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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B
Cheney is a town in Kansas with a population of 1,938. Cheney is in Sedgwick County and is one of the best places to live in Kansas. Living in Cheney offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Cheney and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Cheney are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$110,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$767
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
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Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    46
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    91.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    781.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,654.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    46
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    18%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    3%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Cheney

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$64,013
National
$55,322
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Cheney Reviews

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I love the town of Cheney, Kansas. It has a population of around 2,500 which is the perfect amount. Everyone is very friendly and the community takes care of the town. The town is very put together and always being renovated.
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This is where I was born and raised. Small town with lots of great people and lots to offer. There are great schools, 3 gyms, restaurants, a grocery store, two gas stations, a post office, 2 hair salons, a hardware store, a dollar general, and an outdoor arena. The Sedgwick County Fair is held in Cheney every year and there Cheney Lake is just a few miles down the road.
Our crime is low and our safety is high. The only thing is when kids do silly things and mess around. There are car breakins every once in awhile, but it's always kids messing around. There hasn't been anything serious or concerning.