Cherokee, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Cherokee, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Cherokee Census Designated Place had a population of 2,317 as of July 1, 2016. Cherokee ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cherokee is located at latitude 35.486 and longitude -83.3011 in Swain County. The formal boundaries for the Cherokee Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Swain County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,985 feet.

The Cherokee Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629369) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Cherokee Census Designated Place is located within Township of Charleston, a minor civil division (MCD) of Swain County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cherokee population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cherokee: Elawa diyi.


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Cherokee Census Designated Place, NC Boundary Map



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Cherokee, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,317
Population in Households 2,299
Population in Familes 1,804
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density1 192
Diversity Index2 53
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 900
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 573
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,147 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 567 (49.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 333 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 247 (21.5%)
Median Home Value $105,000
Average Home Value $147,007
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $24,411
Average Household Income $32,763
Per Capita Income $12,869
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.29% 0.77%
Households 1.13% 0.61%
Families 0.75% 0.52%
Median Household Income   0.81%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Cherokee, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cherokee to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 294 60th
Population Density1 # 645 13th
Diversity Index2 # 296 60th
Median Household Income # 714 4th
Per Capita Income # 725 2nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.