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Cherokee is a city in Cherokee County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the Indian tribe

The latitude of Cherokee is 42.749N. The longitude is -95.551W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,194 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,158.


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Median household income
Local
$31,240
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Cherokee demographic reports
Cherokee is on the Little Sioux River
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 6. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.1 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Cherokee County Fair - July 12-15, 2007
  • Music Festival - June 15-17, 2007
Dates often change. Check Cherokee web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Sanford Museum and Planetarium
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Cherokee demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cherokee County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 51012 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

39% of Cherokee residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cherokee ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cherokee was $17,846, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

13% of Cherokee residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Cherokee festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.



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Guides to Cherokee
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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Cherokee, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $268.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $631.


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Libraries

Libraries in Cherokee include Cherokee Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Cherokee include Cherokee Chronicle Times

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Politics

Cherokee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cherokee political report.

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The average commute time for Cherokee workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Cherokee include Best Western La Grande Hacienda, Super 8 Motel.

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