Cherokee County, KS

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2020 Population
20,017
0.803% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
42.1
1.94% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
13.2%
1.09% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$41,936
2.87% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$80,700
2.18% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Cherokee County, KS had a population of 20k people with a median age of 42.1 and a median household income of $41,936. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Cherokee County, KS declined from 20,179 to 20,017, a −0.803% decrease and its median household income declined from $43,175 to $41,936, a −2.87% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cherokee County, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.62%), White (Hispanic) (2.3%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.91%), and Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander (Non-Hispanic) (0.525%).

None of the households in Cherokee County, KS 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.

99.4% of the residents in Cherokee County, KS are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Cherokee County, KS was $80,700, and the homeownership rate was 71.2%.

Most people in Cherokee County, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Cherokee County, KS was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Cherokee County, KS is home to a population of 20k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.764% of Cherokee County, KS residents were born outside of the country (153 people).

In 2020, there were 13.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.5k people) in Cherokee County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.33k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 460 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.4%
2020 Citizenship
99.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.4% of Cherokee County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Cherokee County, KS was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cherokee County, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    17.5k ± 20
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.33k ± 171
  3. White (Hispanic)
    460 ± 83
2.81%
Hispanic Population
562 people

In 2020, there were 13.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.5k people) in Cherokee County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.33k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 460 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.81% of the people in Cherokee County, KS are hispanic (562 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Cherokee County, KS as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.764%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
153 people
1.11%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
224 people

As of 2020, 0.764% of Cherokee County, KS residents (153 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Cherokee County, KS was 1.11%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    384 ± 107
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    160 ± 94
  3. Korea
    145 ± 82

Cherokee County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Cherokee County, KS employs 8.76k people. The largest industries in Cherokee County, KS are Manufacturing (1,830 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,540 people), and Retail Trade (880 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($65,417), Information ($45,069), and Educational Services ($43,812).

Occupations

8.76k
2020 Value
± 627
2.26%
1 Year growth
± 9.54%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Cherokee County, KS grew at a rate of 2.26%, from 8.57k employees to 8.76k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cherokee County, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,187 people), Production Occupations (1,170 people), and Management Occupations (780 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cherokee County, KS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

8.76k
2020 Value
± 627
2.26%
1 Year growth
± 9.54%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Cherokee County, KS grew at a rate of 2.26%, from 8.57k employees to 8.76k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cherokee County, KS, are Manufacturing (1,830 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,540 people), and Retail Trade (880 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cherokee County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Cherokee County, KS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$37,060
Median earning men ± $2,974
$26,295
Median earning women ± $2,795

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($50,268), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,667), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($45,536).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($40,691), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($31,766), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($31,009).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Kansas. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 131
    Manufacturing
  2. 88
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 85
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Kansas to other states, or from other states to Kansas.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $20.2B
  2. $16.7B
  3. $13.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Kansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $20.2B, followed by Meat/seafood ($16.7B) and Live animals/fish ($13.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Kansas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$229B
2020 Value in Kansas
$406B
Projected 2050 Value in Kansas
76.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Kansas trade was $229B. This is expected to increase 76.8% to $406B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Kansas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Kansas to other states, or from other states to Kansas.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $20.1B
  2. $14.7B
  3. $14.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Kansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Missouri with $20.1B, followed by Nebraska with $14.7B and Texas and $14.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Kansas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Cherokee County, KS went to Donald J. Trump with 74.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (24%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.84%).

Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing the state of Kansas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Kansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Kansas

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Jerry Moran
Senator from Kansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Roger Marshall
Senator from Kansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing Kansas.

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

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US Representatives from Kansas

Kansas is currently represented by 4 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 Kansas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.711% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.659% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (593k), Some college (554k), and Bachelors Degree (440k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Cherokee County, KS was $80,700 in 2020, which is 0.351 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $82,500 to $80,700, a 2.18% decrease. The homeownership rate in Cherokee County, KS is 71.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Cherokee County, KS have an average commute time of 19.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cherokee County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Cherokee County, KS is $41,936. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Cherokee County, KS was Census Tract 9584 with a value of $53,942, followed by Census Tract 9582 and Census Tract 9581, with respective values of $47,011 and $43,179.

Property

$80,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$4,967
$5,666
Median Property Taxes
±$457

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cherokee County, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Cherokee County, KS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

71.2%
Homeownership
2020
63.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 71.2% of the housing units in Cherokee County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9584
  2. Census Tract 9582
  3. Census Tract 9581

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cherokee County, KS was Census Tract 9584 with a value of $53,942, followed by Census Tract 9582 and Census Tract 9581, with respective values of $47,011 and $43,179.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Cherokee County, KS 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.
$41,936
Median Household Income
± $3,846
7.95k
Number of Households
± 566

In 2020, the median household income of the 7.95k households in Cherokee County, KS declined from $41,936 from the previous year's value of $43,175.

The following chart displays the households in Cherokee County, KS 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cherokee County, KS is from Kansas.
0.457
2020 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.458
2019 Wage GINI in Kansas

In 2020, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.19% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Kansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kansas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (83.3%)
  2. Carpooled (8.47%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.81%)

In 2020, 83.3% of workers in Cherokee County, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.47%) and those who worked at home (4.81%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

19.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cherokee County, KS have a shorter commute time (19.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.57% of the workforce in Cherokee County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Cherokee County, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cherokee County, KS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cherokee County, KS (2.61k out of 19.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cherokee County, KS is White, followed by Two Or More and Native American.

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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90.5% of the population of Cherokee County, KS has health coverage, with 45.1% on employee plans, 17.7% on Medicaid, 15.7% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 1.05% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Kansas was $7,651 in 2014. This is a 2.99% increase from the previous year ($7,429).

Primary care physicians in Cherokee County, KS see 4003 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.497% decrease from the previous year (4023 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3323 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 688 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Kansas, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,003 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Cherokee County, KS

Primary care physicians in Cherokee County, KS see an average of 4,003 patients per year. This represents a 0.497% decrease from the previous year (4,023 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Kansas across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.3% under 18 years, 17.2% between 18 and 34 years, 38.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

9.45%
Uninsured
45.1%
Employer Coverage
17.7%
Medicaid
15.7%
Medicare
11%
Non-Group
1.05%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cherokee County, KS declined by 17.7% from 11.5% to 9.45%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Cherokee County, KS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Cherokee County, KS.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 40.3% in Cherokee County, KS.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.9% in Cherokee County, KS.

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