Chanute is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 9,252 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Chanute is the 41st largest community in Kansas. Chanute has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Unlike some cities, Chanute isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Chanute are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Chanute is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Chanute who work in office and administrative support (14.34%), sales jobs (8.37%), and management occupations (6.67%).
One of the benefits of Chanute is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.33 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The percentage of adults in Chanute who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.22% of the adults in Chanute have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Chanute in 2010 was $20,162, which is lower middle income relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $80,648 for a family of four. However, Chanute contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Chanute home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Chanute residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Chanute include Irish, English, Swedish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Chanute is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.