Cherokee County IA Information


Cherokee County Subdivisions

Cherokee County IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 11,574
Daytime Population: Workers 5,694
Daytime Population: Residents 5,707
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,401
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 11,203
Population in Familes 8,908
Population in Group Qrtrs 371
Population Density2 20
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $50,635
Average Household Income $63,924
Per Capita Income $28,038


Total Housing Units 5,777 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,743 (64.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,272 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 762 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $92,312
Average Home Value $138,779


Total Households 5,015
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 3,220
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 -0.58% -0.87%
Households -0.52% -0.85%
Families -0.68% -0.94%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   2.84%


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, 2017 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 # 74 26th
Diversity Index # 42 59th
Median Household Income # 62 38th
Per Capita Income # 34 67th

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