is a city in Crawford County
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, United States
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. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 714.
According to the United States Census Bureau
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, Cherokee has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), all of it land.
As of the census
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of 2000, there were 722 people, 301 households, and 192 families residing in the city. The population density
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was 1,052.2 people per square mile (404.0/km²). There were 336 housing units at an average density of 489.7 per square mile (188.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.43% White, 0.28% African American, 0.97% Native American, 0.14% Asian, and 3.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population.
There were 301 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples
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living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.2% were non-families. 32.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.03.
In the city the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $29,083, and the median income for a family was $36,389. Males had a median income of $26,739 versus $18,810 for females. The per capita income
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for the city was $14,693. About 7.8% of families and 14.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.4% of those under age 18 and 14.4% of those age 65 or over.
The Cherokee government consists of a mayor and five council members. The council meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:30PM.
- Page Cavanaugh
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and pop musician, was born in Cherokee.
- W. Darrell Overdyke
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, American historian, was born in Cherokee and was a long-time professor at Centenary College of Louisiana
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