Cherokee is a somewhat small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 5,139 people and just one neighborhood, Cherokee is the 74th largest community in Iowa.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Cherokee is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.18% of the Cherokee workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. 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 (15.19%), healthcare (9.66%) and sales jobs (7.07%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Cherokee is worth considering.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Cherokee spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 13.81 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.