Cherokee County

Cherokee County, Texas

Cherokee County, Texas

Caddo Mounds in Cherokee County, Texas. Photograph by Nsaum75.

Cherokee County is located in central East Texas, bordered on the north by Smith County, on the east by Rusk and Nacogdoches counties, on the south by Angelina County, and on the west by Anderson and Houston counties. It was named for the Cherokee Indians, who lived in the area before being expelled in 1839. Rusk, the county seat, is 130 miles southeast of Dallas and 160 miles north of Houston. The center of the 1,049-square-mile county is located near Rusk at 31°48' north latitude and 95°10' west longitude.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Place type

Cherokee County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

187 ft – 775 ft

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Cherokee County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Cherokee County
Pop. Year Source
52,646 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Cherokee County
People Year Source
20,365 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$34,468 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Cherokee County
USD ($) Year Source
3,928,744,805 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Cherokee County
USD ($) Year Source
446,155,968 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Cherokee County
USD ($) Year Source
144,491,451 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
9.5 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
49.5 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
36.3 91.2 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Cherokee County
Area (square miles) Year Source
1,052.9 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Cherokee County
Area (square miles) Year Source
1,062.2 2019 United States Census Bureau