Cheney, WA Population

By | July 2, 2019

Population: 8,832. Estimated population in July 2020: 10,356 (+17.3% change)
Males: 4,140 (46.9%), Females: 4,692 (53.1%)

Spokane County

Zip code: 99004

Median resident age: 22.6 years
Median household income: $22,593
Median house value: $116,800

Races in Cheney:

  • White Non-Hispanic (83.1%)
  • Hispanic (4.3%)
  • Japanese (2.9%)
  • Two or more races (2.9%)
  • American Indian (2.3%)
  • Black (2.1%)
  • Chinese (1.9%)
  • Other race (1.7%)
  • Filipino (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (21.2%), Irish (13.1%), English (11.9%), Norwegian (6.0%), United States (5.2%), French (4.4%).

Elevation: 2400 feet

Land area: 4.1 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Cheney

  • High school or higher: 95.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 42.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.1%
  • Unemployed: 15.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cheney city

  • Never married: 51.4%
  • Now married: 35.7%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 2.8%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

6.4% Foreign born (3.8% Asia, 1.2% Europe, 1.0% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +594 (+7.2%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Cheney:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Cheney:

  • FAIRCHILD AFB (about 10 miles; SPOKANE, WA; Abbreviation: SKA)
  • SPOKANE INTL (about 10 miles; SPOKANE, WA; Abbreviation: GEG)
  • COEUR D’ALENE AIR TERM (about 57 miles; COEUR D’ALENE, ID; Abbreviation: COE)
Other public-use airports nearest to Cheney:

  • ROSALIA MUNI (about 21 miles; ROSALIA, WA; Abbreviation: 72S)
  • FELTS FIELD (about 22 miles; SPOKANE, WA; Abbreviation: SFF)
  • MEAD FLYING SERVICE (about 26 miles; MEAD, WA; Abbreviation: 70S)
Amtrak station near Cheney:

  • 17 miles: SPOKANE (W. 221 1ST AVE.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Cheney:

  • EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 7,852; Location: 526 5th Street; Public; Website: www.ewu.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Cheney:

  • SPOKANE FALLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 12 miles; SPOKANE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 6,284)
  • GONZAGA UNIVERSITY (about 16 miles; SPOKANE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,860)
  • SPOKANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 23 miles; SPOKANE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 5,564)
  • WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 45 miles; PULLMAN, WA; Full-time enrollment: 18,110)
  • NORTH IDAHO COLLEGE (about 57 miles; COEUR D’ALENE, ID; Full-time enrollment: 2,988)
  • UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO (about 77 miles; MOSCOW, ID; Full-time enrollment: 9,823)
  • LEWIS-CLARK STATE COLLEGE (about 87 miles; LEWISTON, ID; Full-time enrollment: 2,213)

Schools

Public high schools in Cheney:

  • CHENEY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,074; Location: 460 N SIXTH ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CHENEY ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 72; Location: 520 FOURTH STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Cheney:

  • CHENEY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 837; Location: 2716 N SIXTH ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • BETZ ELEMENTARY (Students: 381; Location: 317 N 7TH; Grades: KG – 05)
  • SALNAVE ELEMENTARY (Students: 300; Location: 1015 SALNAVE ROAD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • ROBERT REID LAB SCHOOL (Students: 144; Location: 210 SEVENTH ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • PRE SCHOOL (Students: 13; Location: 210 7TH STREET; Grades: PK – 02)