Cherokee Strip, California

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Cherokee Strip
census-designated place
Cherokee Strip is located in California
Cherokee Strip
Cherokee Strip
Location in California
Coordinates: 35°28′02″N 119°15′38″W / 35.46722°N 119.26056°W / 35.46722; -119.26056Coordinates: 35°28′02″N 119°15′38″W / 35.46722°N 119.26056°W / 35.46722; -119.26056
Country  United States
State  California
County Kern County
 • Total 0.091 sq mi (0.235 km2)
 • Land 0.091 sq mi (0.235 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[2] 331 ft (101 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 227
 • Density 2,500/sq mi (970/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature IDs 1660475; 2629760
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cherokee Strip, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cherokee Strip, California

Cherokee Strip is a census-designated place[3] in Kern County, California.[2] It is located 2.5 miles (4 km) south-southeast of Shafter,[4] at an elevation of 331 feet (101 m).[2] The population was 227 at the 2010 census.


The 2010 United States Census[5] reported that Cherokee Strip had a population of 227. The population density was 2,504.6 people per square mile (967.0/km²). The racial makeup of Cherokee Strip was 84 (37.0%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 4 (1.8%) Native American, 0 (0.0%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 117 (51.5%) from other races, and 22 (9.7%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 187 persons (82.4%).

The Census reported that 227 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 56 households, out of which 32 (57.1%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 34 (60.7%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 7 (12.5%) had a female householder with no husband present, 6 (10.7%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 7 (12.5%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 1 (1.8%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 7 households (12.5%) were made up of individuals and 4 (7.1%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.05. There were 47 families (83.9% of all households); the average family size was 4.45.

The population was spread out with 80 people (35.2%) under the age of 18, 27 people (11.9%) aged 18 to 24, 64 people (28.2%) aged 25 to 44, 38 people (16.7%) aged 45 to 64, and 18 people (7.9%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27.3 years. For every 100 females there were 100.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 males.

There were 64 housing units at an average density of 706.2 per square mile (272.6/km²), of which 33 (58.9%) were owner-occupied, and 23 (41.1%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 5.7%; the rental vacancy rate was 4.2%. 131 people (57.7% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 96 people (42.3%) lived in rental housing units.


  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cherokee Strip, California
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cherokee Strip, California
  4. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 1015. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  5. ^ All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.