Cherokee, Kansas

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Population in 2017: 706 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -2.2%
 
Males: 309  (43.9%)
Females: 397  (56.1%)
Median resident age:

36.3 years
Kansas median age:

36.7 years

Zip codes: 66724.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,393 (it was $29,083 in 2000)
Cherokee:

$40,393
KS:

$56,422

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,600 (it was $14,693 in 2000)

Cherokee city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $53,175 (it was $28,600 in 2000)
Cherokee:

$53,175
KS:

$150,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $59,874; detached houses: $63,354; mobile homes: $55,198

Median gross rent in 2017: $641.

March 2019 cost of living index in Cherokee: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.1%
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  • Races in Cherokee, KS (2010)
    • 68195.4%White alone
    • 182.5%Two or more races
    • 111.5%Hispanic
    • 30.4%American Indian alone
    • 10.1%Black alone

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



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Cherokee, Kansas as of August 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Cherokee is 288 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.



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

1.42
Kansas average:

2.20
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Ancestries: American (44.6%), German (15.0%), English (11.9%), Irish (9.4%), Scottish (4.7%), Italian (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 949 feet

Land area: 0.69 square miles.

Population density: 1,029 people per square mile   (low).

Cherokee, Kansas map

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.3%
Kansas:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $924 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $447 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, MO (85.2 miles , pop. 151,580).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (104.2 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (333.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Weir, KS (1.9 miles ),
Scammon, KS (2.1 miles ),
Roseland, KS (2.2 miles),
Chicopee, KS (2.3 miles ),
West Mineral, KS (2.7 miles ),
Pittsburg, KS (2.9 miles ),
Frontenac, KS (3.2 miles ),
McCune, KS (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 37.34 N, Longitude: 94.82 W

Area code: 620

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

4.2%
Kansas:

3.7%
Population change in the 1990s: +72 (+11.1%).
Most common industries in Cherokee, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (12.6%)
  • Health care (12.6%)
  • Educational services (6.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (18.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.8%)
  • Truck transportation (4.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (25.8%)
  • Educational services (13.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.8%)
  • Construction (5.2%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (5.2%)
Most common occupations in Cherokee, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.4%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.5%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.9%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (5.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.5%)
  • Financial managers (5.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.8%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)

Average climate in Cherokee, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 68.7. This is about average.

City:

68.7
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 17.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 10.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 24.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.2
U.S.:

8.5
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.0103. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0103
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Cherokee-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 94% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/2003, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.1 miles away from the Cherokee city center killed 4 people and injured 30 people and caused $20 million in damages.

On 9/27/1959, a category F4 tornado 21.7 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cherokee-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 208.3 miles away from Cherokee center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 209.5 miles away from Cherokee center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 276.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 281.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 291.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 206.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Crawford County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cherokee topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Cherokee:

  • BEVERLY NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PITTSBURG, KS)
  • SOUTHERNCARE PITTSBURG (Hospital, about 8 miles away; PITTSBURG, KS)
  • MEDICALODGE SOUTH (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PITTSBURG, KS)
  • MEDICALODGES PITTSBURG (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PITTSBURG, KS)
  • COMMUNITY HOSPICE OF AMERICA-SOUTHEAST KANSAS (Hospital, about 9 miles away; PITTSBURG, KS)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - PITTSBURG (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; PITTSBURG, KS)
  • VIA CHRISTI VILLAGE PITTSBURG INC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; PITTSBURG, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cherokee:

  • Pittsburg State University (about 8 miles; Pittsburg, KS; Full-time enrollment: 6,838)
  • Missouri Southern State University (about 27 miles; Joplin, MO; FT enrollment: 4,456)
  • Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (about 33 miles; Miami, OK; FT enrollment: 2,075)
  • Crowder College (about 45 miles; Neosho, MO; FT enrollment: 3,675)
  • Allen County Community College (about 52 miles; Iola, KS; FT enrollment: 2,089)
  • NorthWest Arkansas Community College (about 78 miles; Bentonville, AR; FT enrollment: 5,634)
  • Southwest Baptist University (about 80 miles; Bolivar, MO; FT enrollment: 2,783)

Public high school in Cherokee:

  • SOUTHEAST HIGH (Students: 251, Location: 126 W 400 HWY, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Cherokee:

  • SOUTHEAST JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 206 W MAGNOLIA, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Cherokee

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Cherokee: Cherokee Police Department (A), Cherokee City Hall (B), Cherokee City Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Cherokee include: Cherokee United Methodist Church (A), First Baptist Church of Cherokee (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: W. Darrell Overdyke - Historian, Samuel Triplett - Navy Medal of Honor recipient.

Crawford County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

CHEROKEE, CITY OF (Population served: 718, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-20-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-20-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-31-2006), St Public Notif received (JUN-05-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 minor monitoring violations

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

  • CHEROKEE CO RWD 5 (Population served: 480, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

64.7%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.0%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Banks with branches in Cherokee (2011 data):

  • Labette Bank: Lcsb-Cherokee Branch at K-7 And Us-160 Highways, branch established on 1997/07/14. Info updated 2011/12/19: Bank assets: $328.7 mil, Deposits: $288.3 mil, headquarters in Altamont, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Labette County Bankshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Cherokee:

Marital status in Cherokee, KS
  • Never married: 23.3%
  • Now married: 56.6%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 11.5%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

For population 25 years and over in Cherokee:

  • High school or higher: 90.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
Kansas average:

11.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cherokee, KS (based on Crawford County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,10738
Catholic6,0004
Mainline Protestant4,74124
Other7315
None20,555-
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: 6
Crawford County:

1.55 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Crawford County:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Here:

1.03 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
This county:

4.65 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 33
This county:

8.52 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Crawford County:

8.7%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.8%
State:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Crawford County:

14.2%
Kansas:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.8%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Cherokee:

45.7%
Kansas:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Cherokee:

29.4
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Cherokee:

23.7%
Kansas:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Cherokee:

12.3%
Kansas:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Cherokee:

38.0%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Cherokee:

55.2%
Kansas:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Cherokee:

76.2%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Cherokee, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,744$32,9281$1,820
Water Supply 1$3,000$36,0000$0
Financial Administration 1$1,906$22,8721$500
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 11$431
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 3$7,650$30,60013$2,751

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $141,000 ($199.72)
    Central Staff Services: $84,000 ($118.98)
    Police Protection: $62,000 ($87.82)
    Sewerage: $60,000 ($84.99)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $12,000 ($17.00)
    Local Fire Protection: $11,000 ($15.58)
    Regular Highways: $11,000 ($15.58)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $19,000 ($26.91)
    Water Utilities: $16,000 ($22.66)
    Central Staff Services: $16,000 ($22.66)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($1.42)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($1.42)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $200,000 ($283.29)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($2.83)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $47,000 ($66.57)
    Other: $1,000 ($1.42)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $1,000 ($1.42)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $12,000 ($17.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,000 ($5.67)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $5,000 ($7.08)
    General Revenue - Other: $1,000 ($1.42)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($1.42)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($1.42)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $236,000 ($334.28)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $21,000 ($29.75)
    General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($1.42)
  • Tax - Property: $75,000 ($106.23)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $50,000 ($70.82)
    Public Utilities Sales: $19,000 ($26.91)
    Other License: $1,000 ($1.42)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $85,000 ($120.40)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $45,000 ($63.74)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,000 ($56.66)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $160,000 ($226.63)

5.39% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($35,547 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.39%
Kansas average:

6.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cherokee County, KS  0.55% ($33,849 average AGI)
from Jasper County, MO  0.47% ($37,274)
from Labette County, KS  0.32% ($33,190)


7.05% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($35,270 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.05%
Kansas average:

7.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Jasper County, MO  0.65% ($40,761 average AGI)
to Johnson County, KS  0.57% ($42,247)
to Cherokee County, KS  0.44% ($37,083)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cherokee:

  • KKOW (860 AM; 10 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS)
  • WMBH (1560 AM; 10 kW; JOPLIN, MO)
  • KSEK (1340 AM; 1 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: INNOVATIVE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KOCR (1310 AM; 5 kW; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KKLL (1100 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEBB CITY, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KBTN (1420 AM; 10 kW; NEOSHO, MO; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KWAS (1230 AM; 1 kW; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cherokee:

  • KRPS (89.9 FM; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KKOW-FM (96.9 FM; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS, INC.)
  • KJML (105.3 FM; COLUMBUS, KS; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KIXQ (102.5 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSYN (92.5 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSEK-FM (99.1 FM; GIRARD, KS; Owner: INNOVATIVE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KJMK (93.9 FM; WEBB CITY, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KWXD (103.5 FM; ASBURY, MO; Owner: INNOVATIVE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KMOQ (107.1 FM; BAXTER SPRINGS, KS; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KCAR-FM (104.3 FM; GALENA, KS; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KMXL (95.1 FM; CARTHAGE, MO; Owner: CARTHAGE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KXDG (97.9 FM; WEBB CITY, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KOBC (90.7 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE)
  • KBZI (100.7 FM; DEERFIELD, MO; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS INC)
  • KLKC-FM (93.5 FM; PARSONS, KS; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Cherokee:

  • KOAM-TV (Channel 7; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: SAGA QUAD STATES COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KODE-TV (Channel 12; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOZJ (Channel 26; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BD. OF GOVERNORS OF SW MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K05KD (Channel 5; CARTHAGE, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KJPX-LP (Channel 47; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: GARY M./DEBORAH R. KENNY)
  • KSNF (Channel 16; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • K20GA (Channel 20; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCLJ-CA (Channel 46; JOPLIN/CARTHAGE, MO; Owner: GARY M./DEBORAH R. KENNY)
  • K52FC (Channel 52; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K55HU (Channel 55; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Cherokee fatal accident list:

Aug 25, 1976 11:00 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 25, 1975 11:00 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 95ft / 28.6mTotal length
  • $664,000Total costs
  • 22,040Total average daily traffic
  • 3,607Total average daily truck traffic
  • 37,215Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Cherokee, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 52000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Cherokee, KS

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Cherokee)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Railroad Milepost 136.27 (Lat: 37.356444 Lon: -94.819417), Call Sign: WNQH583,
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.775 MHz, Grant Date: 08/04/1999, Expiration Date: 09/19/2004, Cancellation Date: 08/02/2002, Registrant: Bnsf, 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4613, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • Lat: 37.350000 Lon: -94.824167, Call Sign: WQFP261,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.740 MHz, Grant Date: 08/18/2016, Expiration Date: 08/29/2026, Certifier: George E Burns, Registrant: City Of Cherokee, 210 S. Vine, Cherokee, KS 66724, Phone: (620) 457-8413, Fax: (620) 457-8418, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • KC03RW556, 334 Ne Highway 400 (#274011) (Lat: 37.338861 Lon: -94.824722), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 75.3 m, Overall height: 77.1 m, Call Sign: WQQY353,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11225.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz... (+38 more), Grant Date: 03/25/2013, Expiration Date: 03/25/2023, Certifier: Kyle B Entz, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa-0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: K0GZW, Grant Date: 09/15/1994, Expiration Date: 04/18/1999, Cancellation Date: 04/19/2001, Registrant: Samuel J Ross, Box 51a Rt 1, Cherokee, KS 66724
  • Call Sign: KB0IEY, Licensee ID: L00304999, Grant Date: 02/14/2012, Expiration Date: 03/31/2022, Certifier: William A Johnson Jr, Registrant: William A Johnson Jr, 9941 Nw 10th St, Cherokee, KS 66724
  • Call Sign: KD0AVG, Licensee ID: L01290500, Grant Date: 04/04/2017, Expiration Date: 06/04/2027, Certifier: Rick L Grotheer, Registrant: Rick L Grotheer, 905 E Pine St, Cherokee, KS 66724
  • Call Sign: KD0AVH, Licensee ID: L01290501, Grant Date: 06/04/2007, Expiration Date: 06/04/2017, Certifier: Lloyd G Snyders, Registrant: Lloyd G Snyders, Cherokee, KS 66724
  • Call Sign: KD0KZL, Licensee ID: L01559696, Grant Date: 04/06/2010, Expiration Date: 04/06/2020, Certifier: Calvin W Bush, Registrant: Calvin W Bush, Cherokee, KS 66724
  • Call Sign: KE0HDH, Licensee ID: L01993336, Grant Date: 01/06/2016, Expiration Date: 01/06/2026, Certifier: Brad J Hemphill, Registrant: Brad J Hemphill, 612 E Magnolia, Cherokee, KS 66724

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 16. The highest number of reported fires - 46 took place in 2006, and the least - 7 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Cherokee, KS When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (61.6%), and Structure Fires (21.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Cherokee, KS
    • 15961.6%Outside Fires
    • 5521.3%Structure Fires
    • 3312.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 114.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Cherokee, KS
Most common first names in Cherokee, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2673.1 years
Charles1271.8 years
William1177.5 years
Mary1179.3 years
James875.7 years
Frank883.4 years
Anna783.4 years
Joe770.9 years
Harold674.2 years
Betty665.5 years
Most common last names in Cherokee, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Potocnik777.4 years
Imhof679.7 years
Jones670.0 years
Kruger681.5 years
Smith567.2 years
Mccants584.0 years
Bertella547.2 years
Brisbin474.5 years
Wood466.8 years
Howey476.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Cherokee, KS
  • 66.0%Utility gas
  • 19.5%Electricity
  • 9.5%Wood
  • 5.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Cherokee, KS
  • 68.4%Utility gas
  • 31.6%Electricity


Cherokee compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • William Studyvin (3)
  • William G. Studyvin (2)
  • William B. Studyvin (1)

Total of 6 patent applications in 2008-2020.