Cherokee County

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 235,900
Population Change (2000-2015) +9.7%
Population Forecast (2040) 392,411
Median Household Income $74,885
Unemployment Rate 4.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 34.1 minutes
2015 Building Permits (single family) 1,847
2015 Building Permits (multifamily) 153

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Other Cherokee County Resources

ARC Board Members Representing Cherokee County