Chanute, KS
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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 a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Chanute who work in office and administrative support (12.62%), sales jobs (8.23%), and management occupations (6.86%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Chanute spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 13.89 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Chanute is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The education level of Chanute citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.08% of adults 25 and older in Chanute have a college degree.

The per capita income in Chanute in 2010 was $21,449, which is lower middle income relative to Kansas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $85,796 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.

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