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Cherokee County, Alabama Facts

Facts
State Alabama
Land area 553.7 square miles
Population Density 46.9 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 26,203
Population change 0.8%
Under 5 years of age 4.8%
Under 18 20.7%
65 and over 20.1%
Females 50.4%
White 93.2
Hispanic or Latino of any race 1.5
Asian 0.2%
Two or more races 1.5%
Black or African American 4.5%
Native American 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 78%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 12.8%
Veterans 2,174
Households and Housing
Households 11,656
Persons per household 2.2
Living in the same house for one year or more 90.6%
Median household income $34,907
The per capita income $22,030
Live below the poverty line. 21.2%
housing units 16,134
Multi-unit structures 5%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $99,400
Residents owning their homes. 76.1%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 2,180
Women-owned firms 14.5%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $186,321
Retail sales per capita $7,613
Manufacturers shipments $307,439
Merchant wholesaler sales $62,293