Barton County KS Information


Barton County Subdivisions

Barton County KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 27,614
Population in Households 26,942
Population in Familes 21,641
Population in Group Qrtrs 672
Population Density1 31
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 11,262
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 7,305
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,685 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,776 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,486 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,423 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $82,410
Average Home Value $111,970


Median Household Income $46,288
Average Household Income $59,199
Per Capita Income $24,480
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.03% -0.27%
Households -0.03% -0.27%
Families -0.1% -0.31%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   2.06%
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.


Barton County KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Barton County to the other 105 counties and county equivalents in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 22 80th
Population Density1 # 27 75th
Diversity Index2 # 21 81st
Median Household Income # 49 55th
Per Capita Income # 62 42nd

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