Cherokee County SC Information


Cherokee County Subdivisions

Cherokee County SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 57,807
Population in Households 56,626
Population in Familes 46,740
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,181
Population Density1 147
Diversity Index2 45


Median Household Income $36,867
Average Household Income $50,880
Per Capita Income $19,960


Total Housing Units 24,577 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,411 (62.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,606 (26.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,560 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $95,489
Average Home Value $126,063


Total Households 22,017
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 15,052
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.53% 0.41%
Households 0.28% 0.31%
Families 0.09% 0.2%
Median Household Income   0.62%
Per Capita Income   1.87%


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, 2018 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 # 41 13th
Median Household Income # 33 30th
Per Capita Income # 34 28th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.