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Cherokee County, Kansas (KS)

County population in 2016: 20,843 (51% urban, 49% rural); it was 22,605 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,394
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,953
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,764
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,278 (it was 2,111 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

32%

Land area: 587 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 36 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Cherokee County: 76.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (22.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.6%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (12.7%), Educational, health and social services (11.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Cherokee County, KS (2017)
    • 18,27480.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,1114.9%Two or more races
    • 5642.5%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 4982.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1250.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 630.3%Asian alone
    • 120.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

42.3 years
Kansas median age:

36.7 years
Males: 10,259  (49.2%)
Females: 10,584  (50.8%)
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Average household size:
Cherokee County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $43,434 ($30,505 in 1999)
This county:

$43,434
Kansas:

$56,422

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $440 (lower quartile is $330, upper quartile is $536)
This county:

$440
State:

$636


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $89,988 (it was $48,400 in 2000)
Cherokee:

$89,988
Kansas:

$150,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $46,315 - $131,014

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $111,548
Here:

$111,548
State:

$191,731

Townhouses or other attached units: $57,089
Here:

$57,089
State:

$162,535

Mobile homes: $101,925
Here:

$101,925
State:

$75,871

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $917
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $410

Institutionalized population: 183

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 26
  • Burglaries: 48
  • Thefts: 90
  • Auto thefts: 25

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 16
  • Burglaries: 65
  • Thefts: 134
  • Auto thefts: 23
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 24 buildings, average cost: $35,700
  • 1998: 27 buildings, average cost: $35,500
  • 1999: 9 buildings, average cost: $46,000
  • 2000: 11 buildings, average cost: $77,600
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $47,700
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $47,300
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $94,300
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $88,300
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $71,900
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $60,700
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $62,100
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $81,900
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $103,700
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $35,300
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $63,800
  • 2012: 0 buildings
  • 2013: 0 buildings
  • 2014: 9 buildings, average cost: $109,200
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $56,700
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $97,500
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $77,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Cherokee, KS residents
Average permit cost in Cherokee, KS
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,264 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $926 (1.2%)

Distribution of median household income in Cherokee, KS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Cherokee, KS in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Cherokee, KS in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.6%
Cherokee County:

14.6%
Kansas:

11.9%
(13.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.8% for Black residents, 13.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.8% for American Indian residents, 41.2% for other race residents, 33.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 42.3 years old
(Males: 41.3 years old, Females: 43.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.6 years old, Black residents: 38.7 years old, American Indian residents: 36.2 years old, Asian residents: 38.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.1 years old, Other race residents: 14.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cherokee County is $429 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $497 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $696 a month.

Cities in this county include: Baxter Springs, Columbus, Galena, Riverton, Weir, Scammon, Lowell, West Mineral, Treece, Roseland.

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

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Neighboring counties: Bollinger County, Missouri , Chautauqua County , Casey County, Kentucky , Harlan County, Kentucky , Rockcastle County, Kentucky , Radford city, Virginia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.8%
Kansas:

3.7%

Unemployment by year in Cherokee, KS
County total employment by year in Cherokee, KS
County average yearly wages by year in Cherokee, KS

Current college students: 781
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 181 (57.4% naturalized citizens)

Cherokee County:

0.9%
Whole state:

6.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 112010 or later
  • 182000 to 2009
  • 661990 to 1999
  • 291980 to 1989
  • 631970 to 1979
  • 22Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 54.6%

Cherokee County marital status for males Cherokee County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,024
  • One, attached: 130
  • Two: 244
  • 3 or 4: 201
  • 5 to 9: 49
  • 10 to 19: 92
  • 20 or more: 42
  • Mobile homes: 1,153

Housing units in Cherokee County with a mortgage: 2,458 (59 second mortgage, 140 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,528

Here:

40.0% with mortgage
State:

59.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Cherokee County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,73934
Catholic3,7004
Mainline Protestant2,46318
Other1353
Black Protestant251
None9,541-
Cherokee County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Cherokee County:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Cherokee County:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 13
This county:

6.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Cherokee County:

9.5%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Cherokee County:

29.4%
State:

27.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.1%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Cherokee County:

Average size of farms: 389 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $66,470
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $148.52
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 41.85%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $51,075
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 66.81%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.22%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $71,877
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.57%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.03
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.11%
Corn for grain: 20153 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 73397 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 103025 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,496 acres

Earthquake activity:

Cherokee County-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 197.3 miles away from Cherokee County center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 198.4 miles away from the county 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 269.3 miles away from the county 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 277.6 miles away from the county 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 194.9 miles away from Cherokee County 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 289.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Kansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2015 to June 21, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4230: July 20, 2015, FEMA Id: 4230, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: July 22, 2013 to August 16, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4150: October 22, 2013, FEMA Id: 4150, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 22, 2009 to January 08, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1885: March 09, 2010, FEMA Id: 1885, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Flooding, Straight-line Winds, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: April 25, 2009 to May 16, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1849: June 25, 2009, FEMA Id: 1849, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 22, 2008 to June 16, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1776: July 09, 2008, FEMA Id: 1776, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 06, 2007 to December 19, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1741: February 01, 2008, FEMA Id: 1741, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 06, 2007 to December 19, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3282: December 12, 2007, FEMA Id: 3282, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Kansas Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 26, 2007 to July 25, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1711: July 02, 2007, FEMA Id: 1711, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2007 to June 01, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1699: May 06, 2007, FEMA Id: 1699, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Kansas Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: September 01, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3236: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3236, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Cherokee County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 14, Tornadoes: 8, Winds: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Cherokee

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,866 (85.6%)
  • Carpooled: 428 (6.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 32 (0.5%)
  • Bicycle: 30 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 208 (3.0%)
  • Worked at home: 299 (4.4%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (36%)
  • Philippines (13%)
  • Canada (8%)
  • Japan (4%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (4%)
  • England (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Cherokee County


  • American (28%)
  • German (10%)
  • English (9%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • European (2%)
  • Dutch (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Cherokee County, Kansas in 2000:

  • 250 people in nursing homes
  • 34 people in other group homes
  • 19 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 18 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 14 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
183 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
18 people in college/university student housing
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $50,186.

5.84% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,087 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.84%
Kansas average:

6.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.81% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($13,771 average AGI)
4.02% relocated from other states ($24,318 average AGI)
Cherokee County:

4.02%
Kansas average:

3.30%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jasper County, MO  1.48% ($30,848 average AGI)
from Crawford County, KS  0.84% ($37,083)
from Ottawa County, OK  0.58% ($33,366)
from Newton County, MO  0.39% ($21,500)


6.47% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,205 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.47%
Kansas average:

7.12%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.86% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($9,920 average AGI)
4.61% relocated to other states ($24,285 average AGI)
Cherokee County:

4.61%
Kansas average:

3.97%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jasper County, MO  1.55% ($30,685 average AGI)
to Crawford County, KS  1.02% ($33,849)
to Ottawa County, OK  0.63% ($43,889)
to Newton County, MO  0.45% ($32,219)
to Labette County, KS  0.32% ($31,609)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.5

Births per 1000 population in Cherokee County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Cherokee County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Cherokee County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Cherokee County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Cherokee County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cherokee County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cherokee County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cherokee County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Cherokee County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,025 (3,198 aged, 827 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 303 (6%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Cherokee County, Kansas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (375)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (334)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (307)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (249)
  • Chronic ischaemic heart disease, unspecified (147)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (139)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (131)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (121)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (84)
  • Congestive heart failure (69)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.56
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 756
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 82
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,385

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,016
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,141
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 19

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 22
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 65

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 169.4. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 20,843
  • In family households: 17,895 (2,853 male householders, 2,716 female householders)
    4,433 spouses, 5,669 children (5,146 natural, 201 adopted, 318 stepchildren), 1,095 grandchildren, 239 brothers or sisters, 316 parents, 365 other relatives, 216 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,669 (995 male householders (880 living alone)), 1,375 female householders (1,282 living alone)), 277 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 246

Size of family households: 2,851 2-persons, 1,000 3-persons, 838 4-persons, 517 5-persons, 273 6-persons, 93 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,173 1-person, 174 2-persons, 1 3-persons, 21 4-persons.

3,244 married couples with children.
640 single-parent households (267 men, 373 women).

97.5% of residents of Cherokee speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (80% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (72% speak English very well, 28% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $132,318,000 ($6,028 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,385,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $56,906,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $32,549,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,471,000
Federal grants: $33,076,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,066,000 ($1,267,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,251,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $394,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,714,000
Federal Government insurance: $26,142,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,428
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,348
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +23
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,118
Here -52 per 1000 residents
State -21 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Cherokee County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.78 millions of gallons per day (85% from ground, 15% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.3
State:

4.4

Year house built in Cherokee County, Kansas
  • Year house built in Cherokee County, Kansas
  • 2532014 or later
  • 2132010 to 2013
  • 9602000 to 2009
  • 1,3341990 to 1999
  • 9701980 to 1989
  • 1,6261970 to 1979
  • 8211960 to 1969
  • 8391950 to 1959
  • 5951940 to 1949
  • 2,4161939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Cherokee County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Cherokee County, Kansas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Cherokee County, Kansas
  • 101 room
  • 162 rooms
  • 933 rooms
  • 4044 rooms
  • 1,1755 rooms
  • 1,5776 rooms
  • 1,0817 rooms
  • 6668 rooms
  • 8199+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cherokee County, Kansas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cherokee County, Kansas
  • 01 room
  • 372 rooms
  • 1903 rooms
  • 4244 rooms
  • 3775 rooms
  • 6416 rooms
  • 1897 rooms
  • 878 rooms
  • 489+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cherokee County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Cherokee County, Kansas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Cherokee County, Kansas
  • 9no bedroom
  • 1991 bedroom
  • 1,5592 bedrooms
  • 2,9233 bedrooms
  • 9454 bedrooms
  • 1885+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cherokee County, Kansas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cherokee County, Kansas
  • 3no bedroom
  • 3041 bedroom
  • 8342 bedrooms
  • 7193 bedrooms
  • 1434 bedrooms
  • 135+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Cherokee County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Cherokee County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Cherokee County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 163no vehicle
  • 1,2911 vehicle
  • 2,5402 vehicles
  • 1,1213 vehicles
  • 5154 vehicles
  • 2695+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Cherokee County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Cherokee County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 331no vehicle
  • 8481 vehicle
  • 6272 vehicles
  • 1383 vehicles
  • 354 vehicles
  • 345+ vehicles

88.7% of Cherokee County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 36% lived in Kansas.

Cherokee County:

88.7%
State average:

83.9%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 8,593
  • Other state: 11,831
  • Northeast: 278
  • Midwest: 7,868
  • South: 2,468
  • West: 1,137
Year householders moved into unit in Cherokee County, KS
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cherokee County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 45.8%Utility gas
  • 35.9%Electricity
  • 11.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.0%Wood
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 43.5%Utility gas
  • 42.4%Electricity
  • 9.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.4%Wood
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.5%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 139
Here:

6.4%
Kansas:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 75
Here:

6.8%
Kansas:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 53
Here:

9.0%
Kansas:

14.4%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Cherokee County government finances - Expenditure in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $348,000
    Sewerage: $100,000
    Regular Highways: $30,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,088,000
    General - Other: $3,656,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,531,000
    Health - Other: $1,515,000
    Police Protection: $1,041,000
    General Public Buildings: $634,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $515,000
    Central Staff Services: $386,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $293,000
    Financial Administration: $157,000
    Sewerage: $100,000
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $704,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $46,000
    General Revenue - Other: $27,000
    Rents: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Correctional Institutions: $617,000
    Regular Highways: $348,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,897,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,450,000
    Health and Hospitals: $416,000
    Other: $274,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,751,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,543,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $295,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $112,000
    Other Selective Sales: $9,000
    Other License: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,922,000

Cherokee County government finances - Revenue in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $348,000
    Sewerage: $100,000
    Regular Highways: $30,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,088,000
    General - Other: $3,656,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,531,000
    Health - Other: $1,515,000
    Police Protection: $1,041,000
    General Public Buildings: $634,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $515,000
    Central Staff Services: $386,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $293,000
    Financial Administration: $157,000
    Sewerage: $100,000
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $704,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $46,000
    General Revenue - Other: $27,000
    Rents: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Correctional Institutions: $617,000
    Regular Highways: $348,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,897,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,450,000
    Health and Hospitals: $416,000
    Other: $274,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,751,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,543,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $295,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $112,000
    Other Selective Sales: $9,000
    Other License: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,922,000

Cherokee County government finances - Debt in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $348,000
    Sewerage: $100,000
    Regular Highways: $30,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,088,000
    General - Other: $3,656,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,531,000
    Health - Other: $1,515,000
    Police Protection: $1,041,000
    General Public Buildings: $634,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $515,000
    Central Staff Services: $386,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $293,000
    Financial Administration: $157,000
    Sewerage: $100,000
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $704,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $46,000
    General Revenue - Other: $27,000
    Rents: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Correctional Institutions: $617,000
    Regular Highways: $348,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,897,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,450,000
    Health and Hospitals: $416,000
    Other: $274,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,751,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,543,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $295,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $112,000
    Other Selective Sales: $9,000
    Other License: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,922,000

Cherokee County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $348,000
    Sewerage: $100,000
    Regular Highways: $30,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,088,000
    General - Other: $3,656,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,531,000
    Health - Other: $1,515,000
    Police Protection: $1,041,000
    General Public Buildings: $634,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $515,000
    Central Staff Services: $386,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $293,000
    Financial Administration: $157,000
    Sewerage: $100,000
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $704,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $46,000
    General Revenue - Other: $27,000
    Rents: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Correctional Institutions: $617,000
    Regular Highways: $348,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,897,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,450,000
    Health and Hospitals: $416,000
    Other: $274,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,751,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,543,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $295,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $112,000
    Other Selective Sales: $9,000
    Other License: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,922,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 644
  • Number of aged recipients: 40
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 604
  • Number of recipients under 18: 69
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 460
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 115
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 245
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 276
Most common first names in Cherokee County, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary22778.9 years
William21875.4 years
John21174.0 years
James17672.8 years
Robert14870.3 years
Charles14175.0 years
George12274.3 years
Ruth7880.6 years
Margaret7580.2 years
Mildred7180.2 years
Most common last names in Cherokee County, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith9777.5 years
Jones6879.9 years
Martin6776.5 years
Brown5875.7 years
Williams5875.3 years
Davis5474.9 years
Johnson4978.4 years
Miller4670.8 years
Allen4677.1 years
Wilson4375.0 years
Businesses in Cherokee County, KS
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In3
FedEx2Subway2
Ford1Taco Bell1
H&R Block2True Value3
KFC1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1U.S. Cellular1
Lane Furniture1UPS1
McDonald's2Walmart1
Pizza Hut2