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Cherokee County, GA


Metropolitan Statistical Area: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
Designated Market Area: Atlanta, GA-AL-NC
USDA County Type (2015): Retirement Destination
American Communities Project County Type (2023): Exurbs

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2022 population: 281,278   ( 66,932 from 2010)
Land area: 421.1 square miles
Population density: 668.0 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:214,363 76.21% 23.0%
Black:21,3827.60% 83.8%
Indian:5910.21% 10.3%
Asian:7,1062.53% 99.2%
2+ races:5,4851.95% 65.6%
Hispanic:32,35111.50% 57.3%
Total non-White:66,91523.79% 66.9%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:6,322 11.9
Deaths:4,7759.0
Net Migration: 12,58923.6
Net Immigration: 5931.1
Change in White population:40,120 18.7
Change in Non-White pop.:26,812 12.5




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
214,346
174,24381.29%
11,6335.43%
5360.25%
3,5681.66%
3,3131.55%
20,5669.59%
40,10318.71%

2000
141,903
127,61889.93%
3,4832.45%
4200.30%
1,1590.82%
1,4050.99%
7,6955.42%
14,28510.07%

1990
90,204
86,77996.20%
1,5911.76%
3760.42%
3480.39%
n/a
1,1101.23%
3,4253.80%

1980
51,699
50,17897.06%
1,0412.01%
270.05%
1740.34%
n/a
2550.49%
1,5212.94%

1970
31,059
29,63195.40%
1,3434.32%
190.06%
150.05%
n/a
460.15%
1,428 4.60%

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

2000's
NumberRate
28,400 20.0
8,5396.0
49,53234.9
4,2293.0
46,625 32.9
25,818 18.2
1990's
NumberRate
19,530 21.7
5,9596.6
41,52546.0
1,0521.2
40,839 45.3
10,860 12.0
1980's
NumberRate
13,136 25.4
3,920 7.6
30,062 58.1
n/a
36,601 70.8
1,904 3.7
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
15,878 51.1
n/a
20,547 66.2
93 0.3

Age, Family & Household Data for Cherokee County, GA

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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
39.7
63,058 22.4%
218,220 77.6%
40,371 14.4%
97,023
2.75
73,261 75.5%
59,853 81.7%
4,788 6.5%
23,762 24.5%

2010
NumberPercent
36.3
58,920 27.5%
155,426 72.5%
19,698 9.2%
75,936
2.80
57,876 76.2%
46,976 81.2%
4,384 7.6%
18,060 23.8%

2000
NumberPercent
33.8
39,944 28.1%
101,959 71.9%
9,349 6.6%
49,562
2.84
39,409 79.5%
33,849 85.9%
2,255 5.7%
10,153 20.5%

1990
NumberPercent
30.8
25,305 28.1%
64,899 71.9%
6,349 7.0%
31,404
2.85
26,032 82.9%
22,920 88.0%
1,105 4.2%
5,372 17.1%

1980
NumberPercent
28.3
16,873 32.6%
34,826 67.4%
4,073 7.9%
16,829
3.04
14,519 86.3%
13,008 89.6%
602 4.1%
2,310 13.7%

2022 Housing Data for Cherokee County, GA

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units101,159 
Median Value$358,400 
Occupied97,02395.9%
Vacant4,1364.1%
Owned75,14877.5%
Rented21,87522.5%
Median Rent$1,580 
Single-Family Units86,78185.8%
    Detached81,62380.7%
    Attached5,1585.1%
Buldings with 5+ Units10,07110.0%
Mobile Homes2,9502.9%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Cherokee County, GA

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0002,8312.9%
$10,000 to $14,9991,8061.9%
$15,000 to $19,9992,1262.2%
$20,000 to $24,9992,1472.2%
$25,000 to $29,9992,5402.6%
$30,000 to $34,9992,7722.9%
$35,000 to $39,9992,3802.5%
$40,000 to $44,9992,3042.4%
$45,000 to $49,9992,7902.9%
$50,000 to $59,9995,1515.3%
$60,000 to $74,9998,8989.2%
$75,000 to $99,99912,27712.7%
$100,000 to $124,99911,97812.3%
$125,000 to $149,9999,3639.7%
$150,000 to $199,99913,44313.9%
$200,000 or more14,21714.7%
Median Household Income100,824 
Per Capita Income45,334 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to state116 
Compared to U.S.111 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI2,5792.7%
Public Assistance1,1351.2%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps4,0564.2%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed117,31776.8%
Unemployed4,5413.0%
In Armed Forces1890.1%
Total Labor Force122,04779.9%
Not in Labor Force30,75120.1%
Real Unemployment Rate 23.1%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector57,63543,42757.0%
Non-Profit2,9194,98936.9%
Self-Employed9,5537,08257.4%
Local Government4,2207,04237.5%
State Government6121,40430.4%
Federal Government1,36882062.5%
Total Private + Self67,18850,50957.1%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.9,11914,25539.0%
Total76,30764,76454.1%
Pct. Govt.11.0%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts30,70721.7%
Sales and Office Occupations32,79623.2%
Professional, Technical31,61122.4%
Service Occupations20,48514.5%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing3260.2%
All others25,59218.1%
White Collar 67.4%
Industry
 Number%
Retail trade17,22312.2%
Professional, scientific, technical14,50810.3%
Construction13,5479.6%
Health care and social assistance13,4269.5%
Educational services11,5718.2%
Manufacturing11,3938.1%
Accommodation and food services8,6136.1%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.8,3685.9%
Finance and insurance7,7025.5%
Other services6,4764.6%
Transportation and warehousing5,7354.1%
Public administration4,9783.5%
Wholesale trade4,7963.4%
Information4,1172.9%
Real estate and rental and leasing3,7522.7%
Arts, entertainment, recreation2,9272.1%
Utilities1,2270.9%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting4730.3%
Management1960.1%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction1630.1%

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

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican13,4705.02%
Puerto Rican2,9011.08%
Cuban1,1400.42%
Dominican3630.14%
Total Central American6,3202.35%
Costa Rican3340.12%
Guatemalan4,8631.81%
Honduran3960.15%
Nicaraguan100.00%
Panamanian1190.04%
Salvadoran5890.22%
Other Central American90.00%
Total South American3,8961.45%
Argentinean910.03%
Bolivian00.00%
Chilean2040.08%
Colombian1,7200.64%
Ecuadorian3670.14%
Paraguayan150.01%
Peruvian2830.11%
Uruguayan1700.06%
Venezuelan1,0460.39%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic1,8600.69%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Indian2,0270.75%
Filipino6730.25%
Chinese6610.25%
Korean5970.22%
Japanese3380.13%
Vietnamese2940.11%
Cambodian2430.09%
Indonesian800.03%
Taiwanese690.03%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English221,67787.4%
Spanish20,6368.1%
Other Indo-European3,1561.2%
Other2,0550.8%
French, Haitian, Cajun1,4200.6%
Russian, Polish, other Slavic1,2080.5%
German, other Germanic1,0050.4%
Other Asian9720.4%
Chinese5150.2%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
English38,20014.2%
Irish33,58012.5%
German33,12112.3%
American20,9897.8%
Italian11,7964.4%
Scottish7,4472.8%
European6,1452.3%
French6,1412.3%
Polish5,1901.9%
Scotch-Irish3,6651.4%
British2,6011.0%
Dutch2,1890.8%
Welsh2,1350.8%
Swedish1,9460.7%
Norwegian1,8520.7%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen254,00994.6%
Not a citizen14,5585.4%
Native242,37390.2%
Foreign-born26,1949.8%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Cherokee County, GA

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
6,242 3.4%8,104 4.4%41,368 22.6%55,198 30.1%50,928 27.8%21,482 11.7%
  Average years of education: 13.8
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 6,242 3.4%
9-12 Years 8,104 4.4%
H.S. Grad or GED 41,368 22.6%
Some College 55,198 30.1%
Bach. Degree 50,928 27.8%
Grad Degree 21,482 11.7%
Average years of education: 13.8

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


Historical Labor Force Data for Cherokee County, GA

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 51,104 49,017 2,087 4.1% 5.4%
1991 53,127 51,067 2,060 3.9% 5.3%
1992 56,297 53,505 2,792 5.0% 6.6%
1993 57,270 54,946 2,324 4.1% 5.7%
1994 60,868 58,858 2,010 3.3% 5.1%
1995 64,368 62,176 2,192 3.4% 4.8%
1996 68,559 66,750 1,809 2.6% 4.6%
1997 72,649 70,944 1,705 2.3% 4.5%
1998 77,779 76,058 1,721 2.2% 4.2%
1999 82,115 80,530 1,585 1.9% 3.8%
2000 82,374 80,258 2,116 2.6% 3.5%
2001 85,646 83,163 2,483 2.9% 4.1%
2002 88,906 85,044 3,862 4.3% 5.3%
2003 91,542 87,549 3,993 4.4% 5.1%
2004 94,466 90,551 3,915 4.1% 5.1%
2005 99,913 95,459 4,454 4.5% 5.7%
2006 104,467 100,312 4,155 4.0% 5.1%
2007 109,496 105,188 4,308 3.9% 4.9%
2008 111,944 105,550 6,394 5.7% 6.8%
2009 110,278 100,023 10,255 9.3% 10.4%
2010 112,852 102,814 10,038 8.9% 10.7%
2011 113,630 104,432 9,198 8.1% 10.1%
2012 114,682 106,681 8,001 7.0% 9.0%
2013 115,546 108,491 7,055 6.1% 8.1%
2014 117,819 111,330 6,489 5.5% 7.1%
2015 118,953 113,293 5,660 4.8% 6.1%
2016 125,883 120,452 5,431 4.3% 5.4%
2017 132,261 127,259 5,002 3.8% 4.8%
2018 135,162 130,875 4,287 3.2% 4.0%
2019 137,310 133,427 3,883 2.8% 3.5%
2020 133,045 126,581 6,464 4.9% 6.5%
2021 139,672 136,005 3,667 2.6% 3.9%
2022 142,815 139,453 3,362 2.4% 3.0%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com