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Cheney, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Cheney had a population of 11,029 as of July 1, 2016. Cheney ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cheney is located at latitude 47.4911 and longitude -117.5815 in Spokane County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cheney (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Spokane County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,352 feet.

The City of Cheney (GNIS ID: 2409441) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Cheney is located within Cheney-Medical Lake Division of Spokane County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cheney population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cheney: Billings, Depot Springs, Section 13, Sile', Willow Springs, Yts'piyits'p.

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Cheney, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 11,029
Population in Households 9,178
Population in Familes 5,234
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,851
Population Density1 2,537
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 3,964
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 1,809
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,307 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,321 (30.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,643 (61.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 343 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $181,436
Average Home Value $196,818


Median Household Income $31,056
Average Household Income $46,849
Per Capita Income $19,516
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.65% 0.4%
Households 0.25% 0.44%
Families 1.3% 0.36%
Median Household Income   -0.52%
Per Capita Income   0.54%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Cheney, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cheney to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 111 82nd
Population Density1 # 118 81st
Diversity Index2 # 201 68th
Median Household Income # 609 3rd
Per Capita Income # 560 11th

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