In 2018, Cherokee County, NC had a population of 27.7k people with a median age of 50.9 and a median household income of $40,294. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Cherokee County, NC grew from 27,463 to 27,668, a 0.746% increase and its median household income grew from $38,115 to $40,294, a 5.72% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cherokee County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.3%), White (Hispanic) (2.31%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.11%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.41%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.32%). 0% of the households in Cherokee County, NC speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 98.9% of the residents in Cherokee County, NC are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Cherokee County, NC are Tri-County Community College (193 degrees awarded in 2019).
In 2018, the median property value in Cherokee County, NC was $152,200, and the homeownership rate was 80.2%. Most people in Cherokee County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Cherokee County, NC was 2 cars per household.