Cherokee County NC Information


Cherokee County Subdivisions

Cherokee County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 28,342
Daytime Population: Workers 10,302
Daytime Population: Residents 17,978
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 28,280
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 27,906
Population in Familes 22,948
Population in Group Qrtrs 436
Population Density2 62
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $35,702
Average Household Income $47,400
Per Capita Income $20,509


Total Housing Units 18,672 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,354 (50.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,754 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,564 (35.2%)
Median Home Value $166,100
Average Home Value $190,464


Total Households 12,108
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 8,237
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.45% 0.62%
Households 0.41% 0.6%
Families 0.24% 0.5%
Median Household Income   0.6%
Per Capita Income   1.96%


Cherokee County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cherokee County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 71 30th
Population Density # 76 25th
Diversity Index # 93 8th
Median Household Income # 82 19th
Per Capita Income # 79 22nd

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