Located in the northwest quadrant of Iowa, Cherokee County sits in the midst of the richest farmland in North America. A highly productive agriculture sector is the foundation of our diversified economy. Cherokee County not only is a leader in the production of crops and livestock, it's home to ethanol plants and wind farms, a large number of manufacturing firms, food processing and a variety of construction companies. Cherokee County is also the location of a large grocery distribution center.
The communities of Cherokee County maintain our small town values, but offer cultural opportunities with community theaters, a symphony orchestra, and museums. A jazz and blues music festival, community celebrations and the annual rodeo are just a few of the amenities our residents enjoy.
Health care and education have always been a priority. Our hospital provides state-of-the-art medical care, clinical care and public health facilities. Several private practices can be found throughout the county as well as dentists, optometrists and a wide range of other health and well-being facilities.
Four public school districts serve the students of our county. Providing a comprehensive educational experience for our children, the county's graduation rate average of 96.1% is testimony to the quality of our teachers and the dedication of our students.