Cherokee County, TX

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Population

51,594

0.657% growth

Median Age

38


Median Household Income

$44,294

8.65% growth

Poverty Rate

18.7%


Number of Employees

20,526

3.15% growth

Median Property Value

$98,200

9.97% growth

About

In 2017, Cherokee County, TX had a population of 51.6k people with a median age of 38 and a median household income of $44,294. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Cherokee County, TX grew from 51,257 to 51,594, a 0.657% increase and its median household income grew from $40,769 to $44,294, a 8.65% increase.

The population of Cherokee County, TX is 61.3% White Alone, 22.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.6% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Cherokee County, TX speak a non-English language, and 93.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Cherokee County, TX are Jacksonville College-Main Campus (85 degrees awarded in 2016) and Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary (19 degrees).

The median property value in Cherokee County, TX is $98,200, and the homeownership rate is 73.6%. Most people in Cherokee County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Cherokee County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Cherokee County, TX employs 20.5k people. The largest industries in Cherokee County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,573 people), Retail Trade (2,416 people), and Manufacturing (2,345 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,880), Utilities ($40,288), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($40,179).

Median household income in Cherokee County, TX is $44,294. Males in Cherokee County, TX have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The income inequality in Cherokee County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,294

2017 value

± $2,017

8.65%

1 Year Growth

± 5.35%

Households in Cherokee County, TX have a median annual income of $44,294, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $40,769 in 2016, which represents a 8.65% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,953

Average Male Salary

± $716

$45,959

Average Female Salary

± $514

In 2017, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.41 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $64,947 ± $2,196

  2. White

    $52,072 ± $505

  3. American Indian

    $45,538 ± $7,571

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cherokee County, TX is from Texas.

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.139% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9502

  2. Census Tract 9503

  3. Census Tract 9506

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cherokee County, TX was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $54,063, followed by Census Tract 9503 and Census Tract 9506, with respective values of $51,630 and $47,640.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Cherokee County, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cherokee County, TX (9.09k out of 48.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    6,602 ± 585

  2. Hispanic

    2,530 ± 353

  3. Black

    2,182 ± 271

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cherokee County, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

20.5k

2017 Value

± 1,055

3.15%

1 Year growth

± 6.98%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cherokee County, TX grew at a rate of 3.15%, from 19.9k employees to 20.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cherokee County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,537 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,947 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,808 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cherokee County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Cherokee County, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,537 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,947 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,808 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cherokee County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.77 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.63 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.91 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Cherokee County, TX, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($106,964), Management Occupations ($54,828), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($51,216).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

20.5k

2017 Value

± 1,055

3.15%

1 Year growth

± 6.98%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cherokee County, TX grew at a rate of 3.15%, from 19.9k employees to 20.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cherokee County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,573 people), Retail Trade (2,416 people), and Manufacturing (2,345 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cherokee County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Cherokee County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Cherokee County, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,573 people), Retail Trade (2,416 people), and Manufacturing (2,345 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cherokee County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.82 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.41 times), and Construction (1.57 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Cherokee County, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,880), Utilities ($40,288), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($40,179).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $282B

  2. $216B

  3. $159B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $282B, followed by Gasoline ($216B) and Mixed freight ($159B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.97T

2015 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

42.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Texas trade was $1.97T. This is expected to increase 42.1% to $2.8T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $85.7B

  2. $53.4B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $85.7B, followed by Oklahoma with $53.4B and California and $34.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

80.3% of the population of Cherokee County, TX has health coverage, with 35.6% on employee plans, 18.2% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 1.3% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Cherokee County, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Cherokee County, TX see 3221 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.58% increase from the previous year (2994 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3691 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1325 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,221 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Cherokee County, TX see an average of 3,221 patients per year. This represents a 7.58% increase from the previous year (2,994 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Cherokee County, TX in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

19.7%

Uninsured

35.6%

Employer Coverage

18.2%

Medicaid

13.7%

Medicare

11.6%

Non-Group

1.3%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cherokee County, TX declined by 1.35% from 20% to 19.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Cherokee County, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Texas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Cherokee County, TX is home to a population of 51.6k people, from which 93.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.26% of Cherokee County, TX residents were born outside of the country (4.78k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Cherokee County, TX is composed of 31.6k White Alone residents (61.3%), 11.6k Hispanic or Latino residents (22.5%), 6.99k Black or African American Alone residents (13.6%), 817 Two or More Races residents (1.58%), 302 Asian Alone residents (0.585%), 264 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.512%), 12 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0233%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Cherokee County, TX are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Cherokee County, TX was 38. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Cherokee County, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Cherokee County, TX residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.26%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.78k people

8.96%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

4.6k people

As of 2017, 9.26% of Cherokee County, TX residents (4.78k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Cherokee County, TX was 8.96%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,547,886 ± 37,324 people

  2. India

    231,271 ± 11,757 people

  3. El Salvador

    200,904 ± 10,964 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Texas residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

93.2%

2017 Citizenship

93.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 93.2% of Cherokee County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Cherokee County, TX was 93.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    31.6k ± 15

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    11.6k ± 646

  3. Black or African American Alone

    6.99k ± 243

In 2017, there were 2.72 times more White Alone residents (31.6k people) in Cherokee County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.6k Hispanic or Latino and 6.99k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Cherokee County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Cherokee County, TX citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Cherokee County, TX was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Cherokee County, TX are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,356 ± 231

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    380 ± 138

  3. Korea

    316 ± 106

Cherokee County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Cherokee County, TX awarded 104 degrees. The student population of Cherokee County, TX is skewed towards men, with 383 male students and 350 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cherokee County, TX are White (53 and 54.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (21 and 21.4%), Black or African American (20 and 20.4%), and Two or More Races (3 and 3.06%).

The largest universities in Cherokee County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Jacksonville College-Main Campus (85 and 81.7%) and Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary (19 and 18.3%).

The most popular majors in Cherokee County, TX are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (85 and 81.7%) and Other Theology & Religious Vocations (19 and 18.3%).

The median tuition costs in Cherokee County, TX are $5,550 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 85 degrees awarded

  2. 2 degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Cherokee County, TX was Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities with 85 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Cherokee County, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 85 degrees awarded

  2. 19 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$5,550

Median Private

In 2016, the Cherokee County, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Jacksonville College-Main Campus with 85 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

62

Degrees Awarded to Men

42

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 62 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cherokee County, TX, which is 1.48 times more than the 42 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    53 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    21 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    20 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Cherokee County, TX were to White students. These 53 degrees mean that there were 2.52 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 21 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cherokee County, TX was $98,200 in 2017, which is 0.451 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $89,300 to $98,200, a 9.97% increase. The homeownership rate in Cherokee County, TX is 73.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Cherokee County, TX have an average commute time of 23.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cherokee County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$44,294

Median Household Income

± $2,017

17.9k

Number of Households

± 915

In 2017, the median household income of the 17.9k households in Cherokee County, TX grew to $44,294 from the previous year's value of $40,769.

The following chart displays the households in Cherokee County, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$98,200

2017 Median

± $5,534

$89,300

2016 Median

± $4,810

In 2017, the median property value in Cherokee County, TX grew to to $98,200 from the previous year's value of $89,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Cherokee County, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cherokee County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Cherokee County, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cherokee County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

73.6%

2017 Homeownership

73.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.6% of the housing units in Cherokee County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Cherokee County, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Cherokee County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cherokee County, TX have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

23.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cherokee County, TX have a shorter commute time (23.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.76% of the workforce in Cherokee County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.1%

  2. Carpooled

    14.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.69%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Cherokee County, TX was Drove Alone (80.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (14.3%) and those who Worked At Home (2.69%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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