Cherokee County is located in northwest Iowa. The County Seat is Cherokee and the largest city is Cherokee. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.cherokeecountyiowa.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 11,836 and the 2010 census population was 12,072. The land area is 576.91 square miles and there are 20.9 persons per square mile.
97.2% of the population is White, 0.8% is Black or African American, 3.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.9% is two or more races. 91.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 19.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $80,200, there are 5,354 households, an average of 2.17 persons per household. The per capita income is $26,330, the median household income is $48,977, and 9.7% of the persons in Cherokee County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 796. Retail sales (in $1000) were $139,445, and sales per capita were $11,935.
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