Cheney, Washington Population 2020

12,977

Cheney is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 12,977, it is the 72nd largest city in Washington and the 2572nd largest city in the United States. Cheney is currently growing at a rate of 2.26% annually and its population has increased by 22.54% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,590 in 2010. Spanning over 4 miles, Cheney has a population density of 2,989 people per square mile.

The average household income in Cheney is $49,869 with a poverty rate of 36.34%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $872 per month, and the median house value is $188,200. The median age in Cheney is 23 years, 23.9 years for males, and 22.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.3 males.

Cheney Demographics

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

  • White: 83.97%
  • Two or more races: 5.87%
  • Black or African American: 3.84%
  • Asian: 2.71%
  • Other race: 1.94%
  • Native American: 1.49%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.19%
The current population of Cheney, Washington is 12,977, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,403.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,590.

Cheney, Washington Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,04483.97%
Two or More Races7025.87%
Black or African American4593.84%
Asian3242.71%
Some Other Race2321.94%
American Indian and Alaska Native1781.49%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander230.19%

Cheney Population Pyramid 2020

Cheney Median Age

23


Total

23.9


Male

22.2


Female

Cheney Adults

There are 10,481 adults, (842 of whom are seniors) in Cheney.

Cheney Age Dependency

24.1

Age Dependency Ratio

8.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

15.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Cheney Sex Ratio

Female

6,254

52.28%

Male

5,708

47.72%

Cheney Households and Families

Cheney Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Cheney Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married66.3%33.7%
Female32.8%67.2%
All31.3%68.7%
Non Family14.4%85.6%
Male7.6%92.4%

31.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,3182.3831.3
Non Family2,4761.9714.4
Married1,2573.1166.3
Female4672.5332.8
Male1182.837.6

2.84

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Cheney Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade471.01%
9th to 12th Grade1362.93%
High School Graduate61413.25%
Some College1,36429.43%
Associates Degree52111.24%
Bachelors Degree1,12924.36%
Graduate Degree82417.78%

Cheney Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,8653,7671,624
Hispanic30722268
Multiple Races20820863
Asian113113103
Black10310395
Native American656510
Other Race444423

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 black people with a rate of 92.23%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,141$31,215$27,304
Less Than High School$21,250$$
High School Grad$30,170$31,510$26,650
Some College$20,544$17,330$25,136
Bachelors Degree$35,152$39,500$31,739
Graduate Degree$69,922$85,665$37,083

$30,141

Average Earnings

$31,215

Average Male

$27,304

Average Female

Cheney Language

Cheney Language by Age

Cheney Language

90.10% of Cheney residents speak only English, while 9.90% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.19% of the population.

Cheney Poverty

Cheney Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,9262,74634.65%
Hispanic1,08550346.36%
Multiple58022238.28%
Black40018646.50%
Other1297860.47%
Native1664728.31%
Asian2413514.52%
Islander1515100.00%

36.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

35.27%

Male Poverty Rate

37.34%

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 14.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.17%. Among those working part-time, it was 52.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 49.21%.

Name Poverty
Some College34.90%
High School16.50%
Less Than High School16.38%
Bachelors or Greater8.97%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed74.66%
Female Unemployed59.24%
Female Employed32.87%
Male Employed28.50%

Cheney Income

Cheney Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,386$49,869
Families$65,000$72,315
Married Families$74,176-
Non Families$23,769$31,337

Cheney Marital Status

Cheney Marital Status

Marriage Rates

25.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

26.3%

Male Marriage Rate

24.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Cheney Married by Age and Sex

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

Cheney Veterans

717

Number of Veterans

669

Male Veterans

48

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War285
First Gulf War266
Vietnam92
World War II30
Korea25
Name Veterans % of Total
White6727.85%
Indian1810.91%
Asian103.68%
2 or More91.48%
Black81.85%
Hispanic40.36%

$Cheney Veterans by Education

16.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cheney Employment Status

64.2%

Labor Force Participation

57%

Employment Rate

8.7%

Unemployment Rate

Cheney Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

57.71%

Born in Washington

93.37%

Native Born

6.63%

Foreign Born

4.70%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.37% of Cheney residents were born in the United States, with 57.71% having been born in Washington. 4.70% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202012,9772872.26%
201912,6902872.31%
201812,403-36-0.29%
201712,4392872.36%
201612,1526896.01%
201511,4631271.12%
201411,3361481.32%
201311,1881931.76%
201210,9953243.04%
201110,671-59-0.55%
201010,7301,8981.97%
20008,8321,1091.35%
19907,723930.12%
19807,6301,2721.84%
19706,3583,1857.20%
19603,1733761.27%
19502,7970.00%