia Poverty

Cherokee County, Georgia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White190,94111,6136.08%
Hispanic24,6335,58322.66%
Other5,1731,49028.80%
Black16,0521,4729.17%
Multiple5,47668012.42%
Asian4,5242074.58%
Native83517721.20%

8.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.05%

Male Poverty Rate

8.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cherokee County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cherokee County, Georgia is Other, with 28.80% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cherokee County, Georgia is Asian, with 4.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.15%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.82%
High School9.07%
Some College5.98%
Bachelors or Greater2.80%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed27.87%
Female Unemployed22.32%
Male Employed4.38%
Female Employed4.12%

Cherokee County, Georgia Income

Cherokee County, Georgia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$79,670$97,413
Families$92,523$109,177
Married Families$101,604$118,897
Non Families$46,017$57,990

Cherokee County, Georgia Marital Status

Cherokee County, Georgia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

59.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.3%

Male Marriage Rate

58.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Cherokee County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

Cherokee County, Georgia 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 45-54.

Cherokee County, Georgia Marital Status by Race

Cherokee County, Georgia Veterans

14,278

Number of Veterans

13,280

Male Veterans

998

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam5,275
First Gulf War3,399
Second Gulf War2,430
Korea1,002
World War II306
Age Group Veterans
35 to 544,151
65 to 743,869
55 to 642,643
75+2,612
18 to 341,003
Name Veterans % of Total
White13,0338.22%
Black8267.05%
Hispanic6173.88%
2 or More1806.18%
Asian1163.55%
Other973.05%
Indian263.25%

$Cherokee County, Georgia Veterans by Education

5.66%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cherokee County, Georgia Employment Status

68.1%

Labor Force Participation

65.2%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Cherokee County, Georgia 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

45.95%

Born in Georgia

91.21%

Native Born

8.79%

Foreign Born

5.13%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.21% of Cherokee County, Georgia residents were born in the United States, with 45.95% having been born in Georgia. 5.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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