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Potwin, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Potwin had a population of 456 as of July 1, 2016. Potwin ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Potwin is located at latitude 37.9386 and longitude -97.0183 in Butler County. The formal boundaries for the City of Potwin (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Butler County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,342 feet.

The City of Potwin (GNIS ID: 2396263) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Potwin is located within Township of Plum Grove, a minor civil division (MCD) of Butler County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Potwin: Ayr.

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


Total Population 456
Population in Households 456
Population in Familes 396
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,911
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 184
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 139
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 210 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 142 (67.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $72,083
Average Home Value $129,720


Median Household Income $52,091
Average Household Income $66,793
Per Capita Income $25,930
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.25% 0.31%
Households 0.26% 0.43%
Families 1.08% 0.29%
Median Household Income   0.51%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
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.

Potwin, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Potwin 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 # 315 53rd
Population Density1 # 55 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 188 72nd
Median Household Income # 244 64th
Per Capita Income # 272 60th

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