Cherokee, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 4,905 (89% urban, 11% rural).
Population change since 2000: -8.6%
 
Males: 2,330  (47.5%)
Females: 2,575  (52.5%)
Median resident age:

44.5 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 51012.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $46,359 (it was $31,240 in 2000)
Cherokee:

$46,359
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,997 (it was $17,846 in 2000)

Cherokee city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $98,976 (it was $54,500 in 2000)
Cherokee:

$98,976
IA:

$149,100

Median gross rent in 2017: $643.

March 2019 cost of living index in Cherokee: 75.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 17.4%
(16.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.3% for Black residents, 27.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 47.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Cherokee, IA (2017)
    • 4,73791.5%White alone
    • 2254.3%Hispanic
    • 661.3%Black alone
    • 350.7%Asian alone
    • 330.6%American Indian alone
    • 260.5%Two or more races
    • 110.2%Other race alone

Races in Cherokee detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 34 registered sex offenders living in Cherokee, Iowa as of September 20, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Cherokee is 152 to 1.


Crime rates in Cherokee by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(19.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(64.5)
1
(18.9)
2
(37.9)
1
(19.4)
1
(19.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(58.3)
7
(138.5)
5
(101.8)
0
(0.0)
28
(604.9)
43
(923.9)
16
(303.0)
16
(303.5)
12
(233.1)
14
(271.2)
14
(274.3)
22
(441.5)
14
(282.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
27
(525.1)
14
(277.0)
21
(427.6)
6
(127.1)
17
(367.2)
34
(730.6)
19
(359.8)
20
(379.4)
23
(446.7)
14
(271.2)
14
(274.3)
15
(301.0)
4
(80.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
110
(2,139)
71
(1,405)
68
(1,385)
68
(1,441)
47
(1,015)
50
(1,074)
64
(1,212)
36
(682.9)
54
(1,049)
44
(852.2)
40
(783.7)
52
(1,044)
25
(504.6)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(77.8)
6
(118.7)
0
(0.0)
5
(105.9)
2
(43.2)
4
(85.9)
5
(94.7)
3
(56.9)
2
(38.8)
3
(58.1)
5
(98.0)
2
(40.1)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)155.8112.8105.775.0190.8343.8157.0149.5177.3127.4113.2154.398.5

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City-data.com crime index in Cherokee, IA

Crime rate in Cherokee detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 9 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.65
Iowa average:

1.47
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Ancestries: German (37.2%), American (12.5%), Irish (11.1%), English (5.8%), Swedish (2.9%), Norwegian (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/5/1873

Land area: 6.41 square miles.

Population density: 765 people per square mile   (low).

Cherokee, Iowa map

91 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.8%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,250 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,110 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (46.4 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (105.8 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (407.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Meriden, IA (2.3 miles),
Aurelia, IA (2.5 miles ),
Larrabee, IA (2.8 miles),
Cleghorn, IA (3.0 miles ),
Quimby, IA (3.1 miles ),
Calumet, IA (3.7 miles),
Alta, IA (3.7 miles ),
Marcus, IA (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 42.75 N, Longitude: 95.55 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +980 (+18.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,706 (68.9%)

Area code: 712

Distribution of median household income in Cherokee, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Cherokee, IA in 2017
Cherokee satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $90,200
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $134,700
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $103,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $145,300
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $151,700
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $179,600
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $138,100
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $231,200
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $213,800
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $185,000
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $220,500
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $196,400
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $305,000
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $365,500
  • 2013: 14 buildings, average cost: $190,400
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $243,300
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $401,300
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $280,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $400,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Cherokee, IA residents
Average permit cost in Cherokee, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.6%
Iowa:

2.8%
Most common industries in Cherokee, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.4%)
  • Food (12.5%)
  • Construction (9.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.3%)
  • Educational services (5.2%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (20.0%)
  • Construction (15.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.9%)
  • Health care (6.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.2%)
  • Educational services (3.7%)
  • Public administration (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.7%)
  • Educational services (6.9%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Food (4.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Cherokee, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Food processing workers (5.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.3%)
  • Food processing workers (8.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.9%)
  • Construction laborers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.2%)
  • Cashiers (4.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.6%)
  • Registered nurses (4.5%)

Average climate in Cherokee, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Cherokee-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 76% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/23/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.3 miles away from the Cherokee city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/27/1995, a category F4 tornado 38.5 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cherokee-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 203.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 218.5 miles away from Cherokee center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 169.9 miles away from the city center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 102.7 miles away from Cherokee center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 163.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 205.5 miles away from Cherokee center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cherokee County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cherokee topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Cherokee:

  • CHEROKEE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 300 SIOUX VALLEY DRIVE)
  • MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE (1200 NORTH CEDAR LOOP)
  • CAREAGE HOME CARE (212 WEST BLUFF STREET)
  • CHEROKEE REG MED CTR-- HOME CHOICE PUBLIC HEALTH (1000 SOUTH SECOND STREET-PRACTICE LOCATION)
  • CAREAGE HILLS REHABILITATION AND HEALTHCARE (725 NORTH SECOND STREET)
  • CHEROKEE VILLA NURSING AND REHAB (1011 NORTH ROOSEVELT)
  • COUNTRY SIDE ESTATES (921 RIVERVIEW DRIVE)

Airports and heliports located in Cherokee:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cherokee:

  • Buena Vista University (about 19 miles; Storm Lake, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,522)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 45 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 58 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • University of South Dakota (about 70 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 71 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Wayne State College (about 83 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 85 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)

Public high school in Cherokee:

Public elementary/middle schools in Cherokee:

See full list of schools located in Cherokee

Library in Cherokee:

  • CHEROKEE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $269,968; Location: 215 S 2ND ST; 32,382 books; 2,158 audio materials; 2,522 video materials; 25 state licensed databases; 117 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Cherokee: Cherokee Water Plant (A), Cherokee Golf and Country Club (B), Cherokee County Fairground (C), Cherokee (D), First Farmers Co-op Company Elevator (E), Cherokee Fire Department (F), Sanford Museum and Planetarium (G), Cherokee Public Library (H), Cherokee Law Enforcement Center (I), Cherokee County Courthouse (J), Health Science Library (K), Tallman Museum (L), Cherokee City Hall (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Cherokee include: Grace Baptist Church (A), Bethlehem Lutheran Church (B), Trinity Lutheran Church (C), First Church of Christ (D), Saint Pauls United Methodist Church (E), Immaculate Conception Church (F), Assembly of God Breath of Life Church (G), Presbyterian Church (H), Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oak Hill Cemetery (1), Mental Health Institute Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Railroad Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Cherokee include: Spring Lake Park (1), Wescott Park (2), Old Cherokee Fort Historical Marker (3), Gillette Park (4), Central Park (5), Sam Doupe Ball Complex (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Depot Renovation Inc (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 119 South 4th Street), Sanford Museum & Planetarium (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 117 East Willow Street).

Hotels: Super 8 Cherokee IA (1400 North 2nd Street), Skyline Motel (768 North 2nd Street), Super 8 Motel (1400 North 2nd Street), Best Western La Grande Haciend (1401 North 2nd Street).

Courts: Iowa State - Juvenile Court Services (1231 West Cedar Loop), Cherokee County - Court Hearing Room (Court House), Iowa State - Magistrate Court (Court House), Iowa State - Clerk Of Court (Court House), Cherokee County - Juvenile Court Services (1251 West Cedar Loop Ofc), Cherokee County - Clerk Of Court (Court House).

Birthplace of: Adam Timmerman - 2005 NFL player (St. Louis Rams, born: Aug 14, 1971), Ben F. Laposky - Recipient of the Purple Heart medal, Guy Gillette - Politician, John Dale Ryan - Air Force Chief of Staff, Ken Nordine - Radio actor, Royal C. Johnson - Politician, Dan Huseman - Politician, Dennis Stanford - Prominent archaeologist at the Smithsonian., Harold D. Schuster - EditorFilm director, Joseph A. Green - General.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Cherokee that have no violations reported:

  • CHEROKEE WATER SUPPLY - PLANT 1 (Address: CITY HALL 416 W MAIN ST , Population served: 5,663, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CHEROKEE RWS - CHEROKEE SUBSYSTEM (Population served: 2,875, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CHEROKEE RWS- MILL CREEK SUBSYSTEM (Population served: 1,400, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

57.8%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.6%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Cherokee in 2010:

  • 164 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 117 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 9 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 6 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 5 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Cherokee in 2000:

  • 139 people in nursing homes
  • 61 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 31 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 12 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 12 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 10 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 3 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Banks with branches in Cherokee (2011 data):

  • Central Bank: Cherokee Branch at 2 Bow Drive, branch established on 1923/01/01; Cherokee Central Trust Branch at 201 West Main Street, branch established on 1931/05/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $459.8 mil, Deposits: $392.7 mil, headquarters in Storm Lake, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Commercial Financial Corp
  • State Savings Bank: Valley B & T Branch at 200 South Second Street, branch established on 1985/01/25. Info updated 2011/10/07: Bank assets: $85.8 mil, Deposits: $77.0 mil, headquarters in Creston, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Bedford Bancorp, Inc.
  • Cherokee State Bank: at 212 West Willow Street, branch established on 1888/10/08. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $182.7 mil, Deposits: $152.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Cherokee:

Marital status in Cherokee, IA
  • Never married: 23.9%
  • Now married: 44.4%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 11.5%
  • Divorced: 18.1%

For population 25 years and over in Cherokee:

  • High school or higher: 86.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Cherokee
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cherokee, IA (based on Cherokee County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,51713
Evangelical Protestant2,16314
Catholic2,0592
Other1913
None4,142-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Here:

2.57 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Here:

8.56 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Cherokee County:

8.56 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Cherokee County:

9.1%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Cherokee County:

27.4%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Cherokee County:

13.8%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Cherokee:

48.7%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Cherokee:

43.5%
State:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Cherokee:

28.6
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

24.4%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.3%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.5%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Here:

52.4%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Cherokee:

74.4%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Cherokee, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 7$28,117$48,2010$0
Streets and Highways 3$11,304$45,2160$0
Sewerage 3$10,458$41,8320$0
Parks and Recreation 3$11,488$45,9523$1,977
Financial Administration 3$19,023$76,0920$0
Water Supply 2$7,887$47,3221$1,417
Local Libraries 2$8,047$48,2827$4,918
Firefighters 2$7,606$45,6361$1,329
Police - Other 1$3,753$45,0360$0
Other Government Administration 1$1,107$13,2840$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$122
Totals for Government 27$108,790$48,35113$9,763

Cherokee government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $662,000 ($134.96)
    Sewerage: $200,000 ($40.77)
    Parks and Recreation: $123,000 ($25.08)
    Water Utilities: $87,000 ($17.74)
    General - Other: $73,000 ($14.88)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $977,000 ($199.18)
    Police Protection: $715,000 ($145.77)
    Water Utilities: $680,000 ($138.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $598,000 ($121.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $566,000 ($115.39)
    Regular Highways: $552,000 ($112.54)
    Libraries: $258,000 ($52.60)
    Local Fire Protection: $220,000 ($44.85)
    Central Staff Services: $207,000 ($42.20)
    Financial Administration: $153,000 ($31.19)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $52,000 ($10.60)
    General - Other: $27,000 ($5.50)
    Air Transportation: $23,000 ($4.69)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $17,000 ($3.47)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $16,000 ($3.26)
    General Public Buildings: $14,000 ($2.85)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($0.20)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $258,000 ($52.60)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $64,000 ($13.05)
    Parks and Recreation: $31,000 ($6.32)
    Police Protection: $30,000 ($6.12)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $9,000 ($1.83)
    Water Utilities: $7,000 ($1.43)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($0.61)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($0.20)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,630,000 ($332.31)

Cherokee government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,245,000 ($253.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $616,000 ($125.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $118,000 ($24.06)
    Other: $30,000 ($6.12)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $11,000 ($2.24)
    Parking Facilities: $2,000 ($0.41)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $372,000 ($75.84)
    Housing and Community Development: $5,000 ($1.02)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $19,000 ($3.87)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $132,000 ($26.91)
    Special Assessments: $86,000 ($17.53)
    Sale of Property: $41,000 ($8.36)
    Fines and Forfeits: $33,000 ($6.73)
    Rents: $16,000 ($3.26)
    Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($1.83)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $947,000 ($193.07)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $503,000 ($102.55)
    Other: $18,000 ($3.67)
  • Tax - Property: $2,115,000 ($431.19)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $547,000 ($111.52)
    Public Utilities Sales: $271,000 ($55.25)
    Other Selective Sales: $83,000 ($16.92)
    Other License: $19,000 ($3.87)

Cherokee government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,848,000 ($1803.87)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,756,000 ($1785.12)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,300,000 ($265.04)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,208,000 ($246.28)

Cherokee government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,859,000 ($786.75)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $38,000 ($7.75)

4.24% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,010 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.24%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Buena Vista County, IA  0.68% ($41,182 average AGI)
from Woodbury County, IA  0.41% ($31,200)


4.33% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,844 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.33%
Iowa average:

6.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Buena Vista County, IA  0.51% ($38,400 average AGI)
Businesses in Cherokee, IA
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1Nike2
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
FedEx1RadioShack1
Ford1Subway1
H&R Block1Super 81
Kmart1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1UPS1
Lane Furniture2

Strongest AM radio stations in Cherokee:

  • KCHE (1440 AM; 1 kW; CHEROKEE, IA; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSCJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KWSL (1470 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cherokee:

  • K208DS (89.5 FM; CHEROKEE, IA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KCHE-FM (92.1 FM; CHEROKEE, IA; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBVU-FM (97.5 FM; ALTA, IA; Owner: BUENA VISTA UNIVERSITY)
  • KTFG (102.9 FM; SIOUX RAPIDS, IA; Owner: DONALD A. SWANSON)
  • KAYL-FM (101.7 FM; STORM LAKE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KGLI (95.5 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KWIT (90.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WESTERN IOWA TECH COMM. COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Cherokee:

  • KMEG (Channel 14; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTH (Channel 44; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF SIOUX CITY)
  • KTIV (Channel 4; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KCAU-TV (Channel 9; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS CO.LTD.)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
Cherokee fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Cherokee fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 30Number of bridges
  • 308ft / 93.6mTotal length
  • 36,022Total average daily traffic
  • 3,746Total average daily truck traffic
  • 35,272Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Cherokee, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 21940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 62000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Cherokee, IA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Cherokee)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Cherokee, IA)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Cherokee)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Cherokee)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 17 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 22. The highest number of fire incidents - 40 took place in 2009, and the least - 0 in 2010. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Cherokee, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (44.5%), and Structure Fires (34.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Cherokee, IA
    • 16744.5%Outside Fires
    • 12834.1%Structure Fires
    • 4712.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 338.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Cherokee, IA
Most common first names in Cherokee, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7177.2 years
Mary6080.1 years
Robert4875.7 years
James4570.0 years
William4177.5 years
George3979.9 years
Helen3478.8 years
Anna3286.9 years
Walter3079.4 years
Fred2979.9 years
Most common last names in Cherokee, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson5979.8 years
Anderson3979.0 years
Nelson3580.3 years
Miller2869.6 years
Smith2679.1 years
Peterson2681.3 years
Rupp2174.7 years
Clark2076.0 years
Carlson1781.2 years
Robinson1577.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Cherokee, IA
  • 81.3%Utility gas
  • 15.9%Electricity
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Cherokee, IA
  • 64.6%Utility gas
  • 28.1%Electricity
  • 4.5%Other fuel
  • 1.6%No fuel used
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Cherokee compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Cherokee on our top lists:

  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: material moving occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: material moving occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards (population 1,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in training schools for juvenile delinquents (population 1,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children (population 1,000+)"
There are 14 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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Total of 5 patent applications in 2008-2020.