is a town located in Colbert County, Alabama
. As of the 2000
census, the population of the town is 1,237.
Geography\nCherokee is located at 34°45'30" North, 87°58'7" West (34.758297, -87.968549)1
According to the U.S. Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of 5.8 km²
). 5.8 km² (2.2 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.
Demographics\nAs of the census2
, there are 1,237 people, 510 households, and 370 families residing in the town. The population density
is 213.2/km² (552.5/mi²). There are 557 housing units at an average density of 96.0/km² (248.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 78.33% White
, 20.21% Black
or African American
, 0.32% Native American
, 0.00% Asian
, 0.00% Pacific Islander
, 0.00% from other races
, and 1.13% from two or more races. 0.49% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 510 households out of which 30.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% are married couples living together, 16.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% are non-families. 25.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.43 and the average family size is 2.88.
In the town the population is spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 82.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $24,597, and the median income for a family is $28,839. Males have a median income of $26,667 versus $20,096 for females. The per capita income for the town is $12,431. 22.6% of the population and 18.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 31.7% are under the age of 18 and 15.7% are 65 or older.