Cheney, Washington

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Population in 2013: 11,251 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +27.4%
 
Males: 5,850  (52.0%)
Females: 5,401  (48.0%)
Median resident age:  23.2 years
Washington median age:  37.4 years

Zip codes: 99004.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $23,933 (it was $22,593 in 2000)
Cheney:

$23,933
WA:

$58,405

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $14,899 (it was $12,566 in 2000)

Cheney city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $171,631 (it was $113,100 in 2000)
Cheney:

$171,631
WA:

$250,800

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $207,013; Detached houses: $219,774; Townhouses or other attached units: $167,231; In 2-unit structures: $124,806; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $106,959; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $101,574; Mobile homes: $86,860

Median gross rent in 2013: $679.

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  • Races in Cheney, WA (2013)

    Cheney races chart
    • 8,70879.5%White alone
    • 8928.1%Hispanic
    • 4924.5%Black alone
    • 4033.7%Asian alone
    • 2842.6%Two or more races
    • 1411.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 570.5%American Indian alone
    • 10.01%Other race alone

Races in Cheney detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Cheney: 94.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (19.5%), Irish (9.4%), English (8.0%), Norwegian (6.6%), Scottish (5.0%), Swedish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1883

Elevation: 2400 feet

Land area: 4.09 square miles.

Population density: 2,753 people per square mile   (average).

Cheney,WA real estate house value index trend

Cheney, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Cheney:

  • High school or higher: 92.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 42.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.1%
  • Unemployed: 15.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cheney city:

  • Never married: 65.2%
  • Now married: 24.1%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 2.3%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

693 residents are foreign born (3.1% Asia, 1.4% Latin America).

This city:

6.3%
Washington:

13.5%



According to our research of Washington and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Cheney, Washington as of July 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Cheney to the number of sex offenders is 3,673 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,864 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,740 (1.2%)

Cheney satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Spokane, WA (15.0 miles , pop. 195,629).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (214.3 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (927.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Four Lakes, WA (2.3 miles ), Turnbull, WA (2.6 miles ), Medical Lake, WA (2.7 miles ), Marshall, WA (2.9 miles ), Fairchild AFB, WA (3.0 miles ), Spangle, WA (3.2 miles ), Airway Heights, WA (3.3 miles ), Spokane, WA (3.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 24 buildings, average cost: $118,100
  • 1998: 26 buildings, average cost: $89,500
  • 1999: 23 buildings, average cost: $104,400
  • 2000: 28 buildings, average cost: $100,400
  • 2001: 49 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2002: 26 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 2003: 43 buildings, average cost: $120,100
  • 2004: 38 buildings, average cost: $51,600
  • 2005: 39 buildings, average cost: $129,500
  • 2006: 16 buildings, average cost: $172,500
  • 2007: 19 buildings, average cost: $326,700
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $241,400
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $182,600
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $170,400
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $148,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 47.49 N, Longitude: 117.58 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +401 (+3.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,955 (44.3%)

Area code: 509

Cheney household income distribution Cheney home values distribution

Crime rates in Cheney by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0000000000001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.09.0
Rapes 5236335167443
per 100,000 55.722.031.360.929.428.547.29.456.863.537.237.227.0
Robberies 1433443346577
per 100,000 11.144.031.330.439.238.028.328.237.854.446.565.163.0
Assaults 3457811711142214178
per 100,000 33.444.052.171.078.3104.466.1103.3132.4199.5130.2158.272.0
Burglaries 17171621475431455773508067
per 100,000 189.5186.9166.8213.0460.2512.6292.5422.4539.2661.8464.9744.4602.7
Thefts 135124105120225225202241242256230242208
per 100,000 1,504.51,363.51,094.31,217.32,203.32,135.91,906.22,262.32,289.12,320.92,138.32,251.81,871.0
Auto thefts 10131915171014121220161812
per 100,000 111.4143.0198.0152.2166.594.9132.1112.6113.5181.3148.8167.5107.9
Arson 1410111011110
per 100,000 11.144.010.40.09.89.59.40.09.59.19.39.30.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 138.4119.9117.4149.4186.6186.0168.5167.5224.0263.5201.9239.1200.7

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Cheney detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 20 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.26
Washington average:

1.49
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.5%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +594 (+7.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Educational services (34%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Cheney: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Cheney, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Cheney-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Washington state average. It is 117% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 231.1 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 298.0 miles away from Cheney center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 388.9 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 236.2 miles away from the city center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 222.9 miles away from Cheney center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 483.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Spokane County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Fires: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cheney topographic map

Birthplace of: Dallas Lynn Peck - Geologist, Rick DeMulling - 2005 NFL player (Detroit Lions, born: Jul 21, 1977).

Hospitals and medical centers in Cheney:

  • CHENEY CARE CENTER (2219 NORTH 6TH STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Cheney:

  • WATERFORD ON SOUTH HILL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; SPOKANE, WA)
  • TOUCHMARK ON SOUTH HILL NURSING (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; SPOKANE, WA)
  • DSI DOWNTOWN SPOKANE RENAL CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; SPOKANE, WA)
  • INLAND AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTER (Hospital, about 14 miles away; SPOKANE, WA)
  • PROVIDENCE SACRED HEART MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; SPOKANE, WA)
  • PROVIDENCE ST JOSEPH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; SPOKANE, WA)
  • ST LUKES REHABILITATION INSTITUTE (Hospital, about 14 miles away; SPOKANE, WA)

Airports located in Cheney:

Amtrak station near Cheney:

  • 14 miles: SPOKANE (W. 221 1ST AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

College/University in Cheney:

  • Eastern Washington University (Full-time enrollment: 11,643; Location: 526 5th Street; Public; Website: www.ewu.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Cheney:

  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 15 miles; Spokane, WA; Full-time enrollment: 6,052)
  • Gonzaga University (about 15 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)
  • Spokane Community College (about 17 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Whitworth University (about 20 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • North Idaho College (about 39 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • Washington State University (about 57 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 25,055)
  • University of Idaho (about 59 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)

Public high schools in Cheney:

Public elementary/middle schools in Cheney:

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Notable locations in Cheney: Red Barn (A), Spokane County Fire District 3 (B), Cheney Flour Mill (C), Cheney Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: New England Cemetery (1), Fairview Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Cheney include: Salnave Park (1), Sutton Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: E W Cycling Club Riding (Tours & Charters; 416 1st Street).

Hotels: Delaney Michael (12 Columbia Street Apt 405), AAA Inn (12 Columbia Street).

Court: Cheney City - Municipal Court (611 2nd Street).

Spokane County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 57.6. This is better than average.

City:

57.6
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2002 was 1.13. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.13
U.S.:

0.30

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 19.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.44. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.44
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Cheney and their reported violations in the past:

BADGER LAKE ESTATES (Population served: 56, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 26 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Cheney that have no violations reported:

  • CHENEY, CITY OF (Population served: 16,392, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MALLARD BAY RESORT (Population served: 46, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 39.7%
(36.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 53.4% for Black residents, 47.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.9% for American Indian residents, 77.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 49.7% for other race residents, 29.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  42.8%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.3%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Cheney in 2010:

  • 1,531 people in college/university student housing
  • 52 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 17 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles

People in group quarters in Cheney in 2000:

  • 1,555 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 58 people in nursing homes
  • 48 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Cheney, Washington environmental map by EPA

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Cheney compared to Washington state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with branches in Cheney (2011 data):

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Cheney Branch at 304 First Street, branch established on 1976/07/01. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Banner Bank: Cheney Branch at 5 Cheney-Spokane Rd, branch established on 1968/01/15. Info updated 2011/05/03: Bank assets: $4,048.2 mil, Deposits: $3,348.4 mil, headquarters in Walla Walla, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 87 total offices, Holding Company: Banner Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Cheney Branch at 423 First Street, branch established on 1934/01/02. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Cheney, Washington:

  • Willow Springs Motel, 5 B St, Cheney, WA 99004 , Phone: (509) 235-5138
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, Cheney, 111 Betz Rd, Cheney, WA 99004 , Phone: (509) 235-1100, Fax: (509) 235-1101
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Cheney, Washington

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Washington average:

11.4

Cheney travel time to work - commute Cheney mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (70%)
  • Utility gas (28%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Cheney city (based on Spokane County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic61,57527
Evangelical Protestant58,417217
Other29,62184
Mainline Protestant23,24081
Orthodox7543
Black Protestant6824
None296,932-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 82
Spokane County:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 8
This county:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 28
Spokane County:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 118
Spokane County:

2.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 281
Here:

6.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.2%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Spokane County:

27.2%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.7%
State:

13.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 10$49,118$58,9420$0
Other Government Administration 4$24,695$74,0858$2,552
Judicial and Legal 2$10,608$63,6480$0
Police Protection - Officers 14$85,615$73,3841$486
Police - Other 1$4,190$50,2800$0
Firefighters 9$47,619$63,4920$0
Fire - Other 2$12,232$73,3920$0
Streets and Highways 3$15,048$60,1920$0
Solid Waste Management 4$21,587$64,7610$0
Sewerage 9$44,094$58,7920$0
Parks and Recreation 4$20,284$60,85230$15,028
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3$16,907$67,6280$0
Water Supply 4$19,047$57,1410$0
Electric Power 8$53,054$79,5811$1,085
Other and Unallocable 12$60,531$60,5311$486
Totals for Government 89$484,629$65,34341$19,637

Cheney government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,997,000 ($177.50)
    General: $573,000 ($50.93)
    Financial Administration: $155,000 ($13.78)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $3,822,000 ($339.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $900,000 ($79.99)
    Financial Administration: $857,000 ($76.17)
    Fire Protection: $822,000 ($73.06)
    Police Protection: $765,000 ($67.99)
    Sewerage: $727,000 ($64.62)
    Parks & Recreation: $660,000 ($58.66)
    Water Utilities: $619,000 ($55.02)
    Central Staff Services: $447,000 ($39.73)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $316,000 ($28.09)
    Regular Highways: $261,000 ($23.20)
    General - Other: $207,000 ($18.40)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $155,000 ($13.78)
    Corrections - Other: $17,000 ($1.51)
    Libraries: $10,000 ($0.89)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $353,000 ($31.37)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $261,000 ($23.20)
    Fire Protection: $236,000 ($20.98)
    General - Other: $53,000 ($4.71)
    Judicial: $26,000 ($2.31)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,805,000 ($338.19)

Cheney government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,596,000 ($141.85)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,066,000 ($94.75)
    Parks & Recreation: $160,000 ($14.22)
    All Other: $113,000 ($10.04)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($0.44)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,000 ($0.36)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $520,000 ($46.22)
    Highways: $193,000 ($17.15)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $473,000 ($42.04)
    Interest Earnings: $389,000 ($34.57)
    Property Sale Other: $31,000 ($2.76)
    Rents: $29,000 ($2.58)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $5,036,000 ($447.60)
    Water Utilities: $911,000 ($80.97)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,642,000 ($234.82)
    General Support: $78,000 ($6.93)
    All Other: $73,000 ($6.49)
    Education: $10,000 ($0.89)
    Housing & Community Development: $6,000 ($0.53)
    Health & Hospitals: $1,000 ($0.09)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $1,065,000 ($94.66)
    Total General Sales: $873,000 ($77.59)
    Property: $775,000 ($68.88)
    NEC: $242,000 ($21.51)
    Other Selective Sales: $86,000 ($7.64)

Cheney government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,884,000 ($522.98)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $5,564,000 ($494.53)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $320,000 ($28.44)

Cheney government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $7,780,000 ($691.49)

4.95% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,863 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.95%
Washington average:

6.54%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($953 average AGI)
Spokane County:

0.10%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from King County, WA  0.35% ($41,868 average AGI)
from Kootenai County, ID  0.30% ($35,118)
from Stevens County, WA  0.25% ($29,833)


5.24% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,526 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.24%
Washington average:

6.20%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($556 average AGI)
Spokane County:

0.10%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to King County, WA  0.46% ($36,196 average AGI)
to Kootenai County, ID  0.36% ($35,279)
to Stevens County, WA  0.21% ($35,777)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cheney:

  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KMJY (700 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, WA; Owner: JAMES E. AND HELEN G. STARGEL)
  • KJRB (790 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTRW (970 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: KTRW, LLC)
  • KDRK (1050 AM; 5 kW; DISHMAN, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KQNT (590 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KAQQ (1280 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA)
  • KMBI (1330 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KMAX (840 AM; 10 kW; COLFAX, WA; Owner: PALOUSE COUNTRY, INC.)
  • KVNI (1080 AM; 10 kW; COEUR D' ALENE, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cheney:

  • KTSL (101.9 FM; MEDICAL LAKE, WA; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-WASHINGTON, INC)
  • KISC (98.1 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZZU-FM (92.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: QUEENB)
  • KZBD (105.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KEYF-FM (101.1 FM; CHENEY, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSFC (91.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KKZX (98.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEEH (104.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: UPPER COLUMBIA MEDIA ASSOCIATION)
  • KAGU (88.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: GONZAGA UNIVERSITY TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION)
  • KEWU-FM (89.5 FM; CHENEY, WA; Owner: EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY)
  • KYWL (103.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIXZ-FM (96.1 FM; OPPORTUNITY, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDRK-FM (93.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPBX-FM (91.1 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KMBI-FM (107.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KEZE (96.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KCDA (103.1 FM; POST FALLS, ID; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXLY-FM (99.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KICR (102.3 FM; COEUR D'ALENE, ID; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKRS (97.3 FM; DAVENPORT, WA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)

TV broadcast stations around Cheney:

  • KREM-TV (Channel 2; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHQ-TV (Channel 6; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: KHQ, INCORPORATED)
  • KAYU-TV (Channel 28; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: MOUNTAIN LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSPS-TV (Channel 7; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE SCHOOL DISTRICT #81)
  • K09FZ (Channel 9; SPOKANE, ETC., WA; Owner: SPOKANE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KSKN (Channel 22; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: KSKN TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K59BW (Channel 59; BONNERS FERRY, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))
  • KGPX (Channel 34; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: PAXSON SPOKANE LICENSE, INC.)
  • K14IF (Channel 14; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KHBA-LP (Channel 52; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: HE'S ALIVE BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
Cheney fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Cheney fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 11m36ftTotal length
  • $44,000Total costs
  • 3,017Total average daily traffic
  • 399Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,345Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Cheney)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

79 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Lakeside WIU, Bnsf Ls45 Mp11.8 - Lakeside Wiu (Lat: 47.527750 Lon: -117.509889), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WPPA759
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.365 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/29/2004, Expiration Date: 09/28/2014, Certifier: Robert C Leedham
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • Bnsf Mp 365.8 (Lat: 47.534611 Lon: -117.507694), Type: Building, Structure height: 6 m, Overall height: 9 m, Call Sign: WPPA761
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.365 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/29/2004, Expiration Date: 09/28/2014, Certifier: Robert C Leedham
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • 1 1/2 Mi S Amber Lake S 35404 Wood Rd (Lat: 47.469333 Lon: -117.609361), Call Sign: WXL911
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.580 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/19/2013, Expiration Date: 06/08/2023, Certifier: Ronald Mc Kinley
    Registrant: Universal Licensing Service, 4401-A Connecticut Ave Nw #232, Washington, DC 20008, Phone: (877) 677-3639, Fax: (949) 209-3097, Email:
  • Lat: 47.492444 Lon: -117.584583, Call Sign: WPSJ536
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.412 MHz, 457.187 MHz, 452.187 MHz, 451.587 MHz, 456.512 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/22/2011, Expiration Date: 05/21/2021, Certifier: Ron Hess
    Registrant: Industrial Communications, 16610 East Sprague Avenue, Spokane, WA 99037, Phone: (509) 928-0322, Fax: (509) 928-5583, Email:
  • Lat: 47.474667 Lon: -117.603778, Call Sign: WQMZ414
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.462 MHz, 457.312 MHz, 456.287 MHz, 461.712 MHz, 456.387 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/16/2010, Expiration Date: 11/16/2020, Certifier: Drew Sanders
    Registrant: Bearcom Operating LP, Dallas, TX 75355, Phone: (214) 765-7136, Fax: (214) 355-1714, Email:
  • HAYWORD VILLAGE, Lat: 47.581833 Lon: -117.563306, Call Sign: WQOW538, Licensee ID: L01502812
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.512 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/16/2012, Expiration Date: 02/16/2022, Certifier: Jack Graudenz
    Registrant: Cereniti Datasense Networks, 8910 Purdue Rd., Ste. 480, Indianapolis, IN 46268, Phone: (877) 237-3648, Fax: (877) 362-6640, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Eastern Washington Univ Campus Penthouse Theatre Bldg (Lat: 47.451833 Lon: -117.569639), Structure height: 26 m, Call Sign: KPL391, Licensee ID: L00008461
    Assigned Frequencies: 455.980 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/27/1994, Expiration Date: 02/01/2014
    Registrant: Eastern Washington University, 526 5th Street Mail Stop 104,, Cheney, WA 99004, Phone: (509) 359-6390

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

90 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Cheney)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Cheney)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

23 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED32$171,81513$131,70870$144,5816$53,1501$146,00012$111,025
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$02$146,0007$159,4900$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$162,9130$030$161,4991$125,0000$03$160,687
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$176,6205$120,22225$150,5621$49,7500$06$90,080
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$05$175,5380$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0140.01 , 0140.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$188,8953$232,180
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$198,0002$149,025
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$157,0001$260,100
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$225,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0140.01 , 0140.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 101
  • Hazardous Condition: 41
  • Service Call: 6
  • Good Intent Call: 6

Incident types - Cheney

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Cheney, WA
Most common first names in Cheney, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4973.9 years
James3873.2 years
William3874.4 years
Robert3272.8 years
Mary3079.0 years
Charles2874.4 years
George2478.4 years
Margaret2178.5 years
Richard2072.3 years
Helen1881.2 years
Most common last names in Cheney, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2773.5 years
Smith2477.4 years
Brown2275.5 years
Anderson1877.5 years
Davis1485.5 years
Miller1385.3 years
Moore980.1 years
Ableman878.0 years
Green756.0 years
Peterson772.4 years
Businesses in Cheney, WA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1RadioShack1
Blockbuster1Sears1
Carl\s Jr.1Starbucks2
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell1
FedEx1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Holiday Inn1UPS1
McDonald's1Vons1
Pizza Hut1

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  • #97 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that had a sunburn in the past 12 months"
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