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Overview

Introduction to Chanute, Kansas

Chanute, Kansas, in Neosho county, is located 90 miles SW of Olathe, Kansas (center to center) and is 102 miles E of Wichita, Kansas.

Chanute History

People began to settle in Chanute in around 1856. The town grew after the Leavenworth, Lawrence and Galveston Railroad (LL&G) arrived in the late 1850s. The City of Chanute was incorporated on January 1, 1873. By 1887 it had rain elevators, flour mills, banks and natural gas. Electric utility was established in Chanute by 1903. The city was named in honor of Octave Chanute, the Chief Engineer of the LL&G Railroad.

Chanute and nearby Attractions

  • Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum
  • Norman Number 1 Oil Well and Museum
  • Cross Timbers State Park
  • Mine Creek Battlefield
  • Egeskov Castle
  • Chanute Art Gallery

Things To Do In Chanute

The Egeskov Castle is a beautiful Renaissance water castle. At the Fort Scott National Historic Site you can see around 20 historic structures. You can also check out the Chanute Art Gallery. The Elk City State Park has the facilities for camping and hiking. The city has quite a few churches like the Church of Christ and the Church of Nazarene. Chanute also hosts the festivals of Artist Alley and Mexican Fiesta every year. It also celebrates the annual Osa Johnson Safari Days in the month of April.

Chanute Transportation

Air transport facilities are available from Tulsa International Airport.

Chanute Higher Education

Neosho County Community College, Pittsburg State University, Emporia State University, Emporia State University, and other universities and colleges provide opportunities for higher studies.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,216
Male Share of the Population47.6%
Female Share of the Population52.4%
Senior Citizens20%
Employed Population 16+4,100
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married47.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.1%
Median Earnings25+$26,458
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,068
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,699

Wealth

Median Family Income$47,025
% Above Poverty Level76.3%
% Below Poverty Level23.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time13 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone34.8%
Median Gross Rent$577
Median House Value$64,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.3%
Irish18%
English8.2%
Swedish3.5%
French Except Basque2%
Scottish1.6%
Polish1.5%
Russian1.1%
Dutch1.1%
Swiss0.7%
Lithuanian0.6%
Italian0.6%
Welsh0.4%
African0.4%
Czech0.4%
Belgian0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Moroccan0.3%
Arab0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Hungarian0.1%
German0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Chanute Almanac

CategoryValue
County Neosho County
Standard Zip Codes66720
Phone Area Codes620
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude37.67
Approximate Longitude-95.48

Chanute Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationCHANUTE JOHNSON AP
Distance1.7 miles
Jan Temp21 to 41 F
Apr Temp45 to 68 F
Jul Temp69 to 91 F
Oct Temp47 to 70 F
Annual Precip41.9 inches
StationPARSONS 2 NW
Distance23.6 miles
Jan Temp20 to 40 F
Apr Temp44 to 67 F
Jul Temp68 to 91 F
Oct Temp46 to 71 F
Annual Precip42 inches
StationINDEPENDENCE
Distance33.6 miles
Jan Temp21 to 42 F
Apr Temp45 to 69 F
Jul Temp69 to 92 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip43.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Altoona336$45,000
Buffalo321$50,833
Erie1,130$48,194
Galesburg134$53,750
Humboldt1,700$47,625
Thayer547$50,833

Chanute Public Libraries

Chanute Public Library
111 N. LINCOLN AVE.
Chanute, Kansas
(620) 431-3820

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Chanute Hospitals

Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center
(Government - Local)
629 South Plummer
(620) 431-4000

Chanute Public Schools

Chanute Elementary School
500 Osa Martin Boulevard
ZIP: 66720
(620) 432-2560
Primary
Total Enrollment 866
Chanute High
1501 West 36th Street
ZIP: 66720
(620) 432-2510
High
Total Enrollment 541
Royster Middle School
400 W Main
ZIP: 66720
(620) 432-2520
Middle
Total Enrollment 401

Chanute Private Schools

Chanute Christian Academy
1000 W 14th St
ZIP: 66720
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 58
St Patrick Catholic School
409 S Malcolm Ave
ZIP: 66720
Elementary
Total Enrollment 61
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