Cherokee County, GA

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2022 Population
268,567
2.45% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
39.7
1.02% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
6.63%
5.77% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$100,824
11.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$358,400
22.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
141,191
4.37% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Cherokee County, GA had a population of 269k people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $100,824. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Cherokee County, GA grew from 262,155 to 268,567, a 2.45% increase and its median household income grew from $90,681 to $100,824, a 11.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cherokee County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.9%), White (Hispanic) (4.54%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.13%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.07%).

None of the households in Cherokee County, GA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.6% of the residents in Cherokee County, GA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Cherokee County, GA are Reinhardt University (357 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Cherokee County, GA was $358,400, and the homeownership rate was 77.5%.

Most people in Cherokee County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 32.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Cherokee County, GA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Cherokee County, GA is home to a population of 269k people, from which 94.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.7% of Cherokee County, GA residents were born outside of the country (26k people).

In 2022, there were 11 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (205k people) in Cherokee County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 12.2k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.6%
2022 Citizenship
94.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.6% of Cherokee County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Cherokee County, GA was 94.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cherokee County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    205k ± 874
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    18.5k ± 776
  3. White (Hispanic)
    12.2k ± 1.53k
11.2%
Hispanic Population
30k people

In 2022, there were 11 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (205k people) in Cherokee County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 12.2k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.2% of the people in Cherokee County, GA are hispanic (30k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Cherokee County, GA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    222,301 ± 11,455 people
  2. India
    103,637 ± 7,865 people
  3. Jamaica
    49,864 ± 5,470 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 222,301 Georgia residents, followed by India with 103,637 and Jamaica with 49,864.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.7%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
26k people
9.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
25.2k people

As of 2022, 9.7% of Cherokee County, GA residents (26k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Cherokee County, GA was 9.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    5,023 ± 553
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,842 ± 695
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,904 ± 545

Cherokee County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Cherokee County, GA employs 141k people. The largest industries in Cherokee County, GA are Retail Trade (17,223 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (14,508 people), and Construction (13,547 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($135,921), Utilities ($90,417), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($84,526).

Males in Georgia have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,988. The income inequality in Georgia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

141k
2022 Value
± 3,904
4.37%
1 Year growth
± 3.81%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cherokee County, GA grew at a rate of 4.37%, from 135k employees to 141k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cherokee County, GA, are Management Occupations (19,712 people), Sales & Related Occupations (18,832 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,964 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cherokee County, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

141k
2022 Value
± 3,904
4.37%
1 Year growth
± 3.81%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cherokee County, GA grew at a rate of 4.37%, from 135k employees to 141k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cherokee County, GA, are Retail Trade (17,223 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (14,508 people), and Construction (13,547 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cherokee County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Cherokee County, GA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$61,218
Median earning men ± $3,536
$41,633
Median earning women ± $1,438

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($84,637), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($81,863), and Manufacturing ($81,738).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($177,804), Information ($70,301), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($64,388).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.94%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.87M people employed in Georgia. This represents a 2.94% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Georgia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 2,007
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,623
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 1,173
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Cherokee County, GA went to Donald J. Trump with 68.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (29.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.69%).

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing the state of Georgia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Georgia

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Jon Ossoff
Senator from Georgia2
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Inauguration delayed as incumbent senator David Perdue's term expired on January 3, 2021, two days prior to the 2020-21 United States Senate election in Georgia|runoff election.
Raphael Warnock
Senator from Georgia3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Elected to the seat to succeed Kelly Loeffler, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of Johnny Isakson.

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing Georgia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Georgia

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Cherokee County, GA awarded 357 degrees. The student population of Cherokee County, GA in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 586 male students and 555 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cherokee County, GA are White (240 and 68.4%), followed by Black or African American (46 and 13.1%), Hispanic or Latino (36 and 10.3%), and Unknown (20 and 5.7%).

The largest universities in Cherokee County, GA by number of degrees awarded are Reinhardt University (357 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Cherokee County, GA are Sport & Fitness Management (63 and 17.6%), General Business Administration & Management (59 and 16.5%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (30 and 8.4%).

The median tuition cost in Cherokee County, GA for private four year colleges is $26,000.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Cherokee County, GA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 62.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 39.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,141 (51.4% men and 48.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,141 students enrolled in Cherokee County, GA, 51.4% men and 48.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 655 records, of which 57.1% were women and 42.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 42 degrees awarded
  2. 30 degrees awarded
  3. 27 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Cherokee County, GA was General Business Administration & Management with 42 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Cherokee County, GA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
357 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Reinhardt University with 357 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 163 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cherokee County, GA, which is 0.84 times less than the 194 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 240 degrees mean that there were 5.22 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 46 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($26,000) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,300) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.03% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.33M), Some college (1.78M), and Bachelors Degree (1.56M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cherokee County, GA was $358,400 in 2022, which is 1.27 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $292,300 to $358,400, a 22.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Cherokee County, GA is 77.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Cherokee County, GA have an average commute time of 32.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cherokee County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Cherokee County, GA is $100,824. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Cherokee County, GA was Census Tract 910.06 with a value of $144,125, followed by Census Tract 910.07 and Census Tract 911.01, with respective values of $133,418 and $100,055.

In 2022, 12.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Cherokee County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.69%.

Property

$358,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,740
$75,148
Median Property Taxes
±$2,407

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cherokee County, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

77.5%
Homeownership
2022
68.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.5% of the housing units in Cherokee County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 910.06
  2. Census Tract 910.07
  3. Census Tract 911.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cherokee County, GA was Census Tract 910.06 with a value of $144,125, followed by Census Tract 910.07 and Census Tract 911.01, with respective values of $133,418 and $100,055.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Cherokee County, GA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$100,824
Median Household Income
± $2,363
97k
Number of Households
± 3,008

In 2022, the median household income of the 97k households in Cherokee County, GA grew to $100,824 from the previous year's value of $90,681.

The following chart displays the households in Cherokee County, GA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cherokee County, GA is from Georgia.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.475
2021 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2022, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.224% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (71.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (18.3%)
  3. Carpooled (8.39%)

In 2022, 71.5% of workers in Cherokee County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (18.3%) and those who carpooled to work (8.39%).

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Commute Time

32.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cherokee County, GA have a longer commute time (32.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.47% of the workforce in Cherokee County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Cherokee County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.69%.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.63% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cherokee County, GA (17.7k out of 266k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cherokee County, GA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 8.8% of the children was living in poverty in Cherokee County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 93.2 in Cherokee County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.37 per 100,000 population.

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Health

88.9% of the population of Cherokee County, GA has health coverage, with 55.7% on employee plans, 7.06% on Medicaid, 11.7% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 1.38% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Cherokee County, GA see 2331 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.62% decrease from the previous year (2444 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2056 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 986 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,331 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Cherokee County, GA

Primary care physicians in Cherokee County, GA see an average of 2,331 patients per year. This represents a 4.62% decrease from the previous year (2,444 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Cherokee County, GA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.9% under 18 years, 18.8% between 18 and 34 years, 41.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 15% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.1%
Uninsured
55.7%
Employer Coverage
7.06%
Medicaid
11.7%
Medicare
13%
Non-Group
1.38%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cherokee County, GA grew by 3.21% from 10.8% to 11.1%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 33.5 in Cherokee County, GA.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 32.5% in Cherokee County, GA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 14.3% in Cherokee County, GA.

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