Cherokee employment information

IndexCherokeeNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$12,900$25,608$28,555
Median household income$25,285$46,693$53,482
Median income owner occupied$26,425$59,204$68,142
Median income renter occupied$14,459$29,260$33,219
Median earnings male$24,868$32,206$36,116
Median earnings female$15,643$24,378$25,692
Unemployment rate3.2%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level33.8%17.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Cherokee is 55% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Cherokee is 53% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Cherokee is 45% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Cherokee is 117% higher than the national average.

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Cherokee median earnings by income bracket

Cherokee employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry27.1%0.0%
Manufacturing sector0.0%0.0%
Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
Wholesale & retail services3.5%0.0%
Public administration11.4%23.9%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities0.0%0.0%
Education, health & social services19.9%17.1%
Other38.0%53.9%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Webster, NC391$67,50026%
Forest Hills, NC454$62,63917%
Dillsboro, NC319$47,81311%
Maggie Valley, NC1,411$44,87516%
Bryson City, NC1,585$39,80326%
Cherokee, NC2,710$25,28553%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Portola, CA2,710$34,13436%
Springtown, TX2,710$52,5002%
Lake Cherokee, TX2,711$67,83227%
Hale Center, TX2,711$33,25738%
Aubrey, TX2,709$60,73514%
Cherokee, NC2,710$25,28553%
Source: The Cherokee, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.