Cherokee County GA Information


Cherokee County Subdivisions

Cherokee County GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 227,943
Population in Households 226,484
Population in Familes 196,335
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,459
Population Density1 541
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 81,066
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 61,253
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 87,698 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 62,121 (70.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,945 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,632 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $216,625
Average Home Value $260,186


Median Household Income $73,035
Average Household Income $89,951
Per Capita Income $32,046
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.18% 1.36%
Households 1.25% 1.41%
Families 1.09% 1.3%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   2.39%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Cherokee County GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cherokee County to the other 159 counties and county equivalents in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 7 96th
Population Density1 # 16 91st
Diversity Index2 # 131 18th
Median Household Income # 4 98th
Per Capita Income # 6 97th

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