Cherokee County, South Carolina Population 2024

56,313

Cherokee County, South Carolina's estimated 2024 population is 56,313 with a growth rate of 0.17% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Cherokee County, South Carolina is the 24th largest county in South Carolina. The 2010 population was 55,534 and has seen a growth of 1.4% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202956,793960.17%
202856,697960.17%
202756,601960.17%
202656,505960.17%
202556,409960.17%
202456,313960.17%
202356,217960.17%
202256,121960.17%
202156,025-182-0.32%
202056,207-1,124-1.96%
201957,3311330.23%
201857,1982240.39%
201756,9742440.43%
201656,7301960.35%
201556,5341730.31%
201456,3612960.53%
201356,0652360.42%
201255,8291230.22%
201155,7061720.31%
201055,534
199044,5063,5238.6%
198040,9834,19211.39%
197036,7911,5864.51%
196035,2052130.61%
195034,9921,7025.11%
194033,2901,0893.38%
193032,2014,63116.8%
192027,5701,3915.31%
191026,1794,82022.57%
190021,359-35,434-62.39%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.17% (96)
County Website
Cherokee County
County Seat
2010 Population
55,534
Area
393 mi²
Density
143 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
1.4% (779)
Founded
1897

Cherokee County, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White40,49472.05%
Black or African American11,05519.67%
Two or more races2,8575.08%
Other race1,6002.85%
Asian1040.19%
Native American900.16%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Cherokee County, South Carolina Population by Race

Cherokee County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2024

Cherokee County, South Carolina Median Age

40

Total

38.7

Male

40.7

Female

Cherokee County, South Carolina Adults

There are 43,468 adults, (9,495 of whom are seniors) in Cherokee County, South Carolina.

Cherokee County, South Carolina Age Dependency

65.4

Age Dependency Ratio

27.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Cherokee County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female28,75551.17%
Male27,44548.83%

Cherokee County, South Carolina Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All21,2882.5970.829.2
Married9,0413.2982.317.7
Non Family8,2041.186337
Female2,8503.9458.541.5
Male1,1933.7667.132.9
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3.37

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

70.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cherokee County, South Carolina 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, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cherokee County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 71.83%.

Cherokee County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,350

Average Earnings

$41,913

Average Male

$30,934

Average Female

Cherokee County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cherokee County, South Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cherokee County, South Carolina Language

95.35% of Cherokee County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 4.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.74% of the population.

Cherokee County, South Carolina Language

Cherokee County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White39,2215,60514.29%
Black10,6703,27730.71%
Hispanic2,75262822.82%
Multiple2,80451218.26%
Other1,60049130.69%
Native662030.3%
Asian10099%
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17.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.7%

Male Poverty Rate

21.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cherokee County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cherokee County, South Carolina is Black, with 30.71% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cherokee County, South Carolina is Asian, with 9% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.99%.

Cherokee County, South Carolina Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.4%
High School17.49%
Some College9.26%
Bachelors or Greater6.84%
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Cherokee County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed54.9%
Male Unemployed16.38%
Female Employed10.78%
Male Employed7.71%
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Cherokee County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cherokee County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cherokee County, South Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.8%

Male Marriage Rate

41.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Cherokee County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Cherokee County, South 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, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cherokee County, South Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,499

Number of Veterans

3,167

Male Veterans

332

Female Veterans

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Cherokee County, South Carolina Veterans by War

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Cherokee County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

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Cherokee County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Cherokee County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cherokee County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.6%

Labor Force Participation

54%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Cherokee County, South Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cherokee County, South Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cherokee County, South Carolina 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

68.26%

Born in Cherokee County, South Carolina

97.44%

Native Born

2.56%

Foreign Born

1.89%

Non Citizen

0.67%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.44% of Cherokee County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 68.26% having been born in South Carolina. 1.89% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Cherokee County, South Carolina Place of Birth

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