Cherokee County, Iowa Population 2021

Cherokee County, Iowa's estimated population is 11,115 with a growth rate of -0.54% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Cherokee County, Iowa is the 67th largest county inIowa. The 2010 Population was 12,110 and has seen a growth of -8.22% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202111,115-60-0.54%
202011,175-60-0.53%
201911,235-60-0.53%
201811,295-12-0.11%
201711,307-87-0.76%
201611,394-89-0.78%
201511,483-318-2.69%
201411,801-73-0.61%
201311,874-77-0.64%
201211,951-73-0.61%
201112,024-86-0.71%
201012,110-1,988-14.10%
199014,098-2,140-13.18%
198016,238-1,031-5.97%
197017,269-1,329-7.15%
196018,598-454-2.38%
195019,052-206-1.07%
194019,2585212.78%
193018,7379775.50%
192017,7601,0196.09%
191016,7411711.03%
190016,5709115.82%
189015,6597,41990.04%
18808,2406,273318.91%
18701,9671,9093291.38%
1860580.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.54% (-60)
County Website
State
Founded
1851
County Seat
2010 Population
12,110
Growth Since 2010
-8.22% (-995)
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Cherokee County, Iowa Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,76294.88%
Black or African American2282.01%
Two or More Races2181.92%
Asian900.79%
American Indian and Alaska Native390.34%
Some Other Race60.05%
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Cherokee County, Iowa Population by Race

Cherokee County, Iowa Population Pyramid $2021

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Cherokee County, Iowa Median Age

46.3


Total

44.1


Male

47.9


Female

Cherokee County, Iowa Adults

There are 8,906 adults, (2,666 of whom are seniors) in Cherokee County, Iowa.

Cherokee County, Iowa Age Dependency

81.8

Age Dependency Ratio

42.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Cherokee County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female

5,623

49.57%

Male

5,720

50.43%

Cherokee County, Iowa Population by Age

Cherokee County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cherokee County, Iowa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female28.2%71.8%
Non Family64.2%35.8%
All74.6%25.4%
Male83.5%16.5%
Married91.2%8.8%

74.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cherokee County, Iowa Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,3192.0474.6
Married2,4932.6891.2
Non Family2,1511.1264.2
Female4512.8328.2
Male2242.1783.5

2.55

Average Family Size

2.04

Average Household Size

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Cherokee County, Iowa Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade971.19%
9th to 12th Grade4665.70%
High School Graduate2,93135.82%
Some College1,77621.71%
Associates Degree1,09313.36%
Bachelors Degree1,23715.12%
Graduate Degree5827.11%
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Cherokee County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cherokee County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White7,8187,3201,757
2+ Races14913162
Black148120
Hispanic3815
Native American3131
Other Race3
Asian22

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 2+ races people with a rate of 41.61%.

Cherokee County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,163$47,575$26,205
Less Than 9th Grade$$34,297$11,597
High School Graduate$31,267$42,552$20,167
Some College$36,848$49,613$25,850
Bachelors Degree$41,170$55,848$36,013
Graduate Degree$59,939$62,222$58,929

$36,163

Average Earnings

$47,575

Average Male

$26,205

Average Female

Cherokee County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cherokee County, Iowa Language by Age

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Cherokee County, Iowa Language

97.26% of Cherokee County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 2.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.96% of the population.

Cherokee County, Iowa Language

Cherokee County, Iowa Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,0941,01310.04%
Black22310245.74%
Multiple2143616.82%
Native393179.49%
Hispanic1661911.45%

11.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.71%

Male Poverty Rate

12.50%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cherokee County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cherokee County, Iowa is Native, with 79.49% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cherokee County, Iowa is White, with 10.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.84%.

Cherokee County, Iowa Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.47%
High School12.27%
Some College9.46%
Bachelors or Greater2.40%

Cherokee County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed35.40%
Male Unemployed25.93%
Female Employed10.69%
Male Employed8.43%

Cherokee County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cherokee County, Iowa Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$56,550$73,789
Families$73,068$88,858
Married Families$83,004-
Non Families$34,396$48,864
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Income by Household Type

Cherokee County, Iowa Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.9%

Male Marriage Rate

54.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Cherokee County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

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Cherokee County, Iowa 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, Iowa Marital Status by Race

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Cherokee County, Iowa Marital Status

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854

Number of Veterans

839

Male Veterans

15

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam380
Korea94
Second Gulf War85
World War II82
First Gulf War51

Cherokee County, Iowa Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+309
65 to 74249
55 to 64136
35 to 54116
18 to 3444

Cherokee County, Iowa Veterans by Age

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Cherokee County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Cherokee County, Iowa Veterans by Education

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2.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cherokee County, Iowa Veterans by Education

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65.2%

Labor Force Participation

63.1%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Cherokee County, Iowa Employment by Age

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Cherokee County, Iowa Employment by Race

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Cherokee County, Iowa 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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76.92%

Born in Cherokee County, Iowa

98.44%

Native Born

1.56%

Foreign Born

0.78%

Non Citizen

0.78%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.44% of Cherokee County, Iowa residents were born in the United States, with 76.92% having been born in Iowa. 0.78% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Cherokee County, Iowa 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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