Cherokee County, Iowa

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Cherokee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 13,035. Its county seat is Cherokee.[1]



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 577 square miles (1,494.4 km2), of which 0.03% is water.

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Cherokee County was formed on January 15, 1851 from open territory. It was named after the Cherokee Indians.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 13,035 people, 5,378 households, and 3,597 families residing in the county. The population density was 23 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 5,850 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.33% White, 0.31% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.37% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. 0.95% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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