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Cherokee County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2014: 27,141 (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: 60 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Cherokee County: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (31.3%), Educational, health and social services (23.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 51%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 43%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Cherokee County, North Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (92.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.5%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.2%)
  • Asian alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  48.0 years
North Carolina median age:  37.0 years
Males: 13,193  (48.6%)
Females: 13,948  (51.4%)

Cherokee County,NC real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Cherokee County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $32,659 ($27,992 in 1999)

This county:

$32659
North Carolina:

$45906

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $496 (lower quartile is $387, upper quartile is $674)
This county:

$496
State:

$619


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $145,661 (it was $75,500 in 2000)
Cherokee:

$145,661
North Carolina:

$154,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $76,978 - $223,792
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $864
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $282

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
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $846 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $739 (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: 22.1%
(21.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 59.6% for Black residents, 21.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.3% for American Indian residents, 25.8% for other race residents, 9.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 22.1%
Cherokee County:

22.1%
North Carolina:

17.9%
(21.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 60.5% for Black residents, 20.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.3% for American Indian residents, 23.3% for other race residents, 9.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 49 years old
(Males: 47 years old, Females: 51 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50 years old, Black residents: 44 years old, American Indian residents: 39 years old, Asian residents: 26 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 35 years old, Other race residents: 13 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 September 2015:
Here:

6.0%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 835
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 73.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 300 (44% naturalized citizens)

Cherokee County:

1.2%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 46
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1985 to 1989: 70
  • 1980 to 1984: 34
  • 1975 to 1979: 49
  • 1970 to 1974: 17
  • 1970 to 1974: 24
  • 1965 to 1969: 60

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: 9,742
  • One, attached: 67
  • Two: 143
  • 3 or 4: 203
  • 5 to 9: 96
  • 10 to 19: 37
  • 20 or more: 16
  • Mobile homes: 3,074
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 121

Housing units in Cherokee County with a mortgage: 2,542 (207 second mortgage, 325 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,488

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

69.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Cherokee County

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 slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 80% smaller 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, Depth: 12.2 mi) 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 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 213.6 miles away from the 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 315.1 miles away from Cherokee 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 220.1 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 CarolinaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3222): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North CarolinaStorms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 2, 1996 to February 9, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1103): February 23, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1103, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • North CarolinaBlizzard, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1087): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1087, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • North CarolinaSevere Storm, High Winds, Flooding, Incident Period: October 4, 1995 to October 6, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1073): October 23, 1995, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1073, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • North CarolinaSevere Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3110): March 17, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3110, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • North CarolinaTORNADOES, Incident Period: April 12, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-428): April 12, 1974, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-428, Natural disaster type: Tornado

The number of natural disasters in Cherokee County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (29%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Production occupations (3%)

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

  • Germany (19%)
  • Laos (18%)
  • Mexico (15%)
  • Canada (9%)
  • Guyana (5%)
  • Thailand (5%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)

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

  • United States or American (34%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • German (11%)
  • English (10%)
  • Scotch-Irish (5%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

Cherokee County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,758 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 1,660 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 7 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 3 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 176 (2%)
  • Other means: 77 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 314 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $36,990.

5.63% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,779 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.63%
North Carolina average:

7.13%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.39% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($7,628 average AGI)
4.24% relocated from other states ($26,149 average AGI)
Cherokee County:

4.24%
North Carolina average:

3.45%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Clay County, NC  0.42% ($23,595 average AGI)
from Union County, GA  0.25% ($15,500)
from Palm Beach County, FL  0.17% ($39,400)
from Pinellas County, FL  0.16% ($27,714)
from Lee County, FL  0.15% ($35,462)
from Hillsborough County, FL  0.12% ($33,636)
from Graham County, NC  0.12% ($26,273)


5.32% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,673 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.32%
North Carolina average:

6.77%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.88% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($8,776 average AGI)
3.44% relocated to other states ($19,897 average AGI)
Cherokee County:

3.44%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Clay County, NC  0.66% ($24,224 average AGI)
to Graham County, NC  0.25% ($22,636)
to Union County, GA  0.20% ($26,944)
to Buncombe County, NC  0.19% ($21,000)
to Fannin County, GA  0.15% ($27,538)
to Jackson County, NC  0.15% ($15,923)
to Towns County, GA  0.11% ($33,200)

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 2014: 12.8

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 live births in Cherokee County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 22.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Cherokee County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (423)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (346)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (262)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (256)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (226)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (174)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (161)
  • Unspecified dementia (147)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (131)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (101)

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: 11356.72
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 727.590
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 56502.83

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1073.810
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1360.680
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 11.63

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 26.36
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 96.91

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11.63

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: 27,008
  • In family households: 22,830 (5,859 male householders, 2,235 female householders)
    6,497 spouses, 6,243 children (5,634 natural, 200 adopted, 409 stepchildren), 735 grandchildren, 165 brothers or sisters, 200 parents, 253 other relatives, 491 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,178 (1,635 male householders (1,371 living alone)), 2,024 female householders (1,826 living alone)), 519 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 436 (321 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 4,495 2-persons, 1,682 3-persons, 1,164 4-persons, 506 5-persons, 173 6-persons, 74 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,197 1-person, 417 2-persons, 35 3-persons, 8 4-persons, 2 5-persons.

3,529 married couples with children.
1,000 single-parent households (235 men, 765 women).

97.0% of residents of Cherokee County speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 32% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (90% speak English very well, 2% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (43% speak English very well, 44% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (69% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $176,901,000 ($6995 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:

5.4
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 249
  • 2000 to 2004: 4,502
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,351
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,095
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,234
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,373
  • 1950 to 1959: 507
  • 1940 to 1949: 580
  • 1939 or earlier: 756
Rooms in houses/apartments in Cherokee County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 21
  • 2 rooms: 98
  • 3 rooms: 294
  • 4 rooms: 1,619
  • 5 rooms: 2,567
  • 6 rooms: 1,888
  • 7 rooms: 1,100
  • 8 rooms: 532
  • 9+ rooms: 371
  • 1 room: 20
  • 2 rooms: 49
  • 3 rooms: 252
  • 4 rooms: 554
  • 5 rooms: 458
  • 6 rooms: 351
  • 7 rooms: 98
  • 8 rooms: 30
  • 9+ rooms: 34
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cherokee County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 32
  • 1 bedroom: 241
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,792
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,423
  • 4 bedrooms: 873
  • 5+ bedrooms: 129
  • no bedroom: 32
  • 1 bedroom: 234
  • 2 bedrooms: 899
  • 3 bedrooms: 559
  • 4 bedrooms: 109
  • 5+ bedrooms: 13
Cars and other vehicles available in Cherokee County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 530
  • 1 vehicle: 2,268
  • 2 vehicles: 3,531
  • 3 vehicles: 1,611
  • 4 vehicles: 414
  • 5+ vehicles: 136
  • no vehicle: 339
  • 1 vehicle: 871
  • 2 vehicles: 508
  • 3 vehicles: 98
  • 4 vehicles: 30
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

65% of Cherokee County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 23% lived in North Carolina.

Cherokee County:

65.3%
State average:

54.4%

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

  • This state: 13313
  • Northeast: 1953
  • Midwest: 1443
  • South: 6767
  • West: 446

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $84,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cherokee County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (36.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (20.9%)
  • Wood (9.8%)
  • Utility gas (0.8%)
  • Electricity (43.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (28.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20.4%)
  • Wood (6.7%)
  • Utility gas (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 99
Here:

4.2%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 32
Here:

2.9%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 76
Here:

10.1%
North Carolina:

20.2%

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 2002:

  • Construction - Elementary & Secondary Education: $299,000
    Libraries: $181,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000
    Higher Education - Other: $0
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $26,622,000
    Other Higher Education: $6,868,000
    Health Services - Other: $2,158,000
    General - Other: $1,824,000
    Welfare - Other: $1,742,000
    Solid Waste Management: $913,000
    Police Protection: $886,000
    Financial Administration: $811,000
    Housing & Community Development: $759,000
    Corrections - Other: $697,000
    Fire Protection: $649,000
    Libraries: $638,000
    Central Staff Services: $616,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $302,000
    General Public Buildings: $278,000
    Parks & Recreation: $249,000
    Welfare, Cash Assistance - Other: $244,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $189,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $64,000
    Air Transportation: $27,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $757,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $542,000
    Health: $40,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Welfare: $1,754,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Air Transportation: $1,138,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $714,000
    General - Other: $295,000
    Central Staff: $161,000
    Libraries: $111,000
    Other Higher Education: $62,000
    Solid Waste Management: $50,000
    General Public Building: $42,000
    Police Protection: $28,000
    Financial Administration: $27,000
    Parks & Recreation: $25,000
    Health - Other: $19,000
    Welfare - Other: $18,000
    Corrections - Other: $14,000
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $4,000
    Judicial: $3,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $28,324,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $55,000

Cherokee County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $6,000
  • Charges - All Other: $1,601,000
    Higher Education - Other: $937,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $817,000
    Solid Waste Management: $330,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $185,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,370,000
    Education: $594,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $531,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $594,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $356,000
    Interest Earnings: $212,000
    Rents: $141,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $28,401,000
    Public Welfare: $1,547,000
    General Support: $1,126,000
    All Other: $625,000
    Health & Hospitals: $478,000
    Housing & Community Development: $312,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,453,000
    Total General Sales: $4,459,000
    NEC: $504,000
    Other Selective Sales: $114,000

Cherokee County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $916,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, Education, NEC: $8,677,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,943,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Elementary and Secondary Education: $8,054,000
    Other, NEC: $3,569,000
    Water Utilities: $794,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Elementary and Secondary Education: $623,000
    Other, NEC: $374,000
    Water Utilities: $122,000

Cherokee County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $7,145,000

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
Cherokee County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Cherokee County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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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