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The City of Horton had a population of 1,652 as of July 1, 2016. Horton ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Horton is located at latitude 39.6627 and longitude -95.5325 in Brown County. 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. Brown County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,086 feet.

The City of Horton (GNIS ID: 485595) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Horton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 1,652
Population in Households 1,620
Population in Familes 1,273
Population in Group Qrtrs 32
Population Density1 926
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 686
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 429
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 893 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 419 (46.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 266 (29.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 207 (23.2%)
Median Home Value $65,294
Average Home Value $79,443


Median Household Income $37,381
Average Household Income $46,954
Per Capita Income $19,775
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.15% -0.98%
Households -1.03% -0.86%
Families -0.87% -0.9%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
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, 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 # 146 78th
Population Density1 # 298 56th
Diversity Index2 # 95 86th
Median Household Income # 593 12th
Per Capita Income # 608 10th

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