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Cherokee, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Cherokee had a population of 1,029 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Cherokee is located at latitude 34.7577 and longitude -87.9656 in Colbert County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Cherokee (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Colbert County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 531 feet.

The Town of Cherokee (GNIS ID: 2406262) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Cherokee is located within Cherokee Division of Colbert County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cherokee population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 1,029
Population in Households 1,029
Population in Familes 872
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 464
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 446
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 315
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 529 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 351 (66.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 95 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 83 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $72,710
Average Home Value $98,148


Median Household Income $36,202
Average Household Income $48,897
Per Capita Income $20,645
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.29% -0.25%
Households -0.21% -0.18%
Families 0.0% -0.26%
Median Household Income   -0.32%
Per Capita Income   0.85%
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, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cherokee to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama 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 # 304 48th
Population Density1 # 163 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 312 46th
Median Household Income # 334 43rd
Per Capita Income # 267 54th

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