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Cherokee County, Georgia (GA)

County population in 2017: 247,573 (83% urban, 17% rural); it was 141,903 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 50,566
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 9,834
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 41,503
Renter-occupied apartments: 15,536 (it was 7,992 in 2000)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

34%

Land area: 424 sq. mi.

Water area: 10.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 584 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Cherokee County: 97.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (27.2%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (13.7%), Construction (11.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 81%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 16%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Cherokee County, GA (2017)
    • 195,488137.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 25,62118.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 14,33810.1%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6,6984.7%Two or more races
    • 5,0353.5%Asian alone
    • 3190.2%Some other race alone
    • 740.05%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

39.6 years
Georgia median age:

36.8 years
Males: 121,439  (49.1%)
Females: 126,134  (50.9%)
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Average household size:
Cherokee County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $76,368 ($60,896 in 1999)
This county:

$76,368
Georgia:

$56,183

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $1,066 (lower quartile is $858, upper quartile is $1,343)
This county:

$1066
State:

$782


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $251,100 (it was $138,300 in 2000)
Cherokee:

$251,100
Georgia:

$173,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $176,500 - $365,200
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,517
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $413

Institutionalized population: 917

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 5
  • Rapes: 10
  • Robberies: 12
  • Assaults: 66
  • Burglaries: 532
  • Thefts: 1196
  • Auto thefts: 176
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1902 buildings, average cost: $97,100
  • 1998: 2769 buildings, average cost: $102,200
  • 1999: 2792 buildings, average cost: $108,400
  • 2000: 2882 buildings, average cost: $110,300
  • 2001: 2769 buildings, average cost: $122,300
  • 2002: 3199 buildings, average cost: $127,400
  • 2003: 3442 buildings, average cost: $134,100
  • 2004: 3812 buildings, average cost: $135,000
  • 2005: 4065 buildings, average cost: $144,500
  • 2006: 3485 buildings, average cost: $148,700
  • 2007: 2212 buildings, average cost: $160,800
  • 2008: 908 buildings, average cost: $165,600
  • 2009: 407 buildings, average cost: $165,100
  • 2010: 449 buildings, average cost: $173,600
  • 2011: 439 buildings, average cost: $222,900
  • 2012: 741 buildings, average cost: $255,600
  • 2013: 1403 buildings, average cost: $241,000
  • 2014: 1576 buildings, average cost: $229,300
  • 2015: 1847 buildings, average cost: $245,100
  • 2016: 2100 buildings, average cost: $300,100
  • 2017: 2284 buildings, average cost: $280,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Cherokee, GA residents
Average permit cost in Cherokee, GA
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,992 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,195 (0.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Cherokee, GA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Cherokee, GA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Cherokee, GA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.9%
Cherokee County:

7.9%
Georgia:

14.9%
(5.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.0% for Black residents, 22.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.6% for American Indian residents, 25.9% for other race residents, 16.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 39.6 years old
(Males: 38.8 years old, Females: 40.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.2 years old, Black residents: 36.7 years old, American Indian residents: 27.1 years old, Asian residents: 42.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.6 years old, Other race residents: 32.1 years old)

Area name: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cherokee County is $686 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $763 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $929 a month.

Cities in this county include: Woodstock, Lathemtown, Canton, Holly Springs, Ball Ground, Waleska.

Cherokee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Banks County , Darlington County, South Carolina , Cobb County , Yalobusha County, Mississippi , Lincoln County , White County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
Georgia:

3.7%

Unemployment by year in Cherokee, GA
County total employment by year in Cherokee, GA
County average yearly wages by year in Cherokee, GA

Current college students: 5,781
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 36.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 20,110 (42.5% naturalized citizens)

Cherokee County:

8.1%
Whole state:

10.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4,0162010 or later
  • 7,6862000 to 2009
  • 4,6651990 to 1999
  • 1,8281980 to 1989
  • 8031970 to 1979
  • 935Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 35.4%

Cherokee County marital status for males Cherokee County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 74,599
  • One, attached: 4,827
  • Two: 471
  • 3 or 4: 213
  • 5 to 9: 565
  • 10 to 19: 2,008
  • 20 to 49: 4,212
  • 50 or more: 1,803
  • Mobile homes: 3,367

Housing units in Cherokee County with a mortgage: 49,650 (1,295 second mortgage, 5,638 home equity loan, 73 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 17,670

Here:

74.2% with mortgage
State:

65.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Cherokee County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant60,308110
Mainline Protestant17,17728
Catholic9,6172
Black Protestant2,4275
Other1,8618
Orthodox601
None122,896-
Cherokee County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 30
Cherokee County:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
This county:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 62
Cherokee County:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 144
This county:

7.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Cherokee County:

7.5%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Cherokee County:

23.3%
State:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.8%
State:

14.6%

Agriculture in Cherokee County:

Average size of farms: 60 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $84,134
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1355.27
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 10.28%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 89.27%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $74,064
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 11.15%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $21,227
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.58%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 24.94
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.72%
Vegetables: 34 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 54 acres

Earthquake activity:

Cherokee County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 68.3 miles away from Cherokee County center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 116.8 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 113.9 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 168.7 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 278.0 miles away from Cherokee County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 349.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Georgia Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 14, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3368: February 11, 2014, FEMA Id: 3368, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Georgia Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 27, 2011 to April 28, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1973: April 29, 2011, FEMA Id: 1973, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Georgia Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 18, 2009 to October 08, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1858: September 24, 2009, FEMA Id: 1858, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Georgia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 27, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3218: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3218, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 14, 2004 to October 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1554: September 18, 2004, FEMA Id: 1554, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 22, 2000 to February 01, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1311: January 28, 2000, FEMA Id: 1311, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Georgia Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: February 14, 1998 to May 11, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1209: March 11, 1998, FEMA Id: 1209, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Georgia Hurricane Opal, Incident Period: October 04, 1995 to October 05, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1071: October 10, 1995, FEMA Id: 1071, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Flooding, Incident Period: March 27, 1994 to April 10, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1020: March 31, 1994, FEMA Id: 1020, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Georgia Severe Snowfall, Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3097: March 15, 1993, FEMA Id: 3097, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Cherokee County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Cherokee

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 50,031 (69.4%)
  • Carpooled: 7,852 (10.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 43 (0.1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 60 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 2,035 (2.8%)
  • Bicycle: 174 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 1,143 (1.6%)
  • Worked at home: 11,606 (16.1%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (25%)
  • Guatemala (11%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Colombia (4%)
  • Dominican Republic (3%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • India (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Cherokee County


  • American (19%)
  • English (9%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • German (6%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • European (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Cherokee County, Georgia in 2000:

  • 376 people in nursing homes
  • 356 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 144 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 98 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in homes for the physically handicapped

People in group quarters in Cherokee County, Georgia in 2010:

  • 553 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 396 people in college/university student housing
  • 313 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 47 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 43 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 27 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 19 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 4 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 4 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $82,128.

9.75% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($70,524 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.75%
Georgia average:

9.49%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($186 average AGI)
Cherokee County:

0.03%
Georgia average:

0.08%

6.72% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($47,678 average AGI)
3.00% relocated from other states ($22,660 average AGI)
Cherokee County:

3.00%
Georgia average:

3.60%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cobb County, GA  2.74% ($71,400 average AGI)
from Fulton County, GA  1.31% ($85,043)
from Gwinnett County, GA  0.36% ($61,263)
from Forsyth County, GA  0.33% ($104,287)
from DeKalb County, GA  0.26% ($63,364)
from Bartow County, GA  0.24% ($42,261)
from Pickens County, GA  0.23% ($42,412)


7.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($63,671 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.94%
Georgia average:

9.04%


0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($333 average AGI)
Cherokee County:

0.03%
Georgia average:

0.08%

5.42% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($41,422 average AGI)
2.49% relocated to other states ($21,916 average AGI)
Cherokee County:

2.49%
Georgia average:

3.12%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cobb County, GA  1.95% ($52,952 average AGI)
to Fulton County, GA  0.81% ($82,495)
to Bartow County, GA  0.39% ($46,530)
to Pickens County, GA  0.36% ($48,180)
to Gwinnett County, GA  0.27% ($43,500)
to Forsyth County, GA  0.25% ($122,777)
to Paulding County, GA  0.23% ($55,704)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 17.1
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.7

Births per 1000 population in Cherokee County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 5.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Cherokee County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Cherokee County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 19.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Cherokee County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Cherokee County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cherokee County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cherokee County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cherokee County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Cherokee County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 18,010 (15,383 aged, 2,627 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 9,831 (15%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Cherokee County, Georgia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,134)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (819)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (715)
  • Unspecified dementia (646)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (641)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (442)
  • Congestive heart failure (419)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (403)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (374)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (322)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.57
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 2,075
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 48
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,433

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,654
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 523
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 2

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 21
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 58

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 22.2. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 102.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 65.9
  • Suffocation - 18.0
  • Other - 18.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 247,573
  • In family households: 215,916 (38,458 male householders, 27,513 female householders)
    53,482 spouses, 78,483 children (72,952 natural, 1,986 adopted, 3,545 stepchildren), 3,754 grandchildren, 2,112 brothers or sisters, 2,818 parents, 4,442 other relatives, 4,854 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 30,000 (10,788 male householders (8,310 living alone)), 12,751 female householders (10,980 living alone)), 6,461 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,657

Size of family households: 27,003 2-persons, 17,688 3-persons, 13,847 4-persons, 4,851 5-persons, 1,364 6-persons, 1,218 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 19,290 1-person, 3,430 2-persons, 602 3-persons, 217 4-persons.

46,180 married couples with children.
11,042 single-parent households (5,425 men, 5,617 women).

88.4% of residents of Cherokee speak English at home.
8.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (64% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $390,846,000 ($2,237 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $22,203,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $226,738,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $68,833,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $357,000
Federal grants: $67,896,000
Federal procurement contracts: $8,173,000 ($2,206,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $18,849,000 ($64,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $122,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $220,783,000
Federal Government insurance: $21,112,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 14,336
Here:

78 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,591
Here:

25 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,782
Here:

+15 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +30,152
Here:

+164 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Cherokee County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 15.25 millions of gallons per day (2% from ground, 98% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.2
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.1
State:

4.7

Year house built in Cherokee County, Georgia
  • Year house built in Cherokee County, Georgia
  • 6,1522014 or later
  • 4,2072010 to 2013
  • 30,4272000 to 2009
  • 23,0291990 to 1999
  • 16,7961980 to 1989
  • 6,0101970 to 1979
  • 2,3751960 to 1969
  • 1,4581950 to 1959
  • 2831940 to 1949
  • 1,3281939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Cherokee County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Cherokee County, Georgia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Cherokee County, Georgia
  • 931 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 8123 rooms
  • 2,1934 rooms
  • 10,6235 rooms
  • 11,6876 rooms
  • 11,4717 rooms
  • 9,3378 rooms
  • 21,1049+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cherokee County, Georgia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cherokee County, Georgia
  • 1911 room
  • 1,2062 rooms
  • 2,4313 rooms
  • 4,2194 rooms
  • 5,3205 rooms
  • 3,2496 rooms
  • 2,9937 rooms
  • 1,4118 rooms
  • 1,1709+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cherokee County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Cherokee County, Georgia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Cherokee County, Georgia
  • 93no bedroom
  • 181 bedroom
  • 4,7192 bedrooms
  • 30,8493 bedrooms
  • 19,9394 bedrooms
  • 11,7025+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cherokee County, Georgia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cherokee County, Georgia
  • 191no bedroom
  • 3,7041 bedroom
  • 6,1682 bedrooms
  • 10,2293 bedrooms
  • 1,3224 bedrooms
  • 5765+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Cherokee County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Cherokee County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Cherokee County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 418no vehicle
  • 14,4951 vehicle
  • 30,9412 vehicles
  • 14,5973 vehicles
  • 5,3814 vehicles
  • 1,4885+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Cherokee County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Cherokee County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 799no vehicle
  • 8,5101 vehicle
  • 9,0192 vehicles
  • 3,2233 vehicles
  • 1664 vehicles
  • 4735+ vehicles

88.8% of Cherokee County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76% lived in Georgia.

Cherokee County:

88.8%
State average:

85.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 117,572
  • Other state: 106,297
  • Northeast: 27,294
  • Midwest: 23,722
  • South: 47,227
  • West: 8,054
Year householders moved into unit in Cherokee County, GA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cherokee County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 73.3%Utility gas
  • 19.0%Electricity
  • 6.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 54.5%Electricity
  • 41.5%Utility gas
  • 3.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,091
Here:

6.8%
Georgia:

8.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 869
Here:

5.6%
Georgia:

9.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,277
Here:

22.5%
Georgia:

18.8%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Cherokee County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $8,982,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,373,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,082,000
    Air Transportation: $63,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $7,761,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,085,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,112,000
    Health - Other: $120,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $20,137,000
    Local Fire Protection: $19,509,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,224,000
    Correctional Institutions: $11,475,000
    General - Other: $10,761,000
    Health - Other: $10,390,000
    Housing and Community Development: $7,246,000
    Financial Administration: $4,506,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,236,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,089,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,048,000
    Regular Highways: $3,747,000
    Libraries: $2,073,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,880,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $742,000
    Solid Waste Management: $301,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $145,000
    Air Transportation: $98,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,089,000
    Public Welfare: $514,000
    Other: $336,000
    General Local Government Support: $45,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,386,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $1,898,000
    Other - Health - Other: $203,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $201,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $91,180,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $86,765,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,415,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $13,275,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,272,000
    Special Assessments: $1,383,000
    Sale of Property: $423,000
    Royalties: $234,000
    Interest Earnings: $203,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $2,642,000
    Police Protection: $1,746,000
    Regular Highways: $738,000
    Health - Other: $687,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $363,000
    Central Staff Services: $79,000
    Parks and Recreation: $72,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $36,000
    General - Other: $32,000
    General Public Building: $21,000
    Financial Administration: $10,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $102,305,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,740,000
    Other: $1,116,000
    Public Welfare: $704,000
    General Local Government Support: $642,000
  • Tax - Property: $79,720,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $33,981,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $8,166,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,065,000
    Other License: $1,732,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,030,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $566,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $243,000
    Other Selective Sales: $211,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $52,218,000

Cherokee County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $8,982,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,373,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,082,000
    Air Transportation: $63,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $7,761,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,085,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,112,000
    Health - Other: $120,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $20,137,000
    Local Fire Protection: $19,509,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,224,000
    Correctional Institutions: $11,475,000
    General - Other: $10,761,000
    Health - Other: $10,390,000
    Housing and Community Development: $7,246,000
    Financial Administration: $4,506,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,236,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,089,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,048,000
    Regular Highways: $3,747,000
    Libraries: $2,073,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,880,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $742,000
    Solid Waste Management: $301,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $145,000
    Air Transportation: $98,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,089,000
    Public Welfare: $514,000
    Other: $336,000
    General Local Government Support: $45,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,386,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $1,898,000
    Other - Health - Other: $203,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $201,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $91,180,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $86,765,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,415,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $13,275,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,272,000
    Special Assessments: $1,383,000
    Sale of Property: $423,000
    Royalties: $234,000
    Interest Earnings: $203,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $2,642,000
    Police Protection: $1,746,000
    Regular Highways: $738,000
    Health - Other: $687,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $363,000
    Central Staff Services: $79,000
    Parks and Recreation: $72,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $36,000
    General - Other: $32,000
    General Public Building: $21,000
    Financial Administration: $10,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $102,305,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,740,000
    Other: $1,116,000
    Public Welfare: $704,000
    General Local Government Support: $642,000
  • Tax - Property: $79,720,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $33,981,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $8,166,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,065,000
    Other License: $1,732,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,030,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $566,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $243,000
    Other Selective Sales: $211,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $52,218,000

Cherokee County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $8,982,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,373,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,082,000
    Air Transportation: $63,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $7,761,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,085,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,112,000
    Health - Other: $120,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $20,137,000
    Local Fire Protection: $19,509,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,224,000
    Correctional Institutions: $11,475,000
    General - Other: $10,761,000
    Health - Other: $10,390,000
    Housing and Community Development: $7,246,000
    Financial Administration: $4,506,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,236,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,089,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,048,000
    Regular Highways: $3,747,000
    Libraries: $2,073,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,880,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $742,000
    Solid Waste Management: $301,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $145,000
    Air Transportation: $98,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,089,000
    Public Welfare: $514,000
    Other: $336,000
    General Local Government Support: $45,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,386,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $1,898,000
    Other - Health - Other: $203,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $201,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $91,180,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $86,765,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,415,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $13,275,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,272,000
    Special Assessments: $1,383,000
    Sale of Property: $423,000
    Royalties: $234,000
    Interest Earnings: $203,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $2,642,000
    Police Protection: $1,746,000
    Regular Highways: $738,000
    Health - Other: $687,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $363,000
    Central Staff Services: $79,000
    Parks and Recreation: $72,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $36,000
    General - Other: $32,000
    General Public Building: $21,000
    Financial Administration: $10,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $102,305,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,740,000
    Other: $1,116,000
    Public Welfare: $704,000
    General Local Government Support: $642,000
  • Tax - Property: $79,720,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $33,981,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $8,166,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,065,000
    Other License: $1,732,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,030,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $566,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $243,000
    Other Selective Sales: $211,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $52,218,000

Cherokee County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $8,982,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,373,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,082,000
    Air Transportation: $63,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $7,761,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,085,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,112,000
    Health - Other: $120,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $20,137,000
    Local Fire Protection: $19,509,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,224,000
    Correctional Institutions: $11,475,000
    General - Other: $10,761,000
    Health - Other: $10,390,000
    Housing and Community Development: $7,246,000
    Financial Administration: $4,506,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,236,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,089,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,048,000
    Regular Highways: $3,747,000
    Libraries: $2,073,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,880,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $742,000
    Solid Waste Management: $301,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $145,000
    Air Transportation: $98,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,089,000
    Public Welfare: $514,000
    Other: $336,000
    General Local Government Support: $45,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,386,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $1,898,000
    Other - Health - Other: $203,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $201,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $91,180,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $86,765,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,415,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $13,275,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,272,000
    Special Assessments: $1,383,000
    Sale of Property: $423,000
    Royalties: $234,000
    Interest Earnings: $203,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $2,642,000
    Police Protection: $1,746,000
    Regular Highways: $738,000
    Health - Other: $687,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $363,000
    Central Staff Services: $79,000
    Parks and Recreation: $72,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $36,000
    General - Other: $32,000
    General Public Building: $21,000
    Financial Administration: $10,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $102,305,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,740,000
    Other: $1,116,000
    Public Welfare: $704,000
    General Local Government Support: $642,000
  • Tax - Property: $79,720,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $33,981,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $8,166,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,065,000
    Other License: $1,732,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,030,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $566,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $243,000
    Other Selective Sales: $211,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $52,218,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,282
  • Number of aged recipients: 203
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,079
  • Number of recipients under 18: 180
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 769
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 333
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 449
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 529
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 23 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,462$171,7461,139$200,8085,800$198,275160$79,5383$3,299,333499$186,03831$64,323
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED52$169,34687$228,839483$201,69435$73,4860$032$143,5005$57,200
APPLICATIONS DENIED167$175,084178$192,0222,134$205,212153$43,1760$0137$168,70826$57,423
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN208$165,668149$230,0541,627$203,75755$88,1450$060$161,6177$95,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS38$154,94737$204,270413$211,7488$76,6250$021$150,6671$110,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 23 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED225$222,996237$222,6293$182,667
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED59$216,305111$230,8474$231,250
APPLICATIONS DENIED27$205,63054$240,9441$143,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$230,00036$210,0281$404,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS10$256,1004$182,2503$273,333
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Cherokee, GA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Cherokee, GA - Value
Most common first names in Cherokee County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James46371.4 years
William39273.9 years
John37274.9 years
Mary34579.0 years
Robert22770.3 years
Charles16670.8 years
George15375.1 years
Thomas12173.7 years
Ruby11278.9 years
Ruth11079.8 years
Most common last names in Cherokee County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith20776.0 years
Johnson11773.1 years
Jones9771.6 years
Williams8574.4 years
Fowler7575.6 years
Davis7374.3 years
Cantrell6876.0 years
Brown6674.3 years
Reece6573.7 years
Edwards6374.4 years
Businesses in Cherokee County, GA
NameCountNameCount
AMF Bowling1Lane Bryant1
AT&T9Lane Furniture4
Ace Hardware3Little Caesars Pizza3
Advance Auto Parts4Long John Silver's1
Applebee's1Lowe's2
Arby's3MasterBrand Cabinets2
AutoZone3McDonald's9
Baskin-Robbins2Microtel1
Bath & Body Works1Nike15
Bed Bath & Beyond1Office Depot1
Best Western1OfficeMax2
Blockbuster5Old Navy1
Burger King4Olive Garden1
CVS3Outback1
Caribou Coffee1Outback Steakhouse1
Chevrolet1Panda Express2
Chick-Fil-A4Papa John's Pizza4
Comfort Inn1Payless2
Comfort Suites1Penske1
Cracker Barrel1PetSmart2
Curves3Pizza Hut1
DHL4Publix Super Markets9
Dairy Queen2Quiznos2
Days Inn1RadioShack2
Discount Tire2Red Lobster1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid4
DressBarn2Ruby Tuesday1
Dressbarn3Rue212
Dunkin Donuts2Ryan's Grill1
Famous Footwear2SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx22Sears1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sprint Nextel2
Ford1Staples1
GNC6Starbucks7
GameStop4Steak 'n Shake1
Goodwill2Suburban1
H&R Block5Subway14
Hardee's2T-Mobile7
Hilton2T.J.Maxx1
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell5
Home Depot3Target2
Honda1Toyota1
IHOP2U-Haul14
InTown Suites1UPS23
Jones New York3Vans1
Justice1Verizon Wireless2
KFC3Waffle House6
Kmart1Walgreens4
Kohl's2Walmart3
Kroger6Wendy's8
LA Fitness1YMCA2

Cherokee County on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"