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Welcome to Cheney ...

The city of Cheney is located in Spokane County<1>.

The pronunciation of Cheney: CHEE-nee<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Cheney has a population of 12,514 people<3> (see below for details).

Cheney was established in 1883.

The community of Cheney is 2,410 feet [735 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Cheney is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Cheney lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Cheney is located in the (509) area code.

The ZIP code for Cheney: 99004<5>

Websites for Cheney ...

Official Website: www.cityofcheney.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cheney had an population of 12,514 people. This is an increase of 18.17% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 41.69% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cheney had a population of 10,590 people. This makes Cheney the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Cheney represents 0.16% of the population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 76th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 10,590 people, the population of Cheney increased 19.9% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,832 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Cheney.

Communities Also Named Cheney ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Cheney - they are located in Georgia (2), Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Ontario, Oregon and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Cheney.

Communities near Cheney ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Cheney.

  • Spokane [Spokane County]
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    • Spokane [Spokane County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Cheney
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 222,050 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spokane
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spokane<7>
  • Spokane Valley [Spokane County]
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    • Spokane Valley [Spokane County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Cheney
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 102,893 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spokane Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spokane Valley<7>
  • Airway Heights [Spokane County]
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    • Airway Heights [Spokane County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Cheney
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,618 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Airway Heights
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Airway Heights<7>
  • Medical Lake [Spokane County]
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    • Medical Lake [Spokane County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Cheney
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,944 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medical Lake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Medical Lake<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Millwood [Spokane County]
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      • Millwood [Spokane County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Cheney
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,801 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millwood have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millwood
    • Reardan [Lincoln County]
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      • Reardan [Lincoln County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Cheney
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 621 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reardan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reardan<7>
    • Spangle [Spokane County]
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      • Spangle [Spokane County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Cheney
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 325 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spangle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spangle<7>
    • Malden [Whitman County]
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      • Malden [Whitman County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Cheney
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 199 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Malden<7>
    • Waverly [Spokane County]
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      • Waverly [Spokane County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Cheney
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 110 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waverly have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waverly
    • Four Lakes [Spokane County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cheney. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cheney.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cheney. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Cheney.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cheney. See our Newspapers Page for Cheney.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cheney ...

Looking for more information about Cheney? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Cheney, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cheney.

Adding Cheney to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Cheney in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Cheney was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Cheney

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Cheney on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Spokane County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Cheney: www.cityofcheney.org/

The official website for Spokane County: www.spokanecounty.org/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Spokane, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Cheney. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cheney.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cheney - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Cheney). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Cheney or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cheney) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cheney. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CheneyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cheney. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.4928, Longitude: -117.5768    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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