Cherokee County, South Carolina Population 2021

Cherokee County, South Carolina's estimated population is 57,762 with a growth rate of 0.40% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Cherokee County, South Carolina is the 25th largest county in South Carolina. The 2010 Population was 55,535 and has seen a growth of 4.01% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202157,7622310.40%
202057,5312310.40%
201957,3002310.40%
201857,0691560.27%
201756,9132300.41%
201656,6831710.30%
201556,5121610.29%
201456,3512950.53%
201356,0562340.42%
201255,8221170.21%
201155,7051700.31%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.40%
County Website
Founded
1897
County Seat
2010 Population
55,535
Growth Since 2010
4.01%
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Cherokee County, South Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White42,97475.53%
Black or African American11,42120.07%
Two or More Races1,3852.43%
Some Other Race6451.13%
Asian3320.58%
American Indian and Alaska Native1130.20%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander250.04%
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Cherokee County, South Carolina Population by Race

Cherokee County, South Carolina Population Pyramid $2021

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Cherokee County, South Carolina Median Age

39.3


Total

38.1


Male

40


Female

Cherokee County, South Carolina Adults

There are 43,673 adults, (9,262 of whom are seniors) in Cherokee County, South Carolina.

Cherokee County, South Carolina Age Dependency

65.3

Age Dependency Ratio

26.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Cherokee County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

29,364

51.61%

Male

27,531

48.39%

Cherokee County, South Carolina Population by Age

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

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Cherokee County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.9%15.1%
All68.9%31.1%
Male65.7%34.3%
Non Family58.5%41.5%
Female54%46%

68.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cherokee County, South Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All20,6992.7168.9
Non Family9,1071.1358.5
Married8,4173.6284.9
Female2,4264.9654
Male7494.4465.7

3.83

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

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Cherokee County, South Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,4126.25%
9th to 12th Grade5,19413.47%
High School Graduate13,38734.71%
Some College8,69222.54%
Associates Degree3,4208.87%
Bachelors Degree3,6129.36%
Graduate Degree1,8534.80%
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Cherokee County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cherokee County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White29,25623,6874,567
Black7,2355,687660
Hispanic1,2851,010163
2+ Races61240350
Other Race363286
Asian20420451
Native American1045221
Islander1515

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 asian people with a rate of 25.00%.

Cherokee County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,808$35,567$26,397
Less Than 9th Grade$22,344$26,940$16,080
High School Graduate$27,452$35,880$22,268
Some College$31,284$36,968$26,573
Bachelors Degree$39,069$42,866$38,398
Graduate Degree$54,063$57,896$52,569

$30,808

Average Earnings

$35,567

Average Male

$26,397

Average Female

Cherokee County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cherokee County, South Carolina Language by Age

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Cherokee County, South Carolina Language

95.85% of Cherokee County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 4.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.02% 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
White40,8306,52515.98%
Black11,1503,07627.59%
Hispanic2,46688235.77%
Multiple1,35733824.91%
Other64518528.68%
Asian3075818.89%
Native1135447.79%

19.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.34%

Male Poverty Rate

22.18%

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 47.79% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cherokee County, South Carolina is White, with 15.98% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.73%.

Cherokee County, South Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.07%
High School17.25%
Some College10.67%
Bachelors or Greater4.21%

Cherokee County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed39.34%
Male Unemployed25.60%
Female Employed9.83%
Male Employed6.11%

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

Cherokee County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,883$51,138
Families$51,579$64,351
Married Families$61,682$74,088
Non Families$21,693$32,766
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Income by Household Type

Cherokee County, South Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.2%

Male Marriage Rate

42.6%

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 Marital Status

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3,209

Number of Veterans

2,891

Male Veterans

318

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,281
First Gulf War538
Second Gulf War466
Korea221
World War II55

Cherokee County, South Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,058
35 to 54701
55 to 64627
75+587
18 to 34236

Cherokee County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,4177.17%
Black7198.49%
Hispanic1379.14%
Other Race5011.36%
2+ Races233.10%

Cherokee County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Cherokee County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

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8.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cherokee County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

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54.2%

Labor Force Participation

51%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Cherokee County, South Carolina Employment by Age

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Cherokee County, South Carolina Employment by Race

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Cherokee County, South 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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70.20%

Born in Cherokee County, South Carolina

97.60%

Native Born

2.40%

Foreign Born

1.55%

Non Citizen

0.85%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.60% of Cherokee County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 70.20% having been born in South Carolina. 1.55% 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

  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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