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Chanute, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Chanute is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Neosho County at latitude 37.669 and longitude -95.4612. Neosho County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 958 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Chanute, but most people and references simply refer to it as Chanute, Kansas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Chanute indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Chanute (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chanute: New Chicago.

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Chanute, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 9,010
Population in Households 8,673
Population in Familes 6,793
Population in Group Qrtrs 337
Population Density1 1,282
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 3,683
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 2,333
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,199 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,312 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,370 (32.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 516 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $80,449
Average Home Value $102,163


Median Household Income $38,398
Average Household Income $50,147
Per Capita Income $20,627
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.28% -0.21%
Households -0.23% -0.17%
Families 0.11% -0.27%
Median Household Income   3.05%
Per Capita Income   2.65%
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.


Chanute, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chanute to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 41 94th
Population Density1 # 172 75th
Diversity Index2 # 148 78th
Median Household Income # 561 17th
Per Capita Income # 548 18th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kansas Census Data Comparison Tool.