Cheney, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cheney, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Cheney had a population of 2,273 as of July 1, 2016. Cheney ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Cheney is located at latitude 37.6324 and longitude -97.7792 in Sedgwick County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cheney (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sedgwick County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,388 feet.

The City of Cheney (GNIS ID: 2393815) 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 Cheney is located within Township of Morton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sedgwick County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cheney: Marshall.

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


Total Population 2,273
Population in Households 2,224
Population in Familes 1,926
Population in Group Qrtrs 49
Population Density1 1,074
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 833
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 613
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 843 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 641 (76.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 192 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 1.2%)
Median Home Value $133,884
Average Home Value $164,258


Median Household Income $64,937
Average Household Income $77,997
Per Capita Income $28,764
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.2% 0.95%
Households 1.08% 0.92%
Families 1.23% 0.9%
Median Household Income   3.58%
Per Capita Income   2.14%
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.

Cheney, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cheney 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 # 112 83rd
Population Density1 # 235 65th
Diversity Index2 # 503 25th
Median Household Income # 44 94th
Per Capita Income # 122 82nd

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