Cherokee, KS Population

By | June 30, 2019

Population: 722. Estimated population in 2021: 718 (-0.6% change)
Males: 355 (49.2%), Females: 367 (50.8%)

Crawford County

Zip code: 66724

Median resident age: 38.4 years
Median household income: $29,083
Median house value: $29,700

Races in Cherokee:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.0%)
  • American Indian (3.7%)
  • Two or more races (3.2%)

Ancestries: German (16.6%), Irish (12.6%), Italian (12.6%), English (11.5%), United States (7.1%), Dutch (6.4%).

Elevation: 949 feet

Land area: 0.7 square miles

Map of Cherokee, KS

Population

For population 25 years and over in Cherokee

  • High school or higher: 86.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 10.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cherokee city

  • Never married: 18.3%
  • Now married: 52.0%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 19.5%

0.3% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +72 (+11.1%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Cherokee:

  • MT CARMEL MEDICAL CENTER (about 10 miles; PITTSBURG, KS)
  • HOSPITAL DISTRICT 1 CRAWFORD COUNTY (about 12 miles; GIRARD, KS)
  • ST JOHNS MAUDE NORTON MEMORIAL HOSP (about 13 miles; COLUMBUS, KS)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Cherokee:

  • JOPLIN REGIONAL (about 28 miles; JOPLIN, MO; Abbreviation: JLN)
  • NORTHWEST ARKANSAS RGNL (about 83 miles; FAYETTEVILLE/SPRINGDALE/, AR; Abbreviation: XNA)
  • SPRINGFIELD-BRANSON REGIONAL (about 100 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Abbreviation: SGF)

Other public-use airports nearest to Cherokee:

  • ATKINSON MUNI (about 10 miles; PITTSBURG, KS; Abbreviation: PTS)
  • OSWEGO MUNI (about 20 miles; OSWEGO, KS; Abbreviation: K67)
  • FORT SCOTT MUNI (about 31 miles; FORT SCOTT, KS; Abbreviation: FSK)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cherokee:

  • PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; PITTSBURG, KS; Full-time enrollment: 5,566)
  • MISSOURI SOUTHERN STATE COLLEGE (about 29 miles; JOPLIN, MO; Full-time enrollment: 4,569)
  • NORTHWEST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 79 miles; BENTONVILLE, AR; Full-time enrollment: 2,197)
  • NORTHEASTERN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 99 miles; TAHLEQUAH, OK; Full-time enrollment: 6,610)
  • SOUTHWEST BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (about 101 miles; BOLIVAR, MO; Full-time enrollment: 2,612)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS MAIN CAMPUS (about 102 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Full-time enrollment: 13,324)
  • OZARKS TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 103 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Full-time enrollment: 3,756)

Schools

Public high school in Cherokee:

  • SOUTH EAST HIGH (Students: 278; Location: 126 W 400 HWY; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle school in Cherokee:

  • CHEROKEE ELEM (Students: 278; Location: 206 W MAGNOLIA; Grades: KG – 08)

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