Cherokee County was formed in 1830 from Cherokee Indian lands and was later divided into 24 additional counties.
Notable landmarks include Reinhardt University, Georgia National Cemetery, Gibbs Gardens, and portions of Lake Allatoona. Large employers include Pilgrim’s Pride, Chart Industries and Inalfa Roof Systems.
Cherokee has grown rapidly over the past 15 years and is now the sixth-largest in the Atlanta region.
Cherokee County by the Numbers
|Population Change (2000-2015)||+9.7%|
|Population Forecast (2040)||392,411|
|Median Household Income||$74,885|
|Mean Travel Time to Work||34.1 minutes|
|2015 Building Permits (single family)||1,847|
|2015 Building Permits (multifamily)||153|
- Neighborhood Nexus Cherokee County Data Profile
- Neighborhood Nexus Cherokee County Fact Sheet
- Cherokee Population & Employment Forecast
- Metro Atlanta Speaks Data Dashboard