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Cherokee County, South Carolina (SC)

County population in 2016: 57,746 (39% urban, 61% rural); it was 52,537 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 8,273
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 6,560
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 15,141
Renter-occupied apartments: 6,686 (it was 5,354 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

31%

Land area: 393 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 147 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Cherokee County: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (24.5%), Manufacturing (20.6%), Educational, health and social services (18.2%), Retail trade (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 53%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 39%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Cherokee County, South Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (73.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (19.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.2%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • Asian alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  39.4 years
South Carolina median age:  39.1 years
Males: 28,059  (48.6%)
Females: 29,687  (51.4%)

Cherokee County,SC real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Cherokee County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $37,701 ($33,787 in 1999)

This county:

$37,701
South Carolina:

$49,501

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $465 (lower quartile is $376, upper quartile is $593)
This county:

$465
State:

$653


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $96,884 (it was $66,600 in 2000)
Cherokee:

$96,884
South Carolina:

$153,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $53,095 - $159,933
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $939
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $290

Institutionalized population: 337

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

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 25
  • Robberies: 17
  • Assaults: 202
  • Burglaries: 390
  • Thefts: 1069
  • Auto thefts: 121

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

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 19
  • Robberies: 28
  • Assaults: 144
  • Burglaries: 391
  • Thefts: 1270
  • Auto thefts: 99
Cherokee County, SC map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 141 buildings, average cost: $96,700
  • 2008: 107 buildings, average cost: $90,400
  • 2009: 72 buildings, average cost: $94,600
  • 2010: 91 buildings, average cost: $96,500
  • 2011: 71 buildings, average cost: $98,400
  • 2012: 72 buildings, average cost: $103,100
  • 2013: 84 buildings, average cost: $97,300
  • 2014: 83 buildings, average cost: $104,700
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $601 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $416 (0.5%)

Cherokee County household income distribution in 2013 Cherokee County home values distribution in 2013 Cherokee County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 20.2%
Cherokee County:

20.2%
South Carolina:

15.3%
(15.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.3% for Black residents, 32.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 64.2% for American Indian residents, 40.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 16.9% for other race residents, 37.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 39.4 years old
(Males: 38.9 years old, Females: 39.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.7 years old, Black residents: 33.4 years old, American Indian residents: 38.8 years old, Asian residents: 35.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19.9 years old, Other race residents: 27.4 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cherokee County is $394 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $481 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $576 a month.

Cities in this county include: Gaffney, Macedonia, East Gaffney, Saratt, Blacksburg.

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

2012 air pollution in Cherokee County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.034 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Anderson County , Cabarrus County, North Carolina , Chesterfield County , Greenville County , Oconee County , Hoke County, North Carolina , Jackson County, North Carolina , Mecklenburg County, North Carolina .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.7%
South Carolina:

5.8%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 1,664
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 78.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,257 (48.4% naturalized citizens)

Cherokee County:

2.2%
Whole state:

4.8%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Cherokee County population
  • 312010 or later
  • 4692000 to 2009
  • 4561990 to 1999
  • 1861980 to 1989
  • 861970 to 1979
  • 100Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 69.8%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 14,513
  • One, attached: 238
  • Two: 563
  • 3 or 4: 637
  • 5 to 9: 899
  • 10 to 19: 228
  • 20 to 49: 133
  • 50 or more: 107
  • Mobile homes: 7,045
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 32

Housing units in Cherokee County with a mortgage: 6,302 (104 second mortgage, 420 home equity loan, 28 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,315

Here:

42.9% with mortgage
State:

58.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Cherokee County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant27,74884
Mainline Protestant2,83015
Black Protestant2,24310
Catholic1,1001
Other6442
None20,777-
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: 8
Cherokee County:

1.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

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

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 40
Cherokee County:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 41
This county:

7.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Cherokee County:

11.6%
South Carolina:

10.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Cherokee County:

29.6%
State:

29.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.5%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Cherokee County:

Average size of farms: 149 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $55,791
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $176.25
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.84%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 92.12%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $35,504
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 16.75%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $31,167
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.19%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.79
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.12%
Corn for grain: 46 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 175 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 82 harvested acres
Vegetables: 75 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 577 acres

Earthquake activity:

Cherokee County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 96.7 miles away from Cherokee County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 140.3 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 251.2 miles away from the county center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 173.3 miles away from the 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 230.5 miles away from Cherokee County center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 144.9 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:

  • South Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 30, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3378: October 06, 2016, FEMA Id: 3378, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2015 to October 23, 2015, Emergency Declared EM-3373: October 03, 2015, FEMA Id: 3373, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 19, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3369: February 12, 2014, FEMA Id: 3369, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Severe Ice Storm, Incident Period: December 15, 2005 to December 16, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1625: January 20, 2006, FEMA Id: 1625, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • South Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3233: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3233, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Tropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 06, 2004 to October 11, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1566: October 07, 2004, FEMA Id: 1566, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • South Carolina Severe Ice Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2004 to January 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1509: February 13, 2004, FEMA Id: 1509, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • South Carolina Severe Ice Storm, Incident Period: December 04, 2002 to December 06, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1451: January 08, 2003, FEMA Id: 1451, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • South Carolina Winter Storms, Incident Period: January 22, 2000 to February 01, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1313: January 31, 2000, FEMA Id: 1313, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: October 11, 1990 to October 28, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-881: October 22, 1990, FEMA Id: 881, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Cherokee County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Ice Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Production occupations (22%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (57%)
  • India (9%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • Laos (7%)
  • Japan (3%)
  • England (3%)
  • Guatemala (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Cherokee County


  • American (20%)
  • English (5%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • German (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • European (1%)

Cherokee County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 16,806 (86.4%)
  • Carpooled: 1,755 (9.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 35 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 296 (1.5%)
  • Walked: 257 (1.3%)
  • Worked at home: 257 (1.3%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 280 people in nursing homes
  • 225 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 86 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 72 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 44 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 12 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 9 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

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

  • 245 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 195 people in college/university student housing
  • 94 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 79 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 46 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 35 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 13 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $40,862.

4.40% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,651 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.40%
South Carolina average:

6.90%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.22% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($13,602 average AGI)
2.18% relocated from other states ($15,048 average AGI)
Cherokee County:

2.18%
South Carolina average:

3.58%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Spartanburg County, SC  1.28% ($26,221 average AGI)
from Cleveland County, NC  0.42% ($28,269)
from York County, SC  0.21% ($26,079)
from Greenville County, SC  0.19% ($35,514)
from Gaston County, NC  0.12% ($33,304)
from Rutherford County, NC  0.10% ($31,632)
from Union County, SC  0.10% ($22,789)


4.67% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,711 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.67%
South Carolina average:

6.53%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.71% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($16,360 average AGI)
1.96% relocated to other states ($13,351 average AGI)
Cherokee County:

1.96%
South Carolina average:

3.18%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Spartanburg County, SC  1.73% ($28,063 average AGI)
to Cleveland County, NC  0.34% ($40,145)
to Greenville County, SC  0.16% ($31,500)
to York County, SC  0.16% ($21,467)
to Gaston County, NC  0.14% ($25,923)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.08% ($27,067)
to Union County, SC  0.08% ($21,400)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.1

Births per 1000 population in Cherokee County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Cherokee County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 14.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Cherokee County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 20.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.1%
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: 9,412 (6,582 aged, 2,830 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,309 (9%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (658)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (495)
  • Other ill-defined heart diseases (486)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (470)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (466)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (440)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (287)
  • Unspecified dementia (256)
  • Congestive heart failure (196)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (174)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.86
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,614
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 232
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 48,226

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,166
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,272
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 16
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 84

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 88.5. This is more than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 123.3. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 69.7
  • Other - 53.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 57,746
  • In family households: 47,909 (6,419 male householders, 6,687 female householders)
    9,349 spouses, 18,629 children (17,068 natural, 486 adopted, 1,089 stepchildren), 2,542 grandchildren, 987 brothers or sisters, 675 parents, 1,397 other relatives, 1,331 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 9,002 (3,688 male householders (3,271 living alone)), 4,017 female householders (3,775 living alone)), 1,303 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 836

Size of family households: 7,082 2-persons, 2,659 3-persons, 2,021 4-persons, 1,039 5-persons, 279 6-persons, 49 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,048 1-person, 588 2-persons, 64 3-persons, 7 4-persons, 7 6-persons.

6,722 married couples with children.
4,855 single-parent households (984 men, 3,871 women).

95.9% of residents of Cherokee speak English at home.
3.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 21% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% speak English very well, 41% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $240,158,000 ($4,465 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,197,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $119,444,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $52,452,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,170,000
Federal grants: $58,524,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,278,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,290,000 ($692,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $257,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $8,420,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,123,000

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

Births: 3,910
Here:

73 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,033
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +175
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +310
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Cherokee County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 11.68 millions of gallons per day (1% from ground, 99% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.6

Year house built in Cherokee County, South Carolina Note: State values scaled to Cherokee County population
  • 1432014 or later
  • 7722010 to 2013
  • 3,5022000 to 2009
  • 5,4741990 to 1999
  • 3,3541980 to 1989
  • 3,7381970 to 1979
  • 2,4841960 to 1969
  • 2,0171950 to 1959
  • 9301940 to 1949
  • 1,7291939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Cherokee County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Cherokee County, South Carolina Note: State values scaled to Cherokee County population
  • 121 room
  • 492 rooms
  • 3573 rooms
  • 1,4594 rooms
  • 3,7265 rooms
  • 3,5216 rooms
  • 2,3427 rooms
  • 1,3928 rooms
  • 1,5649+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cherokee County, South Carolina Note: State values scaled to Cherokee County population
  • 861 room
  • 1572 rooms
  • 6103 rooms
  • 2,1734 rooms
  • 1,8345 rooms
  • 6406 rooms
  • 3457 rooms
  • 2938 rooms
  • 1329+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cherokee County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Cherokee County, South Carolina Note: State values scaled to Cherokee County population
  • 50no bedroom
  • 2761 bedroom
  • 2,5122 bedrooms
  • 8,7413 bedrooms
  • 2,2724 bedrooms
  • 5865+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cherokee County, South Carolina Note: State values scaled to Cherokee County population
  • 86no bedroom
  • 7371 bedroom
  • 2,5532 bedrooms
  • 2,5233 bedrooms
  • 2954 bedrooms
  • 465+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Cherokee County, South Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Cherokee County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Cherokee County population
  • 698no vehicle
  • 3,7201 vehicle
  • 5,3062 vehicles
  • 3,0963 vehicles
  • 1,2514 vehicles
  • 4185+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Cherokee County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Cherokee County population
  • 1,300no vehicle
  • 2,8561 vehicle
  • 1,5982 vehicles
  • 3943 vehicles
  • 954 vehicles
  • 135+ vehicles

87.4% of Cherokee County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 63% lived in South Carolina.

Cherokee County:

87.4%
State average:

85.2%

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

  • This state: 40,682
  • Other state: 15,354
  • Northeast: 1,849
  • Midwest: 2,555
  • South: 10,172
  • West: 685
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cherokee County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 65.1%Electricity
  • 19.3%Utility gas
  • 9.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.4%Wood
  • 1.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 81.6%Electricity
  • 11.7%Utility gas
  • 2.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%No fuel used
  • 1.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.2%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 477
Here:

7.6%
South Carolina:

9.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 193
Here:

5.8%
South Carolina:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 782
Here:

32.2%
South Carolina:

19.2%

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 2004:

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,531,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,822,000
    Health Services - Other: $1,425,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,353,000
    General - Other: $1,336,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,265,000
    Regular Highways: $1,218,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,115,000
    Financial Administration: $971,000
    Libraries: $345,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $274,000
    General Public Buildings: $116,000
    Welfare - Other: $26,000
    Fire Protection: $3,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $538,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health: $464,000
    Fire Protection: $426,000
    Judicial and Legal: $215,000
    General: $101,000
    Welfare: $66,000
    Central Staff Services: $28,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Welfare: $231,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $132,000
    Police Protection: $111,000
    General Public Building: $103,000
    Judicial: $81,000
    Financial Administration: $75,000
    Regular Highways: $74,000
    General - Other: $40,000
    Health - Other: $11,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $9,189,000

Cherokee County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,531,000
    Solid Waste Management: $116,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $479,000
    Housing & Community Development: $250,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $111,000
    General Support: $22,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,519,000
    Rents: $183,000
    Interest Earnings: $89,000
    Property Sale Other: $8,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $2,446,000
    Highways: $1,152,000
    All Other: $405,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,978,000
    NEC: $353,000
    Other Selective Sales: $102,000
    Public Utilities: $73,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,000

Cherokee County government finances - Debt in 2004:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $9,058,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $8,075,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $926,000

Cherokee County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $13,790,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,204,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,391
  • Number of aged recipients: 125
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,266
  • Number of recipients under 18: 228
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 890
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 273
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 575
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 620
Cherokee County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Cherokee County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 9 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)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED30$91,967432$78,6571,280$84,705110$20,6362$2,142,00085$46,682
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$83,50075$55,733191$80,5818$21,7500$08$53,375
APPLICATIONS DENIED16$76,125240$58,438700$79,82388$23,3860$027$56,667
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$153,50077$79,922326$78,52512$29,8330$04$72,750
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$08$72,87548$74,8543$31,6670$02$51,500
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 9 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED163$91,098225$102,8718$53,625
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED55$93,05587$111,1499$83,778
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$72,3758$84,1250$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN10$70,10017$102,4122$54,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$76,6673$87,6670$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Conventional Home Purchase Loans
Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value
Most common first names in Cherokee County, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James47969.8 years
Mary31677.0 years
William30972.1 years
John30471.5 years
Robert20068.9 years
Charles16167.0 years
Thomas11471.9 years
Willie10374.1 years
George9873.3 years
Annie9678.9 years
Most common last names in Cherokee County, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith21370.9 years
Martin19173.8 years
Littlejohn16570.2 years
Phillips15672.7 years
Blanton13774.3 years
White13673.9 years
Mullinax13469.7 years
Davis12173.2 years
Jones11873.6 years
Parker11272.4 years
Businesses in Cherokee County, SC
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Justice1
Ace Hardware1KFC1
Advance Auto Parts1La-Z-Boy1
Aeropostale1Lane Bryant1
American Eagle Outfitters1Lane Furniture2
Ann Taylor1Little Caesars Pizza1
Applebee's1Lowe's1
Arby's1McDonald's4
AutoZone1New York & Co1
Banana Republic1Nike3
Bath & Body Works1Olive Garden1
Blockbuster1Outback1
Brooks Brothers1Outback Steakhouse1
Burger King2Pac Sun1
CVS1Papa John's Pizza1
Catherines1Penske1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Chick-Fil-A1Pottery Barn1
Chico's1Pottery Barn Kids1
Clarks1Quality1
ColorTyme1RadioShack1
Cracker Barrel1Red Roof Inn1
Curves1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen2Rue211
Dennys1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza2Skechers USA1
DressBarn1Sleep Inn1
Dressbarn1Soma Intimates1
Dunkin Donuts1Starbucks1
Eddie Bauer1Super 81
FedEx7T-Mobile1
Ford1Taco Bell1
GNC1Toys"R"Us1
GameStop1U-Haul4
Gap1UPS4
Gymboree1Vans1
H&R Block2Waffle House3
Hilton1Walgreens1
J.Crew1Walmart1
Jones New York1Wendy's2
Journeys1YMCA2

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  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"