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Cherokee County, AL


Designated Market Area: Birmingham, AL
USDA County Type (2015): Low Employment
American Communities Project County Type (2023): Evangelical Hubs

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2022 population: 25,302   ( 687 from 2010)
Land area: 553.5 square miles
Population density: 45.7 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:23,034 91.04% 3.7%
Black:1,0093.99% 16.3%
Indian:1690.67% 38.5%
Asian:1080.43% 116.0%
2+ races:4551.80% 31.1%
Hispanic:5272.08% 64.7%
Total non-White:2,2688.96% 10.1%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:549 11.0
Deaths:1,07121.4
Net Migration: 82016.4
Net Immigration: 210.4
Change in White population:-895 -3.4
Change in Non-White pop.:208 0.8




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
25,989
23,92992.07%
1,2064.64%
1220.47%
500.19%
3471.34%
3201.23%
2,0607.93%

2000
23,988
22,16492.40%
1,3275.53%
740.31%
320.13%
1840.77%
2040.85%
1,8247.60%

1990
19,543
18,13592.80%
1,2776.53%
300.15%
120.06%
n/a
890.46%
1,4087.20%

1980
18,760
17,08491.07%
1,5248.12%
280.15%
140.07%
n/a
1100.59%
1,6768.93%

1970
15,606
14,10890.40%
1,4589.34%
40.03%
80.05%
n/a
240.15%
1,498 9.60%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
2,416 10.1
2,59010.8
6162.6
1700.7
1,765 7.4
236 1.0
1990's
NumberRate
2,575 13.2
2,40312.3
2,44912.5
460.2
4,029 20.6
416 2.1
1980's
NumberRate
2,170 11.6
1,969 10.5
706 3.8
n/a
1,051 5.6
-268 -1.4
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
2,250 14.4
n/a
2,976 19.1
178 1.1

Age, Family & Household Data for Cherokee County, AL

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
46.8
4,726 18.7%
20,576 81.3%
5,827 23.0%
9,997
2.48
6,609 66.1%
5,257 79.5%
329 5.0%
3,388 33.9%

2010
NumberPercent
43.9
5,566 21.4%
20,423 78.6%
4,651 17.9%
10,626
2.42
7,493 70.5%
5,874 78.4%
536 7.2%
3,133 29.5%

2000
NumberPercent
39.8
5,296 22.1%
18,692 77.9%
3,835 16.0%
9,718
2.43
7,215 74.2%
6,040 83.7%
394 5.5%
2,503 25.8%

1990
NumberPercent
36.4
4,623 23.7%
14,920 76.3%
2,889 14.8%
7,452
2.61
5,850 78.5%
5,026 85.9%
275 4.7%
1,602 21.5%

1980
NumberPercent
31.8
5,410 28.8%
13,350 71.2%
2,335 12.4%
6,483
2.89
5,373 82.9%
4,755 88.5%
230 4.3%
1,110 17.1%

2022 Housing Data for Cherokee County, AL

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units14,687 
Median Value$158,700 
Occupied9,99768.1%
Vacant4,69031.9%
Owned7,97279.7%
Rented2,02520.3%
Median Rent$700 
Single-Family Units10,12568.9%
    Detached10,07068.6%
    Attached550.4%
Buldings with 5+ Units3022.1%
Mobile Homes3,94526.9%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Cherokee County, AL

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0004544.5%
$10,000 to $14,9996006.0%
$15,000 to $19,9997397.4%
$20,000 to $24,9996546.5%
$25,000 to $29,9996406.4%
$30,000 to $34,9995465.5%
$35,000 to $39,9995725.7%
$40,000 to $44,9996346.3%
$45,000 to $49,9994584.6%
$50,000 to $59,9995605.6%
$60,000 to $74,9991,11511.2%
$75,000 to $99,9991,15011.5%
$100,000 to $124,9995935.9%
$125,000 to $149,9995755.8%
$150,000 to $199,9994044.0%
$200,000 or more3033.0%
Median Household Income46,621 
Per Capita Income28,422 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to state87 
Compared to U.S.71 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI6176.2%
Public Assistance1611.6%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps1,14911.5%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed9,52964.2%
Unemployed4252.9%
In Armed Forces00.0%
Total Labor Force9,95467.1%
Not in Labor Force4,89132.9%
Real Unemployment Rate 35.8%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector4,0332,93057.9%
Non-Profit12625932.7%
Self-Employed76822177.7%
Local Government36967235.4%
State Government14855920.9%
Federal Government677945.9%
Total Private + Self4,8013,15160.4%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.7101,56931.2%
Total5,5114,72053.9%
Pct. Govt.18.5%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts1,37613.4%
Sales and Office Occupations1,73116.8%
Professional, Technical2,18121.2%
Service Occupations1,68816.4%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing80.1%
All others3,31232.2%
White Collar 51.4%
Industry
 Number%
Manufacturing1,96619.1%
Health care and social assistance1,55415.1%
Retail trade1,20111.7%
Educational services9929.6%
Construction9219.0%
Accommodation and food services7046.8%
Public administration7016.8%
Other services5715.6%
Transportation and warehousing4584.5%
Finance and insurance2382.3%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting2232.2%
Professional, scientific, technical1791.7%
Utilities1751.7%
Wholesale trade1221.2%
Information1131.1%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.680.7%
Arts, entertainment, recreation630.6%
Real estate and rental and leasing390.4%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Cherokee County, AL

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican3991.59%
Puerto Rican60.02%
Cuban00.00%
Dominican110.04%
Total Central American30.01%
Costa Rican00.00%
Guatemalan00.00%
Honduran20.01%
Nicaraguan00.00%
Panamanian00.00%
Salvadoran10.00%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American440.18%
Argentinean00.00%
Bolivian00.00%
Chilean110.04%
Colombian330.13%
Ecuadorian00.00%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian00.00%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan00.00%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic160.06%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Vietnamese210.08%
Filipino60.02%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English23,35597.6%
Spanish4071.7%
Korean340.1%
German, other Germanic340.1%
Vietnamese210.1%
Chinese180.1%
French, Haitian, Cajun130.1%
Other130.1%
Other Indo-European120.1%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
American3,77715.1%
English3,11812.4%
Irish2,54210.1%
German1,6396.5%
Scottish5542.2%
French2871.1%
Italian2761.1%
Portuguese2761.1%
African2441.0%
European2210.9%
Dutch1950.8%
Russian1890.8%
Scotch-Irish1750.7%
Welsh1680.7%
Polish920.4%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen24,73398.7%
Not a citizen3361.3%
Native24,57698.0%
Foreign-born4932.0%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Cherokee County, AL

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
1,225 6.6%2,123 11.5%6,678 36.1%5,794 31.3%1,530 8.3%1,173 6.3%
  Average years of education: 12.5
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 1,225 6.6%
9-12 Years 2,123 11.5%
H.S. Grad or GED 6,678 36.1%
Some College 5,794 31.3%
Bach. Degree 1,530 8.3%
Grad Degree 1,173 6.3%
Average years of education: 12.5

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Cherokee County, AL

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 9,659 8,702 957 9.9% 6.8%
1991 9,626 8,805 821 8.5% 7.3%
1992 9,553 8,876 677 7.1% 7.5%
1993 9,652 9,054 598 6.2% 7.2%
1994 10,006 9,382 624 6.2% 6.2%
1995 10,146 9,515 631 6.2% 5.9%
1996 10,510 10,049 461 4.4% 5.2%
1997 10,731 10,298 433 4.0% 4.9%
1998 10,311 9,859 452 4.4% 4.5%
1999 10,222 9,720 502 4.9% 4.7%
2000 11,378 10,862 516 4.5% 4.6%
2001 11,406 10,881 525 4.6% 5.2%
2002 11,591 11,039 552 4.8% 5.9%
2003 11,977 11,392 585 4.9% 6.0%
2004 12,072 11,501 571 4.7% 5.6%
2005 12,012 11,493 519 4.3% 4.4%
2006 11,864 11,367 497 4.2% 4.0%
2007 12,012 11,500 512 4.3% 4.1%
2008 11,999 11,287 712 5.9% 5.8%
2009 11,715 10,460 1,255 10.7% 10.1%
2010 11,466 10,267 1,199 10.5% 10.4%
2011 11,473 10,369 1,104 9.6% 9.6%
2012 11,278 10,350 928 8.2% 8.2%
2013 11,392 10,627 765 6.7% 7.3%
2014 11,407 10,748 659 5.8% 6.7%
2015 11,132 10,521 611 5.5% 6.1%
2016 11,241 10,671 570 5.1% 5.9%
2017 11,309 10,834 475 4.2% 4.6%
2018 11,637 11,222 415 3.6% 3.9%
2019 11,726 11,386 340 2.9% 3.0%
2020 11,513 10,983 530 4.6% 5.9%
2021 11,686 11,390 296 2.5% 3.4%
2022 11,696 11,422 274 2.3% 2.6%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com