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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B+
Cherokee is a town in Alabama with a population of 790. Cherokee is in Colbert County. Living in Cherokee offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Cherokee and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$68,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$675
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    100.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    200.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,301.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    400.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    24%
    13%

Working in Cherokee

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$25,703
National
$55,322
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Cherokee Reviews

5 reviews
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Small town with not much to do. There is nowhere to shop for things other than groceries or basic necessities, which in that case, there is a Dollar General and Piggly-Wiggly grocery store. There are a few banks, a clinic, and local drug store for necessary things like that. There is a public elementary and high school which is convenient in the rural area, and high school sports could be considered one of the only activities of the town. The town is relatively safe to live in.
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My experience is that I've been living in a well-designed community and I always been more than happy to live in a place like my hometown. What I like most about my city is the other people who live there, the places, and the history of the city. The changes I would like to see would probably if more people would live there and also the different types of places to go to so that the city can have many things to do at any time.
Cherokee is a small town, and the people here are friendly. It is not very culturally diverse and there have been no incidents of racism or hate here at all. We moved here this past year and love the surrounding mountains and the close proximity to the larger creek systems. For rural living, it is affordable and the areas close are booming so it makes for a good location for growth.