Cherokee County IA Information


Cherokee County Subdivisions

Cherokee County IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 11,902
Population in Households 11,531
Population in Familes 9,190
Population in Group Qrtrs 371
Population Density1 21
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 5,200
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 3,353
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,752 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,873 (67.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,327 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 552 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $90,917
Average Home Value $132,810


Median Household Income $47,993
Average Household Income $61,444
Per Capita Income $27,175
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.23% -0.42%
Households -0.02% -0.3%
Families -0.15% -0.38%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   1.97%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Cherokee County IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cherokee County to the other 99 counties and county equivalents in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 65 35th
Population Density1 # 71 29th
Diversity Index2 # 43 58th
Median Household Income # 65 35th
Per Capita Income # 41 60th

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