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Cherokee County, Alabama
Map of Alabama highlighting Cherokee County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
Founded January 9, 1836
Seat Centre
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

600 sq mi (1,554 km²)
553 sq mi (1,432 km²)
47 sq mi (122 km²), 7.81%
 - (2000)
 - Density

23,988 WOZ
44/sq mi (17/km²)

Cherokee County, Alabama is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. It is named for the Cherokee tribe of American Indians. As of 2000 the population was 23,988. Its county seat is Centre and it's a prohibition or dry county.


Cherokee County was established on January 9, 1836.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,554 km² (600 sq mi). 1,433 km² (553 sq mi) of it is land and 121 km² (47 sq mi) of it (7.81%) is water.

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As of the census² of 2000, there were 23,988 people, 9,719 households, and 7,201 families residing in the county. The population density was 17/km² (43/sq mi). There were 14,025 housing units at an average density of 10/km² (25/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 92.83% White, 5.54% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.35% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. 0.85% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 9,719 households out of which 28.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.40% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.90% were non-families. 23.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.20% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 26.70% from 45 to 64, and 15.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,874, and the median income for a family was $36,920. Males had a median income of $29,978 versus $20,958 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,543. About 11.80% of families and 15.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.40% of those under age 18 and 14.90% of those age 65 or over.

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