In 2017, Cherokee County, NC had a population of 27.5k people with a median age of 50.8 and a median household income of $38,115. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Cherokee County, NC grew from 27,226 to 27,463, a 0.87% increase and its median household income grew from $35,284 to $38,115, a 8.02% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cherokee County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.5%), White (Hispanic) (2.2%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.14%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.37%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.19%). N/A% of the people in Cherokee County, NC speak a non-English language, and 99% are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Cherokee County, NC are Tri-County Community College (172 degrees awarded in 2017).
The median property value in Cherokee County, NC is $145,500, and the homeownership rate is 80%. Most people in Cherokee County, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Cherokee County, NC is 2 cars per household.