Cherokee County, Georgia (GA)

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County population in 2012: 221,315 (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: 515 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Cherokee County: 95.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (22.8%), Manufacturing (12.7%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 80%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 17%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Cherokee County, Georgia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (81.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (9.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (5.4%)
  • Asian alone (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
Median resident age:  36.0 years
Georgia median age:  35.0 years
Males: 105,874  (33.2%)
Females: 108,472  (66.8%)

Cherokee County,GA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Cherokee County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $64,705 ($60,896 in 1999)

This county:

$64705
Georgia:

$47829

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $814 (lower quartile is $623, upper quartile is $1,084)
This county:

$814
State:

$676


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $187,300 (it was $138,300 in 2000)
Cherokee:

$187,300
Georgia:

$141,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $127,600 - $293,900
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,487
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $356

Institutionalized population: 917

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

Cherokee County, GA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,664 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,032 (0.6%)

Cherokee County household income distribution in 2009 Cherokee County home values distribution Cherokee County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.7%
(9.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.1% for Black residents, 25.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.9% for American Indian residents, 20.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 35.6% for other race residents, 10.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.7%
Cherokee County:

12.7%
Georgia:

19.0%
(9.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.9% for Black residents, 24.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.1% for American Indian residents, 20.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 30.7% for other race residents, 11.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 37 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, Black residents: 29 years old, American Indian residents: 45 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 28 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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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Cherokee County: Dixie Industrial Park (A), Dunwoody Methodist Youth Camp (B), Etowah Yacht Club (C), Noonday Baptist Association Camp (D), South Cherokee Industrial Park (E), Sweetwater Creek Campground (F), Westside Office Center (G), Dixie Speedway (H), Camp Kiwanis (I), Kellogg Creek Day Use Area (J), Payne Campground (K), Whispering Pines Camp (L), Atlantic Yacht Club (M), Iron Horse Farms (N), Bascomb Commercial Park (O), Galts Ferry Landing (P), Cherokee Mill (Q), Cherokee County Fire Department Station 20 (R), Cherokee County Fire Department Station 2 (S), Yellow Creek Volunteer Fire Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Towne Lake Square Shopping Center (1), Rose Creek Shopping Center (2), Towne Lake Village Shopping Center (3), Hickory Flat Village Shopping Center (4), Hickory Grove Shopping Center (5), Bells Ferry Landing Shopping Center (6), Cherokee Commons Shopping Center (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Cherokee County include: Arbor Hill Church (A), Timothy Lutheran Church (B), Woodstock Presbyterian Church (C), Cherokee Presbyterian Church (D), Welcome All Baptist Church (E), Hillcrest Baptist Church (F), Bethel Church (G), Bethesda Church (H), Praise Cathedral (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Knox Cemetery (1), Alexander Cemetery (2), Lovingood Cemetery (3), Brooks Cemetery (4), Smith Cemetery (5), Cane Creek Cemetery (6), Stevens Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Lake Arrowhead (A), Bradshaw Lake (B), Gordy Lake (C), Ellison Lake (D), Greene Lake (E), Turner Lake (F), Moore Lake (G), Payne-Smith Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Long Swamp Creek (A), Cagle Creek (B), Wiley Creek (C), Toonigh Creek (D), Sweetwater Creek (E), Jug Creek (F), Soap Creek (G), Smithwick Creek (H), Shut-in Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Cherokee County include: Lake Allatoona Managed Hunting Area (1), Kenney Askew County Park (2), Payne Public Use Area (3), Hobgood Park (4), Cherokee County Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Bartow County , Cobb County , Dawson County , Forsyth County , Fulton County , Gordon County , Pickens County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.2%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 5,781
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 27.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 8,273 (27% naturalized citizens)

Cherokee County:

5.8%
Whole state:

7.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 3,205
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,502
  • 1985 to 1989: 1,049
  • 1980 to 1984: 779
  • 1975 to 1979: 443
  • 1970 to 1974: 360
  • 1970 to 1974: 299
  • 1965 to 1969: 636

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:


Housing units in Cherokee County with a mortgage: 31,116 (3,666 second mortgage, 3,703 home equity loan, 46 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,638

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

75.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Cherokee County

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

Tornado activity:

Cherokee County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 1161637.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 6 fatalities and 97 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/3/1974, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 6 people and injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

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:


The number of natural disasters in Cherokee County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (41%)
  • Guatemala (9%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Vietnam (2%)
  • Cuba (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Cherokee County (%):

  • United States or American (21%)
  • English (14%)
  • German (12%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Scottish (3%)

Cherokee County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 60,125 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 8,746 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 231 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 18 (0%)
  • Railroad: 21 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 19 (0%)
  • Taxi: 14 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 89 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 20 (0%)
  • Walked: 443 (1%)
  • Other means: 733 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 3,616 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $68,075.

8.05% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,128 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.05%
Georgia average:

9.45%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($197 average AGI)
Cherokee County:

0.03%
Georgia average:

0.08%

5.50% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($29,164 average AGI)
2.52% relocated from other states ($16,766 average AGI)
Cherokee County:

2.52%
Georgia average:

3.48%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cobb County, GA  2.27% ($44,244 average AGI)
from Fulton County, GA  0.94% ($45,037)
from Pickens County, GA  0.30% ($34,041)
from Bartow County, GA  0.25% ($32,481)
from Gwinnett County, GA  0.24% ($46,847)
from DeKalb County, GA  0.22% ($47,464)
from Paulding County, GA  0.19% ($33,867)


7.65% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,888 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.65%
Georgia average:

9.32%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($309 average AGI)
Cherokee County:

0.05%
Georgia average:

0.09%

5.02% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($25,678 average AGI)
2.59% relocated to other states ($17,901 average AGI)
Cherokee County:

2.59%
Georgia average:

3.33%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cobb County, GA  1.80% ($37,782 average AGI)
to Fulton County, GA  0.85% ($47,097)
to Pickens County, GA  0.28% ($30,250)
to Bartow County, GA  0.27% ($33,133)
to DeKalb County, GA  0.26% ($38,621)
to Gwinnett County, GA  0.24% ($34,857)
to Forsyth County, GA  0.21% ($46,935)

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 2013: 14.0

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 2013: 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 live births in Cherokee County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 11,767 (10,003 aged, 1,764 disabled)
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: 2074.650
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 48.09
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 6432.910

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1654.080
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 522.770
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 1.63

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 20.82
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 57.54

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13.57
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: 212,940

Size of family households: 21,659 2-persons, 13,512 3-persons, 13,336 4-persons, 5,947 5-persons, 2,160 6-persons, 1,262 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 14,299 1-person, 3,048 2-persons, 428 3-persons, 165 4-persons, 67 5-persons, 25 6-persons, 28 7-or-more-persons.

31,866 married couples with children.
5,370 single-parent households (1,374 men, 3,996 women).

92.0% of residents of Cherokee County speak English at home.
5.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (42% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 20% don't speak English at all).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (53% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (71% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 14% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $390,846,000 ($2237 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:

6.6
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 646
  • 2000 to 2004: 29,676
  • 1990 to 1999: 23,929
  • 1980 to 1989: 14,906
  • 1970 to 1979: 8,889
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,867
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,465
  • 1940 to 1949: 547
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,137
Rooms in houses/apartments in Cherokee County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 41
  • 2 rooms: 51
  • 3 rooms: 751
  • 4 rooms: 1,835
  • 5 rooms: 6,925
  • 6 rooms: 10,350
  • 7 rooms: 7,586
  • 8 rooms: 6,532
  • 9+ rooms: 7,432
  • 1 room: 139
  • 2 rooms: 391
  • 3 rooms: 940
  • 4 rooms: 2,168
  • 5 rooms: 2,105
  • 6 rooms: 1,251
  • 7 rooms: 605
  • 8 rooms: 252
  • 9+ rooms: 141
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cherokee County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 55
  • 1 bedroom: 397
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,948
  • 3 bedrooms: 23,203
  • 4 bedrooms: 11,151
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,749
  • no bedroom: 170
  • 1 bedroom: 1,097
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,429
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,766
  • 4 bedrooms: 441
  • 5+ bedrooms: 89
Cars and other vehicles available in Cherokee County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 994
  • 1 vehicle: 7,336
  • 2 vehicles: 21,059
  • 3 vehicles: 8,499
  • 4 vehicles: 2,607
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,008
  • no vehicle: 462
  • 1 vehicle: 3,472
  • 2 vehicles: 3,047
  • 3 vehicles: 775
  • 4 vehicles: 162
  • 5+ vehicles: 74

49% of Cherokee County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59% lived in Georgia.

Cherokee County:

49.3%
State average:

50.8%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $165,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cherokee County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (75.4%)
  • Electricity (11.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.6%)
  • Wood (0.9%)
  • Utility gas (51.1%)
  • Electricity (32.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.6%)
  • Wood (1.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,408
Here:

7.8%
Georgia:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 346
Here:

4.9%
Georgia:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,417
Here:

29.9%
Georgia:

22.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Cherokee County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $21,008,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,302,000
    Financial Administration: $1,609,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,512,000
    Police Protection: $118,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $14,726,000
    Local Fire Protection: $14,079,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,169,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,963,000
    Health - Other: $7,574,000
    General - Other: $4,887,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,806,000
    Financial Administration: $3,784,000
    Regular Highways: $3,244,000
    Libraries: $2,043,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,768,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,742,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,498,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,414,000
    General Public Buildings: $980,000
    Solid Waste Management: $519,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $178,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,222,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $933,000
    Health - Other: $325,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Police Protection: $7,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $4,060,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,581,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,195,000
    Regular Highways: $1,758,000
    Financial Administration: $1,157,000
    Police Protection: $1,069,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $794,000
    Health - Other: $34,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $33,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000
    General Public Building: $8,000
    Housing and Community Development: $8,000
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $38,654,000

Cherokee County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $6,722,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,103,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $839,000
    Housing and Community Development: $698,000
    General Local Government Support: $26,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $521,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $5,621,000
    Special Assessments: $3,527,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,510,000
    Rents: $129,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,900,000
    All Other: $899,000
    Public Welfare: $603,000
  • Tax - Property: $56,220,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $29,563,000
    Other Selective Sales: $5,580,000
    Other License: $1,421,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,331,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $1,021,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $770,000

Cherokee County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,400,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,400,000

Cherokee County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $40,631,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Cherokee County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Cherokee County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - 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

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