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

The community of Murphy is the Seat for Cherokee County.

Cherokee County was founded in 1839 and was created by taking area from MaconCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Cherokee had a population of 26,307 people. This is an increase of 8.27% since the last Census (which gave a population of 24,298 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Cherokee represented 0.3% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 75th most populous county (out of 100 counties).

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

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201027,444+12.95%+4.32% since 2009
200926,307+8.27%-0.96% since 2008
200826,561+9.31%+0.2% since 2007
200726,507+9.09% 
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200024,298The Last Census

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

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Websites for Cherokee County

Official Website:   www.cherokeecounty-nc.gov/

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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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