Cherokee County, Kansas Population 2022

Cherokee County, Kansas's estimated population is 19,651 with a growth rate of -0.49% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Cherokee County, Kansas is the 28th largest county in Kansas. The 2010 Population was 21,526 and has seen a growth of -8.71% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18601,5010.00%
187011,0389,537635.38%
188021,90510,86798.45%
189027,7705,86526.77%
190042,69414,92453.74%
191038,162-4,532-10.62%
192033,609-4,553-11.93%
193031,457-2,152-6.40%
194029,817-1,640-5.21%
195025,144-4,673-15.67%
196022,279-2,865-11.39%
197021,549-730-3.28%
198022,3047553.50%
199021,374-930-4.17%
201021,5261520.71%
201121,359-167-0.78%
201221,192-167-0.78%
201320,899-293-1.38%
201420,768-131-0.63%
201520,535-233-1.12%
201620,256-279-1.36%
201720,129-127-0.63%
201820,035-94-0.47%
201919,939-96-0.48%
202019,843-96-0.48%
202119,747-96-0.48%
202219,651-96-0.49%
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Cherokee County, Kansas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,99789.91%
Black or African American630.31%
American Indian and Alaska Native4042.02%
Asian350.17%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1050.52%
Some Other Race460.23%
Two or More Races1,3676.83%
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Cherokee County, Kansas Population by Race

Cherokee County, Kansas Population Pyramid 2022

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Cherokee County, Kansas Median Age

42.1


Total

41.2


Male

43.9


Female

Cherokee County, Kansas Adults

There are 15,263 adults, (3,859 of whom are seniors) in Cherokee County, Kansas.

Cherokee County, Kansas Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

33.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Cherokee County, Kansas Sex Ratio

Female

10,250

51.21%

Male

9,767

48.79%

Cherokee County, Kansas Population by Age

Cherokee County, Kansas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cherokee County, Kansas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.3%13.7%
All71.2%28.8%
Non Family59.4%40.6%
Male51.6%48.4%
Female48.7%51.3%

71.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cherokee County, Kansas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,9542.4971.2
Married3,8733.2186.3
Male3043.4351.6
Female7373.7148.7
Non Family3,0401.1859.4

3.23

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

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Cherokee County, Kansas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4603.35%
9th to 12th Grade1,1508.36%
High School Graduate4,51132.81%
Some College3,57425.99%
Associates Degree1,3129.54%
Bachelors Degree1,83513.35%
Graduate Degree9086.60%
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Cherokee County, Kansas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cherokee County, Kansas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Other Race21167
Black37378
White12,52111,0502,558
2+ Races637589115
Native American22721039
Hispanic27922316
Asian55
Islander5819

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 other race people with a rate of 33.33%.

Cherokee County, Kansas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,854$36,564$28,644
Less Than 9th Grade$30,893$31,258$
High School Graduate$26,674$32,382$23,183
Some College$30,319$37,352$24,358
Bachelors Degree$42,465$47,222$41,105
Graduate Degree$53,463$52,708$53,887

$31,854

Average Earnings

$36,564

Average Male

$28,644

Average Female

Cherokee County, Kansas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cherokee County, Kansas Language by Age

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Cherokee County, Kansas Language

98.24% of Cherokee County, Kansas residents speak only English, while 1.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.94% of the population.

Cherokee County, Kansas Language

Cherokee County, Kansas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native38412131.51%
Multiple1,36721415.65%
White17,2722,24913.02%
Black5935.08%
OtherNaN%
Hispanic5556912.43%

13.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.89%

Male Poverty Rate

14.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cherokee County, Kansas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cherokee County, Kansas is Native, with 31.51% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cherokee County, Kansas is Hispanic, with 12.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.43%.

Cherokee County, Kansas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.75%
High School14.05%
Some College12.05%
Bachelors or Greater7.15%

Cherokee County, Kansas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.58%
Male Unemployed21.88%
Female Employed4.73%
Female Unemployed17.14%

Cherokee County, Kansas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cherokee County, Kansas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,936$54,618
Families$57,736$67,806
Married Families$63,750-
Non Families$23,202$32,168
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Income by Household Type

Cherokee County, Kansas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.3%

Male Marriage Rate

44.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Cherokee County, Kansas Married by Age and Sex

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Cherokee County, Kansas Marriage

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

Cherokee County, Kansas Marital Status by Race

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Cherokee County, Kansas Marital Status

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1,132

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War160
First Gulf War205
Vietnam403
Korea155
World War II32

Cherokee County, Kansas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3486
35 to 54299
55 to 64164
65 to 74264
75+319

Cherokee County, Kansas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0837.73%
Native American227.36%
2+ Races273.41%

Cherokee County, Kansas Veterans by Race

Cherokee County, Kansas Veterans by Education

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12.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

50.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cherokee County, Kansas Veterans by Education

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56.6%

Labor Force Participation

55.3%

Employment Rate

2.3%

Unemployment Rate

Cherokee County, Kansas Employment by Age

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Cherokee County, Kansas Employment by Race

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Cherokee County, Kansas 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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40.80%

Born in Cherokee County, Kansas

99.24%

Native Born

0.76%

Foreign Born

0.58%

Non Citizen

0.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.24% of Cherokee County, Kansas residents were born in the United States, with 40.80% having been born in Kansas. 0.58% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Oceania.

Cherokee County, Kansas Place of Birth

  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

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