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Cherokee is a town in Colbert County, in the Florence metro area.
The community was named for the Indian tribe
The latitude of Cherokee is 34.756N. The longitude is -87.972W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 531 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,195.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Cherokee demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Colbert County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Florence area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 35616 ZIP code.
9% of Cherokee residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cherokee ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cherokee was $12,431, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Cherokee residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Cherokee, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $263. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $576.
Libraries in Cherokee include Cherokee Public Library ... View libraries
Colbert County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cherokee political report.
The average commute time for Cherokee workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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