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Time Zone: Cherokee County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Canton is the Seat for Cherokee County.

Cherokee County was founded in 1831.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Cherokee had a population of 215,084 people. This is an increase of 51.57% since the last Census (which gave a population of 141,903 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Cherokee represented 1.73% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 10th most populous county (out of 159 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
2010214,346+51.05%-0.34% since 2009
2009215,084+51.57%+2.36% since 2008
2008210,115+48.07%+3.05% since 2007
2000141,903The 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)
Woodstock   23,86510,050137.5% increase  
Canton   23,0737,709199.3% increase  
Holly Springs   9,1263,195185.6% increase  
Ball Ground   1,01773039.32% increase  
Nelson   91062645.37% increase  

Websites for Cherokee County

Official Website:   www.cherokeega.com/

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

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