Cherokee County SC Information


Cherokee County Subdivisions

Cherokee County SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 57,032
Daytime Population: Workers 20,796
Daytime Population: Residents 34,490
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 55,286
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 56,213
Population in Familes 46,233
Population in Group Qrtrs 819
Population Density2 145
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $35,368
Average Household Income $48,402
Per Capita Income $19,021


Total Housing Units 24,503 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,029 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,902 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,572 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $93,771
Average Home Value $118,414


Total Households 21,931
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 15,037
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.42% 0.35%
Households 0.26% 0.27%
Families 0.09% 0.16%
Median Household Income   1.13%
Per Capita Income   1.28%


Cherokee County SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cherokee County to the other 46 counties and county equivalents in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 24 50th
Population Density # 18 63rd
Diversity Index # 40 15th
Median Household Income # 33 30th
Per Capita Income # 34 28th

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