24th Fastest Growing County In the Nation
Cherokee County, Georgia
According to U.S. Census Bureau estimates Cherokee County is
the 24th fastest growing county in America based on percent of
growth between January 2000 and July 2006 for all counties
that began the period with more than ten thousand residents.
Cherokee County which was founded in 1832, had already grown
in population to 141903 by the year 2000. But in the six years
that marked the beginning of the 21st Century, the county
increased the number of inhabitants by 37.6 percent
bringing the estimated total population in July 2006 to
The astounding growth of the last six years has made Cherokee
County the sixth fastest growing county in the Peach State of
Georgia and the 24th fastest in the nation.
Although no figures are available to determine how the growth
may have affected the price of homes in the area, in the year
2000 the median cost for a home within the 424 square mile
jurisdiction was $139,900.