Cheney, WA Profile: Facts & Data


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Cheney, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Cheney had a population of 11,388 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 11,388
Population in Households 9,597
Population in Familes 5,495
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,791
Population Density2 2,620
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $35,619
Average Household Income $53,438
Per Capita Income $21,955


Total Housing Units 4,449 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,383 (31.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,753 (61.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 313 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $203,711
Average Home Value $230,431


Total Households 4,136
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 1,868
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.88% 0.86%
Households 0.71% 0.96%
Families 1.37% 0.83%
Median Household Income   3.02%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

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, 2018 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 # 110 83rd
Population Density # 118 81st
Diversity Index # 195 69th
Median Household Income # 596 5th
Per Capita Income # 546 13th

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