Population density (sq mi)7825791
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%

Key findings

  • The population density in Cherokee is 1271% 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
  • In Cherokee 0.57% of the population is Asian

Compare Cherokee, IA Demographics


      Cherokee population breakdown by race

      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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Cherokee age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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