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Cherokee County, North Carolina

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Population:

  • Total Population: 24,298
  • Males: 11,719
  • Females: 12,579

Ethnicity:

  • White: 22,808
  • Black/African American: 398
  • Hispanic: 199
  • Native American/Eskimo: 362
  • Asian: 78
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 0
  • Other: 4
  • 2 or more: 449

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (22,300)
  2. Spanish (265)
  3. Cherokee (100)
  4. Laotian (95)
  5. French (80)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 300

  1. Germany (58)
  2. Laos (53)
  3. Mexico (45)
  4. Canada (28)
  5. Guyana (16)
  6. Thailand (15)
  7. United Kingdom (12)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Southern Baptist Convention (9,485)
  2. United Methodist Church, The (1,487)
  3. Catholic Church (671)
  4. Seventh-day Adventist Church (280)
  5. Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) (248)

Migrant Health Clinics

    Disabilities:

    • Total Reported: 11,652
    • Sensory: 1,208
    • Physical: 3,308
    • Mental: 1,404
    • Self-care: 961
    • Go outside home: 2,253
    • Employment: 2,293

    Grandparents as caregivers

    Grandparents as caregivers: 222

    Heating fuel:

    • Total Reported: 10,336
    • Utility gas: 84
    • Bottled or LP gas: 3,016
    • Electricity: 3,930
    • Fuel oil, kerosene: 2,302
    • Coal or Coke: 4
    • Wood: 957
    • Solar Energy: 0
    • Other fuel: 26
    • No fuel used: 17

    Vehicles available:

    • Total Reported: 20,191
    • No vehicle: 1,686
    • 1 or more vehicle: 18,505

    Education Attainment:

    • No School: 270
    • No High School: 1,788
    • Some High School: 2,674
    • High School: 6,161
    • Some College: 3,661
    • Associate's Degree: 1,205
    • College Degree: 1,251
    • Master's Degree: 491
    • Professional Degree: 150
    • Doctoral Degree: 58

    Household Phones:

    • Households Reporting: 10,336
    • Owners with phone: 8,274
    • Owners without phone: 216
    • Renters with phone: 1,620
    • Renters without phone: 226

    10 closest counties:

    1. Clay County, North Carolina
    2. Union County, Georgia
    3. Towns County, Georgia
    4. Graham County, North Carolina
    5. Fannin County, Georgia
    6. Monroe County, Tennessee
    7. Polk County, Tennessee
    8. White County, Georgia
    9. Lumpkin County, Georgia
    10. Rabun County, Georgia

    Data Detail

    Zip Codes in county:

    28781, 28901, 28903, 28905, 28906

    Licensed Broadcast Media Outlets:

    • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM) MURPHY, NC
    • WCNG (102.7 FM) MURPHY, NC
    • WCVP (600 AM) MURPHY, NC
    • WKRK (1320 AM) MURPHY, NC
    • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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