Cherokee, NC
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Cherokee is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 2,181 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Cherokee is the 297th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some towns, Cherokee isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Cherokee are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cherokee is a town of service providers, professionals, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cherokee who work in personal care services (11.86%), maintenance occupations (11.14%), and office and administrative support (8.35%).

Also of interest is that Cherokee has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Cherokee has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Cherokee has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Cherokee than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Cherokee may be for you.

One of the benefits of Cherokee is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 11.93 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.

Cherokee is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Cherokee rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.18% of adults 25 and older in Cherokee have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Cherokee in 2010 was $18,894, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $75,576 for a family of four.

Cherokee is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Cherokee home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cherokee residents report their race to be Native American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Cherokee include Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Cherokee is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.

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