Cherokee, AL Profile: Facts & Data


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Cherokee, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Cherokee had a population of 1,032 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Cherokee is located at latitude 34.757 and longitude -87.9728 in Colbert County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Cherokee 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.

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Cherokee, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,032
Population in Households 1,032
Population in Familes 869
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 466
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $37,206
Average Household Income $54,793
Per Capita Income $23,060


Total Housing Units 530 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 350 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 96 (18.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 83 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $81,703
Average Home Value $113,960


Total Households 447
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 313
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.19% -0.14%
Households -0.13% -0.13%
Families -0.08% -0.32%
Median Household Income   4.46%
Per Capita Income   3.1%

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, 2018 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 # 301 48th
Population Density # 162 72nd
Diversity Index # 313 46th
Median Household Income # 354 39th
Per Capita Income # 226 61st

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