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Powhattan, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Powhattan is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Brown County at latitude 39.7616 and longitude -95.6339. Brown County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,204 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Powhattan 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 Powhattan (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Powhattan: Powhatan.

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


Total Population 74
Population in Households 73
Population in Familes 62
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 514
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 29
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 20
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 38 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 (23.7%)
Median Home Value $72,222
Average Home Value $80,556


Median Household Income $38,021
Average Household Income $46,625
Per Capita Income $16,445
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.93% -0.27%
Households -0.79% 0.0%
Families 0.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.96%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
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.


Powhattan, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Powhattan 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 # 596 11th
Population Density1 # 472 30th
Diversity Index2 # 36 95th
Median Household Income # 570 15th
Per Capita Income # 658 2nd

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