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Chanute, Kansas - Basic Facts

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The City of Chanute had a population of 9,024 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chanute: New Chicago.

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


Total Population 9,024
Daytime Population: Workers 5,542
Daytime Population: Residents 5,090
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,632
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.18
Population in Households 8,688
Population in Familes 6,795
Population in Group Qrtrs 336
Population Density2 1,284
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $42,643
Average Household Income $56,638
Per Capita Income $23,414


Total Housing Units 4,205 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,369 (56.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,302 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 534 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $79,645
Average Home Value $97,890


Total Households 3,671
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 2,315
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 -0.14% -0.13%
Households -0.18% -0.16%
Families -0.04% -0.24%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

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, 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 # 40 94th
Population Density # 161 76th
Diversity Index # 137 80th
Median Household Income # 513 24th
Per Capita Income # 505 25th

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