Cherokee County, North Carolina Population 2022

Cherokee County, North Carolina's estimated population is 29,040 with a growth rate of 0.46% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Cherokee County, North Carolina is the 70th largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 Population was 27,444 and has seen a growth of 5.82% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
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Cherokee County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

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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

52.1


Total

50.7


Male

53.8


Female

Cherokee County, North Carolina Adults

There are 23,773 adults, (8,439 of whom are seniors) in Cherokee County, North Carolina.

Cherokee County, North Carolina Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

55

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Cherokee County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

14,500

51.03%

Male

13,913

48.97%

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

81.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cherokee County, North Carolina Households and Families

2.69

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

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Cherokee County, North Carolina Households by Type

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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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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 asian people with a rate of 32.56%.

Cherokee County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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$31,192

Average Earnings

$32,104

Average Male

$30,152

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

96.36% of Cherokee County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 3.64% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.57% of the population.

Cherokee County, North Carolina Language

Cherokee County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

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17.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.27%

Male Poverty Rate

18.40%

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 42.02% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cherokee County, North Carolina is Multiple, with 10.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.34%.

Cherokee County, North Carolina Poverty

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Cherokee County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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

Cherokee County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Cherokee County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

57.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.8%

Male Marriage Rate

56.3%

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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2,979

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Cherokee County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Cherokee County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Cherokee County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Cherokee County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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6.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cherokee County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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48%

Labor Force Participation

45.6%

Employment Rate

4.9%

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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36.42%

Born in Cherokee County, North Carolina

97.35%

Native Born

2.65%

Foreign Born

1.31%

Non Citizen

1.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.35% of Cherokee County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 36.42% having been born in North Carolina. 1.31% 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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