Cherokee, Kansas

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Cherokee, Kansas

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Cherokee strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Kansas):

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Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 1% trophy Cherokee Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Cherokee, Kansas

Comparing Cherokee to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kansas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Age of the Population 6 6
Senior Citizens 6 5
Well-Paid Single Men 6 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 3
Average Household Size 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 5 4
People Above Poverty 4 2
Median Family Income 4 2
College Educated Adults 4 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 8
Short Commute Times 6 3
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Public Transportation Use 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
People Living Alone 8 7
Affordability of Rents 6 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1
Housing Recently Built 2 2

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Cherokee Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 83 miles W of Springfield, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 105 miles NE of Tulsa, Oklahoma
County Crawford
Standard Zip Codes 66724
Phone Area Codes 620
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.345
Longitude -94.808

Cherokee Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station GIRARD
Distance 10.8 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 41 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 71 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
Distance 12.6 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 41 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 70 F
Annual Precip 44.4 inches
Distance 21.7 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 42 F
Apr Temp 46 to 69 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 48 to 71 F
Annual Precip 46 inches
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Cherokee Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 722 100%
Male 355 49.2%
Female 367 50.8%
Under 18 193 26.7%
18+ 529 73.3%
65+ 119 16.5%
Median Age 38.4
Average Family Size 3.03
White 689 95.4%
African-American 2 0.3%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 23 3.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.4%

Estimated Cherokee Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 718
Growth -4
Growth % -0.6%

Cherokee Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 17.2%
German 15.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.6%
Irish 11.4%
US/American 10.3%
English 10.1%
French (except Basque) 5.7%
Dutch 4.7%
Scotch-Irish 3.9%
Norwegian 1.8%
Scottish 1.8%
Swedish 1.6%
Polish 1.2%
European 1.2%
Austrian 0.8%
Swiss 0.4%
Slovene 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Cherokee 722 $36,389
Frontenac 2,996 $42,214
Girard 2,773 $37,014
Pittsburg 19,243 $36,674
Scammon 496 $37,708
Weir 780 $35,476
West Mineral 243 $40,000
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Cherokee High Schools (2004)

126 W 400 HWY
Serves 278 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.2

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