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Population
2,013
6.68% decline
Median Age
46.3
Median Household Income
$32,778
19.9% growth
Poverty Rate
15.9%
Number of Employees
695
15.9% decline
Median Property Value
$108,200
9% decline

Economy

The economy of Cherokee, NC employs 695 people. The economy of Cherokee, NC is specialized in Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; Public Admin.; and Information, which employ respectively 8.56; 3.6; and 1.98 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Cherokee, NC are Arts, Entertainment, Recreation (136), Public Admin. (117), and Educational Services (107), and the highest paying industries are Educational Services ($31,302), Arts, Entertainment, Recreation ($16,524), and Healthcare & Social Assistance ($9,583).

Median household income in Cherokee, NC is $32,778. Males in Cherokee, NC have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,905. The income inequality of Cherokee, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.439 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Cherokee, NC. In Swain County, NC the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 98 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,981. Robeson County, NC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Carolina.

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The closest comparable data for the census place of Cherokee, NC is from the county of Swain County, NC.

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Diversity

Cherokee, NC is home to a population of 2,013 people, from which 97.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Cherokee, NC is composed of 1,610 Native residents (80%), 272 White residents (13.5%), 62 Two+ residents (3.08%), 48 Hispanic residents (2.38%), and 13 Asian residents (0.65%). The most common foreign languages in Cherokee, NC are Spanish (60 speakers), Japanese (27 speakers), and Other Native North American (27 speakers), but compared to other places, Cherokee, NC has a relative high number of Other Native North American (27 speakers), Japanese (27 speakers), and Gujarati (12 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Haywood, Madison, Swain, Graham & Jackson (North) Counties PUMA, NC awarded 839 degrees. The student population of Haywood, Madison, Swain, Graham & Jackson (North) Counties PUMA, NC is skewed towards females, with 367 male students and 472 female students. Most students in Haywood, Madison, Swain, Graham & Jackson (North) Counties PUMA, NC are White (703 and 83.8%), followed by Black or African American (79 and 9.4%), American Indian (18 and 2.15%), and Hispanic or Latino (18 and 2.15%). The largest universities in Haywood, Madison, Swain, Graham & Jackson (North) Counties PUMA, NC by number of graduates are Haywood Community College (581 and 69.2%), Mars Hill University (258 and 30.8%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Haywood, Madison, Swain, Graham & Jackson (North) Counties PUMA, NC are Early Childhood Education & Teaching (47 and 5.6%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (44 and 5.24%), and Registered Nursing (29 and 3.46%). The median tuition costs in Haywood, Madison, Swain, Graham & Jackson (North) Counties PUMA, NC are N/A for private four year colleges, and $27,176 and $27,176 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, NC is $108,200, which is 0.53 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $118,900 to $108,200, a 9% increase. The homeownership rate of Cherokee, NC is 73%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Cherokee, NC have an average commute time of 11.5 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.

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