Cherokee county is located in west Iowa. Cherokee county has 576.91 square miles of land area and 0.16 square miles of water area. As of 2010, the total Cherokee county population is 12,072, which has shrunk 7.39% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 4.10% and is much lower than the national average rate of 9.71%. Cherokee county median household income is $44,635 in 2006-2010 and has grown by 27.01% since 2000. The income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 21.52% and is higher than the national average rate of 19.17%. Cherokee county median house value is $77,500 in 2006-2010 and has grown by 35.25% since 2000. The house value growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 49.58% and is lower than the national average rate of 50.42%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Cherokee county is much better than the state average in quality. The Cherokee county area code is 712.
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