Cherokee County, Kansas Population 2018

Cherokee County, Kansas's estimated population is 20,115 with a growth rate of -3.00% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Cherokee County, Kansas is the 28th largest county in Kansas.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201720,115-622-3.00%
201620,7375172.56%
201620,220-297-1.45%
201520,517-242-1.17%
201420,759-134-0.64%
201320,893-293-1.38%
201221,186-166-0.78%
201121,352-170-0.79%
201021,5221480.69%
199021,374-930-4.17%
198022,3047553.50%
197021,549-730-3.28%
196022,279-2,865-11.39%
195025,144-4,673-15.67%
194029,817-1,640-5.21%
193031,457-2,152-6.40%
192033,609-4,553-11.93%
191038,162-4,532-10.62%
190042,69414,92453.74%
189027,7705,86526.77%
188021,90510,86798.45%
187011,0389,537635.38%
18601,5010.00%

Cherokee County, Kansas Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White18,749
Two or More Races1,051
American Indian and Alaska Native665
Black or African American127
Some Other Race75
Asian63
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander7

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Cherokee County, Kansas Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Cherokee County, Kansas Median Age

41.7


Total

40.8


Male

42.5


Female

Cherokee County, Kansas Adults

There are 15,719 adults, (3,650 of which are seniors) in Cherokee County, Kansas.

Cherokee County, Kansas Age Dependency

71.6

Age Dependency Ratio

30.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Cherokee County, Kansas Sex Ratio

Female

10,553

50.89%

Male

10,184

49.11%

Cherokee County, Kansas Households and Families

Cherokee County, Kansas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Cherokee County, Kansas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.2%17.8%
All74.9%25.1%
Male66.3%33.7%
Female66%34%
Non Family65.4%34.6%

74.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cherokee County, Kansas Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,8612.6174.9
Married4,3693.1782.2
Non Family2,3271.1165.4
Female7643.5766
Male4013.3566.3

3.2

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

2.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Cherokee County, Kansas Households

Cherokee County, Kansas Education

Cherokee County, Kansas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6244.39%
9th to 12th Grade1,1968.41%
High School Graduate4,86834.22%
Some College3,84527.03%
Associates Degree1,0657.49%
Bachelors Degree1,66311.69%
Graduate Degree9656.78%

Cherokee County, Kansas Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,94111,3782,404
Multiple Races449373104
Native American445403100
Hispanic23514813
Black11272
Asian37257
Other Race238
Islander77

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 23.16%.

Cherokee County, Kansas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,489$32,182$23,099
Less Than High School$22,273$27,961$13,098
High School Grad$24,833$30,854$20,641
Some College$26,763$32,063$22,250
Bachelors Degree$38,182$40,451$37,396
Graduate Degree$41,417$49,231$38,200

$27,489

Average Earnings

$32,182

Average Male

$23,099

Average Female

Cherokee County, Kansas Language

Cherokee County, Kansas Language by Age

Cherokee County, Kansas Language

97.95% of Cherokee County, Kansas residents speak only English, while 2.05% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.52% of the population.

Cherokee County, Kansas Poverty

Cherokee County, Kansas Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White18,1192,66414.70%
Multiple1,05138036.16%
Native66517926.92%
Hispanic4708317.66%
Black1274031.50%
Other753445.33%
Asian591525.42%

16.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.81%

Male Poverty Rate

16.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cherokee County, Kansas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cherokee County, Kansas is Other, with 45.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cherokee County, Kansas is White, with 14.70% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.17%.

Cherokee County, Kansas Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.43%
High School14.02%
Some College12.86%
Bachelors or Greater2.67%

Cherokee County, Kansas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed51.43%
Male Unemployed45.95%
Female Employed7.71%
Male Employed4.70%

Cherokee County, Kansas Income

Cherokee County, Kansas Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,240$51,685
Families$51,906$61,539
Married Families$59,085$
Non Families$22,539$27,439

Cherokee County, Kansas Marital Status

Cherokee County, Kansas Marital Status

Marriage Rates

56.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.9%

Male Marriage Rate

53.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Cherokee County, Kansas Married by Age and Sex

Cherokee County, Kansas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35To44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Cherokee County, Kansas Marital Status by Race

Cherokee County, Kansas Veterans

Cherokee County, Kansas Veterans by War

1,386

Number of Veterans

1,353

Male Veterans

33

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam558
Second Gulf War201
World War II142
Korea115
First Gulf War89

Cherokee County, Kansas Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74403
75+321
55 to 64282
35 to 54246
18 to 34134

Cherokee County, Kansas Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2728.81%
Indian458.96%
2 or More437.65%
Black1511.81%
Hawaiian7100.00%
Hispanic41.50%
Other417.39%

Cherokee County, Kansas Veterans by Education

11.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cherokee County, Kansas Employment Status

Cherokee County, Kansas Employment by Age

58.9%

Labor Force Participation

55%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Cherokee County, Kansas Employment by Race

Cherokee County, Kansas Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Cherokee County, Kansas

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Baxter Springs42383963-275-6.49%
Columbus33113104-207-6.25%
Galena30852886-199-6.45%
Oswego 18391744-95-5.17%
Weir686636-50-7.29%
Scammon482452-30-6.22%
West Mineral185175-10-5.41%
Roseland7773-4-5.19%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990