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The 2000 Census showed that Cherokee County had a population of 141,903 people. This represented 1.73% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 10th most populous county (out of 159 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Cherokee had a population of 215,084 people. This is an increase of 51.57% since the 2000 Census.

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
2010214,346+51.05%-0.34% since 2009
2009215,084+51.57%+2.36% since 2008
2008210,115+48.07%+3.05% since 2007
2007203,890+43.68%+4.98% since 2006
2006194,219+36.87%+6.21% since 2005
2005182,858+28.86%+5.28% since 2004
2004173,692+22.4%+4.66% since 2003
2003165,961+16.95%+4.37% since 2002
2002159,006+12.05%+5.06% since 2001
2001151,348+6.66%+6.66% since 2000
2000141,903The Last Census

Cherokee County had 51,937 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Cherokee County has a total area<3> of 434 square miles [1,124 km²]. Of this total, 423.7 square miles [1,097 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (2.37%) being water (10.31 square miles [26.7 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Cherokee County had a population density of 334.9 people per square mile [129.3 people/km²], making it the state's 17th most densely populated county (out of 159 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Cherokee County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Cherokee and the state of Georgia.

Click here for the Cherokee County QuickFact (QF-13057).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Cherokee County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BartowQF-13015   W96,21776,01926.57%
CobbQF-13067   S714,692607,75117.6%
DawsonQF-13085   NE22,55515,99940.98%
ForsythQF-13117   E174,52098,40777.35%
FultonQF-13121   S1,033,756816,00626.68%
GordonQF-13129   NW53,29244,10420.83%
PickensQF-13227   N31,26422,98336.03%

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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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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Cherokee. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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