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Cherokee County, KS&

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Population
20,737
1.03% decline
Median Age
41.7
Median Household Income
$41,240
0.36% decline
Poverty Rate
16.2%
Number of Employees
8,992
4.12% decline
Median Property Value
$74,800
3.17% growth

Economy

The economy of Cherokee County, KS employs 8,992 people. The economy of Cherokee County, KS is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Utilities; and Transportation & Warehousing, which employ respectively 2.3; 2.16; and 1.64 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Cherokee County, KS are Manufacturing (1,517), Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,448), and Educational Services (1,022), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($38,125), Utilities ($29,265), and Educational Services ($27,254).

Median household income in Cherokee County, KS is $41,240. Males in Cherokee County, KS have an average income that is 1.43 times higher than the average income of females, which is $33,146. The income inequality of Cherokee County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Cherokee County, KS. In Cherokee County, KS the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 24 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,579. Wyandotte County, KS has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Kansas.

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Diversity

Cherokee County, KS is home to a population of 20,737 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Cherokee County, KS is composed of 18,409 White residents (88.8%), 1,024 Two+ residents (4.94%), 640 Native residents (3.09%), 473 Hispanic residents (2.28%), and 127 Black residents (0.61%). The most common foreign languages in Cherokee County, KS are Spanish (373 speakers), Other Native North American (35 speakers), and Italian (27 speakers), but compared to other places, Cherokee County, KS has a relative high number of Other Native North American (35 speakers), Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (19 speakers), and Italian (27 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Southeast Kansas PUMA, KS awarded 3,600 degrees. The student population of Southeast Kansas PUMA, KS is skewed towards females, with 1,338 male students and 2,262 female students. Most students in Southeast Kansas PUMA, KS are White (2,872 and 79.8%), followed by Black or African American (185 and 5.14%), Hispanic or Latino (152 and 4.22%), and Two or more races (110 and 3.06%). The largest universities in Southeast Kansas PUMA, KS by number of graduates are Pittsburg State University (1,722 and 47.8%), Neosho County Community College (936 and 26%), and Coffeyville Community College (520 and 14.4%). The most popular majors in Southeast Kansas PUMA, KS are Registered Nursing (91 and 2.53%), Elementary Education & Teaching (85 and 2.36%), and General Psychology (77 and 2.14%). The median tuition costs in Southeast Kansas PUMA, KS are N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,396 and $16,148 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cherokee County, KS is $74,800, which is 0.36 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $72,500 to $74,800, a 3.17% increase. The homeownership rate of Cherokee County, KS is 74.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Cherokee County, KS have an average commute time of 19.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cherokee County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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