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Cherokee County, NC
The county was named for the Indian tribe

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The estimated population in 2004 was 25,289. This was an increase of  4.08% from the 2000 census.
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Median household income
Local
$27,992
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Cherokee County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Cherokee County was $19,752. This was an increase of 20.9% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 64% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Murphy

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12% of Cherokee County residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cherokee County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Cherokee County include Allen Cemetery, Beech Creek Cemetery, Bryson Cemetery, Clonts Cemetery, Decker Cemetery, Dickey Cemetery, Farrow Cemetery, Ferguson Cemetery, Garrett Cemetery, Haigler Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Cherokee County include Andrews, Marble, Murphy ... View communities

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Education

Colleges in Cherokee County include Tri - County Community College ... View colleges

School districts in Cherokee County include Cherokee County Schools ... View school districts

To see school district boundaries, wait for the map to load in the new window, then select 'Legend.' Choose 'school districts' and update map.

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Libraries

Libraries in Cherokee County include Andrews Public Library, Murphy Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Cherokee County include Andrews Journal, Cherokee Scout ... View newspapers

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Politics

Cherokee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cherokee County political report.

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Travel

Hotels in Cherokee County include Best Western, Comfort Inn, Holiday Inn Express Suites Murphy

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