Cherokee County AL Information


Cherokee County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 25,853
Daytime Population: Workers 6,317
Daytime Population: Residents 15,666
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 21,983
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 25,563
Population in Familes 21,384
Population in Group Qrtrs 290
Population Density2 47
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $38,322
Average Household Income $52,260
Per Capita Income $21,710


Total Housing Units 16,867 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,143 (48.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,504 (14.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,220 (36.9%)
Median Home Value $117,495
Average Home Value $149,423


Total Households 10,647
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 7,399
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 -0.07% -0.26%
Households 0.03% -0.19%
Families -0.17% -0.33%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   1.65%


Cherokee County AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cherokee County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents in Alabama 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 # 41 40th
Population Density # 36 48th
Diversity Index # 65 4th
Median Household Income # 30 57th
Per Capita Income # 29 58th

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