Cherokee County, GA Demographics

The total population of Cherokee County is estimated to be 268,567 with 132,996 males (49.52%) and 135,571 females (50.48%). There are 2,575 more females than males in Cherokee County.
The median household income in Cherokee County was $98,018 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 1,908(1.99%) from $96,110 in 2020. This income is 131.38% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Cherokee County sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $124,040. Overall, the median household income for the county of Cherokee County stands at $99,234.
In Cherokee County, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $54,668 for males and $34,637 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $76,596 for males and $56,570 for females.
In Cherokee County, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 6 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, White households have the highest median household income at $101,457, while American Indian and Alaska Native households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $56,685.
In 2022, the population of Cherokee County was 281,278, a 2.34% increase year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Cherokee County's population was 274,839, an increase of 2.48% compared to a population of 268,175 in 2020.
The median age in Cherokee County, GA is 39.3, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 19.58% were under the age of 15, 18.36% aged 15 to 29, 47.93% aged 30 to 64, 13.03% aged 65 to 84, and 1.10% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Cherokee County population: 83.01% are White, 7.27% are Black or African American, 0.56% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.85% are Asian, 0.08% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 2.49% are some other race and 4.75% are multiracial.