Chanute, KS Profile: Facts & Data


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Chanute, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Chanute had a population of 8,993 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chanute: New Chicago.

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


Total Population 8,993
Population in Households 8,657
Population in Familes 6,799
Population in Group Qrtrs 336
Population Density2 1,279
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $41,558
Average Household Income $54,133
Per Capita Income $22,397


Total Housing Units 4,172 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,262 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,395 (33.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 515 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $82,484
Average Home Value $99,878


Total Households 3,657
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 2,301
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.17% -0.39%
Households -0.21% -0.42%
Families -0.11% -0.51%
Median Household Income   0.37%
Per Capita Income   0.93%

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, 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 # 40 94th
Population Density # 160 76th
Diversity Index # 144 79th
Median Household Income # 529 21st
Per Capita Income # 545 19th

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