Cherokee County NC Information


Cherokee County Subdivisions

Cherokee County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 29,020
Population in Households 28,584
Population in Familes 23,622
Population in Group Qrtrs 436
Population Density1 64
Diversity Index2 20


Median Household Income $37,286
Average Household Income $48,300
Per Capita Income $20,936


Total Housing Units 19,202 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,458 (49.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,969 (15.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,775 (35.3%)
Median Home Value $168,525
Average Home Value $192,263


Total Households 12,427
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 8,461
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.68% 0.99%
Households 0.68% 1.0%
Families 0.54% 0.92%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   2.48%


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, 2018 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 # 95 7th
Median Household Income # 78 23rd
Per Capita Income # 80 21st

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