Income/capita 36%
Household income 47%
Unemployment 27%
Income per capita$19,178$24,736$29,829
Median household income$29,167$44,758$55,322
Median income owner occupied$32,750$55,873$70,586
Median income renter occupied$0$25,999$35,192
Median earnings male$40,417$34,323$36,919
Median earnings female$25,833$22,614$26,250
Unemployment rate5.9%4.8%4.7%
Poverty level20.0%18.4%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Cherokee is 36% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Cherokee is 47% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Cherokee is 27% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Cherokee is 33% higher than the national average

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      Cherokee employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry7.3%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector40.7%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services2.0%7.1%
      Wholesale & retail services14.0%15.3%
      Public administration0.0%1.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.3%0.0%
      Education, health & social services0.0%50.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Tuscumbia, AL8,506$47,50014%
      Waterloo, AL163$36,25034%
      Iuka, MS2,997$33,25040%
      Tishomingo, MS456$28,57148%
      Cherokee, AL853$29,16747%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Blue Ridge Summit, PA853$46,54416%
      Matherville, IL853$53,6543%
      Fuller Acres, CA853$32,76341%
      Castalia, OH853$66,15420%
      Anson, ME853$45,31318%
      Cherokee, AL853$29,16747%
      Source: The Cherokee, AL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).