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Cherokee County, IA Public Records

District Court
520 W Main St
Cherokee, IA 51012 www.iowacourts.gov/About_the_Cour...
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM M-F CST
P: 712-225-6744
F: 712-225-6749
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Small Claims, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Family, Traffic, Ordinance
Restricted Records: No juvenile, sealed, dissolution of marriage, mental health, domestic abuse or deferred records released
Judicial Magistrates, part of the District Court, have jurisdiction over simple misdemeanors, including scheduled violations, county and municipal infractions, and small claims.

Cherokee County, IA Vital Records

Contact the Cherokee County Office of the County Recorder if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Cherokee County
County Recorder
520 W Main
Cherokee, IA 51012 cherokeecountyiowa.com/offices/re...
8AM-4:30PM CST
Phone: 712-225-6735
Fax: 712-225-6754
Recorded Documents

Cherokee County Vital Certificates

Cherokee County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Cherokee County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 577.15 sq mi
Population (2009): 11,409
  • Females: 50.9%
  • White: 98.1%
  • Black/African American: 0.5%
  • Asian: 0.5%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 2.5%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 95.7%
Population Change (2000-2009): -1,623
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 0.9%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 3.0%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 8.6%
High School Graduates (2000): 87.5%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 15.2%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.35
Housing Units (2000): 5,850
Homeownership Rate (2000): 73.7%
Migration Flow to Cherokee County, IA from (2007-2008):

Cherokee County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $281,500
  • Construction: $28,427
  • Retail Trade: $17,387
  • Professional and Technical Services: $8,242
  • Healthcare: $0
  • Banking: $8,178
  • Retail Trade: $17,387
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $3,275
  • Manufacturing: $43,276
  • Farms: $53,724
  • Government: $50,480
Employed (2000): 6,536
Unemployed (2000): 242
Unemployment Rate (2009): 4.3%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $34,350
Local Government Employment (2007): 696
Local Government Revenue (2007): $30,883 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $21,099 (thou. dol.)

Cherokee County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 137
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.7
Deaths (2007): 136
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.6
Infant Deaths (2007): 0
  • Per 1,000 population: 0.0

Cherokee County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 1
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
Property Crimes (2008): 118
  • Burglary: 17
  • Larceny-Theft: 96
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 5

Cherokee County Genealogy Records