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Cherokee
Cherokee
North Carolina
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Cherokee (Cherokee language: ᏣᎳᎩ; ) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Swain and Jackson counties in western North Carolina, United States, within the Qualla Boundary land trust. It is located in the Oconaluftee River Valley around the intersection of U.S. Route 19 and U.S. Route 441. As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a population of 2,138. Cherokee is the headquarters for the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation. To continue the heritage of the Cherokee in the town, several signs for streets and buildings are written in both Cherokee syllabary and English (see image below). Cherokee was previously known as "Yellow Hill", which is still used in Cherokee : ᎡᎳᏬᏗ Elawodi.

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How did North Carolina earn the grade of C+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. North Carolina has a state sales tax of 4.75%. Of particular interest is that North Carolina does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. North Carolina has an effective property tax rate of 0.86%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how North Carolina earned its state tax grade of C+.

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