In 2020, Cherokee County, NC had a population of 28.4k people with a median age of 52.1 and a median household income of $40,793. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Cherokee County, NC grew from 27,969 to 28,413, a 1.59% increase and its median household income declined from $41,438 to $40,793, a −1.56% decrease.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cherokee County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.7%), White (Hispanic) (2.36%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.94%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.72%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.28%).
None of the households in Cherokee County, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.
98.7% of the residents in Cherokee County, NC are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Cherokee County, NC are Tri-County Community College (202 degrees awarded in 2020).
In 2020, the median property value in Cherokee County, NC was $163,900, and the homeownership rate was 81.5%. Most people in Cherokee County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Cherokee County, NC was 2 cars per household.