Cherokee, NC

Add Comparison

Population

2,309

14.7% growth

Median Age

44.9


Median Household Income

$35,000

6.78% growth

Poverty Rate

14.2%


Number of Employees

837

20.4% growth

Median Property Value

$104,000

3.88% decline

About

In 2017, Cherokee, NC had a population of 2.31k people with a median age of 44.9 and a median household income of $35,000. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Cherokee, NC grew from 2,013 to 2,309, a 14.7% increase and its median household income grew from $32,778 to $35,000, a 6.78% increase.

The population of Cherokee, NC is 77.5% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, 16.7% White Alone, and 2.47% Asian Alone. 6.18% of the people in Cherokee, NC speak a non-English language, and 97.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Cherokee, NC is $104,000, and the homeownership rate is 68%. Most people in Cherokee, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 10.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Cherokee, NC is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Cherokee, NC employs 837 people. The largest industries in Cherokee, NC are Public Administration (146 people), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (131 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (105 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($129,375), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($82,772), and Transportation & Warehousing ($82,772).

Median household income in Cherokee, NC is $35,000. Males in Cherokee, NC have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,729. The income inequality in Cherokee, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$35,000

2017 value

± $7,464

6.78%

1 Year Growth

± 31.8%

Households in Cherokee, NC have a median annual income of $35,000, 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 $32,778 in 2016, which represents a 6.78% annual growth.

Look at the chart to see how the median household income in Cherokee, NC compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the place level, so we are showing data for the North Carolina.

$59,982

Average Male Salary

± $1,136

$44,729

Average Female Salary

± $812

In 2017, full-time male employees in Cherokee, NC made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Cherokee, NC by number of full-time employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the place level, so we are showing data for the North Carolina.

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,267 ± $4,472

  2. White

    $49,962 ± $811

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,539 ± $3,942

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Cherokee, NC workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Cherokee, NC by number of full-time employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cherokee, NC is from North Carolina.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.39% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Income by Location

Use the dropdown to filter by race/ethnicity.

Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9402

  2. Census Tract 9401

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cherokee, NC was Census Tract 9402 with a value of $30,696, followed by Census Tract 9401 and N/A, with respective values of $28,090 and N/A.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cherokee, NC (326 out of 2.29k 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 Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 12 - 14.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Native American

    157 ± 90

  2. White

    104 ± 86

  3. Asian

    57 ± 86

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cherokee, NC is Native American, followed by White and Asian.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Occupations

Employment by Occupations

837

2017 Value

± 206

20.4%

1 Year growth

± 30.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cherokee, NC grew at a rate of 20.4%, from 695 employees to 837 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cherokee, NC, are Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (125 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (124 people), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (79 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cherokee, NC.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Cherokee, NC, by number of employees, are Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (125 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (124 people), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (79 people).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Cherokee, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (3.81 times higher than expected), Personal Care & Service Occupations (2.52 times), and Material Moving Occupations (2.19 times).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Cherokee, NC, by median earnings, are Material Moving Occupations ($155,357), Management Occupations ($65,284), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($60,714).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Industries

Employment by Industries

837

2017 Value

± 206

20.4%

1 Year growth

± 30.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cherokee, NC grew at a rate of 20.4%, from 695 employees to 837 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cherokee, NC, are Public Administration (146 people), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (131 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (105 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cherokee, NC, though some of these residents may live in Cherokee, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common

The most common industries in Cherokee, NC, by number of employees, are Public Administration (146 people), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (131 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (105 people).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Cherokee, NC has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (7.11 times higher than expected), Public Administration (3.74 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (2.14 times) industries.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Cherokee, NC, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($129,375), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($82,772), and Transportation & Warehousing ($82,772).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $50.4B

  2. $35.3B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $50.4B, followed by Pharmaceuticals with $35.3B and Machinery and $34.5B.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for North Carolina state.

$407B

2015 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

55.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound North Carolina trade was $407B. This is expected to increase 55.4% to $632B by 2045.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Interstate Trade

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.6B

  2. $25.4B

  3. $25.2B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $25.6B, followed by Georgia with $25.4B and Virginia and $25.2B.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health

63.3% of the population of Cherokee, NC has health coverage, with 30.8% on employee plans, 11.5% on Medicaid, 16% on Medicare, 4.05% on non-group plans, and 0.872% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Cherokee, NC was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Cherokee, NC see 1417 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1410 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1829 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 464 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for North Carolina.

1417 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1417 patients per year. This represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1410 patients).

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for North Carolina.

$7,264

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,859

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,225

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,260

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Coverage

36.7%

Uninsured

30.8%

Employer Coverage

11.5%

Medicaid

16%

Medicare

4.05%

Non-Group

0.872%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cherokee, NC grew by 0.906% from 36.4% to 36.7%.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.1% prevalence

  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Diversity

Cherokee, NC is home to a population of 2.31k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.82% of Cherokee, NC residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Cherokee, NC is composed of 1.79k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (77.5%), 385 White Alone residents (16.7%), 57 Asian Alone residents (2.47%), 43 Two or More Races residents (1.86%), 34 Black or African American Alone residents (1.47%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%), and 0 Hispanic or Latino residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Cherokee, NC are Spanish or Spanish Creole (60 speakers), Japanese (27 speakers), and Other Native North American Languages (27 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 6.8

35

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 59.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Cherokee, NC was 44.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Cherokee, NC are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Cherokee, NC residents was 46.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.82%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.68%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.82% of Cherokee, NC residents 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, NC was 2.68%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Cherokee, NC compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    242,756 ± 11,950 people

  2. India

    60,392 ± 6,015 people

  3. Honduras

    34,513 ± 4,553 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Cherokee, NC was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 Cherokee, NC residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Citizenship

97.8%

2017 Citizenship

97.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.8% of Cherokee, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Cherokee, NC was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in Cherokee, NC compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    1.79k ± 392

  2. White Alone

    385 ± 162

  3. Asian Alone

    57 ± 80

In 2017, there were 4.65 times more American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.79k people) in Cherokee, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 385 White Alone and 57 Asian 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, NC as a share of the total population.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    60 speakers (2.94%)

  2. Japanese

    27 speakers (1.32%)

  3. Other Native North American Languages

    27 speakers (1.32%)

6.18% of Cherokee, NC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Cherokee, NC was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.94% of the overall population of Cherokee, NC are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.32% speak Japanese and 1.32% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (1990s)

    70 ± 62

  2. Vietnam

    50 ± 40

  3. Korea

    9 ± 19

Cherokee, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.4 times greater than any other conflict.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Housing & Living

The median property value in Cherokee, NC was $104,000 in 2017, which is 0.478 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $108,200 to $104,000, a 3.88% decrease. The homeownership rate in Cherokee, NC is 68%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Cherokee, NC have an average commute time of 10.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cherokee, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$35,000

Median Household Income

± $7,464

946

Number of Households

± 190

In 2017, the median household income of the 946 households in Cherokee, NC grew to $35,000 from the previous year's value of $32,778.

The following chart displays the households in Cherokee, NC 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 $20k - $25k range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Housing

Property Value

$104,000

2017 Median

± $12,698

$108,200

2016 Median

± $18,841

In 2017, the median property value in Cherokee, NC declined from to $104,000 from the previous year's value of $108,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Cherokee, NC 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, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Property Taxes

None

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Cherokee, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cherokee, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Rent vs Own

68%

2017 Homeownership

73%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68% of the housing units in Cherokee, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73%.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commute Time

10.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cherokee, NC have a shorter commute time (10.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Cherokee, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Cherokee, NC compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.8%

  2. Worked At Home

    5.43%

  3. Carpooled

    4.95%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Cherokee, NC was Drove Alone, followed by those who Worked At Home and those who Carpooled.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart