Cherokee demographics profile

StatisticCherokeeIowaNational
Population5,1133,106,589318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)7825591
Median age44.238.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)57%60%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1841%44%43%
Speak English97%92%79%
Speak Spanish3%4%13%
Cherokee, IA has a population of 5,113 and is the 6,369th largest city in the United States. The population density is 782 per sq mi which is 1331% higher than the Iowa average and 763% higher than the national average. The median age in Cherokee is 44 which is approximately 16% higher than the Iowa average of 38. In Cherokee, 57% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 97% speak English and 3% speak Spanish. 73% of Cherokee residents were born in Iowa, 25% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 2% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Cherokee is 1331% higher than Iowa.
  • The median age in Cherokee is 16% higher than Iowa.
  • In Cherokee 96.69% of the population is White.
  • In Cherokee 1.25% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Cherokee 0.57% of the population is Asian.

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Cherokee population breakdown by race

RaceCherokeeIowaNational
White96.69%90.90%73.35%
Black or African American1.25%3.32%12.63%
Asian0.57%2.14%5.22%
American Indian0.70%0.32%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.08%0.18%
Mixed race0.49%1.97%3.06%
Other race0.29%1.27%4.75%
In Cherokee, 4.1% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Cherokee, IA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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