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People

Total Population 850
Male Share of the Population 49.4%
Female Share of the Population 50.6%
Senior Citizens 25.2%
Employed Population 16+ 226
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 54.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $45,694
% Above Poverty Level 80.1%
% Below Poverty Level 19.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.5%
% Using Public Transportation 2.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 38.6%
Median Gross Rent $650
Median House Value $66,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32%
US/American 0%
English 6%
Irish 10.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Cherokee Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 57 miles W of Decatur, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 118 miles SW of Nashville, Tennessee
County Colbert
Metro Area Florence
Standard Zip Codes 35616
Phone Area Codes 256
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.756
Longitude -87.972

Cherokee Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station IUKA 5S
Distance 12.1 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 47 F
Apr Temp 44 to 71 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 44 to 72 F
Annual Precip 60.6 inches
Station MUSCLE SHOALS AP
Distance 21.2 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 49 F
Apr Temp 49 to 72 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 55.8 inches
Station RUSSELLVILLE NO 2
Distance 21.5 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 50 F
Apr Temp 44 to 72 F
Jul Temp 66 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 74 F
Annual Precip 57.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Florence 39,855 $51,713
Muscle Shoals 13,492 $60,851
Russellville 9,824 $38,457
Sheffield 9,074 $41,922
Tuscumbia 8,537 $53,941
Waterloo 143 $40,625

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Cherokee Public Libraries

Library
Cherokee Public Library
118 CHURCH ST.
Cherokee, Alabama
(256) 359-4384

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Cherokee High Schools

CHEROKEE HIGH SCHOOL
850 HIGH SCHOOL DR
256-359-4434
Serves 230 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

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