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

The community of Cherokee is the Seat for Cherokee County.

Cherokee County was founded January 15, 1851 and was created by taking area from CrawfordCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Cherokee had a population of 11,409 people. This is a decrease of 12.47% since the last Census (which gave a population of 13,035 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Cherokee represented 0.45% of the total population of Iowa, making it the state's 63rd most populous county (out of 99 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
201012,072-7.39%+5.81% since 2009
200911,409-12.47%-0.8% since 2008
200811,501-11.77%-1.57% since 2007
200013,035The 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)
Cherokee   4,6735,36912.96% decrease  
Marcus   1,0171,13910.71% decrease  
Aurelia   9191,06213.47% decrease  
Quimby   32336812.23% decrease  
Washta   22528220.21% decrease  

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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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