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Cherokee County, Alabama (AL)

County population in 2019: 26,046 (14% urban, 86% rural); it was 23,988 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,011
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,334
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,942
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,281 (it was 1,777 in 2000)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

30%

Land area: 553 sq. mi.

Water area: 46.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 47 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Cherokee County: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (24.8%), Educational, health and social services (23.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 77%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Cherokee County, AL (2019)
    • 23,74491.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,2104.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4341.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2380.9%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1930.7%Two or more races
    • 630.2%Asian alone
Median resident age:

47.0 years
Alabama median age:

39.4 years
Males: 12,832  (49.3%)
Females: 13,214  (50.7%)
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Average household size:
Cherokee County:

2.0 people
Alabama:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $42,912 ($30,874 in 1999)
This county:

$42,912
Alabama:

$51,734

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $405 (lower quartile is $293, upper quartile is $493)
This county:

$405
State:

$597


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $133,172 (it was $63,500 in 2000)
Cherokee:

$133,172
Alabama:

$154,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $72,188 - $218,930
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,137
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $348

Institutionalized population: 283
Cherokee County, AL map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 18 buildings, average cost: $74,300
  • 1998: 15 buildings, average cost: $73,300
  • 1999: 43 buildings, average cost: $49,300
  • 2000: 14 buildings, average cost: $97,000
  • 2001: 21 buildings, average cost: $81,300
  • 2002: 27 buildings, average cost: $71,900
  • 2003: 24 buildings, average cost: $79,200
  • 2004: 18 buildings, average cost: $88,500
  • 2005: 27 buildings, average cost: $91,100
  • 2006: 47 buildings, average cost: $112,900
  • 2007: 34 buildings, average cost: $143,400
  • 2008: 16 buildings, average cost: $144,500
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $200,200
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $183,200
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2012: 9 buildings, average cost: $187,800
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $113,300
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $93,000
  • 2015: 5 buildings, average cost: $101,800
  • 2016: 6 buildings, average cost: $101,500
  • 2017: 11 buildings, average cost: $230,800
  • 2018: 8 buildings, average cost: $129,100
  • 2019: 26 buildings, average cost: $163,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Cherokee, AL residents
Average permit cost in Cherokee, AL
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $663 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $400 (0.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Cherokee, AL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Cherokee, AL in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Cherokee, AL in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 12.9%
Cherokee County:

12.9%
Alabama:

15.5%
(13.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.8% for Black residents, 11.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.8% for American Indian residents, 41.7% for other race residents, 33.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 47.0 years old
(Males: 45.8 years old, Females: 47.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.2 years old, Black residents: 52.7 years old, American Indian residents: 16.2 years old, Asian residents: 58.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 33.2 years old, Other race residents: 38.1 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cherokee County is $381 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $458 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $545 a month.

Cities in this county include: Mud Creek, Centre, Cedar Bluff, Leesburg, Sand Rock, Spring Garden, Broomtown, Gaylesville.

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

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Neighboring counties: Atoka County, Oklahoma , Barrow County, Georgia , Ventura County, California , St. Clair County , Gwinnett County, Georgia , Hall County, Georgia .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.7%
Alabama:

4.0%

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

Current college students: 571
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 224 (72.0% naturalized citizens)

Cherokee County:

0.9%
Whole state:

3.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 182010 or later
  • 852000 to 2009
  • 391990 to 1999
  • 741980 to 1989
  • 221970 to 1979
  • 62Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 46.4%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 11,136
  • One, attached: 22
  • Two: 213
  • 3 or 4: 209
  • 5 to 9: 177
  • 10 to 19: 120
  • 20 to 49: 202
  • 50 or more: 26
  • Mobile homes: 4,557
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 30

Housing units in Cherokee County with a mortgage: 3,214 (79 second mortgage, 175 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,272

Here:

37.5% with mortgage
State:

55.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Cherokee County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,86562
Mainline Protestant1,59016
Other-1
None13,534-
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: 4
Cherokee County:

1.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Cherokee County:

5.71 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 14
This county:

5.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Cherokee County:

13.3%
Alabama:

11.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Cherokee County:

30.7%
State:

31.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.3%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Cherokee County:

Average size of farms: 222 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $62,124
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $392.85
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 23.99%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 57.57%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $54,843
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 30.18%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 6.01%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $51,735
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.31%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.22
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.52%
Corn for grain: 2282 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 922 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 19861 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 4327 harvested acres
Vegetables: 71 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 57 acres

Earthquake activity:

Cherokee County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alabama state average. It is 107% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 21.4 miles away from Cherokee County center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 12.3 mi) earthquake occurred 21.4 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 108.2 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 180.9 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 146.0 miles away from Cherokee County center
On 12/12/2018 at 09:14:43, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MW, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 110.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Alabama Hurricane Zeta, Incident Period: October 28, 2020 - October 29, 2020, FEMA Id: 4573, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4503, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, And Flooding, Incident Period: February 19, 2019 - March 20, 2019, FEMA Id: 4426, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 23, 2015 to December 31, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4251: January 21, 2016, FEMA Id: 4251, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: April 27, 2011 to May 31, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3319: April 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3319, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2011 to May 31, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1971: April 28, 2011, FEMA Id: 1971, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Alabama Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 29, 2008 to September 03, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3292: August 30, 2008, FEMA Id: 3292, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3237: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3237, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 13, 2004 to September 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1549: September 15, 2004, FEMA Id: 1549, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 05, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1466: May 12, 2003, FEMA Id: 1466, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 11 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Cherokee County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 11, Storms: 9, Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 5, Winds: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Cherokee

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,701 (87.9%)
  • Carpooled: 465 (7.2%)
  • Bus: 21 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 66 (1.0%)
  • Walked: 70 (1.1%)
  • Worked at home: 162 (2.5%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)

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


  • Production occupations (24%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (44%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (13%)
  • Philippines (11%)
  • Venezuela (10%)
  • Chile (8%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • Canada (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Cherokee County


  • American (23%)
  • English (5%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • German (2%)
  • European (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

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

People in group quarters in Cherokee County, Alabama in 2000:

  • 274 people in nursing homes
  • 74 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally ill

People in group quarters in Cherokee County, Alabama in 2010:

  • 203 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 80 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $48,453.

5.90% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,371 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
Alabama average:

5.95%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.11% relocated from other counties in Alabama ($18,666 average AGI)
2.79% relocated from other states ($21,705 average AGI)
Cherokee County:

2.79%
Alabama average:

2.56%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Etowah County, AL  0.93% ($34,139 average AGI)
from Calhoun County, AL  0.78% ($31,583)
from DeKalb County, AL  0.77% ($34,627)
from Floyd County, GA  0.61% ($35,447)
from Chattooga County, GA  0.31% ($35,542)


5.26% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,898 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.26%
Alabama average:

5.97%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.95% relocated to other counties in Alabama ($20,628 average AGI)
2.31% relocated to other states ($20,270 average AGI)
Cherokee County:

2.31%
Alabama average:

2.59%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Calhoun County, AL  0.77% ($34,695 average AGI)
to Etowah County, AL  0.77% ($31,356)
to DeKalb County, AL  0.68% ($31,942)
to Floyd County, GA  0.57% ($42,795)
to Chattooga County, GA  0.26% ($40,150)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1

Births per 1000 population in Cherokee County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 12.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Cherokee County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Cherokee County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 13.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Cherokee County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Cherokee County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cherokee County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cherokee County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cherokee County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Cherokee County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,157 (3,789 aged, 1,368 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 470 (9%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (378)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (335)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (217)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (215)
  • Congestive heart failure (92)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (57)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (32)
  • Malignant neoplasm without specification of site (25)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (24)
  • Unspecified dementia (15)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 212.4. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 182.9
  • Other - 29.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 26,046
  • Male householders: 5,237 (1,507 living alone), Female householders: 5,669 (1,601 living alone)
  • 6,055 spouses (5,997 opposite-sex spouses), 490 unmarried partners, (490 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 6,397 children (5,649 natural, 382 adopted, 375 stepchildren), 1,021 grandchildren, 199 brothers or sisters, 166 parents, 26 foster children, 325 other relatives, 246 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 272

Size of family households: 3,854 2-persons, 1,381 3-persons, 1,333 4-persons, 625 5-persons, 133 6-persons, 44 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,105 1-person, 418 2-persons, 14 3-persons.

3,454 married couples with children.
846 single-parent households (272 men, 574 women).

98.4% of residents of Cherokee speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (43% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 31% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (13% speak English very well, 88% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $148,366,000 ($6,050 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $33,402,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $61,536,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $29,083,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,671,000
Federal grants: $20,211,000
Federal procurement contracts: $30,059,000 ($29,380,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,805,000 ($984,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $800,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $25,135,000
Federal Government insurance: $26,201,000

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

Births: 1,375
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,498
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +71
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +616
Here:

+25 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Cherokee County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.11 millions of gallons per day (39% from ground, 61% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.7

Year house built in Cherokee County, Alabama
  • Year house built in Cherokee County, Alabama
  • 4952014 or later
  • 3782010 to 2013
  • 3,1802000 to 2009
  • 3,6491990 to 1999
  • 2,6291980 to 1989
  • 2,7011970 to 1979
  • 1,8141960 to 1969
  • 9141950 to 1959
  • 3091940 to 1949
  • 5741939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Cherokee County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Cherokee County, Alabama
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Cherokee County, Alabama
  • 381 room
  • 1362 rooms
  • 1413 rooms
  • 8834 rooms
  • 1,7065 rooms
  • 2,1046 rooms
  • 1,3277 rooms
  • 8788 rooms
  • 1,2079+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cherokee County, Alabama
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cherokee County, Alabama
  • 381 room
  • 492 rooms
  • 2913 rooms
  • 5884 rooms
  • 8175 rooms
  • 4316 rooms
  • 1277 rooms
  • 688 rooms
  • 549+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cherokee County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Cherokee County, Alabama
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Cherokee County, Alabama
  • 46no bedroom
  • 2551 bedroom
  • 1,7192 bedrooms
  • 4,7433 bedrooms
  • 1,1244 bedrooms
  • 4765+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cherokee County, Alabama
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cherokee County, Alabama
  • 38no bedroom
  • 4461 bedroom
  • 9922 bedrooms
  • 9063 bedrooms
  • 964 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Cherokee County, Alabama in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Cherokee County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Cherokee County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 165no vehicle
  • 1,7961 vehicle
  • 3,3932 vehicles
  • 1,5993 vehicles
  • 9974 vehicles
  • 5475+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Cherokee County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Cherokee County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 315no vehicle
  • 1,0371 vehicle
  • 7142 vehicles
  • 2703 vehicles
  • 1034 vehicles
  • 445+ vehicles

90.5% of Cherokee County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Alabama.

Cherokee County:

90.5%
State average:

86.3%

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

  • This state: 13,564
  • Other state: 12,271
  • Northeast: 744
  • Midwest: 920
  • South: 10,231
  • West: 384
Year householders moved into unit in Cherokee County, AL
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cherokee County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 57.3%Electricity
  • 25.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.8%Utility gas
  • 4.1%Wood
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 62.8%Electricity
  • 17.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.7%Utility gas
  • 3.1%Other fuel
  • 2.1%Wood
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 147
Here:

6.2%
Alabama:

11.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 55
Here:

4.0%
Alabama:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 24
Here:

3.6%
Alabama:

12.5%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Cherokee County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $16,377,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,099,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $383,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $17,025,000
    Regular Highways: $3,818,000
    Financial Administration: $1,624,000
    General - Other: $227,000
    Central Staff Services: $188,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $182,000
    Air Transportation: $10,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $10,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $538,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,154,000
    General Local Government Support: $685,000
    Other: $247,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,541,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,460,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $811,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $730,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $835,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $37,000
    Rents: $13,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $368,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $282,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,708,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,914,000
    Property: $3,786,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $2,023,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $93,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $63,000
    Other License: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,810,000

Cherokee County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $16,377,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,099,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $383,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $17,025,000
    Regular Highways: $3,818,000
    Financial Administration: $1,624,000
    General - Other: $227,000
    Central Staff Services: $188,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $182,000
    Air Transportation: $10,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $10,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $538,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,154,000
    General Local Government Support: $685,000
    Other: $247,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,541,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,460,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $811,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $730,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $835,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $37,000
    Rents: $13,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $368,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $282,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,708,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,914,000
    Property: $3,786,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $2,023,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $93,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $63,000
    Other License: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,810,000

Cherokee County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $16,377,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,099,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $383,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $17,025,000
    Regular Highways: $3,818,000
    Financial Administration: $1,624,000
    General - Other: $227,000
    Central Staff Services: $188,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $182,000
    Air Transportation: $10,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $10,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $538,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,154,000
    General Local Government Support: $685,000
    Other: $247,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,541,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,460,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $811,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $730,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $835,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $37,000
    Rents: $13,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $368,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $282,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,708,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,914,000
    Property: $3,786,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $2,023,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $93,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $63,000
    Other License: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,810,000

Cherokee County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $16,377,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,099,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $383,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $17,025,000
    Regular Highways: $3,818,000
    Financial Administration: $1,624,000
    General - Other: $227,000
    Central Staff Services: $188,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $182,000
    Air Transportation: $10,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $10,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $538,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,154,000
    General Local Government Support: $685,000
    Other: $247,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,541,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,460,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $811,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $730,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $835,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $37,000
    Rents: $13,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $368,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $282,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,708,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,914,000
    Property: $3,786,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $2,023,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $93,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $63,000
    Other License: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,810,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 922
  • Number of aged recipients: 101
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 821
  • Number of recipients under 18: 104
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 624
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 194
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 432
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 478
Most common first names in Cherokee County, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James14971.0 years
John12672.5 years
William12274.4 years
Mary11573.5 years
Robert10969.6 years
Charles7167.1 years
Willie5577.1 years
Annie5280.2 years
George4872.7 years
Thomas4872.8 years
Most common last names in Cherokee County, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Davis7376.5 years
Smith7174.2 years
Johnson5676.7 years
Green4473.0 years
Jordan4077.6 years
Daniel4072.9 years
Bishop3674.2 years
Roberts3373.3 years
Tucker3269.8 years
Abernathy3179.5 years
Businesses in Cherokee County, AL
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1SONIC Drive-In1
Days Inn1Subway4
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell1
FedEx1U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS1
KFC1Waffle House1
Kmart1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1