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 (2017)
|Population Change (since 2010)||+15.0%|
|Population Forecast (2040)||392,411|
|Median Household Income||$76,368|
|Mean Travel Time to Work||34.8 minutes|
|Single Family Building Permits||2,284|
|Multifamily Building Permits||0|
- Neighborhood Nexus Cherokee County Data Profile
- Neighborhood Nexus Cherokee County Fact Sheet
- Cherokee Population & Employment Forecast
- GEEARS Early Childhood Profile for Cherokee County
- Metro Atlanta Speaks Data Dashboard
- Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) Data Dashboard
Other Cherokee County Resources
ARC Board Members Representing Cherokee County
- Gene Hobgood, Mayor, City of Canton
- Buzz Ahrens, Chair, Cherokee County Commission
- R. “Rick” Roberts, Mayor, City of Ball Ground
- Dennis Burnette (Citizen Member, District 15)
- US Census Bureau, Subcounty Intercensal Population Estimates, 2000 to 2009
- US Census Bureau, County Characteristics Resident Population Estimate, 2010 to 2017
- US Census Bureau, American Community Survey (1-year estimates), 2017
- Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), Series 15 Forecasts, 2015-16
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS), 2017
* These cities belong to more than one county.