Cherokee County, Georgia Population 2024

294,156

Cherokee County, Georgia's estimated 2024 population is 294,156 with a growth rate of 2.24% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Cherokee County, Georgia is the 7th largest county in Georgia. The 2010 population was 215,226 and has seen a growth of 36.67% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029326,3516,4392.01%
2028319,9126,4392.05%
2027313,4736,4392.1%
2026307,0346,4392.14%
2025300,5956,4392.19%
2024294,1566,4392.24%
2023287,7176,4392.29%
2022281,2786,4392.34%
2021274,8396,6642.48%
2020268,1758,7003.35%
2019259,4755,1982.04%
2018254,2776,3332.55%
2017247,9446,0152.49%
2016241,9296,5052.76%
2015235,4245,1852.25%
2014230,2395,8672.61%
2013224,3723,6821.67%
2012220,6902,9211.34%
2011217,7692,5431.18%
2010215,226
199090,20438,50574.48%
198051,69920,64066.45%
197031,0598,05835.03%
196023,0012,25110.85%
195020,7506243.1%
194020,1261230.61%
193020,0031,4347.72%
192018,5691,90811.45%
191016,6611,4189.3%
190015,243-169-1.1%
189015,4121,0877.59%
188014,3253,92637.75%
187010,399-892-7.9%
186011,291-1,509-11.79%
185012,8006,905117.13%
18405,895-320,456-98.19%
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2024 Growth Rate
2.24% (6,439)
County Website
Cherokee County
State
Georgia
County Seat
2010 Population
215,226
Area
422 mi²
Density
697 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
36.67% (78,930)
Founded
1831

Cherokee County, Georgia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White216,89780.76%
Black or African American19,0787.1%
Two or more races16,6526.2%
Other race8,4773.16%
Asian5,3742%
Native American1,9550.73%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1340.05%
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Cherokee County, Georgia Population by Race

Cherokee County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2024

Cherokee County, Georgia Median Age

39.7

Total

38.9

Male

40.5

Female

Cherokee County, Georgia Adults

There are 205,509 adults, (40,371 of whom are seniors) in Cherokee County, Georgia.

Cherokee County, Georgia Age Dependency

62.6

Age Dependency Ratio

24.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Cherokee County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female135,57150.48%
Male132,99649.52%

Cherokee County, Georgia Population by Age

Cherokee County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All97,0232.7577.522.5
Married59,8533.2387.512.5
Non Family23,7621.363.536.5
Female9,6833.2257.242.8
Male3,7253.1257.442.6
showing: 5 rows

3.16

Average Family Size

2.75

Average Household Size

77.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

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

Cherokee County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 71.38%.

Cherokee County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$56,252

Average Earnings

$67,961

Average Male

$45,536

Average Female

Cherokee County, Georgia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cherokee County, Georgia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cherokee County, Georgia Language

87.36% of Cherokee County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 12.64% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.13% of the population.

Cherokee County, Georgia Language

Cherokee County, Georgia Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White203,42510,4065.12%
Hispanic29,5615,03517.03%
Other8,4281,92022.78%
Black18,5881,7269.29%
Multiple16,4307074.3%
Native1,89749526.09%
Asian5,3462685.01%
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6.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.65%

Male Poverty Rate

7.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cherokee County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cherokee County, Georgia is Native, with 26.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cherokee County, Georgia is Multiple, with 4.3% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.68%.

Cherokee County, Georgia Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.74%
High School6.42%
Some College5.88%
Bachelors or Greater2.99%
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Cherokee County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed21.98%
Male Unemployed19.75%
Female Employed4.43%
Male Employed2.72%
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Cherokee County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cherokee County, Georgia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cherokee County, Georgia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

58.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.0%

Male Marriage Rate

55.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Cherokee County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Cherokee County, Georgia 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 35-44.

Cherokee County, Georgia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cherokee County, Georgia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

15,356

Number of Veterans

14,168

Male Veterans

1,188

Female Veterans

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Cherokee County, Georgia Veterans by War

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Cherokee County, Georgia Veterans by Age

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Cherokee County, Georgia Veterans by Race

Cherokee County, Georgia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cherokee County, Georgia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

68.9%

Labor Force Participation

66.3%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Cherokee County, Georgia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cherokee County, Georgia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cherokee County, Georgia 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

45.73%

Born in Cherokee County, Georgia

90.25%

Native Born

9.75%

Foreign Born

5.42%

Non Citizen

4.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.25% of Cherokee County, Georgia residents were born in the United States, with 45.73% having been born in Georgia. 5.42% 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

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