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Cherokee County, Kansas Facts

Facts
State Kansas
Land area 587.6 square miles
Population Density 36.8 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 20,978
Population change -2.9%
Under 5 years of age 6%
Under 18 24.5%
65 and over 17.3%
Females 50.5%
White 90.7
Hispanic or Latino of any race 2.1
Asian 0.4%
Two or more races 3.9%
Black or African American 0.7%
Native American 4.1%
Pacific Islander 0.3%
Had graduated from high school 86%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 14.9%
Veterans 1,753
Households and Housing
Households 7,936
Persons per household 2.7
Living in the same house for one year or more 87.4%
Median household income $39,746
The per capita income $19,580
Live below the poverty line. 18.4%
housing units 9,778
Multi-unit structures 5%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $71,600
Residents owning their homes. 75.9%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 1,473
Women-owned firms 0%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 2.2%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $121,743
Retail sales per capita $5,686
Manufacturers shipments $512,058
Merchant wholesaler sales $205,501