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Moving to Cheney, Washington is a big decision

Should you move to Cheney, Washington? Is Cheney,Washington a good place to live? When determining what cities are good for your personality type, life situation, and personal preferences, there are many factors to consider including climate, cost of living, community, job opportunities, population makeup, activities, and things to do.

With data on over 50,000 cities in the United States, Dwellics makes it easy to find the best place for you to move based on your personal preferences. This page contains detailed facts and statistics to help you determine if moving to Cheney, Washington is the right decision for you.

Cost of living in Cheney, Washington

Is it expensive to live in Cheney, Washington? When calculating the cost of living in Cheney, Washington we factor in state income tax rates, average housing rental prices, average property values, cost of living index, and more.

The cost of living in Cheney, Washington is the highestAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in the United States and lowAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in Washington, while median household income in Cheney is $40,573 which is low Analytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in the United States and the lowestAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in Washington.

Taxes in Cheney, Washington

The sales tax rate in Cheney, Washington is 8.9%. Last year, the average property taxes paid was 1.2% Cheney, Washington.

The state of Washington is one of the states with no state income taxes.

Housing costs in Cheney, Washington

In Cheney, Washington, 31.7% of the population owns their homes, while approximately 68.3% rent. The average cost of a single-family home in Cheney, Washington in 2021 is $358,078 which is the highestAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in the United States and moderateAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in Washington. The average one-bedroom apartment cost is approximately $770 per month.

Rental SizeMonthly CostCompared to Washington
1 Bedroom$770lowAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest
2 Bedroom$1,000lowAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest
3 Bedroom$1,430lowAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest
4 Bedroom$1,710lowAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest

Climate in Cheney, Washington

What is the climate like in Cheney, Washington? There are many important factors that may affect your personal climate preferences including average temperature and humidity, annual rainfall and snow, number of cloudy days, wind speeds, and more.

Climate comfort in Cheney, Washington

In a typical year, Cheney, Washington temperatures fall below 50F° for 215 days per year. Annual precipitation in Cheney is typically 16.8 inches per year (the lowestAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in the US) and snow covers the ground 52 days per year or 14.2% of the year (highAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in the US). It may be helpful to understand the yearly precipitation by imagining 3 straight days of moderate rain per year. The humidity in Cheney, Washington is below 60% for approximately 133.2 days or 36.5% of the year.

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Climate Mood comfort

Sunrise and sunset times vary by region in the United States. The duration of each day and the amount of sunlight can affect people's moods in a significant way. In Cheney,Washington, the shortest day starts at 07:38 a.m. and ends at 03:58 p.m. and lasts for 8 hours 25 minutes. The longest day starts at 04:52 a.m. and ends at 08:51 p.m. and lasts for 15 hours 57 minutes.

Is Cheney, Washington a safe place to live?

Dwellics analytics team assigned the score 70.8 to Cheney, Washington (with 100 being the best). This score helps find the safest places to live in America. When determining if Cheney, Washington is a safe place to live, we analyze factors including air quality, water quality, crime rates, natural disaster frequency, substance abuse rates, cancer instances, and more.

Crime rates in Cheney, Washington

In Cheney, Washington, violent crime rates are considered to be moderateAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in the United States according to our research. Arson crimes are lowAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest and property crimes, including vandalism rank highAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest.

Environmental Hazards Cheney, Washington

In Cheney, Washington, cancer instances are considered to be the lowestAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in the United States according to our research. Substance abuse in Cheney, Washington is the highestAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in the United States according to our research.

Natural Disasters in Cheney, Washington

Natural Disaster CategoryProbability
EarthquakesEarthquakes in Cheneyare unlikely
HurricanesHurricanes inCheney are unlikely
Severe StormsSevere Storms inCheney are possible
TornadosTornadoes in Cheneyare possible
VolcanoesVolcanic hazard in Cheney is unlikely
WildfiresWildfires in Cheneyare very low

Smoking Laws in Cheney, Washington

Smoking is prohibited inside restaurants and bars in Cheney. Smoking inside of workplaces in Cheney is prohibited. The use of e-cigarettes is not banned. In Cheney, Washington recreational and medical marijuana use is legal.

Air & Water Quality in Cheney, Washington

Cheney, Washington has good air quality 97% of the time or 354 days per year. The water quality index calculated by Dwellics team in Cheney is 100 out of 100 (100 being the best) based on the number of acute health-based violations for every water utility in the last 5 years.

Does Cheney, Washington have good schools?

When determining if Cheney, Washington, has good schools, we analyze key factors including math proficiency, reading/language proficiency, students-per-teacher ratio, average teacher salaries, National Blue Ribbon awards, Spelling Bee and STEM/non-STEM national competitions, and more.

SchoolsNational RankingsPrivate School Enrollment
Elementary schools in CheneyRank 53.4Dwellics analytics team assigned the score 53.4 to elementary education in Cheney, Washington (with 100 being the best). in the country.7.6%
Middle schools in CheneyRank 52.3Dwellics analytics team assigned the score 52.3 to middle education in Cheney, Washington (with 100 being the best). in the country.0%
High schools in CheneyRank 51.4Dwellics analytics team assigned the score [r_high] to high education in Cheney, Washington (with 100 being the best). in the country.4.9%

Dwellics searched for winners of 69 nationwide competitions for school children in both STEM and non-STEM fields and found 0 winners in the Cheney, Washington in the last 5 years.

Elementary Schools in Cheney, Washington

There are 2 public elementary schools in Cheney, Washington. The public elementary schools in Cheney are rated 53.4 (with 100 being the best) in the United States according to our research. Among elementary school students, approximately 7.6% are enrolled at private schools in Cheney.

The average percentage of students proficient in math in Cheney, Washington at the elementary level is 44.1%, and proficient in reading & language arts 55.2%.

The average salary of an elementary school teacher in Cheney is $55,894 per year. The average number of elementary school students assigned to a teacher’s classroom in Cheney is 15.

Middle Schools in Cheney, Washington

There are 1 public middle schools inCheney, Washington. The public middle schools in Cheney are rated 52.3 (with 100 being the best) in the United States according to our research. Among middle school students, approximately 0% are enrolled at private schools in Cheney.

The average percentage of students proficient in math in Cheney, Washington at the elementary level is 49%, and proficient in reading & language arts 53%.

The average salary of a middle school teacher in Cheney is $55,894 per year. The average number of middle school students assigned to a teacher’s classroom in Cheney is 19.

High Schools in Cheney, Washington

There are 3 high schools in Cheney, Washington. The public high schools in Cheney are rated 51.4 (with 100 being the best) in the United States according to our research. Among high school students, approximately 4.9% are enrolled at private schools in Cheney.

The average percentage of students proficient in math in Cheney, Washington at the elementary level is 41%, and proficient in reading & language arts 66.6%.

The average salary of a high school teacher in Cheney is $55,894 per year. The average number of high school students assigned to a teacher’s classroom in Cheney is 17.

Infrastructure and Government in Cheney, Washington

Cheney, Washington is a small suburb in a metro area in the Pacific Time Zone. The wireless internet speeds in Cheney are approximately 62 Mbps, while wired internet connections average a speed of 74 Mbps.

Transportation in Cheney, Washington

The nearest airport to Cheney is 10 miles away. The nearest coastline is 207 miles away. Compared to national averages, traffic on highways and roads in Cheney is the lowestAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest. The road network is moderateAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest.

Community Demographics in Cheney, Washington

In terms of political views, the Cheney population skews Republican. The top religion in Cheney is Protestant. The top age group is 18-24 per census data.

Household Types in Cheney, Washington

Household TypePercentage of Population
Singles in Cheney73.8%
Married Couples in Cheney26.2%

Age Groups of People Living in Cheney, Washington

Age GroupPercentage of Population
18 to 24 year olds46.3%
25 to 44 year olds21.8%
45 to 64 year olds12.2%
65+ year olds7.3%

Race Diversity in Cheney, Washington

The Race Diversity score in Cheney, Washington is 23.Race diversity score ranges from 0 to 100. The more diverse, the higher the score.

Race DiversityPercentage of Population
Latino/Hispanics12.5%
Whites79.8%
Black or African Americans5%
American Indian & Alaska Natives1.7%
Asians3%
Native Hawaiians & Other Pacific Islanders0.3%
Multi6.7%
Other3.5%

The Religion of people living in Cheney, Washington

The primary religious affiliation in Cheney, Washington is Protestant. The Religion Diversity score inCheney, Washington is 26.1.Religion diversity score ranges from 0 to 100. The more diverse, the higher the score..

ReligionPercentage of Population
Protestant17.5%
Catholic13.1%
Orthodox0.2%
Other / Christian0%
Mormon5.1%
Jewish0.2%
Muslim0.1%
Buddhist0.7%
Hindu0%
Other / Non-Christian0.2%

Industry and Occupation in Cheney, Washington

The top industry present in Cheney, Washington is Educational services, health care, and social assistance. 33.4 % of residents work in Management, business, science, and arts occupations, while only 6% work in Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations. The Industry Diversity score in Cheney, Washington is 56.9.Industry diversity score ranges from 0 to 100. The more diverse, the higher the score.

IndustryPercentage of Population
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining3.7%
Construction2.8%
Manufacturing2.3%
Wholesale trade2.3%
Retail trade10%
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities4.9%
Information1.3%
Finance and insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing5.8%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services4.9%
Educational services, health care, and social assistance33.9%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, and accommodation and food services19%
Other services, except public administration5.5%
Public administration3.6%

The Occupation Diversity score in Cheney, Washington is 68.7.Occupation diversity score ranges from 0 to 100. The more diverse, the higher the score.

OccupationPercentage of Population
Management, business, science, and arts occupations33.4%
Service occupations24%
Sales and office occupations27.6%
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations6%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations9%

Average Educational level of people living in Cheney,Washington

84.3% of residents in Cheney, Washington have earned a Bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to the U.S. average of 46.6%. 41% of residents in Cheney, Washington hold STEM degrees (STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). The Educational level Diversity score in Cheney, Washington is 66.5.Educational diversity score ranges from 0 to 100. The more diverse, the higher the score.

Educational levelPercentage of Population
Less than high school graduate4.5%
High school graduate (includes equivalency)11.2%
Some college or associate's degree40.1%
Bachelor's degree26.7%
Graduate or professional degree17.5%