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Cherokee County, South Carolina

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Cherokee County, South Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 57,300
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 57,300
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 55,488
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 3.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 55,342
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
17.1%
Female persons, percent
51.4%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
76.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
20.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
4.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
72.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 3,596
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 2.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 24,849
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 69.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $95,300
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $953
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $311
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $686
Building permits, 2019 132
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 20,373
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.74
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 88.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 4.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 77.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 61.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 79.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 13.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 13.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 52.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 47.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 73,430
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 84,540
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,050,569
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 131,607
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 800,563
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $14,383
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 23.1
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $35,836
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $21,432
Persons in poverty, percent
16.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 926
Total employment, 2018 18,693
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 657,590
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 0.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 2,584
All firms, 2012 3,165
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,665
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,116
Minority-owned firms, 2012 713
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 2,205
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 493
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 2,398
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 140.9
Land area in square miles, 2010 392.66
FIPS Code 45021
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

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The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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