Cherokee County GA Information


Cherokee County Subdivisions

Cherokee County GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 243,136
Daytime Population: Workers 68,651
Daytime Population: Residents 125,194
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 193,845
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 241,958
Population in Familes 209,746
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,178
Population Density2 577
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $69,809
Average Household Income $89,458
Per Capita Income $31,588


Total Housing Units 91,986 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 65,027 (70.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 20,319 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,640 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $222,844
Average Home Value $272,253


Total Households 85,346
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 64,498
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.75% 2.02%
Households 1.62% 1.93%
Families 1.51% 1.85%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   2.43%


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, 2017 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 Density # 16 91st
Diversity Index # 130 19th
Median Household Income # 5 97th
Per Capita Income # 9 95th

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