Cheney, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cheney, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Cheney had a population of 2,282 as of July 1, 2017. Cheney ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Cheney is located at latitude 37.6324 and longitude -97.7792 in Sedgwick County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cheney (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sedgwick County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,388 feet.

The City of Cheney (GNIS ID: 2393815) 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 Cheney is located within Township of Morton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sedgwick County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cheney 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 Cheney: Marshall.

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


Total Population 2,282
Daytime Population: Workers 673
Daytime Population: Residents 1,132
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,805
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 2,233
Population in Familes 1,931
Population in Group Qrtrs 49
Population Density2 1,078
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $66,110
Average Household Income $79,772
Per Capita Income $29,326


Total Housing Units 845 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 649 (76.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 186 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 1.2%)
Median Home Value $145,040
Average Home Value $171,275


Total Households 835
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 613
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 1.09% 0.94%
Households 0.96% 0.85%
Families 1.06% 0.8%
Median Household Income   3.22%
Per Capita Income   3.1%

Cheney, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cheney 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 # 110 84th
Population Density # 232 66th
Diversity Index # 509 24th
Median Household Income # 53 92nd
Per Capita Income # 150 78th

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