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Cherokee County, Georgia

90 North St Suite 310
Canton, GA 30114
Phone: (678) 493-6000
Fax: (678) 493-6013
www.cherokeega.com/ie.cfm

In northwest-central GA, north of Atlanta; original county; established Dec 21, 1830 from Cherokee lands. Name Origin: For the Indian tribe of Iroquoian linguistic stock who occupied the land at the time. Name may derive from Creek tciloki 'people of a different speech.'

Area (sq mi):: 433.99 (land 423.68; water 10.31) Population per square mile: 434.80
Population 2005: 184,211 State rank: 9 Population change: 2000-20005 29.80%; 1990-2000 57.30% Population 2000: 141,903 (White 89.90%; Black or African American 2.50%; Hispanic or Latino 5.40%; Asian 0.80%; Other 4.30%). Foreign born: 5.80%. Median age: 34.00
Income 2000: per capita $24,871; median household $60,896; Population below poverty level: 5.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $31,150-$30,059
Unemployment (2004): 3.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.30% Median travel time to work: 34.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 64.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Woodstock (17,214)
  • Canton County seat (15,094)

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    Cherokee County, Alabama

    260 Cedar Bluff Rd Suite 103
    Centre, AL 35960
    Phone: (256) 927-3668
    Fax: (256) 927-3669
    www.cherokee-chamber.org

    On northeastern border of AL, east of Gadsden; organized Jun 9, 1836 from Cherokee cession. Name Origin: For the Indian tribe of Iroquoian linguistic stock. Name may derive from Creek tciloki 'people of a different speech.'

    Area (sq mi):: 599.95 (land 553.12; water 46.83) Population per square mile: 44.30
    Population 2005: 24,522 State rank: 42 Population change: 2000-20005 2.20%; 1990-2000 22.70% Population 2000: 23,988 (White 92.40%; Black or African American 5.50%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.40%). Foreign born: 1.10%. Median age: 40.00
    Income 2000: per capita $15,543; median household $30,874; Population below poverty level: 15.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,472-$20,798
    Unemployment (2004): 4.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.20% Median travel time to work: 30.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 53.60%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Cherokee County, Iowa

    520 W Main St PO Box F
    Cherokee, IA 51012
    Phone: (712) 225-6744
    Fax: (712) 225-6749
    www.cherokeeia.com

    In northwestern IA, northeast of Sioux City; established Jan 15, 1851 from Crawford County. Name Origin: For the Indian tribe of Iroquoian linguistic stock. Name may derive from Creek tciloki 'people of a different speech.'

    Area (sq mi):: 577.34 (land 577.15; water 0.18) Population per square mile: 21.20
    Population 2005: 12,237 State rank: 64 Population change: 2000-20005 -6.10%; 1990-2000 -7.50% Population 2000: 13,035 (White 97.80%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.40%; Other 1.00%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 41.70
    Income 2000: per capita $17,934; median household $35,142; Population below poverty level: 7.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,009-$26,541
    Unemployment (2004): 4.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.00% Median travel time to work: 16.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 16.90%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Cherokee County, Kansas

    PO Box 14
    Columbus, KS 66725
    Phone: (620) 429-2042
    Fax: (620) 429-1042

    On the southeastern border of KS, west of Joplin, MO; organized as McGee County. Name Origin: For the Indian tribe of Iroquoian linguistic stock. Name may derive from Creek tciloki 'people of a different speech.' Originally for A.M. McGee, a noted proslavery leader.

    Area (sq mi):: 590.96 (land 587.12; water 3.85) Population per square mile: 36.70
    Population 2005: 21,555 State rank: 27 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.60%; 1990-2000 5.80% Population 2000: 22,605 (White 91.60%; Black or African American 0.60%; Hispanic or Latino 1.30%; Asian 0.20%; Other 6.90%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 37.00
    Income 2000: per capita $14,710; median household $30,505; Population below poverty level: 14.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,866-$22,660
    Unemployment (2004): 7.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.20% Median travel time to work: 20.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 45.40%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Cherokee County, South Carolina

    210 N Limestone St
    Gaffney, SC 29340
    Phone: (864) 487-2562
    Fax: (864) 487-2594
    www.cherokeecounty-sc.org

    On the central northern border of SC, east of Spartanburg; organized Feb 25, 1897 from Union, Spartanburg, and York counties. Name Origin: For the Indian tribe of Iroquoian linguistic stock. Name may derive from Creek tciloki 'people of a different speech.'

    Area (sq mi):: 397.28 (land 392.69; water 4.59) Population per square mile: 137.10
    Population 2005: 53,844 State rank: 24 Population change: 2000-20005 2.50%; 1990-2000 18.00% Population 2000: 52,537 (White 76.20%; Black or African American 20.60%; Hispanic or Latino 2.10%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.20%). Foreign born: 1.30%. Median age: 35.30
    Income 2000: per capita $16,421; median household $33,787; Population below poverty level: 13.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,314-$21,492
    Unemployment (2004): 8.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.20% Median travel time to work: 23.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 30.20%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Gaffney County seat (12,969)

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    Cherokee County, North Carolina

    75 Peachtree St
    Murphy, NC 28906
    Phone: (828) 837-5527
    Fax: (828) 837-9684
    www.cherokeecounty-nc.org

    In the southwestern corner of NC, southwest of Asheville; organized Jan 4, 1839 from Macon County. Name Origin: For the Indian tribe of Iroquoian linguistic stock. Name may derive from Creek tciloki 'people of a different speech.'

    Area (sq mi):: 466.68 (land 455.19; water 11.49) Population per square mile: 56.70
    Population 2005: 25,796 State rank: 72 Population change: 2000-20005 6.20%; 1990-2000 20.50% Population 2000: 24,298 (White 94.10%; Black or African American 1.60%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.30%; Other 3.20%). Foreign born: 1.20%. Median age: 44.00
    Income 2000: per capita $15,814; median household $27,992; Population below poverty level: 15.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,572-$19,290
    Unemployment (2004): 5.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.20% Median travel time to work: 24.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 18.70%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Cherokee County, Texas

    PO Box 420
    Rusk, TX 75785
    Phone: (903) 683-2350
    Fax: (903) 683-5931
    www.co.cherokee.tx.us

    In northeastern TX, south of Tyler; organized Apr 11, 1846 from Nacogdoches County. Name Origin: For the Indian tribe of Iroquoian linguistic stock. Name may derive from Creek tciloki 'people of a different speech.'

    Area (sq mi):: 1061.93 (land 1052.22; water 9.72) Population per square mile: 46.10
    Population 2005: 48,464 State rank: 62 Population change: 2000-20005 3.90%; 1990-2000 13.70% Population 2000: 46,659 (White 69.30%; Black or African American 16.00%; Hispanic or Latino 13.20%; Asian 0.40%; Other 9.30%). Foreign born: 7.90%. Median age: 36.00
    Income 2000: per capita $13,980; median household $29,313; Population below poverty level: 17.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,165-$24,341
    Unemployment (2004): 5.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.30% Median travel time to work: 23.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 26.70%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Jacksonville (14,138)

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    Cherokee County, Oklahoma

    213 W Delaware St Rm 200
    Tahlequah, OK 74464
    Phone: (918) 456-3171
    Fax: (918) 458-6508

    In central-eastern OK, southeast of Tulsa; organized Nov 16, 1907 from Indian lands. Name Origin: For the Cherokee Nation, a tribe of Iroquoian linguistic stock. Name may derive from Creek tciloki 'people of a different speech.'

    Area (sq mi):: 776.40 (land 751.04; water 25.37) Population per square mile: 59.50
    Population 2005: 44,671 State rank: 19 Population change: 2000-20005 5.10%; 1990-2000 24.90% Population 2000: 42,521 (White 55.20%; Black or African American 1.20%; Hispanic or Latino 4.10%; Asian 0.30%; Other 42.10%). Foreign born: 2.60%. Median age: 32.30
    Income 2000: per capita $13,436; median household $26,536; Population below poverty level: 22.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,752-$19,625
    Unemployment (2004): 4.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.40% Median travel time to work: 24.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 27.80%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Tahlequah County seat (15,710)

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