Cherokee is a somewhat small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 5,186 people and just one neighborhood, Cherokee is the 74th largest community in Iowa.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Cherokee is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cherokee is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Cherokee who work in office and administrative support (15.11%), sales jobs (9.41%) and food service (8.31%).
Setting & Lifestyle
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Cherokee has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Cherokee a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One of the benefits of Cherokee is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 12.45 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.