Cherokee County, North Carolina Population 2020

Cherokee County, North Carolina's estimated population is 29,189 with a growth rate of 1.40% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Cherokee County, North Carolina is the 71st largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202029,1894031.40%
201928,7864031.42%
201828,3834031.44%
201727,9801750.63%
201627,8057072.61%
201527,098230.08%
201427,075-44-0.16%
201327,119920.34%
201227,027-146-0.54%
201127,173-258-0.94%
201027,4317,26136.00%
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%

Cherokee County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White25,89093.57%
Two or More Races6012.17%
American Indian and Alaska Native4301.55%
Black or African American3641.32%
Asian1930.70%
Some Other Race1900.69%

Cherokee County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Cherokee County, North Carolina Median Age

50.9


Total

49.9


Male

52.8


Female

Cherokee County, North Carolina Adults

There are 22,897 adults, (7,817 of whom are seniors) in Cherokee County, North Carolina.

Cherokee County, North Carolina Age Dependency

83.5

Age Dependency Ratio

51.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Cherokee County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

14,085

50.91%

Male

13,583

49.09%

Cherokee County, North Carolina Households and Families

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

Cherokee County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.5%12.5%
Male81.3%18.7%
All80.2%19.8%
Non Family75.4%24.6%
Female55.7%44.3%

80.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,8952.2980.2
Married6,3372.7687.5
Non Family3,9971.1875.4
Female1,1433.3355.7
Male4182.8881.3

2.8

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

2.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Cherokee County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9664.55%
9th to 12th Grade1,9469.17%
High School Graduate7,35434.64%
Some College4,37820.62%
Associates Degree2,50111.78%
Bachelors Degree2,30010.83%
Graduate Degree1,7868.41%

Cherokee County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White19,63517,0983,864
Hispanic545418129
Multiple Races37428751
Native American27623835
Black259185
Asian135864
Other Race55553

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 hispanic people with a rate of 23.67%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,392$31,522$27,219
Less Than High School$21,447$28,616$20,227
High School Grad$22,973$25,240$21,454
Some College$30,069$35,193$26,773
Bachelors Degree$40,602$42,880$39,856
Graduate Degree$51,115$48,644$55,286

$29,392

Average Earnings

$31,522

Average Male

$27,219

Average Female

Cherokee County, North Carolina Language

Cherokee County, North Carolina Language by Age

Cherokee County, North Carolina Language

96.42% of Cherokee County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 3.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.17% of the population.

Cherokee County, North Carolina Poverty

Cherokee County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White24,9933,86615.47%
Hispanic82829235.27%
Native40814234.80%
Multiple60111919.80%
Black27710036.10%
Asian1932713.99%

16.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.41%

Male Poverty Rate

16.68%

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 36.10% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cherokee County, North Carolina is Asian, with 13.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.07%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.31%
High School13.75%
Some College13.43%
Bachelors or Greater5.46%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed49.30%
Male Unemployed33.06%
Female Employed8.59%
Male Employed6.38%

Cherokee County, North Carolina Income

Cherokee County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,294$51,202
Families$51,897$60,236
Married Families$56,333-
Non Families$22,948$32,180

Cherokee County, North Carolina Marital Status

Cherokee County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

57.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.1%

Male Marriage Rate

54.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Cherokee County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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 55-64.

Cherokee County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Cherokee County, North Carolina Veterans

2,819

Number of Veterans

2,665

Male Veterans

154

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,440
First Gulf War313
Second Gulf War197
Korea130
World War II113
Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,058
75+737
55 to 64566
35 to 54349
18 to 34109
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,68412.42%
2 or More6113.56%
Hispanic569.86%
Indian3913.59%
Other1621.33%
Black134.59%
Asian63.21%

$Cherokee County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

5.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cherokee County, North Carolina Employment Status

47%

Labor Force Participation

44%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Cherokee County, North Carolina 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

39.07%

Born in North Carolina

97.40%

Native Born

2.60%

Foreign Born

1.09%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.40% of Cherokee County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 39.07% having been born in North Carolina. 1.09% 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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