Cherokee County GA Information


Cherokee County Subdivisions

Cherokee County GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 236,495
Population in Households 234,869
Population in Familes 203,778
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,626
Population Density1 561
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 82,814
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 62,654
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 89,624 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 63,063 (70.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 19,751 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,810 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $213,207
Average Home Value $262,474


Median Household Income $68,529
Average Household Income $87,028
Per Capita Income $30,739
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.59% 1.89%
Households 1.4% 1.78%
Families 1.28% 1.7%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
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, 2016 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 # 8 96th

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