Cherokee County KS Information


Cherokee County Subdivisions

Cherokee County KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 21,306
Daytime Population: Workers 6,981
Daytime Population: Residents 11,963
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,944
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 21,104
Population in Familes 17,347
Population in Group Qrtrs 202
Population Density2 36
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $43,883
Average Household Income $57,209
Per Capita Income $22,861


Total Housing Units 9,890 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,139 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,335 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,416 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $81,419
Average Home Value $116,179


Total Households 8,474
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 5,779
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.19% -0.41%
Households -0.24% -0.45%
Families -0.35% -0.51%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   2.64%


Cherokee County KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cherokee County to the other 105 counties and county equivalents in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 28 74th
Population Density # 21 82nd
Diversity Index # 56 48th
Median Household Income # 85 20th
Per Capita Income # 97 9th

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