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Time Zone: Cherokee County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Centre is the Seat for Cherokee County.

Cherokee County was founded in 1836.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Cherokee had a population of 24,448 people. This is an increase of 1.92% since the last Census (which gave a population of 23,988 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Cherokee represented 0.54% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's 45th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201025,989+8.34%+6.3% since 2009
200924,448+1.92%+0.14% since 2008
200824,413+1.77%-0.25% since 2007
200023,988The Last Census

More information can be found on the Cherokee County Census Page for Cherokee County.


Below are some of the communities located in Cherokee County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Cherokee County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Centre   3,4613,2167.62% increase  
Collinsville   2,0001,64421.65% increase  
Cedar Bluff   1,6351,46711.45% increase  
Leesburg   8187992.38% increase  
Sand Rock   5175091.57% increase  

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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