Cherokee County KS Information


Cherokee County Subdivisions

Cherokee County KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 21,019
Population in Households 20,817
Population in Familes 17,166
Population in Group Qrtrs 202
Population Density2 36
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $42,423
Average Household Income $55,684
Per Capita Income $22,222


Total Housing Units 9,890 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,948 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,399 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,543 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $84,261
Average Home Value $115,589


Total Households 8,347
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 5,682
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 -0.33% -0.65%
Households -0.4% -0.69%
Families -0.51% -0.77%
Median Household Income   0.61%
Per Capita Income   1.17%


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, 2018 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 # 27 75th
Population Density # 20 82nd
Diversity Index # 53 50th
Median Household Income # 88 17th
Per Capita Income # 94 11th

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