Cherokee, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Cherokee, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Cherokee had a population of 5,220 as of July 1, 2015. Cherokee ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cherokee is located at latitude 42.7511 and longitude -95.5523 in Cherokee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cherokee (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Cherokee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,197 feet.

The City of Cherokee (GNIS ID: 2393817) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cherokee population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

City of Cherokee, IA Boundary Map

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Cherokee, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 5,220
Population in Households 4,937
Population in Familes 3,720
Population in Group Qrtrs 283
Population Density1 812
Diversity Index2 23
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,325
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 1,361
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,562 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,603 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 722 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 237 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $82,676
Average Home Value $106,488
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,994
Average Household Income $57,536
Per Capita Income $25,859
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.12% -0.21%
Households 0.07% -0.14%
Families 0.31% -0.3%
Median Household Income   3.34%
Per Capita Income   2.43%
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.

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Cherokee, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cherokee to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 75 93rd
Population Density1 # 423 58th
Diversity Index2 # 123 88th
Median Household Income # 828 18th
Per Capita Income # 530 48th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.