Cherokee County Demographics 2006 Sources: Georgia Department of Revenue, Georgia Department of Labor, U.S. Census
Population by Age • In 1990, the median age of the total population in Cherokee county was 31.1, and in 2000, it was 34.0. The median age in 2005 is 34.3 and it is predicted to change in five years to 35.9 years. • In 2005, females represented 49.6% of the population with a median age of 34.9 and males represented 50.4% of the population with a median age of 33.6 years. • In 2005, the most prominent age group in this geography is 35 to 44 years. The age group least represented in this geography is 75 + years.
Household Income • In 2005 the predominant household income category in the Cherokee area is $50K − $75K, and the income group that is least represented in this geography is $15K − $25K.
Political Demographics • The 1999 index crime rate (crimes per 1,000) for Cherokee County was 1.8. Statewide, in 1999, the rate was 3.4. Of the total index crimes reported, 4.7% were violent crimes, while 95.3% were property crimes. • • In 2000, 71.7% of the adult population in the county was registered to vote. Of those registered voters, 73.3% voted in the 2000 general election. Statewide, in 2000, 64.1% of eligible Georgians were registered to vote. Of those registered, 69.6% voted in the general election that year.
Employment Sector • In Cherokee County, services is the largest employment sector providing 32.0% of the jobs. The other predominant employment sectors are retail trade and manufacturing. Statewide, the service industry is the largest employment sector, contributing 25.6% of the state’s jobs. • The county per capita personal income in 1999 was $25,900, as compared with $27,324 for Georgia and $28,546 for the United States.
Cherokee County Tax Digest Information