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Muscotah, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Muscotah is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Atchison County at latitude 39.5535 and longitude -95.5203. Atchison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,014 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Muscotah, but most people and references simply refer to it as Muscotah, Kansas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Muscotah indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Muscotah (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Muscotah, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 174
Population in Households 174
Population in Familes 145
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 517
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 69
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 49
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 90 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 55 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 (23.3%)
Median Home Value $95,588
Average Home Value $158,636


Median Household Income $42,897
Average Household Income $50,666
Per Capita Income $19,918
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.27% -0.12%
Households 0.0% -0.29%
Families 1.5% -0.41%
Median Household Income   3.35%
Per Capita Income   2.42%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Muscotah, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Muscotah to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 458 32nd
Population Density1 # 468 30th
Diversity Index2 # 618 8th
Median Household Income # 425 37th
Per Capita Income # 573 15th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kansas Census Data Comparison Tool.