Cherokee County, North Carolina Population 2022

Cherokee County, North Carolina's estimated population is 29,341 with a growth rate of 0.84% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Cherokee County, North Carolina is the 72nd largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 Population was 27,435 and has seen a growth of 6.95% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202229,3412430.84%
202129,0982430.84%
202028,8552430.85%
201928,6122430.86%
201828,3694151.48%
201727,9541450.52%
201627,8097072.61%
201527,102240.09%
201427,078-47-0.17%
201327,125910.34%
201227,034-146-0.54%
201127,180-255-0.93%
201027,4357,26536.02%
199020,1701,2376.53%
198018,9332,60315.94%
197016,330-5-0.03%
196016,335-1,959-10.71%
195018,294-519-2.76%
194018,8132,66216.48%
193016,1519095.96%
192015,2421,1067.82%
191014,1362,27619.19%
190011,8601,88418.89%
18909,9761,79421.93%
18808,1821021.26%
18708,080-1,086-11.85%
18609,1662,32834.05%
18506,8383,41199.53%
18403,4270.00%
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Cherokee County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White26,09593.30%
Two or More Races6142.20%
American Indian and Alaska Native4271.53%
Black or African American3481.24%
Some Other Race2700.97%
Asian2030.73%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander120.04%
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Cherokee County, North Carolina Population by Race

Cherokee County, North Carolina Population Pyramid $2022

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Cherokee County, North Carolina Median Age

51.5


Total

50.1


Male

53.6


Female

Cherokee County, North Carolina Adults

There are 23,224 adults, (8,097 of whom are seniors) in Cherokee County, North Carolina.

Cherokee County, North Carolina Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

53.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Cherokee County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

14,253

50.96%

Male

13,716

49.04%

Cherokee County, North Carolina Population by Age

Cherokee County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cherokee County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female55.4%44.6%
Non Family72%28%
All79%21%
Male84.3%15.7%
Married87%13%

79.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cherokee County, North Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,4712.2179
Married6,8792.6587
Non Family4,0061.1872
Female1,216355.4
Male3702.4384.3

2.66

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

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Cherokee County, North Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9214.28%
9th to 12th Grade1,8338.52%
High School Graduate7,28433.85%
Some College4,78322.23%
Associates Degree2,60312.10%
Bachelors Degree2,35710.95%
Graduate Degree1,7388.08%
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Cherokee County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cherokee County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White19,88017,4673,904
Hispanic561449109
2+ Races40531739
Native American29124319
Black201149
Asian15911813
Other Race939311
Islander12

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 19.64%.

Cherokee County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,042$35,143$28,515
Less Than 9th Grade$22,218$32,092$20,019
High School Graduate$25,216$27,323$23,002
Some College$30,957$35,153$27,378
Bachelors Degree$41,363$52,222$40,847
Graduate Degree$56,172$51,687$58,401

$31,042

Average Earnings

$35,143

Average Male

$28,515

Average Female

Cherokee County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cherokee County, North Carolina Language by Age

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Cherokee County, North Carolina Language

96.66% of Cherokee County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 3.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.14% of the population.

Cherokee County, North Carolina Language

Cherokee County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White25,1414,02516.01%
Hispanic87524928.46%
Black28211841.84%
Multiple61410216.61%
Native4107919.27%
Asian203209.85%
Other16NaN%

16.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.71%

Male Poverty Rate

17.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cherokee County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cherokee County, North Carolina is Black, with 41.84% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.80%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.53%.

Cherokee County, North Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.90%
High School14.49%
Some College13.16%
Bachelors or Greater6.43%

Cherokee County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed54.40%
Male Unemployed42.96%
Female Employed8.70%
Male Employed6.42%

Cherokee County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cherokee County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,438$53,258
Families$52,818$62,400
Married Families$59,003-
Non Families$22,544$32,519
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Income by Household Type

Cherokee County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

60.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.9%

Male Marriage Rate

57.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Cherokee County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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Cherokee County, North Carolina 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, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

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Cherokee County, North Carolina Marital Status

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2,820

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,515
Second Gulf War237
Korea190
First Gulf War178
World War II47

Cherokee County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,173
75+820
55 to 64487
35 to 54180
18 to 34160

Cherokee County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,68512.29%
2+ Races6614.70%
Hispanic457.54%
Native American3712.29%
Other Race2420.00%
Asian52.51%
Black30.99%

Cherokee County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Cherokee County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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5.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cherokee County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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48.2%

Labor Force Participation

45.7%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Cherokee County, North Carolina Employment by Age

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Cherokee County, North Carolina Employment by Race

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Cherokee County, North Carolina 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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39.13%

Born in Cherokee County, North Carolina

97.30%

Native Born

2.70%

Foreign Born

1.22%

Non Citizen

1.48%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.30% of Cherokee County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 39.13% having been born in North Carolina. 1.22% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Cherokee County, North Carolina 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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