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    Cherokee County

    TVASites Demographic Report

    County Seat:  Centre
    Population: 25,989 (Source US Census - 2010)
    Median Household Income:  $38,024 - (Source US Census - 2009 Est.)

    Cherokee County is located in the northeastern portion of the State of Alabama. This county is home to 25,989.

    Data & Statistics

    Workforce

    Cherokee County Economic QuickFacts

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    Subject

       Number

      Percent

    EMPLOYMENT STATUS

     

     

    Population 16 years and over

    19,300 100

    In labor force

    10,607 55

    Civilian labor force

    10,590 54.9

    Employed

    10,180 52.7

    Unemployed

    410 2.1

    Percent of civilian labor force

    3.9 x

    Armed Forces

    17 .1

    Not in labor force

    8,693  

    Females 16 years and over

    9,983 100

    In labor force

    4,714 47.2

    Civilian labor force

    4,714 47.2

    Employed

    4,489 45

    Own children under 6 years

    1,635 100

    All parents in family in labor force

    988 60.4

    COMMUTING TO WORK

       

    Workers 16 years and over

    10,014 100

    Car, truck, or van -- drove alone

    8,157 81.5

    Car, truck, or van -- carpooled

    1,481 14.8

    Public transportation (including taxicab)

    18 .2

    Walked

    88 .9

    Other means

    44 .4

    Worked at home

    226 2.3

    Mean travel time to work (minutes)

    30 x

    Employed civilian population 16 years and over

    10,180 100

    OCCUPATION

       

    Management, professional, and related occupations

    1,939 19

    Service occupations

    1,004 9.9

    Sales and office occupations

    2,172 21.3

    Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

    222 2.2

    Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations

    1,506 14.8

    Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

    3,337 32.8

    INDUSTRY

       

    Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining

    370 3.6

    Construction

    838 8.2

    Manufacturing

    3,648 35.8

    Wholesale trade

    350 3.4

    Retail trade

    1,123 11

    Transportation and warehousing, and utilities

    558 5.5

    Information

    112 1.1

    Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing

    310 3

    Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services

    x x

    Educational, health and social services

    1,537 15.1

    Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services

    367 3.6

    Other services (except public administration)

    336 3.3

    Public administration

       

    CLASS OF WORKER

       

    Private wage and salary workers

    7,992 78.5

    Government workers

    1,344 13.2

    Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business

    767 7.5

    Unpaid family workers

    77 .8

    Households

    9,718 100

    Less than $10,000

    1,331 13.7

    $10,000 to $14,999

    1,020 10.5

    $15,000 to $24,999

    1,597 16.4

    $25,000 to $34,999

    1,550 15.9

    $35,000 to $49,999

    1,813 18.7

    $50,000 to $74,999

    1,487 15.3

    $75,000 to $99,999

    566 5.8

    $100,000 to $149,999

    249 2.6

    $150,000 to $199,999

    64 .7

    $200,000 or more

    41 .4

    Median household income (dollars)

    30,874 x

    With earnings

    6,927 71.3

    Mean earnings (dollars)

    40,205 x

    With Social Security income

    3,463 35.6

    Mean Social Security income (dollars)

    10,341 x

    With Supplemental Security Income

    727 7.5

    Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars)

    5,440 x

    With public assistance income

    223 2.3

    Mean public assistance income (dollars)

    1,630 x

    With retirement income

    1,790 18.4

    Mean retirement income (dollars)

    13,424 x

    Families

    7,215 100

    Less than $10,000

    532 7.4

    $10,000 to $14,999

    586 8.1

    $15,000 to $24,999

    991 13.7

    $25,000 to $34,999

    1,232 17.1

    $35,000 to $49,999

    1,633, 22.6

    $50,000 to $74,999

    1,369 19

    $75,000 to $99,999

    545 7.6

    $100,000 to $149,999

    230 3.2

    $150,000 to $199,999

    56 .8

    $200,000 or more

    41 .6

    Median family income (dollars)

    36,920 x

    Per capita income (dollars)

    15,543 x

    Median earnings (dollars):

       

    Male full-time, year-round workers

    29,978 x

    Female full-time, year-round workers

    20,958 x

    POVERTY STATUS IN 1999 (below poverty level)

       

    Families

    849 x

    Percent below poverty level

    x 11.8

    With related children under 18 years

    550 x

    Percent below poverty level

    x 18.1

    With related children under 5 years

    239 x

    Percent below poverty level

    x 20.1

    Families with female householder, no husband present

    272 x

    Percent below poverty level

    x 32

    With related children under 18 years

    244 x

    Percent below poverty level

    x 54.1

    With related children under 5 years

    76 x

    Percent below poverty level

    x 57.6

    Individuals

    3,672 x

    Percent below poverty level

    x 15.6

    18 years and over

    2,552 x

    Percent below poverty level

    x 13.9

    65 years and over

    542 x

    Percent below poverty level

    x 14.9

    Related children under 18 years

    1,062 x

    Percent below poverty level

    x 20.4

    Related children 5 to 17 years

    778 x

    Percent below poverty level

    x 20.6

    Unrelated individuals 15 years and over

    1,009 x

    Percent below poverty level

    x 33.9

    (X) not applicable

       

    Source: US Census

    Cherokee County People QuickFacts

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    Population, 2009 Estimate

     

    24,448

    Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009

    1.9%

    Population, 2000

    23,986

    Population, percent change, 1990 to 2000

     

    Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2008

    5.3%

    Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2008

    21.0%

    Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2008

    18.8%

    Female persons, percent, 2008

    51.4%

    White persons, percent, 2008 (a)

    93.1%

    Black persons, percent, 2008 (a)

    5.4%

    American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2008 (a)

    .3%

    Asian persons, percent, 2008 (a)

    .2%

    Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2008 (a)

    Z

    Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2008

    .9%

    Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2008 (b)

    1.3%

    White persons, not Hispanic, percent, 2008

    91.9%

    Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct age 5+, 2000

    63.4%

    Foreign born persons, percent, 2000

    1.1%

    Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000

    2.1%

    High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000

    63.5%

    Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000

    9.7%

    Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000

    5,774

    Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000

    30

    Housing units, 2008

    14,599

    Homeownership rate, 2000

    81.7%

    Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000

    3.9%

    Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000

    $76,100

    Households, 2000

    9,719

    Persons per household, 2000

    2.43

    Per capita money income, 1999

    $15,543

    Median household income, 2008

    $38,028

    Persons below poverty, percent, 2008

    17.7%

    Geography QuickFacts

     

    Land area, 2000 (square miles)

    553.12

    Persons per square mile, 2000

    43.4

    FIPS Code

    19

    Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area

    none

    Source: US Census

    Cherokee County Business QuickFacts Download
    Private nonfarm establishments, 2007 383
    Private nonfarm employment, 2007 3,786
    Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2007 10.9%
    Nonemployer establishments, 2007 1,693
    Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000) 217,684
    Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 141,575
    Retail sales per capita, 2002 $5,820
    Minority-owned firms, percent of total, 1997  
    Women-owned firms, percent of total, 2002 32.9%
    Building permits, 2008 20
    Federal spending, 2008 ($1000) 153,373

    Source: US Census

    Cherokee County Social QuickFacts

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    Subject

    Number

    Percent

    SCHOOL ENROLLMENT

     

     

    Population 3 years and over enrolled in school

    4,661 100

    Nursery school, preschool

    254 5.4

    Kindergarten

    338 7.3

    Elementary school (grades 1-8)

    2,510 53.9

    High school (grades 9-12)

    988 21.2

    College or graduate school

    571 12.3

    EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

       

    Population 25 years and over

    16,825 100

    Less than 9th grade

    2,322 13.8

    9th to 12th grade, no diploma

    3,816 22.7

    High school graduate (includes equivalency)

    5,865 34.9

    Some college, no degree

    2,477 14.7

    Associate degree

    709 4.2

    Bachelor's degree

    928 5.5

    Graduate or professional degree

    708 4.2

    Percent high school graduate or higher

       

    Percent bachelor's degree or higher

    63.5 x

    MARITAL STATUS

    9.7 x

    Population 15 years and over

    19,530 100

    Never married

    3,025 15.5

    Now married, except separated

    12,615 64.6

    Separated

    336 1.7

    Widowed

    1,600 8.2

    Female

    1,373 7

    Divorced

    1,954 10

    Female

    888 4.5

    GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS

       

    Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years

    526 100

    Grandparent responsible for grandchildren

    365 69.4

    VETERAN STATUS

       

    Civilian population 18 years and over

    18,675 100

    Civilian veterans

    2,408 12.9

    DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION

       

    Population 5 to 20 years

    4,686 100

    With a disability

    533 11.4

    Population 21 to 64 years

    13,859 100

    With a disability

    3,561 25.7

    Percent employed

    43.7 x

    No disability

    10,298 74.3

    Percent employed

    74.1 x

    Population 65 years and over

    3,638 100

    With a disability

    1,680 46.2

    RESIDENCE IN 1995

       

    Population 5 years and over

    22,558 100

    Same house in 1995

    14,299 63.4

    Different house in the U.S. in 1995

    8,085 35.8

    Same county

    3,817 16.9

    Different county

    4,268 18.9

    Same state

    1,701 7.5

    Different state

    2,567 11.4

    Elsewhere in 1995

    174

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    NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH

       

    Total population

    23,988 100

    Native

    23,729 98.9

    Born in United States

    23,710 98.8

    State of residence

    14,767 61.6

    Different state

    8,943 37.3

    Born outside United States

    19 .1

    Foreign born

    259 1.1

    Entered 1990 to March 2000

    101 .4

    Naturalized citizen

    91 .4

    Not a citizen

    168 .7

    REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN

       

    Total (excluding born at sea)

    259 100

    Europe

    101 39.0

    Asia

    59 22.8

    Africa

    0 0.0

    Oceania

    11 4.2

    Latin America

    85 32.8

    Northern America

    3 1.2

    LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME

       

    Population 5 years and over

    22,558 100

    English only

    22,085 97.9

    Language other than English

    473 2.1

    Speak English less than 'very well

    148 .7

    Spanish

    300 1.3

    Speak English less than "very well"

    61 .3

    Other Indo-European languages

    85 .4

    Speak English less than "very well"

    17 .1

    Asian and Pacific Island languages

    34 .2

    Speak English less than "very well"

    16 .1

    ANCESTRY (single or multiple)

       

    Total population

    23,988 100

    Total ancestries reported

    16,949 70.7

    Arab

    0 0.0

    Czech1

    0 0.0

    Danish

    6 0.0

    Dutch

    296 1.2

    English

    1,503 6.3

    French (except Basque)1

    86 .4

    French Canadian1

    1 0.0

    German

    790 3.3

    Greek

    3 0.0

    Hungarian

    3 0.0

    Irish1

    1,674 7

    Italian

    97 .4

    Lithuanian

    8 0.0

    Norwegian

    33 0.1

    Polish

    76 0.3

    Portuguese

    11 0.0

    Russian

    2 1.0

    Scotch-Irish

    249 0.8

    Scottish

    187 0.0

    Slovak

    0 0.3

    Subsaharan African

    66 0.1

    Swedish

    16 0.0

    Swiss

    9 0.0

    Ukrainian

    0 0.0

    United States or American

    8,346 34.8

    Welsh

    70 0.3

    West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)

    25 0.1

    Other ancestries

    3,392 14.1

    Source: US Census

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