Cherokee County, Kansas Population 2020

Cherokee County, Kansas's estimated population is 20,114 with a growth rate of -0.58% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Cherokee County, Kansas is the 27th largest county in Kansas.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201820,015-99-0.49%
201720,114-118-0.58%
201620,232-295-1.44%
201520,527-239-1.15%
201420,766-132-0.63%
201320,898-293-1.38%
201221,191-166-0.78%
201121,357-170-0.79%
201021,5271530.72%
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%

How Many People Live in Cherokee County, Kansas?

20,114

Cherokee County, Kansas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,37990.40%
Two or More Races1,1095.45%
American Indian and Alaska Native4992.45%
Black or African American1250.61%
Asian870.43%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander720.35%
Some Other Race600.30%

Cherokee County, Kansas Population Pyramid 2020

Cherokee County, Kansas Median Age

41.9


Total

40.9


Male

43.3


Female

Cherokee County, Kansas Adults

There are 15,487 adults, (3,749 of whom are seniors) in Cherokee County, Kansas.

Cherokee County, Kansas Age Dependency

73.2

Age Dependency Ratio

31.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Cherokee County, Kansas Sex Ratio

Female

10,333

50.82%

Male

9,998

49.18%

Cherokee County, Kansas Households and Families

Cherokee County, Kansas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Cherokee County, Kansas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.7%16.3%
All74.1%25.9%
Non Family66.3%33.7%
Female58.6%41.4%
Male51.3%48.7%

74.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,0372.574.1
Married4,2923.0483.7
Non Family2,5451.1466.3
Female8063.5758.6
Male3943.2451.3

3.08

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

4.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Cherokee County, Kansas Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4563.27%
9th to 12th Grade1,0797.74%
High School Graduate4,67433.53%
Some College3,78327.14%
Associates Degree1,2889.24%
Bachelors Degree1,69312.14%
Graduate Degree9686.94%

Cherokee County, Kansas Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,71511,3402,467
Multiple Races546515103
Native American31227771
Hispanic2491559
Black7272
Other Race291611
Islander2222
Asian1414

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 37.93%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,156$35,310$24,085
Less Than High School$20,779$22,768$20,672
High School Grad$26,243$31,952$20,315
Some College$29,464$35,215$21,383
Bachelors Degree$40,657$43,980$37,000
Graduate Degree$48,796$49,954$44,023

$30,156

Average Earnings

$35,310

Average Male

$24,085

Average Female

Cherokee County, Kansas Language

Cherokee County, Kansas Language by Age

Cherokee County, Kansas Language

97.78% of Cherokee County, Kansas residents speak only English, while 2.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.23% of the population.

Cherokee County, Kansas Poverty

Cherokee County, Kansas Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,6652,30313.04%
Multiple1,10927424.71%
Native49914428.86%
Hispanic5065711.26%
Other601931.67%
Asian871213.79%
Black12564.80%

13.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.59%

Male Poverty Rate

14.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cherokee County, Kansas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cherokee County, Kansas is Other, with 31.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cherokee County, Kansas is Black, with 4.80% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.42%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.13%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.10%
Some College13.40%
High School10.49%
Bachelors or Greater4.08%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.12%
Male Unemployed32.68%
Female Employed5.63%
Male Employed5.06%

Cherokee County, Kansas Income

Cherokee County, Kansas Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,103$52,963
Families$52,591$62,909
Married Families$59,871-
Non Families$24,203$30,375

Cherokee County, Kansas Marital Status

Cherokee County, Kansas Marital Status

Marriage Rates

56.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.8%

Male Marriage Rate

51.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Cherokee County, Kansas Married by Age and Sex

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

Cherokee County, Kansas Veterans

1,323

Number of Veterans

1,288

Male Veterans

35

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam438
Second Gulf War254
First Gulf War190
Korea128
World War II81
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2128.53%
Black4737.60%
Indian3510.03%
2 or More294.24%

$Cherokee County, Kansas Veterans by Education

11.80%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cherokee County, Kansas Employment Status

56.7%

Labor Force Participation

53.9%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Cherokee County, Kansas 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

39.93%

Born in Kansas

98.67%

Native Born

1.33%

Foreign Born

0.89%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.67% of Cherokee County, Kansas residents were born in the United States, with 39.93% having been born in Kansas. 0.89% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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