Cherokee County, TX

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2022 Population
50,824
0.514% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.2
1.06% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.6%
12.1% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$56,971
5.07% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$138,500
15% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
20,080
2.12% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Cherokee County, TX had a population of 50.8k people with a median age of 38.2 and a median household income of $56,971. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Cherokee County, TX grew from 50,564 to 50,824, a 0.514% increase and its median household income grew from $54,222 to $56,971, a 5.07% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cherokee County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (58.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (13.1%), White (Hispanic) (11.3%), Two+ (Hispanic) (7.55%), and Other (Hispanic) (4.22%).

None of the households in Cherokee County, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

92.8% of the residents in Cherokee County, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Cherokee County, TX are Jacksonville College-Main Campus (74 degrees awarded in 2022) and Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary (17 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Cherokee County, TX was $138,500, and the homeownership rate was 72%.

Most people in Cherokee County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Cherokee County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Cherokee County, TX is home to a population of 50.8k people, from which 92.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.88% of Cherokee County, TX residents were born outside of the country (5.02k people).

In 2022, there were 4.51 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (29.9k people) in Cherokee County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.64k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.75k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.8%
2022 Citizenship
92.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92.8% of Cherokee County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Cherokee County, TX was 92.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cherokee County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    29.9k ± 256
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    6.64k ± 302
  3. White (Hispanic)
    5.75k ± 855
24.3%
Hispanic Population
12.4k people

In 2022, there were 4.51 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (29.9k people) in Cherokee County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.64k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.75k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

24.3% of the people in Cherokee County, TX are hispanic (12.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Cherokee County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,430,315 ± 36,649 people
  2. India
    305,649 ± 13,502 people
  3. El Salvador
    224,600 ± 11,591 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,430,315 Texas residents, followed by India with 305,649 and El Salvador with 224,600.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.88%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.02k people
10.1%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.12k people

As of 2022, 9.88% of Cherokee County, TX residents (5.02k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Cherokee County, TX was 10.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    982 ± 222
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    370 ± 156
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    360 ± 252

Cherokee County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.65 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Cherokee County, TX employs 20.1k people. The largest industries in Cherokee County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,150 people), Manufacturing (2,457 people), and Educational Services (2,084 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($143,273), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($57,982), and Construction ($51,172).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,213. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

20.1k
2022 Value
± 1,210
−2.12%
1 Year decline
± 8.42%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cherokee County, TX declined at a rate of −2.12%, from 20.5k employees to 20.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cherokee County, TX, are Management Occupations (2,159 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,989 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,545 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cherokee County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

20.1k
2022 Value
± 1,210
−2.12%
1 Year decline
± 8.42%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cherokee County, TX declined at a rate of −2.12%, from 20.5k employees to 20.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cherokee County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,150 people), Manufacturing (2,457 people), and Educational Services (2,084 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cherokee County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Cherokee County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,747
Median earning men ± $2,367
$27,406
Median earning women ± $1,436

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($65,104), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,625), and Construction ($52,917).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($48,125), Construction ($38,203), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($36,000).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 249
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 249
    Manufacturing
  3. 213
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Cherokee County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 77.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (21.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.825%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Cherokee County, TX awarded 91 degrees. The student population of Cherokee County, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 287 male students and 288 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cherokee County, TX are White (27 and 30.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (23 and 26.1%), Black or African American (15 and 17%), and Unknown (15 and 17%).

The largest universities in Cherokee County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Jacksonville College-Main Campus (74 and 81.3%) and Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary (17 and 18.7%).

The most popular majors in Cherokee County, TX are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (74 and 81.3%) and Other Theology & Religious Vocations (17 and 18.7%).

The median tuition cost in Cherokee County, TX for private four year colleges is $8,550.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Cherokee County, TX, the percentage of applicants admitted was 70%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 100%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 575 (49.9% men and 50.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 575 students enrolled in Cherokee County, TX, 49.9% men and 50.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 191 records, of which 60.2% were women and 39.8% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Cherokee County, TX was Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities with 74 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Cherokee County, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 74 degrees awarded
  2. 17 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Jacksonville College-Main Campus with 74 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 50 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cherokee County, TX, which is 1.22 times more than the 41 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 27 degrees mean that there were 1.17 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 23 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($8,550) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($2,110) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cherokee County, TX was $138,500 in 2022, which is 0.491 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $120,400 to $138,500, a 15% increase. The homeownership rate in Cherokee County, TX is 72%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Cherokee County, TX have an average commute time of 26.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cherokee County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Cherokee County, TX is $56,971. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Cherokee County, TX was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $78,171, followed by Census Tract 9509 and Census Tract 9511, with respective values of $72,793 and $61,333.

In 2022, 17% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Cherokee County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.47%.

Property

$138,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,266
$13,002
Median Property Taxes
±$891

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cherokee County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

72%
Homeownership
2022
66.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72% of the housing units in Cherokee County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9501
  2. Census Tract 9509
  3. Census Tract 9511

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cherokee County, TX was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $78,171, followed by Census Tract 9509 and Census Tract 9511, with respective values of $72,793 and $61,333.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Cherokee County, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$56,971
Median Household Income
± $4,815
18.1k
Number of Households
± 1,091

In 2022, the median household income of the 18.1k households in Cherokee County, TX grew to $56,971 from the previous year's value of $54,222.

The following chart displays the households in Cherokee County, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cherokee County, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75%)
  2. Carpooled (13.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.77%)

In 2022, 75% of workers in Cherokee County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.8%) and those who worked at home (8.77%).

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Commute Time

26.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cherokee County, TX have a longer commute time (26.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.6% of the workforce in Cherokee County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Cherokee County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cherokee County, TX have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 17% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Cherokee County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.47%.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cherokee County, TX (7.85k out of 47.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cherokee County, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 24.4% of the children was living in poverty in Cherokee County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 13.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 395 in Cherokee County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 62 per 100,000 population.

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Health

79.2% of the population of Cherokee County, TX has health coverage, with 34.2% on employee plans, 17.9% on Medicaid, 14.1% on Medicare, 11.1% on non-group plans, and 1.87% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Cherokee County, TX see 2393 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.01% decrease from the previous year (2630 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3110 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1037 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,393 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Cherokee County, TX

Primary care physicians in Cherokee County, TX see an average of 2,393 patients per year. This represents a 9.01% decrease from the previous year (2,630 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Cherokee County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.9% under 18 years, 19.7% between 18 and 34 years, 34.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

20.8%
Uninsured
34.2%
Employer Coverage
17.9%
Medicaid
14.1%
Medicare
11.1%
Non-Group
1.87%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cherokee County, TX grew by 0.444% from 20.7% to 20.8%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 73 in Cherokee County, TX.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 37.3% in Cherokee County, TX.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 22.4% in Cherokee County, TX.

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