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Cherokee County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2019: 28,577 (all rural); it was 24,298 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,647
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,734
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,490
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,372 (it was 1,846 in 2000)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

33%

Land area: 455 sq. mi.

Water area: 11.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 63 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Cherokee County: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (21.3%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (13.7%), Retail trade (12.9%), Construction (12.1%), Manufacturing (11.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 77%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 10%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Cherokee County, NC (2019)
    • 25,75490.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 9363.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 6432.3%Two or more races
    • 4311.5%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 3551.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2140.8%Asian alone
    • 640.2%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

52.0 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years
Males: 13,984  (48.9%)
Females: 14,593  (51.1%)
Average household size:
Cherokee County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $43,516 ($27,992 in 1999)
This county:

$43,516
North Carolina:

$57,341

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $552 (lower quartile is $395, upper quartile is $769)
This county:

$552
State:

$755


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $178,192 (it was $75,500 in 2000)
Cherokee:

$178,192
North Carolina:

$193,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $103,570 - $248,953
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,054
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $315

Institutionalized population: 321

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 8
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 58
  • Burglaries: 147
  • Thefts: 250
  • Auto thefts: 34

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 8
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 77
  • Burglaries: 146
  • Thefts: 240
  • Auto thefts: 29
Cherokee County, NC map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 260 buildings, average cost: $72,600
  • 1998: 271 buildings, average cost: $75,300
  • 1999: 253 buildings, average cost: $76,400
  • 2000: 271 buildings, average cost: $85,200
  • 2001: 275 buildings, average cost: $92,100
  • 2002: 357 buildings, average cost: $93,400
  • 2003: 409 buildings, average cost: $107,800
  • 2004: 479 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 2005: 531 buildings, average cost: $127,000
  • 2006: 540 buildings, average cost: $143,700
  • 2007: 311 buildings, average cost: $158,800
  • 2008: 160 buildings, average cost: $165,100
  • 2009: 100 buildings, average cost: $176,500
  • 2010: 108 buildings, average cost: $177,200
  • 2011: 87 buildings, average cost: $175,200
  • 2012: 101 buildings, average cost: $158,600
  • 2013: 88 buildings, average cost: $164,700
  • 2014: 94 buildings, average cost: $173,000
  • 2015: 132 buildings, average cost: $160,800
  • 2016: 184 buildings, average cost: $143,800
  • 2017: 164 buildings, average cost: $142,800
  • 2018: 198 buildings, average cost: $150,600
  • 2019: 190 buildings, average cost: $153,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Cherokee, NC residents
Average permit cost in Cherokee, NC
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $948 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $835 (0.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Cherokee, NC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Cherokee, NC in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Cherokee, NC in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 15.4%
Cherokee County:

15.4%
North Carolina:

13.6%
(14.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.9% for Black residents, 23.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.3% for American Indian residents, 4.8% for other race residents, 15.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 52.0 years old
(Males: 50.6 years old, Females: 54.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 53.6 years old, Black residents: 27.9 years old, American Indian residents: 48.3 years old, Asian residents: 52.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 36.3 years old, Other race residents: 15.9 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cherokee County is $424 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $731 a month.

Cities in this county include: Andrews, Murphy, Marble.

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

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Neighboring counties: Loudon County, Tennessee , Onslow County , Tate County, Mississippi , Sequatchie County, Tennessee , Sampson County , Wayne County, Tennessee .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.9%
North Carolina:

6.1%

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

Current college students: 835
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 811 (58.0% naturalized citizens)

Cherokee County:

2.8%
Whole state:

8.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1002010 or later
  • 1442000 to 2009
  • 1791990 to 1999
  • 1041980 to 1989
  • 661970 to 1979
  • 84Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 81.3%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 13,908
  • One, attached: 74
  • Two: 263
  • 3 or 4: 186
  • 5 to 9: 193
  • 10 to 19: 23
  • 20 to 49: 12
  • 50 or more: 13
  • Mobile homes: 3,843
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 13

Housing units in Cherokee County with a mortgage: 4,522 (43 second mortgage, 423 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,547

Here:

44.4% with mortgage
State:

63.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Cherokee County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,14660
Mainline Protestant2,08510
Catholic1,0542
Other3292
Orthodox201
None14,857-
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: 5
Cherokee County:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Cherokee County:

6.81 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 23
This county:

8.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Cherokee County:

11.3%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Cherokee County:

24.7%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.9%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Cherokee County:

Average size of farms: 85 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $42,311
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $231.65
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 89.38%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $40,325
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 22.95%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.32%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $31,494
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.75%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 23.10
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 6.69%
Corn for grain: 564 harvested acres
Vegetables: 442 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 23 acres

Earthquake activity:

Cherokee County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 71% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 47.2 miles away from Cherokee County center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 101.6 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 122.2 miles away from the county center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 188.6 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) earthquake occurred 213.6 miles away from Cherokee County center
On 12/12/2018 at 09:14:43, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MW, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 53.3 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:

  • North Carolina Severe Storms, Tornadoes, And Flooding, Incident Period: February 6, 2020 - February 19, 2020, FEMA Id: 4543, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • North Carolina Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4487, Natural disaster type: Other
  • North Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3222: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 02, 1996 to February 09, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1103: February 23, 1996, FEMA Id: 1103, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • North Carolina Blizzard, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1087: January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: 1087, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • North Carolina Severe Storm, High Winds, Flooding, Incident Period: October 04, 1995 to October 06, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1073: October 23, 1995, FEMA Id: 1073, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • North Carolina Severe Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3110: March 17, 1993, FEMA Id: 3110, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • North Carolina TORNADOES, Incident Period: April 12, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-428: April 12, 1974, FEMA Id: 428, Natural disaster type: Tornado

The number of natural disasters in Cherokee County (8) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Cherokee

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,982 (79.9%)
  • Carpooled: 798 (8.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 19 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 199 (2.0%)
  • Walked: 201 (2.0%)
  • Worked at home: 785 (7.9%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (25%)
  • Korea (10%)
  • Canada (10%)
  • Vietnam (8%)
  • England (7%)
  • Japan (4%)
  • Spain (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Cherokee County


  • American (23%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • German (7%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • European (2%)

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

People in group quarters in Cherokee County, North Carolina in 2000:

  • 214 people in nursing homes
  • 22 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 20 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 17 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally retarded

People in group quarters in Cherokee County, North Carolina in 2010:

  • 213 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 108 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 57 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 27 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 21 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $42,351.

8.91% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,164 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.91%
North Carolina average:

7.88%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.87% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($8,376 average AGI)
7.04% relocated from other states ($36,788 average AGI)
Cherokee County:

7.04%
North Carolina average:

3.75%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Clay County, NC  0.44% ($30,071 average AGI)
from Jackson County, NC  0.24% ($41,087)


5.05% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,096 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.05%
North Carolina average:

7.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.75% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($10,967 average AGI)
3.29% relocated to other states ($26,129 average AGI)
Cherokee County:

3.29%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Clay County, NC  0.61% ($28,327 average AGI)
to Fannin County, GA  0.24% ($34,091)
to Union County, GA  0.24% ($52,545)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.9

Births per 1000 population in Cherokee County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 13.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Cherokee County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Cherokee County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 15.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.6%
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: 6,671 (5,297 aged, 1,374 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 729 (14%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Cherokee County, North Carolina in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (547)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (425)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (417)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (338)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (225)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (220)
  • Unspecified dementia (173)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (117)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (67)
  • Congestive heart failure (35)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.95
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11,357
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 728
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 56,503

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,074
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,361
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 26
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 97

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 165.5. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 125.6
  • Other - 39.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 28,577
  • Male householders: 6,288 (1,446 living alone), Female householders: 6,435 (1,957 living alone)
  • 6,955 spouses (6,905 opposite-sex spouses), 336 unmarried partners, (310 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 5,422 children (5,053 natural, 183 adopted, 185 stepchildren), 1,223 grandchildren, 97 brothers or sisters, 205 parents, 19 foster children, 389 other relatives, 729 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 450

Size of family households: 5,224 2-persons, 1,590 3-persons, 873 4-persons, 647 5-persons, 149 6-persons, 64 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,435 1-person, 676 2-persons, 28 3-persons, 18 4-persons.

2,792 married couples with children.
767 single-parent households (135 men, 632 women).

97.0% of residents of Cherokee speak English at home.
2.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 18% speak English well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (32% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 33% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $176,901,000 ($6,995 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $9,826,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $88,281,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $32,362,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $236,000
Federal grants: $42,846,000
Federal procurement contracts: $5,923,000 ($4,389,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,254,000 ($13,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,225,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,696,000
Federal Government insurance: $12,707,000

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

Births: 1,387
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,663
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +47
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,772
Here:

+69 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Cherokee County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.84 millions of gallons per day (11% from ground, 89% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.4

Year house built in Cherokee County, North Carolina
  • Year house built in Cherokee County, North Carolina
  • 8262014 or later
  • 4222010 to 2013
  • 4,0692000 to 2009
  • 3,9061990 to 1999
  • 3,5931980 to 1989
  • 2,3101970 to 1979
  • 1,3561960 to 1969
  • 9161950 to 1959
  • 4761940 to 1949
  • 6451939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Cherokee County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Cherokee County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Cherokee County, North Carolina
  • 171 room
  • 282 rooms
  • 4733 rooms
  • 1,7884 rooms
  • 2,4535 rooms
  • 2,0926 rooms
  • 1,3347 rooms
  • 8358 rooms
  • 1,0189+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cherokee County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cherokee County, North Carolina
  • 161 room
  • 732 rooms
  • 3553 rooms
  • 8754 rooms
  • 6255 rooms
  • 3906 rooms
  • 1577 rooms
  • 718 rooms
  • 879+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cherokee County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Cherokee County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Cherokee County, North Carolina
  • 15no bedroom
  • 1571 bedroom
  • 3,1762 bedrooms
  • 5,0773 bedrooms
  • 1,3704 bedrooms
  • 2135+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cherokee County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cherokee County, North Carolina
  • 16no bedroom
  • 2621 bedroom
  • 1,1582 bedrooms
  • 9203 bedrooms
  • 2884 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Cherokee County, North Carolina 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
  • 240no vehicle
  • 2,7211 vehicle
  • 4,0022 vehicles
  • 1,9933 vehicles
  • 7614 vehicles
  • 3405+ 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
  • 278no vehicle
  • 1,3881 vehicle
  • 8082 vehicles
  • 913 vehicles
  • 804 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

88.1% of Cherokee County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 31% lived in North Carolina.

Cherokee County:

88.1%
State average:

84.8%

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

  • This state: 11,090
  • Other state: 16,337
  • Northeast: 2,303
  • Midwest: 2,614
  • South: 10,281
  • West: 1,003
Year householders moved into unit in Cherokee County, NC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cherokee County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 58.8%Electricity
  • 23.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.9%Wood
  • 5.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.8%Utility gas
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Solar energy
  • 0.1%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 74.1%Electricity
  • 12.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.5%Wood
  • 0.5%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 347
Here:

15.9%
North Carolina:

11.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 102
Here:

8.7%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 104
Here:

18.4%
North Carolina:

19.1%

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 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $1,457,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,742,000
    Hospital Public: $1,693,000
    Other: $1,257,000
    Higher Education - Other: $561,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $388,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $379,000
    Air Transportation: $223,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $158,000
    Parks and Recreation: $149,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $53,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $48,000
  • Construction - Health - Other: $341,000
    Housing and Community Development: $278,000
    Solid Waste Management: $138,000
    General Public Buildings: $84,000
    Libraries: $55,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $36,520,000
    Other Higher Education: $10,282,000
    Health - Other: $5,657,000
    Police Protection: $3,998,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,865,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,466,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,611,000
    General - Other: $1,442,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,323,000
    Financial Administration: $1,182,000
    Libraries: $1,120,000
    Central Staff Services: $546,000
    Transit Utilities: $537,000
    Parks and Recreation: $514,000
    General Public Buildings: $499,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $361,000
    Air Transportation: $361,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $197,000
    Housing and Community Development: $13,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,378,000
    Education: $641,000
    Other: $508,000
    Housing and Community Development: $42,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $511,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Housing and Community Development: $384,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $196,000
    Other - Libraries: $193,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $176,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $236,000
    Financial Administration: $68,000
    Housing and Community Development: $40,000
    Correctional Institutions: $11,000
    Police Protection: $4,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $1,236,000
    Other: $1,148,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,702,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,585,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,117,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $688,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $259,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $240,000
    Sale of Property: $234,000
    Interest Earnings: $117,000
    Rents: $60,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $891,000
    Police Protection: $223,000
    Correctional Institutions: $187,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $93,000
    Transit Utilities: $69,000
    General Public Building: $47,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $40,000
    Solid Waste Management: $31,000
    Air Transportation: $30,000
    Financial Administration: $29,000
    General - Other: $20,000
    Libraries: $15,000
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,885,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $167,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $36,105,000
    Public Welfare: $3,583,000
    Other: $1,140,000
    Health and Hospitals: $850,000
    Transit Utilities: $425,000
    Housing and Community Development: $228,000
  • Tax - Property: $17,483,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,719,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,294,000
    Other Selective Sales: $399,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $358,000
    Other License: $85,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $39,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $22,923,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $12,000

Cherokee County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $1,457,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,742,000
    Hospital Public: $1,693,000
    Other: $1,257,000
    Higher Education - Other: $561,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $388,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $379,000
    Air Transportation: $223,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $158,000
    Parks and Recreation: $149,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $53,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $48,000
  • Construction - Health - Other: $341,000
    Housing and Community Development: $278,000
    Solid Waste Management: $138,000
    General Public Buildings: $84,000
    Libraries: $55,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $36,520,000
    Other Higher Education: $10,282,000
    Health - Other: $5,657,000
    Police Protection: $3,998,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,865,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,466,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,611,000
    General - Other: $1,442,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,323,000
    Financial Administration: $1,182,000
    Libraries: $1,120,000
    Central Staff Services: $546,000
    Transit Utilities: $537,000
    Parks and Recreation: $514,000
    General Public Buildings: $499,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $361,000
    Air Transportation: $361,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $197,000
    Housing and Community Development: $13,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,378,000
    Education: $641,000
    Other: $508,000
    Housing and Community Development: $42,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $511,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Housing and Community Development: $384,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $196,000
    Other - Libraries: $193,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $176,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $236,000
    Financial Administration: $68,000
    Housing and Community Development: $40,000
    Correctional Institutions: $11,000
    Police Protection: $4,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $1,236,000
    Other: $1,148,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,702,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,585,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,117,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $688,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $259,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $240,000
    Sale of Property: $234,000
    Interest Earnings: $117,000
    Rents: $60,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $891,000
    Police Protection: $223,000
    Correctional Institutions: $187,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $93,000
    Transit Utilities: $69,000
    General Public Building: $47,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $40,000
    Solid Waste Management: $31,000
    Air Transportation: $30,000
    Financial Administration: $29,000
    General - Other: $20,000
    Libraries: $15,000
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,885,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $167,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $36,105,000
    Public Welfare: $3,583,000
    Other: $1,140,000
    Health and Hospitals: $850,000
    Transit Utilities: $425,000
    Housing and Community Development: $228,000
  • Tax - Property: $17,483,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,719,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,294,000
    Other Selective Sales: $399,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $358,000
    Other License: $85,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $39,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $22,923,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $12,000

Cherokee County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $1,457,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,742,000
    Hospital Public: $1,693,000
    Other: $1,257,000
    Higher Education - Other: $561,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $388,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $379,000
    Air Transportation: $223,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $158,000
    Parks and Recreation: $149,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $53,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $48,000
  • Construction - Health - Other: $341,000
    Housing and Community Development: $278,000
    Solid Waste Management: $138,000
    General Public Buildings: $84,000
    Libraries: $55,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $36,520,000
    Other Higher Education: $10,282,000
    Health - Other: $5,657,000
    Police Protection: $3,998,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,865,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,466,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,611,000
    General - Other: $1,442,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,323,000
    Financial Administration: $1,182,000
    Libraries: $1,120,000
    Central Staff Services: $546,000
    Transit Utilities: $537,000
    Parks and Recreation: $514,000
    General Public Buildings: $499,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $361,000
    Air Transportation: $361,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $197,000
    Housing and Community Development: $13,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,378,000
    Education: $641,000
    Other: $508,000
    Housing and Community Development: $42,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $511,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Housing and Community Development: $384,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $196,000
    Other - Libraries: $193,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $176,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $236,000
    Financial Administration: $68,000
    Housing and Community Development: $40,000
    Correctional Institutions: $11,000
    Police Protection: $4,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $1,236,000
    Other: $1,148,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,702,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,585,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,117,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $688,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $259,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $240,000
    Sale of Property: $234,000
    Interest Earnings: $117,000
    Rents: $60,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $891,000
    Police Protection: $223,000
    Correctional Institutions: $187,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $93,000
    Transit Utilities: $69,000
    General Public Building: $47,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $40,000
    Solid Waste Management: $31,000
    Air Transportation: $30,000
    Financial Administration: $29,000
    General - Other: $20,000
    Libraries: $15,000
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,885,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $167,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $36,105,000
    Public Welfare: $3,583,000
    Other: $1,140,000
    Health and Hospitals: $850,000
    Transit Utilities: $425,000
    Housing and Community Development: $228,000
  • Tax - Property: $17,483,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,719,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,294,000
    Other Selective Sales: $399,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $358,000
    Other License: $85,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $39,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $22,923,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $12,000

Cherokee County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $1,457,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,742,000
    Hospital Public: $1,693,000
    Other: $1,257,000
    Higher Education - Other: $561,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $388,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $379,000
    Air Transportation: $223,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $158,000
    Parks and Recreation: $149,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $53,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $48,000
  • Construction - Health - Other: $341,000
    Housing and Community Development: $278,000
    Solid Waste Management: $138,000
    General Public Buildings: $84,000
    Libraries: $55,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $36,520,000
    Other Higher Education: $10,282,000
    Health - Other: $5,657,000
    Police Protection: $3,998,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,865,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,466,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,611,000
    General - Other: $1,442,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,323,000
    Financial Administration: $1,182,000
    Libraries: $1,120,000
    Central Staff Services: $546,000
    Transit Utilities: $537,000
    Parks and Recreation: $514,000
    General Public Buildings: $499,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $361,000
    Air Transportation: $361,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $197,000
    Housing and Community Development: $13,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,378,000
    Education: $641,000
    Other: $508,000
    Housing and Community Development: $42,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $511,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Housing and Community Development: $384,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $196,000
    Other - Libraries: $193,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $176,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $236,000
    Financial Administration: $68,000
    Housing and Community Development: $40,000
    Correctional Institutions: $11,000
    Police Protection: $4,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $1,236,000
    Other: $1,148,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,702,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,585,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,117,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $688,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $259,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $240,000
    Sale of Property: $234,000
    Interest Earnings: $117,000
    Rents: $60,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $891,000
    Police Protection: $223,000
    Correctional Institutions: $187,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $93,000
    Transit Utilities: $69,000
    General Public Building: $47,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $40,000
    Solid Waste Management: $31,000
    Air Transportation: $30,000
    Financial Administration: $29,000
    General - Other: $20,000
    Libraries: $15,000
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,885,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $167,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $36,105,000
    Public Welfare: $3,583,000
    Other: $1,140,000
    Health and Hospitals: $850,000
    Transit Utilities: $425,000
    Housing and Community Development: $228,000
  • Tax - Property: $17,483,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,719,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,294,000
    Other Selective Sales: $399,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $358,000
    Other License: $85,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $39,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $22,923,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $12,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 854
  • Number of aged recipients: 153
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 701
  • Number of recipients under 18: 65
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 500
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 289
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 444
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 323
Most common first names in Cherokee County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James19072.6 years
William18075.7 years
John17875.7 years
Robert14273.3 years
Mary11579.3 years
Charles9169.5 years
Frank6777.4 years
George6375.2 years
Joseph5476.1 years
Fred5475.5 years
Most common last names in Cherokee County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Dockery9973.1 years
Stiles7775.5 years
Johnson7676.0 years
Hughes6074.0 years
Moore5775.7 years
Taylor5577.2 years
Jones5476.9 years
Davis5478.6 years
Smith5272.5 years
Anderson5273.6 years
Businesses in Cherokee County, NC
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Long John Silver's1
Advance Auto Parts1Lowe's1
Arby's1McDonald's2
Best Western1Nike2
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Quiznos1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
FedEx4Sears1
GameStop1Subway2
H&R Block2Taco Bell1
Hilton1U-Haul5
Holiday Inn1U.S. Cellular1
KFC1UPS5
Kincaid2Waffle House1
La-Z-Boy2Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1