Cherokee County, KS

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2022 Population
19,380
0.651% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42.4
1.62% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
13.7%
6.06% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$53,382
12.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$91,800
10.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Cherokee County, KS had a population of 19.4k people with a median age of 42.4 and a median household income of $53,382. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Cherokee County, KS declined from 19,507 to 19,380, a −0.651% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,298 to $53,382, a 12.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cherokee County, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.75%), White (Hispanic) (2.76%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (2.36%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.867%).

None of the households in Cherokee County, KS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.7% of the residents in Cherokee County, KS are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Cherokee County, KS was $91,800, and the homeownership rate was 71.5%.

Most people in Cherokee County, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Cherokee County, KS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Cherokee County, KS is home to a population of 19.4k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.789% of Cherokee County, KS residents were born outside of the country (153 people).

In 2022, there were 12.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.7k people) in Cherokee County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.31k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 535 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2022 Citizenship
99.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.7% of Cherokee County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Cherokee County, KS was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cherokee County, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    16.7k ± 104
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.31k ± 156
  3. White (Hispanic)
    535 ± 81
3.24%
Hispanic Population
627 people

In 2022, there were 12.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.7k people) in Cherokee County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.31k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 535 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.24% of the people in Cherokee County, KS are hispanic (627 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Cherokee County, KS as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.789%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
153 people
0.902%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
176 people

As of 2022, 0.789% of Cherokee County, KS residents (153 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Cherokee County, KS was 0.902%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    375 ± 111
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    232 ± 101
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    182 ± 87

Cherokee County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Cherokee County, KS employs 8.71k people. The largest industries in Cherokee County, KS are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,618 people), Manufacturing (1,588 people), and Retail Trade (880 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($65,966), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,833), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($51,750).

Occupations

8.71k
2022 Value
± 620
−0.298%
1 Year decline
± 10%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cherokee County, KS declined at a rate of −0.298%, from 8.74k employees to 8.71k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cherokee County, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,194 people), Production Occupations (999 people), and Management Occupations (595 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cherokee County, KS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

8.71k
2022 Value
± 620
−0.298%
1 Year decline
± 10%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cherokee County, KS declined at a rate of −0.298%, from 8.74k employees to 8.71k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cherokee County, KS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,618 people), Manufacturing (1,588 people), and Retail Trade (880 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cherokee County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Cherokee County, KS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$39,205
Median earning men ± $3,158
$31,879
Median earning women ± $2,433

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($56,045), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,893), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,173).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($66,136), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($48,043), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($42,083).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.11%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.44M people employed in Kansas. This represents a 3.11% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Kansas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 131
    Manufacturing
  2. 88
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 85
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Cherokee County, KS went to Donald J. Trump with 74.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (24%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.84%).

Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing the state of Kansas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Kansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Kansas

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Jerry Moran
Senator from Kansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Roger Marshall
Senator from Kansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing Kansas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Kansas

Kansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Kansas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.872% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.778% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (605k), Some college (553k), and Bachelors Degree (450k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cherokee County, KS was $91,800 in 2022, which is 0.326 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $83,300 to $91,800, a 10.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Cherokee County, KS is 71.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Cherokee County, KS have an average commute time of 19.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cherokee County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Cherokee County, KS is $53,382. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Cherokee County, KS was Census Tract 9582 with a value of $68,775, followed by Census Tract 9584 and Census Tract 9581, with respective values of $65,046 and $55,776.

Property

$91,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,747
$5,386
Median Property Taxes
±$458

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cherokee County, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Cherokee County, KS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

71.5%
Homeownership
2022
67.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.5% of the housing units in Cherokee County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9582
  2. Census Tract 9584
  3. Census Tract 9581

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cherokee County, KS was Census Tract 9582 with a value of $68,775, followed by Census Tract 9584 and Census Tract 9581, with respective values of $65,046 and $55,776.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Cherokee County, KS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$53,382
Median Household Income
± $5,723
7.53k
Number of Households
± 560

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.53k households in Cherokee County, KS grew to $53,382 from the previous year's value of $47,298.

The following chart displays the households in Cherokee County, KS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cherokee County, KS is from Kansas.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in Kansas

In 2022, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.512% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Kansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kansas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (84%)
  2. Carpooled (8.07%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.06%)

In 2022, 84% of workers in Cherokee County, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.07%) and those who worked at home (5.06%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

19.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cherokee County, KS have a shorter commute time (19.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.16% of the workforce in Cherokee County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Cherokee County, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cherokee County, KS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cherokee County, KS (2.62k out of 19.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cherokee County, KS is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

89.7% of the population of Cherokee County, KS has health coverage, with 44.2% on employee plans, 16.5% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 1.46% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Cherokee County, KS see 3988 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.375% decrease from the previous year (4003 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3936 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 656 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,988 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Cherokee County, KS

Primary care physicians in Cherokee County, KS see an average of 3,988 patients per year. This represents a 0.375% decrease from the previous year (4,003 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Cherokee County, KS in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.9% under 18 years, 16.9% between 18 and 34 years, 39.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 19% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.3%
Uninsured
44.2%
Employer Coverage
16.5%
Medicaid
15%
Medicare
12.5%
Non-Group
1.46%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cherokee County, KS grew by 4.48% from 9.83% to 10.3%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Cherokee County, KS.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 37.4% in Cherokee County, KS.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.1% in Cherokee County, KS.

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