Cherokee County IA Information


Cherokee County Subdivisions

Cherokee County IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 11,580
Population in Households 11,209
Population in Familes 8,833
Population in Group Qrtrs 371
Population Density1 20
Diversity Index2 17


Median Household Income $51,022
Average Household Income $67,038
Per Capita Income $29,337


Total Housing Units 5,777 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,709 (64.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,300 (22.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 768 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $94,477
Average Home Value $140,435


Total Households 5,009
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 3,214
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.5% -0.68%
Households -0.47% -0.67%
Families -0.62% -0.77%
Median Household Income   1.4%
Per Capita Income   1.95%


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, 2018 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 # 66 34th
Population Density # 73 27th
Diversity Index # 42 59th
Median Household Income # 64 36th
Per Capita Income # 32 69th

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