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Cherokee is a city in Crawford County, in the Pittsburg metro area.
The community was named by settlers who mistakenly thought they were in Cherokee County
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Cherokee. For links to other places called Cherokee, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Cherokee is 37.345N. The longitude is -94.808W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 945 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 723.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Cherokee demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Crawford County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 66724 ZIP code.
17% of Cherokee residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cherokee ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cherokee was $14,693, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Cherokee residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Cherokee, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $265. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $532.
Crawford County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cherokee political report.
The average commute time for Cherokee workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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