Cherokee County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History Chart»   «Population Projection Chart»   «Group Quarters»   «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2023:52,217More data
Estimate 2022:51,432 
Estimate 2021:51,150 
Census 2020: See note at the bottom of the page.50,412More data
Census 2010:50,845More data
Census 2000:46,659More data
Population of the County Seat (Rusk)
Census 2020:5,285 
Census 2010:5,551 
Census 2000:5,085 
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Alto town:1,044More data
Bullard town (pt.):294More data
Cuney town:114More data
Gallatin city:334More data
Jacksonville city:14,215More data
New Summerfield city:871More data
Reklaw city (pt.):185More data
Rusk city:5,433More data
Troup city (pt.):55More data
Wells town:880More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:1,053.0More data
Water Area:9.2More data
Total Area:1,062.2More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:47.88More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2020 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:27.54More data
Percent Rural:72.46More data
Ethnicity - 2022 (Census Bureau)     «Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin»
Percent Hispanic:24.8%More data
Race - 2022 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:81.2%More data
Percent African American Alone:14.0%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.7%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.7%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.3%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2022 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:59.3%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:13.2%More data
Age - 2022 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups Chart»
17 and Under:25.1%More data
65 and Older:18.0%More data
85 and Older:1.9%More data
Median Age:38.1More data
Per Capita Income - 2022 (BEA):     «Per Capita Income History Chart»$43,397More data
Total Personal Income - 2022 (BEA):$2,241,230,000More data
Median Household Income - 2022 (Census Bureau):     «Median Household Income History Chart»$50,351More data
Poverty - 2022 (Census Bureau)     «Poverty Chart»
Percent of Population in Poverty:16.8%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:22.7%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2018-2022 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)     «ACS 5-Year Estimates, S1501, Educational Attainment»
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:78.9% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:16.2% 
Pay (BLS)     «Pay History Chart»
Average Annual Pay - 2022:$44,339More data
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$40,454 
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$38,116 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$37,122 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$36,122 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)     «Unemployment History Chart»
Unemployment Rate - 2023:4.4More data
Unemployment Rate - 2022:4.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2021:6.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:7.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.8 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2022
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»   «Tax Rate History with Chart»$0.520000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»   «Levy History with Chart»$6,635,218,450More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$4,083,030,765More data
Total Actual Levy:$21,231,760More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History     «Sales Tax History Chart»
CY 2023:$3,045,518More data
CY 2022:$3,063,658 
CY 2021:$2,472,008 
CY 2020:$2,189,875 
CY 2019:$1,968,270 
Centerline Miles - 2022
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:117.660More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:92.486More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:296.700More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.783More data
Frontage Roads:0.037More data
On-System Subtotal:507.666More data
City Streets:166.266More data
Certified County Roads:931.034More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,097.300More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,604.966More data
Lane Miles - 2022
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:354.496More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:189.408More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:599.482More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:1.566More data
Frontage Roads:0.037More data
On-System Subtotal:1,144.989More data
City Streets:333.726More data
Certified County Roads:1,864.084More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,197.810More data
County Total:3,342.799More data
Miles Travelled on County Roads     «Mileage History with Chart»
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2021»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2022»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»     «2017 County Profile»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Cherokee County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Cherokee County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Cherokee County»

Special Districts in Cherokee County.
School Districts in Cherokee County.
History of City Tax Rates in Cherokee County.

Airports in Cherokee County.
Hospitals in Cherokee County.
Prisons in Cherokee County.

On Feb. 28, 2024, the U.S. Census Bureau released the final, full set of errata tables for the 2020 Census Count Question Resolution (CQR) program. The CQR gave tribal, state and local governments the opportunity to ask the Census Bureau to review their boundaries or housing counts to identify errors that may have occurred while processing their 2020 Census counts. Upon review, the agency made changes to the total populations of three counties: Martin (from 5,237 to 5,247); Midland (from 169,983 to 169,974); and Reeves (from 14,748 to 14,747). As stated in the Federal Register/Vol. 86, No. 207/Friday, October 29, 2021 (Introduction): No new census information products will be created by the 2020 Census CQR and no revisions will be made to 2020 Census information products, such as the apportionment counts delivered to the President for apportionment or the 2020 Census Public Law 94-171 Redistricting Data Files and Geographic Products. The 2020 Census counts shown above in the table are the original counts from the 2020 Census Public Law 94-171 Redistricting Data Files and do not reflect the changes made due to the CQR program.