Cherokee County, Texas Population 2021

Cherokee County, Texas's estimated population is 53,176 with a growth rate of 0.50% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Cherokee County, Texas is the 64th largest county in Texas. The 2010 Population was 50,941 and has seen a growth of 4.39% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202153,1762650.50%
202052,9112650.50%
201952,6462650.51%
201852,3812650.51%
201752,1162370.46%
201651,8793110.60%
201551,5683790.74%
201451,189960.19%
201351,093-184-0.36%
201251,2771870.37%
201151,0901490.29%
201050,9419,89224.10%
199041,0492,9227.66%
198038,1276,11919.12%
197032,008-1,112-3.36%
196033,120-5,574-14.41%
195038,694-5,276-12.00%
194043,9707901.83%
193043,1805,54714.74%
192037,6338,59529.60%
191029,0383,88415.44%
190025,1542,1799.48%
189022,9756,25237.39%
188016,7235,64450.94%
187011,079-1,019-8.42%
186012,0985,42581.30%
18506,6730.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.50%
County Website
State
Founded
July 13, 1846
County Seat
2010 Population
50,941
Growth Since 2010
4.39%
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Cherokee County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White42,37481.30%
Black or African American7,09213.61%
Two or More Races1,0301.98%
Some Other Race1,0091.94%
American Indian and Alaska Native3290.63%
Asian2410.46%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander430.08%
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Cherokee County, Texas Population by Race

Cherokee County, Texas Population Pyramid $2021

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Cherokee County, Texas Median Age

37.9


Total

36.9


Male

38.8


Female

Cherokee County, Texas Adults

There are 38,797 adults, (8,886 of whom are seniors) in Cherokee County, Texas.

Cherokee County, Texas Age Dependency

74.2

Age Dependency Ratio

29.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Cherokee County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

25,531

48.99%

Male

26,587

51.01%

Cherokee County, Texas Population by Age

Cherokee County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cherokee County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.1%16.9%
All71.9%28.1%
Non Family61.7%38.3%
Male61.1%38.9%
Female54.3%45.7%

71.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cherokee County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All18,1382.771.9
Married9,5573.2583.1
Non Family4,8881.261.7
Female2,6033.2354.3
Male1,0903.3561.1

3.18

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

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Cherokee County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,2609.59%
9th to 12th Grade3,86711.38%
High School Graduate10,37430.53%
Some College7,81523.00%
Associates Degree2,8268.32%
Bachelors Degree4,02711.85%
Graduate Degree1,8085.32%
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Cherokee County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cherokee County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White22,99620,5544,974
Hispanic5,6972,209184
Black4,7133,574527
Other Race4742327
Native American32932963
2+ Races23416924
Asian12111043
Islander434327

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 62.79%.

Cherokee County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,562$41,533$25,773
Less Than 9th Grade$26,341$35,605$16,894
High School Graduate$28,922$32,870$20,259
Some College$34,266$43,263$27,276
Bachelors Degree$43,531$58,058$39,038
Graduate Degree$62,063$76,071$58,906

$33,562

Average Earnings

$41,533

Average Male

$25,773

Average Female

Cherokee County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cherokee County, Texas Language by Age

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Cherokee County, Texas Language

79.77% of Cherokee County, Texas residents speak only English, while 20.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.47% of the population.

Cherokee County, Texas Language

Cherokee County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White30,3143,74212.34%
Hispanic11,2912,11218.71%
Black5,8351,91632.84%
Multiple1,01424924.56%
Other99219419.56%
Native293279.22%
Islander431637.21%

16.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.31%

Male Poverty Rate

17.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cherokee County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cherokee County, Texas is Islander, with 37.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cherokee County, Texas is Native, with 9.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.89%.

Cherokee County, Texas Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School20.21%
Less Than 9th Grade19.79%
Some College9.93%
Bachelors or Greater3.91%

Cherokee County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed35.87%
Male Unemployed31.87%
Male Employed9.01%
Female Employed6.91%

Cherokee County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cherokee County, Texas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,186$62,730
Families$57,513$71,069
Married Families$66,090$80,439
Non Families$27,130$36,983
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Income by Household Type

Cherokee County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.0%

Male Marriage Rate

50.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Cherokee County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

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Cherokee County, Texas 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, Texas Marital Status by Race

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Cherokee County, Texas Marital Status

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2,874

Number of Veterans

2,561

Male Veterans

313

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,412
First Gulf War408
Second Gulf War293
Korea251
World War II161

Cherokee County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74921
75+842
55 to 64475
35 to 54469
18 to 34167

Cherokee County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,5778.13%
Black2714.87%
Hispanic841.16%
2+ Races235.37%
Other Race30.51%

Cherokee County, Texas Veterans by Race

Cherokee County, Texas Veterans by Education

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9.70%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.30%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cherokee County, Texas Veterans by Education

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53.6%

Labor Force Participation

50.3%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Cherokee County, Texas Employment by Age

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Cherokee County, Texas Employment by Race

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Cherokee County, Texas 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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74.06%

Born in Cherokee County, Texas

89.10%

Native Born

10.90%

Foreign Born

8.06%

Non Citizen

2.84%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.10% of Cherokee County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 74.06% having been born in Texas. 8.06% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Cherokee County, Texas 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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