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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C+
Cherokee County is located in Alabama with a population of 25,855. In Cherokee County, most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Cherokee County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Cherokee County are above average.
Population
25,855

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$116,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$596
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Cherokee County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    525
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    65.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    43.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    765.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,069.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    350
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%

Working in Cherokee County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$40,041
National
$55,322

Places to Work in Cherokee County

Cherokee County Reviews

1 review
CHEROKEE ELECTRIC. Charges 200$ per month more. Monopolized electric company. I pay between 400 and 500 per month. ALABAMA POWER is not allowed to service us. My van was shot up but because the cop knew the guy who was doing it he did nothing. Too many customers not paying their bill (home repair). In 2 years I've had 10 customers and 7 employers not pay what I worked hard to earn. I've lost nearly 10k dollars in pay due to thieves that live here. 2 Preachers are included in that list. I invited an African American friend of mine over and my landlord said get his azz out of here. I was warned by the locals that my house and family will be in danger for associating with African Americans.
Companies here do not offer retirement anymore. People here will have to work till the day they die.
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