Cherokee, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cherokee, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Cherokee had a population of 743 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Cherokee is located at latitude 37.3451 and longitude -94.8216 in Crawford County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cherokee (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Crawford County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 948 feet.

The City of Cherokee (GNIS ID: 2393818) 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 Cherokee is located within Township of Sheridan, a minor civil division (MCD) of Crawford County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cherokee population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 743
Daytime Population: Workers 138
Daytime Population: Residents 325
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 463
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 743
Population in Familes 587
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,045
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $36,902
Average Household Income $49,519
Per Capita Income $19,917


Total Housing Units 329 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 231 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 67 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $80,952
Average Home Value $100,000


Total Households 298
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 196
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 0.55% 0.19%
Households 0.42% 0.13%
Families 0.65% 0.1%
Median Household Income   1.09%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

Cherokee, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cherokee to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 242 64th
Population Density # 248 63rd
Diversity Index # 464 31st
Median Household Income # 624 7th
Per Capita Income # 630 6th

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