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(updated 2010)



Household Type By Tenure
(Cherokee County, Alabama)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 5,198

Renter-occupied housing units : 1,055

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 431

Renter-occupied housing units : 147

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 947

Renter-occupied housing units : 660

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,926

Renter-occupied housing units : 1,079


(updated 2013)



Mortgage Status By Age of Householder
(Cherokee County, Alabama)

Housing units with a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 455

Householder 35 to 44 years : 917

Householder 45 to 54 years : 1,084

Householder 55 to 59 years : 324

Householder 60 to 64 years : 507

Householder 65 to 74 years : 611

Householder 75 years and over : 158

Housing units without a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 290

Householder 35 to 44 years : 529

Householder 45 to 54 years : 568

Householder 55 to 59 years : 651

Householder 60 to 64 years : 472

Householder 65 to 74 years : 1,082

Householder 75 years and over : 854


(updated 2013)



Gross Rent As A Percentage Of Household Income
(Cherokee County, Alabama)

Less than 10.0 percent : 41

10.0 to 14.9 percent : 256

15.0 to 19.9 percent : 458

20.0 to 24.9 percent : 171

25.0 to 29.9 percent : 290

30.0 to 34.9 percent : 293

35.0 to 39.9 percent : 75

40.0 to 49.9 percent : 293

50.0 percent or more : 431

Not computed : 633


(updated 2013)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Cherokee County, Alabama)

Built 2010 or later : $130,900

Built 2000 to 2009 : $143,600

Built 1990 to 1999 : $89,800

Built 1980 to 1989 : $85,000

Built 1970 to 1979 : $94,500

Built 1960 to 1969 : $101,100

Built 1950 to 1959 : $133,900

Built 1940 to 1949 : $66,200

Built 1939 or earlier : $101,100


(updated 2013)







Percentage of Family Households in Cherokee County, Alabama: 70.5%

Percentage of Family Households in Alabama: 67.8%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Cherokee County, Alabama

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 4 4 $233,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

4 4 $233,000
2000        
  Single Family 10 10 $1,125,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

10 10 $1,125,000
2001        
  Single Family 17 17 $1,474,555
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

17 17 $1,474,555
2002        
  Single Family 27 27 $1,940,280
  Two Family 2 4 $80,000
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

29 31 $2,020,280
2003        
  Single Family 24 24 $1,900,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

24 24 $1,900,000
2004        
  Single Family 18 18 $1,593,660
  Two Family 2 4 $80,000
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

20 22 $1,673,660
2005        
  Single Family 27 27 $2,458,465
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

27 27 $2,458,465
2006        
  Single Family 47 47 $5,307,200
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 5 100 $10,921,698
  Total

52 147 $16,228,898


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Cherokee County, AL): $30,874
Median Household Income In 2000 (Alabama): $34,135


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Cherokee County): $63,500
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Alabama): $76,700


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Cherokee County, Alabama

Utility Gas: 13.6%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 44.1%
Electricity: 39.0%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.9%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 2.1%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.1%
No Fuel Used: 0.2%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Cherokee County, Alabama

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 27.59%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 70%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 2.41%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Cherokee County): $362
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Alabama): $447
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Cherokee County): $484


(updated 2010)



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