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Population in 2012: 5,179 (89% urban, 11% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.5%
 

Males: 2,547  (49.2%)
Females: 2,632  (50.8%)

Median resident age:  46.3 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 51012.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,808 (it was $31,240 in 2000)
Cherokee:

$37,808
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,255

Cherokee city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $71,262 (it was $54,500 in 2000)
Cherokee:

$71,262
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $77,480; Detached houses: $78,384; In 2-unit structures: $81,236; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $34,369; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $117,167; Mobile homes: $17,122

Median gross rent in 2012: $475.

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  • White alone - 4,952 (94.3%)
  • Hispanic - 152 (2.9%)
  • Black alone - 50 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 47 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 39 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 12 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.02%)

Races in Cherokee detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Cherokee: 77.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (37.2%), Irish (14.6%), Swedish (8.9%), Norwegian (7.5%), English (6.7%), United States (5.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/5/1873

Land area: 6.41 square miles.

Population density: 808 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Cherokee:

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 1.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cherokee city:

  • Never married: 26.7%
  • Now married: 47.3%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 10.8%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

45 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.9%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 73 registered sex offenders living in Cherokee, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Cherokee to the number of sex offenders is 71 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $920 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $968 (1.4%)

Cherokee satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (46.4 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (105.8 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (407.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Meriden, IA (2.3 miles) , Aurelia, IA (2.5 miles ), Larrabee, IA (2.8 miles) , Cleghorn, IA (3.0 miles ), Quimby, IA (3.1 miles ), Calumet, IA (3.7 miles) , Alta, IA (3.7 miles ), Marcus, IA (3.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $90,200
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $134,700
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $103,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $145,300
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $151,700
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $179,600
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $138,100
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $231,200
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $213,800
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $185,000
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $220,500
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $196,400
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $305,000
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $365,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.75 N, Longitude: 95.55 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,038 (+20.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,030 (77.3%)

Area code: 712

Cherokee household income distribution Cherokee home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Cherokee by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 10110000312
per 100,000 18.60.019.319.40.00.00.00.064.518.937.9
Robberies 11000000100
per 100,000 18.618.90.00.00.00.00.00.021.50.00.0
Assaults 356375028431616
per 100,000 55.794.6115.958.3138.5101.80.0604.9923.9303.0303.5
Burglaries 231618271421617341920
per 100,000 426.9302.8347.8525.1277.0427.6127.1367.2730.6359.8379.4
Thefts 109919811071686847506436
per 100,000 2023.01722.21893.42139.21404.81384.61440.71015.31074.31211.9682.9
Auto thefts 23446052453
per 100,000 37.156.877.377.8118.70.0105.943.285.994.756.9
Arson 33001000101
per 100,000 55.756.80.00.019.80.00.00.021.50.019.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 296.0) 145.1119.1144.7155.6112.6105.574.9190.5343.3156.8149.3

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Crime rate in Cherokee detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 9 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.52
Iowa average:

1.72

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Cherokee, Iowa accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.9%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -680 (-11.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Food processing workers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Cherokee-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 161% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/23/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.3 miles away from the Cherokee city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/27/1995, a category F4 tornado 38.5 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cherokee County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Adam Timmerman - 2005 NFL player (St. Louis Rams, born: Aug 14, 1971), Ben F. Laposky - Recipient of the Purple Heart medal, Guy Gillette - Politician, John Dale Ryan - Air Force Chief of Staff, Ken Nordine - Radio actor, Royal C. Johnson - Politician, Dan Huseman - Politician, Dennis Stanford - Prominent archaeologist at the Smithsonian., Harold D. Schuster - EditorFilm director, Joseph A. Green - General.


Hospitals/medical centers in Cherokee:

  • CAREAGE HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 212 WEST BLUFF STREET)
  • CHEROKEE REG MED CTR-- HOME CHOICE PUBLIC HEALTH (Home Health Center, 1000 SOUTH SECOND STREET-PRACTICE LOCATION)
  • CHEROKEE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Critical Access Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 300 SIOUX VALLEY DRIVE)
  • MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE (Hospital, 1200 NORTH CEDAR LOOP)
  • CAREAGE HILLS REHABILITATION AND HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, 725 NORTH SECOND STREET)
  • CHEROKEE VILLA NURSING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, 1011 NORTH ROOSEVELT)
  • COUNTRY SIDE ESTATES (Nursing Home, 921 RIVERVIEW DRIVE)

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cherokee:

  • Buena Vista University (about 19 miles; Storm Lake, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,241)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 45 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,536)
  • University of South Dakota (about 70 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 5,598)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 71 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 3,064)
  • Wayne State College (about 83 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 2,780)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 103 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 7,095)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 103 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 3,574)

Public high schools in Cherokee:

Public elementary/middle schools in Cherokee:

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Library in Cherokee:

  • CHEROKEE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $269,968; Location: 215 S 2ND ST; 32,382 books; 2,158 audio materials; 2,522 video materials; 25 state licensed databases; 117 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Cherokee: Cherokee Water Plant (A), Cherokee Golf and Country Club (B), Cherokee County Fairground (C), Cherokee (D), First Farmers Co-op Company Elevator (E), Cherokee Fire Department (F), Sanford Museum and Planetarium (G), Cherokee Public Library (H), Cherokee Law Enforcement Center (I), Cherokee County Courthouse (J), Health Science Library (K), Tallman Museum (L), Cherokee City Hall (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Cherokee include: Grace Baptist Church (A), Bethlehem Lutheran Church (B), Trinity Lutheran Church (C), First Church of Christ (D), Saint Pauls United Methodist Church (E), Immaculate Conception Church (F), Assembly of God Breath of Life Church (G), Presbyterian Church (H), Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oak Hill Cemetery (1), Mental Health Institute Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Railroad Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Cherokee include: Spring Lake Park (1), Wescott Park (2), Old Cherokee Fort Historical Marker (3), Gillette Park (4), Central Park (5), Sam Doupe Ball Complex (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Depot Renovation Inc (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 119 South 4th Street), Sanford Museum & Planetarium (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 117 East Willow Street).

Hotels: Super 8 Cherokee IA (1400 North 2nd Street), Skyline Motel (768 North 2nd Street), Super 8 Motel (1400 North 2nd Street), Best Western La Grande Haciend (1401 North 2nd Street).

Courts: Iowa State - Juvenile Court Services (1231 West Cedar Loop), Cherokee County - Court Hearing Room (Court House), Iowa State - Magistrate Court (Court House), Iowa State - Clerk Of Court (Court House), Cherokee County - Juvenile Court Services (1251 West Cedar Loop Ofc), Cherokee County - Clerk Of Court (Court House).

 
Cherokee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Cherokee and their reported violations in the past:

CHEROKEE RWS - CHEROKEE SUBSYSTEM (Population served: 2782, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-18-1998), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-18-1998), St Compliance achieved (MAR-15-1999)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Cherokee that have no violations reported:

  • CHEROKEE WATER SUPPLY - PLANT 1 (Population served: 5369, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CHEROKEE RWS- MILL CREEK SUBSYSTEM (Address: BOX 1022, Population served: 1365, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.5%
(5.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.1% for Black residents, 69.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.8%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.6%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Cherokee, IA

People in group quarters in Cherokee in 2010:

  • 164 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 117 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 9 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 6 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 5 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Cherokee in 2000:

  • 139 people in nursing homes
  • 61 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 31 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 12 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 12 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 10 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 3 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Cherokee compared to Iowa state average:

Cherokee, Iowa environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Cherokee (2011 data):

  • Central Bank: Cherokee Branch at 2 Bow Drive, branch established on 1923/01/01; Cherokee Central Trust Branch at 201 West Main Street, branch established on 1931/05/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $459.8 mil, Deposits: $392.7 mil, headquarters in Storm Lake, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Commercial Financial Corp
  • State Savings Bank: Valley B & T Branch at 200 South Second Street, branch established on 1985/01/25. Info updated 2011/10/07: Bank assets: $85.8 mil, Deposits: $77.0 mil, headquarters in Creston, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Bedford Bancorp, Inc.
  • Cherokee State Bank: at 212 West Willow Street, branch established on 1888/10/08. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $182.7 mil, Deposits: $152.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Cherokee travel time to work - commute


Cherokee mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (83%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

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Religion statistics for Cherokee city (based on Cherokee County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 76.50%
Here76.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents27.7%22.0%19.2%11.4%6.4%
Congregations11.8%20.6%14.7%5.9%8.8%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristEvangelical Free Church of AmericaConservative Congregational Christian ConferenceAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents4.9%3.6%1.1%0.9%2.7%
Congregations2.9%5.9%2.9%5.9%20.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Cherokee County:

2.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Cherokee County:

8.56 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
This county:

8.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Cherokee County:

9.1%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Cherokee County:

27.4%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.8%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 2$7,054$42,3240$0
Police Protection - Officers 8$25,326$37,9890$0
Police - Other 1$2,719$32,6280$0
Firefighters 2$5,816$34,8961$1,107
Streets and Highways 4$13,621$40,8630$0
Sewerage 4$12,024$36,0720$0
Parks and Recreation 3$10,997$43,9881$390
Water Supply 3$10,111$40,4440$0
Local Libraries 3$9,204$36,8163$1,731
Totals for Government 30$96,872$38,7495$3,228

Cherokee government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,617,000 ($312.22)
    Regular Highways: $1,267,000 ($244.64)
    Sewerage: $717,000 ($138.44)
    Libraries: $32,000 ($6.18)
    Parks & Recreation: $30,000 ($5.79)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $617,000 ($119.13)
    Water Utilities: $597,000 ($115.27)
    Police Protection: $536,000 ($103.49)
    Regular Highways: $529,000 ($102.14)
    Parks & Recreation: $362,000 ($69.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $324,000 ($62.56)
    Libraries: $209,000 ($40.36)
    Central Staff Services: $173,000 ($33.40)
    General - Other: $167,000 ($32.25)
    Fire Protection: $155,000 ($29.93)
    Financial Administration: $102,000 ($19.69)
    Air Transportation: $80,000 ($15.45)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $34,000 ($6.56)
    General Public Buildings: $16,000 ($3.09)
    Housing & Community Development: $8,000 ($1.54)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($0.19)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $373,000 ($72.02)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $179,000 ($34.56)
    Parks & Recreation: $21,000 ($4.05)
    Police Protection: $17,000 ($3.28)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($0.97)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,241,000 ($239.62)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $86,000 ($16.61)

Cherokee government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $85,000 ($16.41)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $651,000 ($125.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $319,000 ($61.59)
    Parks & Recreation: $68,000 ($13.13)
    All Other: $28,000 ($5.41)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $19,000 ($3.67)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $487,000 ($94.03)
    Interest Earnings: $128,000 ($24.72)
    Rents: $11,000 ($2.12)
    Property Sale Other: $3,000 ($0.58)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $702,000 ($135.55)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $430,000 ($83.03)
    General Support: $118,000 ($22.78)
    All Other: $8,000 ($1.54)
  • Tax - Property: $1,870,000 ($361.07)
    Total General Sales: $100,000 ($19.31)
    NEC: $16,000 ($3.09)
    Public Utilities: $7,000 ($1.35)

Cherokee government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,460,000 ($281.91)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $7,500,000 ($1448.16)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $2,123,000 ($409.92)
    Water Utilities: $1,330,000 ($256.81)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $5,035,000 ($972.20)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $4,222,000 ($815.22)
    Water Utilities: $1,330,000 ($256.81)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $1,460,000 ($281.91)
    Other, NEC: $366,000 ($70.67)

Cherokee government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,754,000 ($531.76)

4.40% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,138 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.40%
Iowa average:

6.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Buena Vista County, IA  0.57% ($37,000 average AGI)
from Plymouth County, IA  0.42% ($39,550)
from Woodbury County, IA  0.40% ($30,474)


6.30% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,713 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.30%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Buena Vista County, IA  0.47% ($26,957 average AGI)
to Ida County, IA  0.41% ($24,800)
to Polk County, IA  0.35% ($27,176)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cherokee:

  • KCHE (1440 AM; 1 kW; CHEROKEE, IA; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSCJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KWSL (1470 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cherokee:

  • K208DS (89.5 FM; CHEROKEE, IA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KCHE-FM (92.1 FM; CHEROKEE, IA; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBVU-FM (97.5 FM; ALTA, IA; Owner: BUENA VISTA UNIVERSITY)
  • KTFG (102.9 FM; SIOUX RAPIDS, IA; Owner: DONALD A. SWANSON)
  • KAYL-FM (101.7 FM; STORM LAKE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KGLI (95.5 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KWIT (90.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WESTERN IOWA TECH COMM. COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Cherokee:

  • KMEG (Channel 14; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTH (Channel 44; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF SIOUX CITY)
  • KTIV (Channel 4; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KCAU-TV (Channel 9; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS CO.LTD.)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Cherokee, Iowa:
  • Fatal accident count: 8
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 12
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 8
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 21
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Iowa average:
  • Fatal accident count: 80
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 124
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 25
  • Fatalities: 87
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 201
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 8

See more detailed statistics of Cherokee fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Cherokee)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Cherokee, IA)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Cherokee)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Cherokee)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 22 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 25
  • Hazardous Condition: 7
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Cherokee


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Cherokee, IA

Most common first names in Cherokee, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7177.2 years
Mary6080.1 years
Robert4875.7 years
James4570.0 years
William4177.5 years
George3979.9 years
Helen3478.8 years
Anna3286.9 years
Walter3079.4 years
Fred2979.9 years
Most common last names in Cherokee, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson5979.8 years
Anderson3979.0 years
Nelson3580.3 years
Miller2869.6 years
Smith2679.1 years
Peterson2681.3 years
Rupp2174.7 years
Clark2076.0 years
Carlson1781.2 years
Robinson1577.4 years
Businesses in Cherokee, IA
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1Nike2
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
FedEx1RadioShack1
H&R Block1Subway1
Kmart1Super 81
La-Z-Boy1U-Haul1
Lane Furniture2UPS1
McDonald's1

Cherokee on our top lists:

  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2008 (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in training schools for juvenile delinquents"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other sales and related workers including supervisors"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Food"
  • #40 (51012) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Luxemburger first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Durbin Alan Hartel (1)
  • Jeffrey Alan Sivinski (1)

Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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