Cherokee County, Kansas Population 2021

Cherokee County, Kansas's estimated population is 19,747 with a growth rate of -0.48% 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 -8.26% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202119,747-96-0.48%
202019,843-96-0.48%
201919,939-96-0.48%
201820,035-94-0.47%
201720,129-127-0.63%
201620,256-279-1.36%
201520,535-233-1.12%
201420,768-131-0.63%
201320,899-293-1.38%
201221,192-167-0.78%
201121,359-167-0.78%
201021,5261520.71%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.48%
County Website
State
Founded
February 18, 1860
County Seat
2010 Population
21,526
Growth Since 2010
-8.26%
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Cherokee County, Kansas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,18490.11%
Two or More Races1,2766.32%
American Indian and Alaska Native3661.81%
Black or African American1200.59%
Asian900.45%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander740.37%
Some Other Race690.34%
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Cherokee County, Kansas Population by Race

Cherokee County, Kansas Population Pyramid $2021

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Cherokee County, Kansas Median Age

41.3


Total

40.3


Male

43.6


Female

Cherokee County, Kansas Adults

There are 15,399 adults, (3,839 of whom are seniors) in Cherokee County, Kansas.

Cherokee County, Kansas Age Dependency

74.6

Age Dependency Ratio

33.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Cherokee County, Kansas Sex Ratio

Female

10,165

50.37%

Male

10,014

49.63%

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
Married83.9%16.1%
All72.7%27.3%
Non Family64.8%35.2%
Female53.1%46.9%
Male50.1%49.9%

72.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cherokee County, Kansas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,9292.5172.7
Married4,0333.1483.9
Non Family2,7451.1764.8
Female7703.6653.1
Male3813.2550.1

3.18

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

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Cherokee County, Kansas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4012.89%
9th to 12th Grade1,0027.23%
High School Graduate4,53632.73%
Some College3,82427.59%
Associates Degree1,3809.96%
Bachelors Degree1,71912.40%
Graduate Degree9977.19%
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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
White12,62811,3322,524
2+ Races617586110
Hispanic26621218
Native American24021844
Black686813
Other Race35177
Islander2020
Asian1313

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 20.00%.

Cherokee County, Kansas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,113$35,998$26,492
Less Than 9th Grade$17,250$16,848$18,375
High School Graduate$27,900$32,134$22,897
Some College$30,074$35,246$22,796
Bachelors Degree$41,358$51,838$34,530
Graduate Degree$51,849$52,939$47,750

$31,113

Average Earnings

$35,998

Average Male

$26,492

Average Female

Cherokee County, Kansas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cherokee County, Kansas Language by Age

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Cherokee County, Kansas Language

97.91% of Cherokee County, Kansas residents speak only English, while 2.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.10% of the population.

Cherokee County, Kansas Language

Cherokee County, Kansas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,4812,16412.38%
Multiple1,27626720.92%
Native35810629.61%
Hispanic5117614.87%
Other692434.78%
Asian901617.78%
Black11554.35%

13.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.90%

Male Poverty Rate

14.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cherokee County, Kansas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cherokee County, Kansas is Other, with 34.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cherokee County, Kansas is Black, with 4.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.37%.

Cherokee County, Kansas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.47%
Some College12.65%
High School10.57%
Bachelors or Greater3.80%

Cherokee County, Kansas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed38.26%
Male Unemployed36.05%
Female Employed5.82%
Male Employed4.68%

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$43,175$55,245
Families$54,963$67,126
Married Families$63,982-
Non Families$24,349$31,703
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Income by Household Type

Cherokee County, Kansas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.3%

Male Marriage Rate

49.5%

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

Cherokee County, Kansas Marital Status by Race

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Cherokee County, Kansas Marital Status

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1,206

Number of Veterans

1,173

Male Veterans

33

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam412
Second Gulf War205
First Gulf War199
Korea154
World War II33

Cherokee County, Kansas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54347
65 to 74301
75+297
55 to 64167
18 to 3494

Cherokee County, Kansas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1067.83%
Black4235.00%
2+ Races293.74%
Native American2910.78%

Cherokee County, Kansas Veterans by Race

Cherokee County, Kansas Veterans by Education

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11.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cherokee County, Kansas Veterans by Education

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56%

Labor Force Participation

53.5%

Employment Rate

4.3%

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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39.11%

Born in Cherokee County, Kansas

98.89%

Native Born

1.11%

Foreign Born

0.80%

Non Citizen

0.31%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.89% of Cherokee County, Kansas residents were born in the United States, with 39.11% having been born in Kansas. 0.80% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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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