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Cherokee County, South Carolina Facts

Facts
State South Carolina
Land area 392.7 square miles
Population Density 140.9 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 55,885
Population change 0.8%
Under 5 years of age 6.5%
Under 18 24%
65 and over 14.8%
Females 51.4%
White 76.7
Hispanic or Latino of any race 4
Asian 0.6%
Two or more races 1.4%
Black or African American 20.6%
Native American 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 75%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 14.3%
Veterans 3,620
Households and Housing
Households 20,762
Persons per household 2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more 87.3%
Median household income $34,202
The per capita income $18,240
Live below the poverty line. 23%
housing units 23,794
Multi-unit structures 10%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $83,600
Residents owning their homes. 66.9%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 3,432
Women-owned firms 26.3%
Asian-owned firms 1%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $718,119
Retail sales per capita $13,261
Manufacturers shipments $2,484,926
Merchant wholesaler sales $0