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Cherokee County, GA&

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2.07% growth
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5.31% growth
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3.34% growth
Median Property Value
7.3% growth


The economy of Cherokee County, GA employs 113,793 people. The economy of Cherokee County, GA is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Information; and Construction, which employ respectively 1.82; 1.53; and 1.29 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Cherokee County, GA are Retail trade (15,658), Manufacturing (11,968), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (10,948), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($66,789), Utilities ($59,545), and Finance & Insurance ($52,380).

Median household income in Cherokee County, GA is $72,586. Males in Cherokee County, GA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,215. The income inequality of Cherokee County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.484 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Cherokee County, GA. In Cherokee County, GA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 36 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,846. Richmond County, GA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Georgia.


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Cherokee County, GA is home to a population of 230,629 people, from which 94.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Cherokee County, GA is composed of 184,993 White residents (80.2%), 22,809 Hispanic residents (9.9%), 13,961 Black residents (6.05%), 4,029 Two+ residents (1.75%), and 3,975 Asian residents (1.72%). The most common foreign languages in Cherokee County, GA are Spanish (17,203 speakers), Russian (1,019 speakers), and German (660 speakers), but compared to other places, Cherokee County, GA has a relative high number of Scandinavian (189 speakers), Russian (1,019 speakers), and Laotian (166 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Cherokee County, GA awarded 271 degrees. The student population of Cherokee County, GA is skewed towards females, with 110 male students and 161 female students. Most students in Cherokee County, GA are White (208 and 76.8%), followed by Black or African American (37 and 13.7%), Hispanic or Latino (14 and 5.17%), and Unknown (9 and 3.32%). The largest universities in Cherokee County, GA by number of graduates are Reinhardt University (271 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Cherokee County, GA are Organizational Leadership (27 and 10%), General Business Administration & Management (21 and 7.75%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (17 and 6.27%). The median tuition costs in Cherokee County, GA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $20,744 and $20,744 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cherokee County, GA is $204,400, which is 1 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $190,500 to $204,400, a 7.3% increase. The homeownership rate of Cherokee County, GA is 77.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Cherokee County, GA have an average commute time of 30.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cherokee County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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