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Horton, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Horton is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Brown County at latitude 39.6627 and longitude -95.5325. Brown County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,086 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Horton 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 Horton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 1,690
Population in Households 1,658
Population in Familes 1,302
Population in Group Qrtrs 32
Population Density1 947
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 699
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 438
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 896 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 421 (47.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 278 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 197 (22.0%)
Median Home Value $74,601
Average Home Value $95,804


Median Household Income $37,881
Average Household Income $45,233
Per Capita Income $18,854
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.16% -0.44%
Households -1.08% -0.43%
Families -0.79% -0.51%
Median Household Income   2.89%
Per Capita Income   2.71%
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.


Horton, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Horton 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 # 144 79th
Population Density1 # 285 58th
Diversity Index2 # 91 87th
Median Household Income # 577 14th
Per Capita Income # 613 9th

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