According to the most recent Cherokee County Georgia demographics data available from the 2022 Census Bureau released in the American Community Survey in November of 2022, Figure 1 Cherokee County depicts it has a Population 2021 of 262,155 which is the second most populous of all the counties in the greater Cherokee County region. The county with the highest population in the area is Cobb County which indicates a population of 762,500 (approximately 2.9 times bigger). Figure 3 uses the Cherokee County population data for a comparison of the population growth/population change estimates from the years 2010 to 2021 and Cherokee County Georgia depicts an increase of 47,809 (22%).
The total Cherokee County Georgia greater area population percent change for all areas for the years from 2010 to 2021 is shown in Figure 4 and for Cherokee County depicts it has a Population Change of 22.3% which is the second most population percent change of all the counties in the greater Cherokee County region.
Looking at the Cherokee County population density (measured as people per square mile) and providing comparisons to both the national and state average population density in Figure 5, Cherokee County Georgia depicts it has 622 people per square mile which is the third most of all other counties in the local area. The next higher when sorted by population density is Forsyth County 76.4% larger with population density of 1,097. The county with the highest population density in the area is Cobb County which shows a people per square mile of 2,245 (approximately 3.6 times bigger). Figure 6 provides Cherokee County demographics for the overall median age for all people in the region and Cherokee County depicts it has a Median Age of 39.3 which is the third most median age of all other counties in the greater Cherokee County region. The county with the highest overall median age of all people in the area is Pickens County which depicts an age of 46.2 (17.6% larger). Figure 9 shows the Cherokee County Georgia Hispanic (including non Hispanic whites) population household ethnicity in the region and Cherokee County shows it has a Hispanic or Latino of 10.9% which is the third most Hispanic Population of all other counties in the greater Cherokee County region.
Cherokee County Families and Marital Status Charts
Figure 11 compares the average household size using the average number of people in a family for Cherokee County households. Cherokee County depicts it has a Family Size of 3.2 which is less than most other counties in the surrounding region. The county with the highest average family size in the area is Gordon County which depicts an average family size of 3.4 (only about 5.8% larger).
Looking at Cherokee County households that are headed by a husband and wife as a percent of all families in Figure 12, Cherokee County shows it has a Married-couple family of 81% which is in the middle range of other counties in the surrounding region. The county with the highest percent of people in a husband and wife family in the area is Forsyth County which shows a husband and wife family percent of 87% (6.8% larger).
The next section of charts provide a detailed look at mothers and baby births that occurred over the past 12 months. Figure 13 shows the rate of women aged 15 to 50 years old who have given birth. Cherokee County depicts it has a Birth Rate of 4.4% which is less than most other counties in the greater region. The county with the highest percent of women who gave birth in the area is Bartow County which shows a birth rate of 6.7% (53.0% larger). Figure 14 shows the breakdown of the mother's age for all baby births that occurred in the last 12 months and has the percentage of percent of births to mothers aged 15 to 19 the second smallest in order of percent of births to mothers aged 15 to 19 of all the other counties in the local area at 9% of the total. Second, it has the largest proportion of percent of births to mothers aged 35 to 39 at 14% of the total and is ranked #1.
The next set of demographic data looks at the marital status for Cherokee County households which is useful for internet research. Figure 16 compares the total number of single people in each area. Cherokee County depicts it has a Total Single People of 40% which is less than most other counties in the local area. The county with the highest percent of people who are single for any reason in the area is Cobb County which depicts a percent single of 49% (21.7% larger). Comparing percent of people who are single for any reason to the United States average of 50%, Cherokee County is approximately three-fourths the size. Also, in contrast to the state of Georgia, percent of people who are single for any reason of 51%, Cherokee County is approximately three-fourths the size.
Cherokee County Citizenship Demographics Charts
Cherokee County Birthplace Demographic Charts
Figure 19 looks at the detailed country of origin demographic research for foreign-born people in this place. Click column to sort.
For comparison purposes, Figure 20 shows detailed statistic data for the entire United States. In particular, this diagram breaks down the detailed country of origin foreign-born people in the entire U.S. in order to compare with the data provided in the prior diagram which shows only for the local area. Both this diagram and the prior diagram are sorted the same way to facilitate comparison between the two. Click column to sort.
Cities marked with an asterisk ("*") should resemble a city or town but do not have their own government (i.e. Mayor, City Council, etc.) These places should be recognizable by the local community but their boundaries have no legal status. Technically these include both Census Designated Places (CDP) and Census County Divisions (CCD) which are defined by the Census Bureau along with local authorities. (For more information, see:
Census Designated Place or "CDP")
and Census County Division "CCD".)
For comparison purposes, the US national average and the state average value are provided. Additionally, the "Combined Statistical Area" or CSA is shown that is closest to the city, county, or zip code shown. A CSA is a large grouping of adjacent metropolitan areas that identified by the Census Bureau based on social and economic ties. (See: Combined Statistical Area)
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