Cheney, WA

Census Place

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2022 Population
12,848
0.824% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
23.8
1.71% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
33.3%
2.75% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$45,419
7.44% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$291,900
21.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
6,394
4.96% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Cheney, WA had a population of 12.8k people with a median age of 23.8 and a median household income of $45,419. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Cheney, WA grew from 12,743 to 12,848, a 0.824% increase and its median household income grew from $42,275 to $45,419, a 7.44% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cheney, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (74.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (7.29%), Other (Hispanic) (5.42%), White (Hispanic) (3.53%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.83%).

None of the households in Cheney, WA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.7% of the residents in Cheney, WA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Cheney, WA are Eastern Washington University (3,463 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Cheney, WA was $291,900, and the homeownership rate was 35.4%.

Most people in Cheney, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Cheney, WA was 3 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Cheney, WA is home to a population of 12.8k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.62% of Cheney, WA residents were born outside of the country (593 people).

In 2022, there were 10.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.59k people) in Cheney, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 937 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 697 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.7%
2022 Citizenship
95.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.7% of Cheney, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Cheney, WA was 95.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cheney, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    9.59k ± 541
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    937 ± 306
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    697 ± 258
11.6%
Hispanic Population
1.49k people

In 2022, there were 10.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.59k people) in Cheney, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 937 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 697 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.6% of the people in Cheney, WA are hispanic (1.49k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    244,390 ± 11,943 people
  2. India
    101,527 ± 7,771 people
  3. China
    86,360 ± 7,174 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 244,390 Washington residents, followed by India with 101,527 and China with 86,360.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.62%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
593 people
5.93%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
756 people

As of 2022, 4.62% of Cheney, WA residents (593 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Cheney, WA was 5.93%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    326 ± 160
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    199 ± 132
  3. Vietnam
    126 ± 96

Cheney, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.64 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Cheney, WA employs 6.39k people. The largest industries in Cheney, WA are Educational Services (1,067 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,054 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,004 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($113,083), Public Administration ($54,419), and Finance & Insurance ($43,938).

Males in Washington have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $73,054. The income inequality in Washington (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

6.39k
2022 Value
± 676
4.96%
1 Year growth
± 14.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cheney, WA grew at a rate of 4.96%, from 6.09k employees to 6.39k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cheney, WA, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (796 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (733 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (587 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cheney, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

6.39k
2022 Value
± 676
4.96%
1 Year growth
± 14.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cheney, WA grew at a rate of 4.96%, from 6.09k employees to 6.39k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cheney, WA, are Educational Services (1,067 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,054 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,004 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cheney, WA, though some of these residents may live in Cheney, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$26,250
Median earning men ± $5,494
$23,415
Median earning women ± $7,641

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($112,564), Public Administration ($61,282), and Wholesale Trade ($37,739).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($53,256), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($29,323), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($27,733).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.62%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.58M people employed in Washington. This represents a 3.62% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.3%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Washington.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Washington went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 58% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (38.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.97%).

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing the state of Washington. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Washington

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Patty Murray
Senator from Washington3
Assumed office on January 3, 1993
Maria Cantwell
Senator from Washington1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing Washington.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Washington over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Washington

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Washington have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Cheney, WA awarded 3,463 degrees. The student population of Cheney, WA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 4,306 male students and 6,604 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cheney, WA are White (2,190 and 64.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (513 and 15.2%), Two or More Races (235 and 6.94%), and Unknown (158 and 4.67%).

The largest universities in Cheney, WA by number of degrees awarded are Eastern Washington University (3,463 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Cheney, WA are General Business Administration & Management (353 and 10.2%), General Education (287 and 8.29%), and Social Work (188 and 5.43%).

The median tuition cost in Cheney, WA for a public four year colleges is $7,104 for in-state students and $25,464 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Cheney, WA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 96.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 30.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 10,910 (39.5% men and 60.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 10,910 students enrolled in Cheney, WA, 39.5% men and 60.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 6,648 records, of which 61.1% were women and 38.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 114 degrees awarded
  2. 101 degrees awarded
  3. 121 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Cheney, WA was General Biological Sciences with 114 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Cheney, WA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
3,463 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Eastern Washington University with 3,463 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,331 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cheney, WA, which is 0.624 times less than the 2,132 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,190 degrees mean that there were 4.27 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 513 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($7,104) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,035) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($942) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.975% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.954% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.41M), Some college (1.4M), and Bachelors Degree (1.33M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cheney, WA was $291,900 in 2022, which is 1.04 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $239,500 to $291,900, a 21.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Cheney, WA is 35.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Cheney, WA have an average commute time of 24.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cheney, WA is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Median household income in Cheney, WA is $45,419. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Cheney, WA was Census Tract 142 with a value of $72,473, followed by Census Tract 140.02 and Census Tract 140.01, with respective values of $46,235 and $40,869.

Property

$291,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$26,821
$1,732
Median Property Taxes
±$316

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Rent vs Own

35.4%
Homeownership
2022
67.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 35.4% of the housing units in Cheney, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 33.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 142
  2. Census Tract 140.02
  3. Census Tract 140.01

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cheney, WA was Census Tract 142 with a value of $72,473, followed by Census Tract 140.02 and Census Tract 140.01, with respective values of $46,235 and $40,869.

The following map shows all of the places in Cheney, WA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$45,419
Median Household Income
± $7,289
4.89k
Number of Households
± 571

In 2022, the median household income of the 4.89k households in Cheney, WA grew to $45,419 from the previous year's value of $42,275.

The following chart displays the households in Cheney, WA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cheney, WA is from Washington.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in Washington
0.468
2021 Wage GINI in Washington

In 2022, the income inequality in Washington was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.285% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Washington was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Washington in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (66.1%)
  2. Walked (12.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.68%)

In 2022, 66.1% of workers in Cheney, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (12.1%) and those who worked at home (8.68%).

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Commute Time

24.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cheney, WA have a shorter commute time (24.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.84% of the workforce in Cheney, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

3 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Cheney, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cheney, WA have 3 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

33.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cheney, WA (3.79k out of 11.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cheney, WA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

92% of the population of Cheney, WA has health coverage, with 49.6% on employee plans, 19.5% on Medicaid, 5.01% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 5.13% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Spokane County, WA see 1122 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.06% decrease from the previous year (1134 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1246 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 209 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,122 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Spokane County, WA

Primary care physicians in Spokane County, WA see an average of 1,122 patients per year. This represents a 1.06% decrease from the previous year (1,134 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Spokane County, WA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.9% under 18 years, 53.3% between 18 and 34 years, 17.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 9.99% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 41% were men and 59% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.02%
Uninsured
49.6%
Employer Coverage
19.5%
Medicaid
5.01%
Medicare
12.7%
Non-Group
5.13%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cheney, WA grew by 17.2% from 6.84% to 8.02%.

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