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Cherokee County, IA
The county was named for the Indian tribe.

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Cherokee County is one of 99 counties in Iowa. The estimated population in 2004 was 12,470. This was a decrease of  -4.33% from the 2000 census.
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Median household income
Local
$35,142
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Cherokee County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Cherokee County was $27,337. This was an increase of 19.3% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 88% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Cherokee

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Ancestry & family history

41% of Cherokee County residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cherokee County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Cherokee County include Afton Cemetery, Cedar Cemetery, Diamond Cemetery, Galva Township Cemetery, Good Hope Cemetery, Grand Meadow Cemetery, Grandview Cemetery, Holy Name Cemetery, Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Liberty Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Cherokee County include Aurelia, Cherokee, Cleghorn, Larrabee, Marcus, Meriden, Quimby, Washta ... View communities

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School districts in Cherokee County include Aurelia Countymm Schools District, Cherokee Countymm Schools District, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Countymm Schools District ... View school districts

To see school district boundaries, wait for the map to load in the new window, then select 'Legend.' Choose 'school districts' and update map.

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Libraries

Libraries in Cherokee County include Aurelia Public Library, Cherokee Public Library, M-C Community Library, Marcus Public Library, Quimby Public Library, Washta Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Cherokee County include Cherokee Chronicle Times ... View newspapers

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Politics

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

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

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