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.
Within Cherokee County are the cities of Ball Ground, Canton, Holly Springs, Mountain Park*, Nelson*, Waleska, and Woodstock.
Cherokee County by the Numbers (2022)
|Population Change (since 2010)
|Population Forecast (2050)
|Median Household Income
|Mean Travel Time to Work
|Single Family Building Permits
|Multifamily Building Permits
View ARC’s 21-County Dashboard where you can find various data points about Cherokee County.
2023 Annual Report – Cherokee County (pdf)
Other Cherokee County Resources
ARC Board Members Representing Cherokee County
Visit our Board Portal for a list of ARC Board members representing Cherokee county.
- US Census Bureau, County Population Estimates, 2022
- US Census Bureau, Small-Area Income and Poverty Estimates, 2021
- US Census Bureau, American Community Survey (1-year estimates), 2022
- US Census Bureau, American Community Survey (5-year estimates), 2017-2021
- Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), Series 16 Forecasts
- HUD, State of the Cities Data System (SOCDS), 2022
* These cities belong to more than one county.