Chanute, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Chanute, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Chanute had a population of 9,104 as of July 1, 2015. Chanute ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Chanute is located at latitude 37.669 and longitude -95.4612 in Neosho County. 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. Neosho County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 958 feet.

The City of Chanute (GNIS ID: 485552) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chanute population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chanute: New Chicago.

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Chanute, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 9,104
Population in Households 8,768
Population in Familes 6,881
Population in Group Qrtrs 336
Population Density1 1,295
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 3,725
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 2,365
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,222 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,323 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,402 (33.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 497 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $82,147
Average Home Value $101,959


Median Household Income $39,451
Average Household Income $51,789
Per Capita Income $21,314
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.03% 0.14%
Households 0.03% 0.18%
Families 0.35% 0.13%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   2.61%
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, 2015 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 # 166 75th
Diversity Index2 # 138 80th
Median Household Income # 528 21st
Per Capita Income # 526 22nd

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