Cherokee County, GA Demographic Data

Cherokee County, GA Summary

Cherokee County is located in Georgia
  • Population: 221,315
  • Area: 434.41 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 421.67 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 12.73 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 509.46 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 874.02 ft
  • Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Cherokee County, GA Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
122,656
51%
50.8
Male
119,033
49%
49.2
Total Population
241,689
 
323,128,000

Cherokee County, GA Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
14,593
6.0% 
6.1
5 to 9 Years
16,998
7.0% 
6.3
10 to 14 Years
18,639
7.7% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
16,323
6.8% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
13,379
5.5% 
6.9
25 to 34 Years
28,045
11.6% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
35,241
14.6% 
12.6
45 to 54 Years
37,766
15.6% 
13.2
55 to 59 Years
15,176
6.3% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
14,185
5.9% 
6.1
65 to 74 Years
20,723
8.6% 
8.9
75 to 84 Years
7,915
3.3% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
2,706
1.1% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
180,535
74.7%
77.2
Female
94,005
52.1%
51.3
Male
86,530
47.9%
48.7
21 Years and over
173,290
71.7%
73.1
62 Years and over
39,764
16.5%
18.8
65 Years and over
31,344
13.0%
15.2
Female
17,961
57.3%
55.8
Male
13,383
42.7%
44.2
Median Age (years)
39
0.0%
0.0

Cherokee County, GA Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
237,068
98.1% 
96.8
White
207,452
85.8% 
72.6
Black or African American
16,701
6.9% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
1,120
0.5% 
0.8
Asian
5,002
2.1% 
5.4
Asian Indian
 
1.2
Chinese
 
1.3
Filipino
 
0.9
Japanese
 
0.2
Korean
 
0.4
Vietnamese
 
0.6
Other Asian
 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
0
0.0% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
 
0.0
Samoan
 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
 
0.1
Some Other Race
6,793
2.8% 
5.1
Two or More Races
4,621
1.9% 
3.2
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
24,274
10.0% 
17.8
Mexican
10,635
4.4% 
11.2
Puerto Rican
909
0.4% 
1.7
Cuban
1,252
0.5% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
11,478
4.7% 
4.2
Not Hispanic or Latino
217,415
90.0% 
82.2

Cherokee County, GA Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
5,812
3.6% 
5.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
9,479
5.9% 
7.2
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
35,214
21.8% 
27.2
Some college, no degree
38,297
23.7% 
20.6
Associate's Degree
11,883
7.3% 
8.4
Bachelor's Degree
43,122
26.7% 
19.3
Graduate or professional degree
17,950
11.1% 
11.9
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
15,291
9.5%
12.6
High School Graduate or Higher
146,466
90.6%
87.4
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
61,072
37.8%
31.2

Cherokee County, GA Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
46,174
24.1%
33.7%
Now Married
113,797
59.4%
47.5
Divorced
21,173
11.1%
11.0%
Separated
2,053
1.1%
2.0
Widowed
8,262
4.3
5.8%

Cherokee County, GA Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
200,854
88.4%
78.4%
Languages other than english
26,242
11.6%
21.6%
Spanish
19,075
8.4%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
2,744
1.2%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
3,062
1.3%
3.5%
Other Languages
1,361
0.6%
1.1%

Cherokee County, GA Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
3,423
4.1%
6.7
$10,000 to $14,999
1,436
1.7%
4.8
$15,000 to $24,999
5,024
6.0%
9.7
$25,000 to $34,999
5,786
6.9%
9.5
$35,000 to $49,999
7,362
8.8%
13.0
$50,000 to $74,999
16,377
19.5%
17.7
$75,000 to $99,999
13,043
15.5%
12.3
$100,000 to $149,000
17,159
20.4%
14.0
$150,000 to $199,999
8,230
9.8%
5.8
$200,000 or more
6,248
7.4%
6.4
Median household income
77,950
 
57,617
Per capita income
34,897
 
31,128

Cherokee County, GA Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
201
0.2%
1.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
11,386
9.3%
9.8
Construction
11,720
9.5%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
22,139
18.0%
23.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
8,873
7.2%
6.6
Information
3,004
2.4%
2.1
Manufacturing
13,244
10.8%
10.1
Other services except public administration
6,545
5.3%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
18,253
14.8%
11.4
Public administration
4,390
3.6%
4.6
Retail trade
13,714
11.1%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
3,987
3.2%
5.2
Wholesale trade
5,586
4.5%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
9,480
7.7%
8.8%
Management, professional, and related occupations
53,598
43.6%
37.6%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
8,955
7.3%
12.2%
Sales and office occupations
32,205
26.2%
23.3%
Service occupations
18,804
15.3%
18.1%

Cherokee County, GA Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
121,447
 
 
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
96,619
79.6%
76.3
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
10,480
8.6%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
963
0.8%
5.1
Walked
1,107
0.9%
2.7
Other means
1,426
1.2%
1.8
Worked at home
10,852
8.9%
5.0
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
36.4
 
26.6

Cherokee County, GA Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
3,185
3.8%
8.7
1 vehicles
18,827
22.4%
33.2
2 vehicles
35,868
42.7%
37.1
3 or more
26,208
31.2%
21.0

Cherokee County, GA Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
84,088
94.1%
87.6
Owner Occupied
64,737
77.0%
63.1
Renter Occupied
19,351
23.0%
36.9
Vacant Housing Units
5,255
5.9%
12.4
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
1
0.0%
0.0
Rental Vacancy Rate
3
0.0%
0.0
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
2.9
0.0%
2.7
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.8
0.0%
2.5

Cherokee County, GA Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
89,343
1 room
646
0.7%
2.4
2 rooms
745
0.8%
2.7
3 rooms
2,139
2.4%
9.1
4 rooms
8,862
9.9%
16.5
5 rooms
13,528
15.1%
19.8
6 rooms
15,040
16.8%
17.8
7 rooms
11,659
13.0%
12.0
8 rooms
11,985
13.4%
8.6
9 rooms or more
24,739
27.7%
11.1
Median Rooms
7
 
0.0

Cherokee County, GA Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
89,343
 
 
1-unit, detached
73,956
82.8%
61.5
1-unit, attached
2,941
3.3%
5.9
2-units
576
0.6%
3.6
3 or 4 units
1,245
1.4%
4.4
5 to 9 units
467
0.5%
4.8
10 to 19 units
3,116
3.5%
4.4
20 or more units
3,377
3.8%
9.0
Mobile home
3,665
4.1%
6.2
Boat, RV, van, etc.
0
0.0%
0.1

Cherokee County, GA Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
1,199
1.3%
12.8%
1940 to 1949
961
1.1%
5.0%
1950 to 1959
1,433
1.6%
10.4%
1960 to 1969
1,700
1.9%
10.7%
1970 to 1979
9,071
10.2%
15.3%
1980 to 1989
14,053
15.7%
13.5%
1990 to 1999
23,541
26.3%
13.9%
2000 to 2009
29,302
32.8%
14.2%
2010 to 2013
3,803
4.3%
2.8%
2014 or later
4,280
4.8%
1.4%

Cherokee County, GA Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
48.1
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
4.7
Electricity
38.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
4.8
Coal or coke
0.1
Wood
1.9
Solar energy
0.1
Other fuel
0.5
No fuel used
1.1

Cherokee County, GA Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
47,021
 
47295100.0
Less than $500
629
1.3%
1.6%
$3,000 or more
1,888
4.0%
10.3%
$2,500 to $2,999
2,669
5.7%
7.0%
$500 to $999
4,131
8.8%
20.4%
$2,000 to $2,499
6,282
13.4%
11.8%
$1,500 to $1,999
13,744
29.2%
20.1%
$1,000 to $1,499
17,678
37.6%
28.8%
Mortgage Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
24,294
51.7%
45.4%
20.0% to 24.9%
7,339
15.6%
15.7%
25.0% to 29.9%
5,862
12.5%
10.6%
30.0% to 34.9%
1,669
3.6%
7.0%
35.0% or more
7,821
16.6%
21.3%
Not Computed
36
0.0%
0.0%

Cherokee County, GA Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
18,498 
 
41,631,300 
$2,500 to $2,999
158
0.9%
1.9%
$3,000 or more
192
1.0%
1.8%
Less than $500
526
2.8%
10.7%
$2,000 to $2,499
921
5.0%
4.4%
$1,500 to $1,999
2,204
11.9%
11.9%
$500 to $999
5,855
31.7%
41.0%
$1,000 to $1,499
8,642
46.7%
28.3%
No Cash Rent
853
0.0%
2,206,240
Median (Dollars)
1,174
0.0%
981
Rent Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
1,669
9.1%
13.1%
15.0% to 19.9%
4,365
23.7%
12.9%
20.0% to 24.9%
2,543
13.8%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
3,136
17.0%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
1,157
6.3%
9.0%
35.0% or more
5,552
30.1%
40.7%
Not Computed
929
0.0%
0.0%

Cherokee County, GA Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
64,737
 
75,022,600
Less then $50,000
1,248
1.9%
7.3%
$50,000 to $99,999
1,739
2.7%
7.3%
$100,000 to $149,000
7,409
11.4%
14.1%
$150,000 to $199,000
13,665
21.1%
14.5%
$200,000 to $299,999
19,417
30.0%
19.2%
$300,000 to $499,999
15,955
24.6%
18.2%
$500,000 to $999,999
4,092
6.3%
10.5%
$1,000,000 or more
1,212
1.9%
3.1%
Median (Dollars)
236,100
 
205,000
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