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Cherokee County, North Carolina Facts

Facts
State North Carolina
Land area 455.4 square miles
Population Density 60.3 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 27,218
Population change -0.8%
Under 5 years of age 4.5%
Under 18 18.4%
65 and over 25.5%
Females 51.3%
White 93.8
Hispanic or Latino of any race 2.8
Asian 0.7%
Two or more races 2.4%
Black or African American 1.5%
Native American 1.5%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 82%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 16.7%
Veterans 2,740
Households and Housing
Households 10,722
Persons per household 2.5
Living in the same house for one year or more 90.2%
Median household income $34,432
The per capita income $18,340
Live below the poverty line. 17.9%
housing units 17,563
Multi-unit structures 3%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $145,000
Residents owning their homes. 82.1%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 2,815
Women-owned firms 28%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 1%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $404,019
Retail sales per capita $15,242
Manufacturers shipments $265,366
Merchant wholesaler sales $60,509