Cherokee, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cherokee, California - Basic Facts

The Cherokee Census Designated Place had a population of 74 as of July 1, 2017. Cherokee ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cherokee is located at latitude 39.6509 and longitude -121.5336 in Butte County. The formal boundaries for the Cherokee Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Butte County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,306 feet.

The Cherokee Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2612476) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Cherokee Census Designated Place is located within Oroville CCD of Butte County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cherokee population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cherokee: Cherokee Flat, Drytown.

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Cherokee, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 74
Daytime Population: Workers 6
Daytime Population: Residents 45
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 51
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 74
Population in Familes 62
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 42
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $45,079
Average Household Income $55,910
Per Capita Income $19,467


Total Housing Units 31 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16 (51.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (38.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $175,000
Average Home Value $275,000


Total Households 28
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 20
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.97% 1.06%
Households 1.03% 0.7%
Families 1.46% 0.98%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

Cherokee, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cherokee to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1441 5th
Population Density # 1405 7th
Diversity Index # 892 41st
Median Household Income # 1077 29th
Per Capita Income # 1197 21st

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