Cherokee County, South Carolina
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 52,537 people, 20,495 households, and 14,612 families residing in the county. The population density is 52/km² (134/mi²). There are 22,400 housing units at an average density of 22/km² (57/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 76.92% White, 20.56% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.16% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. 2.08% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 20,495 households out of which 32.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.30% are married couples living together, 15.40% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.70% are non-families. 25.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.53 and the average family size is 3.01.
In the county, the population is spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 29.60% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 12.40% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 93.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.70 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $33,787, and the median income for a family is $39,393. Males have a median income of $30,984 versus $21,298 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,421. 13.90% of the population and 11.00% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 16.90% of those under the age of 18 and 15.20% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Cities and towns
|Regions of South Carolina|
|Capital City/Lake Murray Country | Grand Strand | Historic Charleston | Midlands | Old 96 District | Olde English District | Pee Dee | Santee Cooper Country | South Carolina Low Country | South Carolina Upcountry | Thoroughbred Country|
|Coastal Plain | Piedmont | Blue Ridge Mountains|
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