Cheney, Washington

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Population in 2017: 12,446 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +40.9%
 
Males: 6,052  (48.6%)
Females: 6,394  (51.4%)
Median resident age:

23.0 years
Washington median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 99004.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $34,888 (it was $22,593 in 2000)
Cheney:

$34,888
WA:

$70,979

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,369 (it was $12,566 in 2000)

Cheney city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $206,061 (it was $113,100 in 2000)
Cheney:

$206,061
WA:

$339,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $269,750; detached houses: $280,760; townhouses or other attached units: $274,638; in 2-unit structures: $171,795; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $163,304; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $272,053; mobile homes: $120,014; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $104,113

Median gross rent in 2017: $840.

March 2019 cost of living index in Cheney: 94.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 38.7%
(36.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.6% for Black residents, 50.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.4% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 57.3% for other race residents, 40.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Cheney, WA (2017)
    • 9,26076.5%White alone
    • 1,26310.4%Hispanic
    • 5284.4%Two or more races
    • 4643.8%Black alone
    • 3783.1%Asian alone
    • 1181.0%American Indian alone
    • 510.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Washington and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Cheney, Washington as of June 01, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Cheney is 1,310 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Cheney by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(29.4)
3
(28.5)
5
(47.2)
1
(9.4)
6
(56.8)
7
(63.5)
4
(37.2)
4
(37.2)
3
(27.0)
12
(105.4)
11
(94.8)
13
(111.1)
14
(111.9)
18
(141.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(39.2)
4
(38.0)
3
(28.3)
3
(28.2)
4
(37.8)
6
(54.4)
5
(46.5)
7
(65.1)
7
(63.0)
4
(35.1)
4
(34.5)
3
(25.6)
3
(24.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
8
(78.3)
11
(104.4)
7
(66.1)
11
(103.3)
14
(132.4)
22
(199.5)
14
(130.2)
17
(158.2)
8
(72.0)
12
(105.4)
13
(112.1)
15
(128.2)
12
(95.9)
25
(196.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
47
(460.2)
54
(512.6)
31
(292.5)
45
(422.4)
57
(539.2)
73
(661.8)
50
(464.9)
80
(744.4)
67
(602.7)
61
(535.7)
39
(336.2)
57
(487.1)
37
(295.8)
55
(432.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
225
(2,203)
225
(2,136)
202
(1,906)
241
(2,262)
242
(2,289)
256
(2,321)
230
(2,138)
242
(2,252)
208
(1,871)
214
(1,879)
205
(1,767)
243
(2,076)
155
(1,239)
135
(1,062)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
17
(166.5)
10
(94.9)
14
(132.1)
12
(112.6)
12
(113.5)
20
(181.3)
16
(148.8)
18
(167.5)
12
(107.9)
18
(158.1)
18
(155.2)
48
(410.2)
23
(183.9)
13
(102.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(9.8)
1
(9.5)
1
(9.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.5)
1
(9.1)
1
(9.3)
1
(9.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)184.6184.0166.7165.7221.6260.7199.7236.5198.5241.2215.2272.2200.9233.5

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Cheney, WA

Crime rate in Cheney detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 23 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.34
Washington average:

1.42
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Ancestries: German (12.8%), American (7.3%), European (6.6%), Irish (6.0%), English (5.1%), Norwegian (4.5%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1883

Elevation: 2400 feet

Land area: 4.09 square miles.

Population density: 3,045 people per square mile   (average).

Cheney, Washington map

909 residents are foreign born (2.8% Asia, 2.4% Latin America).

This city:

7.5%
Washington:

13.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,084 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,940 (1.1%)

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 )

Latitude: 47.49 N, Longitude: 117.58 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -31 (-0.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,489 (40.7%)

Area code: 509

Distribution of median household income in Cheney, WA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Cheney, WA in 2017
Cheney satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.5%
Washington:

5.2%
Historical population in Cheney, WA
Historical housing units in Cheney, WA

Population change in the 1990s: +594 (+7.2%).
Most common industries in Cheney, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (26.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.8%)
  • Health care (8.5%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
  • Social assistance (5.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (23.0%)
  • Public administration (8.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.2%)
  • Health care (5.7%)
  • Construction (4.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.9%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (29.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.2%)
  • Health care (11.0%)
  • Social assistance (8.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.8%)
  • Public administration (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Cheney, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)
  • Cashiers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3.6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.2%)
  • Cashiers (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.4%)

Average climate in Cheney, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Cheney, Washington environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 90.8. This is worse than average.

City:

90.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

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.:

0.27
Ozone Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 24.8. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.8
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.11. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.11
U.S.:

8.46

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 the city 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 Cheney 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 Cheney 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 the city 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 Cheney center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Spokane County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Fires: 3, Landslides: 2, Mudslides: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cheney topographic map

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:

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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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Points of interest:

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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).

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

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

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)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Cheney:

Marital status in Cheney, WA
  • Never married: 66.9%
  • Now married: 23.8%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 2.2%
  • Divorced: 6.6%

For population 25 years and over in Cheney:

  • High school or higher: 95.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 39.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.9%
  • Unemployed: 15.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Washington average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Cheney
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Cheney, WA (based on Spokane County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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

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

6.16 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.2%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Spokane County:

27.2%
State:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Spokane County:

9.7%
Washington:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Cheney:

50.5%
Washington:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

53.1%
Washington:

45.8%

Average BMI:
Cheney:

27.2
Washington:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.7%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.0%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Cheney:

6.9
Washington:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

26.0%
Washington:

32.6%

General health condition:
Here:

61.5%
State:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

83.2%
Washington:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Cheney, WA Residents
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
Police Protection - Officers 14$85,615$73,3841$486
Other and Unallocable 12$60,531$60,5311$486
Financial Administration 10$49,118$58,9420$0
Sewerage 9$44,094$58,7920$0
Firefighters 9$47,619$63,4920$0
Electric Power 8$53,054$79,5811$1,085
Water Supply 4$19,047$57,1410$0
Parks and Recreation 4$20,284$60,85230$15,028
Solid Waste Management 4$21,587$64,7610$0
Other Government Administration 4$24,695$74,0858$2,552
Housing and Community Development (Local) 3$16,907$67,6280$0
Streets and Highways 3$15,048$60,1920$0
Judicial and Legal 2$10,608$63,6480$0
Fire - Other 2$12,232$73,3920$0
Police - Other 1$4,190$50,2800$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 89$484,629$65,34341$19,637

Cheney government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $541,000 ($43.47)
    Sewerage: $311,000 ($24.99)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $6,313,000 ($507.23)
    Sewerage: $2,096,000 ($168.41)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,910,000 ($153.46)
    Police Protection: $1,719,000 ($138.12)
    Central Staff Services: $1,230,000 ($98.83)
    Financial Administration: $1,128,000 ($90.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,081,000 ($86.86)
    General - Other: $1,032,000 ($82.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $850,000 ($68.30)
    Water Utilities: $681,000 ($54.72)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $449,000 ($36.08)
    Regular Highways: $445,000 ($35.75)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $57,000 ($4.58)
    Libraries: $2,000 ($0.16)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $930,000 ($74.72)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $112,000 ($9.00)
    Other - Health - Other: $23,000 ($1.85)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,438,000 ($115.54)
    Electric Utilities: $627,000 ($50.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $565,000 ($45.40)
    Regular Highways: $440,000 ($35.35)
    Local Fire Protection: $120,000 ($9.64)
    Water Utilities: $86,000 ($6.91)
    Police Protection: $11,000 ($0.88)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,307,000 ($506.75)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $44,000 ($3.54)

Cheney government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,001,000 ($160.77)
    Other: $1,651,000 ($132.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,272,000 ($102.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $284,000 ($22.82)
    Regular Highways: $14,000 ($1.12)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $54,000 ($4.34)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $451,000 ($36.24)
    Highways: $1,000 ($0.08)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $202,000 ($16.23)
    Fines and Forfeits: $197,000 ($15.83)
    Donations From Private Sources: $47,000 ($3.78)
    Rents: $45,000 ($3.62)
    Interest Earnings: $43,000 ($3.45)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $7,411,000 ($595.45)
    Water Utilities: $1,062,000 ($85.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $228,000 ($18.32)
    Highways: $226,000 ($18.16)
    General Local Government Support: $135,000 ($10.85)
    Water Utilities: $78,000 ($6.27)
    Health and Hospitals: $2,000 ($0.16)
  • Tax - Public Utilities Sales: $2,074,000 ($166.64)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,439,000 ($115.62)
    Property: $1,362,000 ($109.43)
    Other License: $199,000 ($15.99)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $66,000 ($5.30)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $54,000 ($4.34)
    Other Selective Sales: $35,000 ($2.81)

Cheney government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,404,000 ($996.63)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,461,000 ($920.86)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $943,000 ($75.77)

Cheney government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,044,000 ($646.31)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $352,000 ($28.28)

5.85% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($51,828 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.85%
Washington average:

7.39%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($594 average AGI)
Spokane County:

0.07%
Washington average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Kootenai County, ID  0.44% ($46,410 average AGI)
from King County, WA  0.42% ($61,472)
from Stevens County, WA  0.27% ($41,795)


4.84% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($49,623 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.84%
Washington average:

6.40%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($852 average AGI)
Spokane County:

0.09%
Washington average:

0.13%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to King County, WA  0.41% ($50,372 average AGI)
to Kootenai County, ID  0.39% ($54,189)
to Stevens County, WA  0.25% ($44,922)
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

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 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Cheney fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 30ft / 9.4mTotal length
  • $13,163,000Total costs
  • 3,140Total average daily traffic
  • 468Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,522Total future (year 2037) 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: 95 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Cheney, WA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 61 (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: 121 (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: 28 (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 in Cheney, WA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Cheney, WA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 83. The highest number of reported fires - 125 took place in 2005, and the least - 21 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Cheney, WA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (50.4%), and Structure Fires (34.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Cheney, WA
    • 70950.4%Outside Fires
    • 48234.3%Structure Fires
    • 15911.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 564.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Cheney, WA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Cheney, Washington:

  • Willow Springs Motel, 5 B St, Cheney, Washington 99004 , Phone: (509) 235-5138
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, Cheney, 111 Betz Rd, Cheney, Washington 99004 , Phone: (509) 235-1100, Fax: (509) 235-1101
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Cheney, Washington
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Cheney, WA
  • 63.0%Utility gas
  • 32.2%Electricity
  • 2.7%Wood
  • 2.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Cheney, WA
  • 86.9%Electricity
  • 10.6%Utility gas
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used


Cheney compared to Washington state average:

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

Cheney on our top lists:

  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people walking to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in unknown juvenile institutions (population 1,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people living the same house as 1 year ago (population 5,000+))"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of females (15+ years) which never married (with at least 1,000 females in this group)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2002 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of family households, population 10,000+"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of males (15+ years) which never married (with at least 1,000 males in this group)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
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