Cherokee County, Georgia Population 2022

Cherokee County, Georgia's estimated population is 273,350 with a growth rate of 1.81% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Cherokee County, Georgia is the 8th largest county in Georgia. The 2010 Population was 215,197 and has seen a growth of 27.02% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2022273,3504,8591.81%
2021268,4914,8591.84%
2020263,6324,8591.88%
2019258,7734,8591.91%
2018253,9146,1512.48%
2017247,7635,9682.47%
2016241,7956,4662.75%
2015235,3295,1622.24%
2014230,1675,8532.61%
2013224,3143,6711.66%
2012220,6432,9111.34%
2011217,7322,5351.18%
2010215,197124,993138.57%
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%
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Cherokee County, Georgia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White213,66886.33%
Black or African American17,2746.98%
Two or More Races5,9922.42%
Some Other Race4,9311.99%
Asian4,4721.81%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,0550.43%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1230.05%
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Cherokee County, Georgia Population by Race

Cherokee County, Georgia Population Pyramid $2022

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Cherokee County, Georgia Median Age

38.7


Total

38


Male

39.5


Female

Cherokee County, Georgia Adults

There are 185,948 adults, (33,259 of whom are seniors) in Cherokee County, Georgia.

Cherokee County, Georgia Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

21.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Cherokee County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female

125,707

50.79%

Male

121,808

49.21%

Cherokee County, Georgia Population by Age

Cherokee County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cherokee County, Georgia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female60%40%
Non Family63%37%
Male65.9%34.1%
All76.8%23.2%
Married85.3%14.7%

76.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cherokee County, Georgia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All88,1372.7976.8
Married54,9413.3185.3
Non Family21,9771.2763
Female7,4733.1360
Male3,7463.3665.9

3.23

Average Family Size

2.79

Average Household Size

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Cherokee County, Georgia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,9913.00%
9th to 12th Grade8,1404.90%
High School Graduate37,27122.41%
Some College38,69723.27%
Associates Degree13,6148.19%
Bachelors Degree43,94626.43%
Graduate Degree19,62111.80%
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Cherokee County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cherokee County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White136,202128,32754,012
Hispanic14,1309,9792,837
Black10,72210,1344,029
Asian3,1702,9811,785
2+ Races2,5642,090840
Other Race2,4341,406382
Native American51739966
Islander5411

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 94.52%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 56.31%.

Cherokee County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$48,184$57,797$36,977
Less Than 9th Grade$25,880$30,602$19,719
High School Graduate$35,155$43,060$26,002
Some College$42,996$53,604$31,624
Bachelors Degree$61,422$76,253$47,217
Graduate Degree$67,935$95,033$60,473

$48,184

Average Earnings

$57,797

Average Male

$36,977

Average Female

Cherokee County, Georgia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cherokee County, Georgia Language by Age

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Cherokee County, Georgia Language

87.86% of Cherokee County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 12.14% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.43% of the population.

Cherokee County, Georgia Language

Cherokee County, Georgia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White193,66710,6045.48%
Hispanic25,7675,37920.88%
Black16,7951,88611.23%
Other1,360NaN%
Multiple5,8444207.19%
Asian4,4622365.29%
Native1,05518617.63%

7.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.19%

Male Poverty Rate

7.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cherokee County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cherokee County, Georgia is Hispanic, with 20.88% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.80%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.18%.

Cherokee County, Georgia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.16%
High School9.13%
Some College5.99%
Bachelors or Greater2.85%

Cherokee County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed19.21%
Female Unemployed17.95%
Female Employed4.45%
Male Employed3.79%

Cherokee County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cherokee County, Georgia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$82,740$100,628
Families$96,381$113,458
Married Families$106,741$123,328
Non Families$46,679$58,251
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Income by Household Type

Cherokee County, Georgia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

59.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.0%

Male Marriage Rate

58.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Cherokee County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Cherokee County, Georgia Marital Status by Race

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Cherokee County, Georgia Marital Status

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14,018

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam5,065
First Gulf War3,575
Second Gulf War2,561
Korea713
World War II226

Cherokee County, Georgia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 544,167
65 to 743,626
75+2,648
55 to 642,633
18 to 34944

Cherokee County, Georgia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White12,9417.95%
Black7526.23%
Hispanic4952.95%
2+ Races2226.43%
Asian611.77%
Other Race210.70%
Native American212.24%

Cherokee County, Georgia Veterans by Race

Cherokee County, Georgia Veterans by Education

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4.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cherokee County, Georgia Veterans by Education

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68.3%

Labor Force Participation

65.7%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Cherokee County, Georgia Employment by Age

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Cherokee County, Georgia Employment by Race

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Cherokee County, Georgia 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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45.84%

Born in Cherokee County, Georgia

91.17%

Native Born

8.83%

Foreign Born

4.96%

Non Citizen

3.87%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.17% of Cherokee County, Georgia residents were born in the United States, with 45.84% having been born in Georgia. 4.96% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Cherokee County, Georgia 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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