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Cherokee, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Cherokee had a population of 778 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Cherokee is located at latitude 37.3451 and longitude -94.8216 in Crawford County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cherokee (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Crawford County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 948 feet.

The City of Cherokee (GNIS ID: 2393818) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Cherokee is located within Township of Sheridan, a minor civil division (MCD) of Crawford County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cherokee population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Cherokee, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 778
Population in Households 778
Population in Familes 616
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,095
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 313
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 206
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 348 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 240 (69.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 72 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $78,972
Average Home Value $101,042


Median Household Income $34,451
Average Household Income $47,183
Per Capita Income $19,036
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.38% 0.86%
Households 1.28% 0.76%
Families 1.56% 0.76%
Median Household Income   1.09%
Per Capita Income   2.11%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Cherokee, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cherokee to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 238 65th
Population Density1 # 228 66th
Diversity Index2 # 457 32nd
Median Household Income # 636 5th
Per Capita Income # 629 6th

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