Cheney, Washington Population 2021

12,862
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Cheney is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 12,862, it is the 76th largest city in Washington and the 2582nd largest city in the United States. Cheney is currently growing at a rate of 1.34% annually and its population has increased by 21.45% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,590 in 2010. Cheney reached it's highest population of 12,862 in 2021. Spanning over 4 miles, Cheney has a population density of 2,962 people per square mile.

The average household income in Cheney is $52,600 with a poverty rate of 34.35%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $893 per month, and the median house value is $203,500. The median age in Cheney is 23.1 years, 24.3 years for males, and 22.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 82.7 males.

Cheney Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cheney was:

  • White: 79.77%
  • Two or more races: 6.75%
  • Black or African American: 5.01%
  • Other race: 3.50%
  • Asian: 2.95%
  • Native American: 1.69%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.34%
The current population of Cheney, Washington is 12,862, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,352.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,590.

Cheney, Washington Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,70479.77%
Two or More Races8216.75%
Black or African American6095.01%
Some Other Race4263.50%
Asian3592.95%
American Indian and Alaska Native2051.69%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander410.34%
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Cheney Population by Race

Cheney Population Pyramid 2021

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Cheney Median Age

23.1


Total

24.3


Male

22.2


Female

Cheney Adults

There are 10,644 adults, (882 of whom are seniors) in Cheney.

Cheney Age Dependency

24.6

Age Dependency Ratio

9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

15.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Cheney Sex Ratio

Female

6,658

54.73%

Male

5,507

45.27%

Cheney Population by Age

Cheney Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cheney Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married67%33%
Female40.5%59.5%
All31.7%68.3%
Male19%81%
Non Family13.2%86.8%

31.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cheney Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,5352.3331.7
Non Family2,6241.8713.2
Married1,3283.1267
Female4152.5140.5
Male1682.7419

2.87

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

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Cheney Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade340.68%
9th to 12th Grade1933.85%
High School Graduate56111.20%
Some College1,43728.69%
Associates Degree57111.40%
Bachelors Degree1,33826.71%
Graduate Degree87517.47%
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Cheney Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cheney Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,9513,8321,727
Hispanic429321160
Multiple Races26726794
Other Race18212086
Black169169108
Asian145145124
Native American9090

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 85.52%.

Cheney Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,426$30,699$31,983
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$30,451$31,035$28,500
Some College$20,771$19,017$30,030
Bachelors Degree$40,417$39,760$41,250
Graduate Degree$66,125$90,366$33,770

$31,426

Average Earnings

$30,699

Average Male

$31,983

Average Female

Cheney Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cheney Language by Age

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Cheney Language

88.61% of Cheney residents speak only English, while 11.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.80% of the population.

Cheney Language

Cheney Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,7642,49932.19%
Hispanic1,31554541.44%
Black53625347.20%
Multiple68023734.85%
Other31016151.94%
Native1938343.01%
Islander4141100.00%
Asian257187.00%

34.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.49%

Male Poverty Rate

36.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cheney

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cheney is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cheney is Asian, with 7.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 53.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.98%.

Cheney Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School47.53%
Some College31.06%
High School12.18%
Bachelors or Greater6.70%

Cheney Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed79.74%
Female Unemployed62.98%
Female Employed33.58%
Male Employed24.05%

Cheney Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cheney Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,573$52,600
Families$65,692$76,819
Married Families$80,446-
Non Families$25,904$33,626
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Income by Household Type

Cheney Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

26.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

28.8%

Male Marriage Rate

24.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Cheney Married by Age and Sex

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Cheney Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Cheney Marital Status by Race

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Cheney Marital Status

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732

Number of Veterans

677

Male Veterans

55

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War356
First Gulf War247
Vietnam116
Korea23
World War II14

Cheney Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54274
18 to 34187
55 to 64112
65 to 7491
75+68

Cheney Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6788.12%
Indian1910.00%
Black142.50%
2 or More132.06%
Asian82.67%
Hispanic20.15%

Cheney Veterans by Race

Cheney Veterans by Education

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21.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cheney Veterans by Education

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64.9%

Labor Force Participation

57.4%

Employment Rate

9.7%

Unemployment Rate

Cheney Employment by Age

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Cheney Employment by Race

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Cheney Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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59.39%

Born in Washington

93.68%

Native Born

6.32%

Foreign Born

4.00%

Non Citizen

2.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.68% of Cheney residents were born in the United States, with 59.39% having been born in Washington. 4.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Cheney Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202112,8621701.34%
202012,6921701.36%
201912,5221701.38%
201812,352-55-0.44%
201712,4072762.28%
201612,1316876.00%
201511,4441311.16%
201411,3131391.24%
201311,1741791.63%
201210,9953263.06%
201110,669-59-0.55%
201010,7281,8961.96%
20008,8321,1091.35%
19907,723930.12%
19807,6301,2721.84%
19706,3583,1857.20%
19603,1733761.27%
19502,7970.00%

Cheney Population by Year