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Cherokee County, Iowa Facts

Facts
State Iowa
Land area 576.9 square miles
Population Density 20.9 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 11,945
Population change -1.1%
Under 5 years of age 5.9%
Under 18 20.9%
65 and over 22%
Females 50.5%
White 97.2
Hispanic or Latino of any race 3.3
Asian 0.6%
Two or more races 0.9%
Black or African American 0.8%
Native American 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 92%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 19.6%
Veterans 1,163
Households and Housing
Households 5,354
Persons per household 2.2
Living in the same house for one year or more 86.9%
Median household income $48,977
The per capita income $26,330
Live below the poverty line. 9.7%
housing units 5,757
Multi-unit structures 13%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $80,200
Residents owning their homes. 74.9%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 796
Women-owned firms 0%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $139,445
Retail sales per capita $11,935
Manufacturers shipments $279,270
Merchant wholesaler sales $114,673