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Cheney, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Cheney had a population of 11,145 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 11,145
Daytime Population: Workers 3,492
Daytime Population: Residents 6,397
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,889
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 9,122
Population in Familes 5,174
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,023
Population Density2 2,564
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $33,566
Average Household Income $50,262
Per Capita Income $20,623


Total Housing Units 4,338 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,294 (29.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,636 (60.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 407 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $191,689
Average Home Value $211,485


Total Households 3,931
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 1,792
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.71% 0.44%
Households 0.1% 0.47%
Families 0.99% 0.4%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

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, 2017 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 # 119 81st
Diversity Index # 195 69th
Median Household Income # 607 3rd
Per Capita Income # 556 11th

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