Cherokee County, South Carolina Population 2020

Cherokee County, South Carolina's estimated population is 57,384 with a growth rate of 0.27% 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.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202057,3841530.27%
201957,2311530.27%
201857,0781530.27%
201756,9252420.43%
201656,6831720.30%
201556,5111530.27%
201456,3582970.53%
201356,0612390.43%
201255,8221210.22%
201155,7011660.30%
201055,53511,02924.78%
199044,5063,5238.60%
198040,9834,19211.39%
197036,7911,5864.51%
196035,2052130.61%
195034,9921,7025.11%
194033,2901,0893.38%
193032,2014,63116.80%
192027,5701,3915.31%
191026,1794,82022.57%
190021,3590.00%
2020 Growth Rate
0.27%
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Founded
1897
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Cherokee County, South Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White42,69375.28%
Black or African American11,36620.04%
Two or More Races1,3332.35%
Some Other Race8421.48%
Asian3490.62%
American Indian and Alaska Native1030.18%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander250.04%
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Cherokee County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

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Cherokee County, South Carolina Median Age

38.7


Total

38


Male

39.4


Female

Cherokee County, South Carolina Adults

There are 43,451 adults, (9,101 of whom are seniors) in Cherokee County, South Carolina.

Cherokee County, South Carolina Age Dependency

65.1

Age Dependency Ratio

26.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Cherokee County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

29,182

51.46%

Male

27,529

48.54%

Cherokee County, South Carolina Households and Families

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

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Cherokee County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.6%16.4%
All69.1%30.9%
Male63%37%
Non Family60.4%39.6%
Female53.7%46.3%

69.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All20,3732.7469.1
Non Family8,7181.1560.4
Married8,3343.6483.6
Female2,5944.7853.7
Male7274.2263

3.83

Average Family Size

2.74

Average Household Size

3.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Cherokee County, South Carolina Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,4966.56%
9th to 12th Grade5,25913.82%
High School Graduate13,94436.63%
Some College7,95120.89%
Associates Degree3,1468.26%
Bachelors Degree3,5179.24%
Graduate Degree1,7534.61%
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Cherokee County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White29,06723,1774,394
Black7,0545,577655
Hispanic1,141941176
Multiple Races58837532
Other Race427338
Asian22322329
Native American916630
Islander1919

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 32.97%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,792$34,418$26,798
Less Than High School$21,822$25,884$15,477
High School Grad$27,125$32,691$21,869
Some College$32,102$38,550$28,695
Bachelors Degree$39,957$41,463$37,221
Graduate Degree$55,327$62,532$52,708

$30,792

Average Earnings

$34,418

Average Male

$26,798

Average Female

Cherokee County, South Carolina Language

Cherokee County, South Carolina Language by Age

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Cherokee County, South Carolina Language

96.02% of Cherokee County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 3.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.95% of the population.

Cherokee County, South Carolina Poverty

Cherokee County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White40,8486,71716.44%
Black11,0853,25529.36%
Hispanic2,37794139.59%
Multiple1,31243633.23%
Other84220023.75%
Asian33312136.34%
Native1036159.22%

20.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.46%

Male Poverty Rate

23.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cherokee County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cherokee County, South Carolina is Native, with 59.22% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cherokee County, South Carolina is White, with 16.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.70%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.36%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.84%
High School18.77%
Some College11.33%
Bachelors or Greater3.90%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed47.37%
Male Unemployed33.13%
Female Employed9.57%
Male Employed6.26%

Cherokee County, South Carolina Income

Cherokee County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$35,836$52,714
Families$49,850$63,813
Married Families$60,847$75,005
Non Families$21,246$36,637
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Cherokee County, South Carolina Marital Status

Cherokee County, South Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.2%

Male Marriage Rate

40.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Cherokee County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Cherokee County, South Carolina Veterans

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3,596

Number of Veterans

3,351

Male Veterans

245

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,461
Second Gulf War618
First Gulf War445
Korea269
World War II147
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,085
55 to 64807
75+679
35 to 54589
18 to 34436
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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,7128.12%
Black7198.53%
Hispanic27519.16%
Other12620.86%
2 or More395.70%

Cherokee County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

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8.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cherokee County, South Carolina Employment Status

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52.6%

Labor Force Participation

49.5%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

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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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70.48%

Born in South Carolina

97.95%

Native Born

2.05%

Foreign Born

1.17%

Non Citizen

0.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.95% of Cherokee County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 70.48% having been born in South Carolina. 1.17% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  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