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Cherokee County, North Carolina; United States

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Persons 65 years and over, percent

Cherokee County, North Carolina
Persons 65 years and over, percent
29.6%
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 28,383
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 27,444
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 3.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 27,444
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent
16.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
29.6%
Female persons, percent
51.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
93.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
1.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
91.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 2,467
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 2.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 18,407
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 80.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $145,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $957
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $306
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $694
Building permits, 2018 198
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 11,206
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.41
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 89.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 3.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 77.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 65.6%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 84.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 19.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 14.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
14.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 46.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 43.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 40,981
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 96,737
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 317,132
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 84,432
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 363,600
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,471
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 24.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $38,115
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $21,152
Persons in poverty, percent
17.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 579
Total employment, 2016 6,486
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 194,346
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 1.9%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 2,214
All firms, 2012 2,696
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,581
Women-owned firms, 2012 788
Minority-owned firms, 2012 133
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 2,440
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 244
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 2,329
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 60.3
Land area in square miles, 2010 455.43
FIPS Code 37039
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For places on the map, populations of 5,000 or more are shown
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Cherokee County, North Carolina
29.6%
United States
16.0%
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8.0%
16.0%
24.0%
32.0%
Value Notes

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

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). 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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