Cheney, Washington Population 2024

12,123

Cheney is a city located in Spokane County and Whitman County Washington. Cheney has a 2024 population of 12,123. Cheney is currently declining at a rate of -2.51% annually and its population has decreased by -9.33% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,371 in 2020.

The average household income in Cheney is $62,157 with a poverty rate of 33.29%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Cheney is 23.8 years, 24.6 years for males, and 23 years for females.

Cheney Demographics

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

  • White: 78.14%
  • Two or more races: 9.39%
  • Other race: 5.76%
  • Black or African American: 2.83%
  • Asian: 2.12%
  • Native American: 1.41%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.36%
Land Area (mi²)
4.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,792.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-9.33% (-1,248)
The current population of Cheney, Washington is 12,123 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 13,371.

Cheney, Washington Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White10,04078.14%
Two or more races1,2069.39%
Other race7405.76%
Black or African American3632.83%
Asian2722.12%
Native American1811.41%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander460.36%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Cheney Population by Race

Cheney Population Pyramid 2024

Cheney Median Age

23.8

Total

24.6

Male

23

Female

Cheney Adults

There are 11,023 adults, (1,313 of whom are seniors) in Cheney.

Cheney Age Dependency

32.3

Age Dependency Ratio

13.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

18.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Cheney Sex Ratio

Female7,20456.07%
Male5,64443.93%

Cheney Population by Age

Cheney Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,8932.3435.464.6
Non Family2,6881.7914.185.9
Married1,5432.9772.127.9
Female4703.0635.164.9
Male1923.2339.160.9

2.83

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

35.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cheney Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1572.73%
9th to 12th Grade2404.17%
High School Graduate92116%
Some College1,34023.27%
Associates Degree70212.19%
Bachelors Degree1,47125.55%
Graduate Degree92716.1%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Cheney Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cheney Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White4,7424,4662,012
Hispanic426307110
2+ Races406393206
Other Race31922074
Black868641
Asian727231
Native American68660
Islander770

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 50.74%.

Cheney Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$40,523$45,179$38,205
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$26,190$26,280$0
Some College$34,485$36,051$27,009
Bachelors Degree$51,510$53,950$42,099
Graduate Degree$73,654$120,882$44,234

$40,523

Average Earnings

$45,179

Average Male

$38,205

Average Female

Cheney Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cheney Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cheney Language

89.6% of Cheney residents speak only English, while 10.4% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.58% of the population.

Cheney Language

Cheney Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White8,6062,41428.05%
Hispanic1,29675258.02%
Other66251177.19%
Multiple93829531.45%
Black32624073.62%
Asian2258236.44%
Islander413482.93%
Native1813117.13%

33.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

28.89%

Male Poverty Rate

36.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cheney

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cheney is Islander, with 82.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cheney is Native, with 17.13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 46.4%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 50.72%.

Cheney Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade63.04%
High School27.89%
Some College21.19%
Bachelors or Greater5.78%

Cheney Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed65.66%
Male Unemployed64%
Female Employed24.89%
Male Employed23.55%

Cheney Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cheney Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$45,419$62,157
Families$78,435$92,984
Married Families$104,018$-999,999,999
Non Families$25,519$34,555

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cheney Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

29.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.8%

Male Marriage Rate

26.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Cheney Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Cheney Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Cheney Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cheney Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

711

Number of Veterans

594

Male Veterans

117

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War326
First Gulf War257
Vietnam196
Korea0
World War II0

Cheney Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
18 to 34224
35 to 54171
65 to 74150
75+85
55 to 6481

Cheney Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White5987.16%
2+ Races363.84%
Black328.82%
Asian2610.16%
Other Race192.57%

Cheney Veterans by Race

Cheney Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cheney Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.8%

Labor Force Participation

57.3%

Employment Rate

13%

Unemployment Rate

Cheney Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cheney Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cheney Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

56.13%

Born in Cheney

95.38%

Native Born

4.62%

Foreign Born

3.3%

Non Citizen

1.32%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.38% of Cheney residents were born in the United States, with 56.13% having been born in Washington. 3.3% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Cheney Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202910,563-312-2.87%
202810,875-312-2.79%
202711,187-312-2.71%
202611,499-312-2.64%
202511,811-312-2.57%
202412,123-312-2.51%
202312,435-312-2.45%
202212,7474593.74%
202112,288-1,083-8.1%
202013,3718576.85%
201912,5141621.31%
201812,352-61-0.49%
201712,4132722.24%
201612,1416886.01%
201511,4531301.15%
201411,3231411.26%
201311,1821811.65%
201211,0013273.06%
201110,674-57-0.53%
201010,7311,89921.5%
20008,8321,10914.36%
19907,723931.22%
19807,6301,27220.01%
19706,3583,185100.38%
19603,17337613.44%
19502,79700%
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Cheney Population by Year